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  • 100 Days: Tokyo Olympics marked by footnotes and asterisks
    Associated Press

    100 Days: Tokyo Olympics marked by footnotes and asterisks

    Tokyo pitched itself as "a safe pair of hands” when it was awarded the Olympics 7 1/2 years ago. “The certainty was a crucial factor," Craig Reedie, an IOC vice president at the time, said after the 2013 vote in Buenos Aires. Now, nothing is certain as Tokyo's postponed Olympics hit the 100-days-to-go mark on Wednesday.

  • The Daily Star

    Tears and cheers as Matsuyama victory thrills Japan

    Thrilled Japanese fans welcomed Hideki Matsuyama's historic Masters victory on Monday, with broadcasters close to tears and the country's prime minister hailing the win as a bright spot during the pandemic. "Matsuyama Masters" trended on Twitter after the 29-year-old earned himself a place in history by becoming the first Japanese man to capture a major golf title. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star's Google News channel.

  • Tribune Publishing

    Matsuyama wins Masters, makes history for Japan

    Apr. 12—AUGUSTA — Hideki Matsuyama paused and gave a small smile as he considered which other Japanese athletes inspire him. Yu Darvish. Shohei Ohtani. Kenta Maeda. All Major League Baseball players, not professional golfers. Japan hadn't produced a male major champion — Hisako Higuchi and Hinako Shibuno are major champions on the LPGA Tour — so Matsuyama's inspiration came from elsewhere. Now ...