Tokyo 2020 organizers launch fresh search for Olympic logo

Oct 16, 2015

Tokyo 2020 organizers launch fresh search for Olympic logo

Tokyo 2020 organizers on Friday launched their search for a new Olympic logo with a call for the public to reclaim the games after the original design was scrapped last month following accusations of plagiarism. The Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee is inviting all ...

IOC brass gives thumbs up to Tokyo's 2020 efforts

Oct 15, 2015

IOC brass gives thumbs up to Tokyo's 2020 efforts

Olympic chiefs have given Tokyo 2020 organizers a vote of confidence, despite a series of missteps that have mired the upcoming games in controversy. Preparations for the Tokyo Games suffered a heavy blow in July when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scrapped the design of ...

Brave Blossoms return to hero's welcome

Oct 13, 2015

Brave Blossoms return to hero's welcome

Japan’s Rugby World Cup heroes returned home on Tuesday with a vow to continue their new “winning culture” when the country hosts the event in four years’ time. Crowds gathered at Haneda airport to welcome Eddie Jones’ Brave Blossoms back from England, where they ...

Paire ousts Nishikori in semis

Oct 10, 2015

Paire ousts Nishikori in semis

Defending champion Kei Nishikori crashed out of the Japan Open after a 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 semifinal defeat to his U.S. Open conqueror Benoit Paire on Saturday. Nishikori was looking to add a third Japan Open title to his 2012 and 2014 triumphs this week ...

Nishikori battles past Cilic

Oct 9, 2015

Nishikori battles past Cilic

Defending champion Kei Nishikori fought back from a set down to reach the Japan Open semifinals after a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 win over Croatia’s Marin Cilic on Friday. Cilic, who beat Nishikori in last year’s U.S. Open final, looked in imperious form as he ...

Nishikori overcomes Querrey for place in quarterfinals

Oct 7, 2015

Nishikori overcomes Querrey for place in quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori tamed big-serving American Sam Querrey 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Japan Open on Wednesday. Defending champion Nishikori stood toe-to-toe with the 198-cm Querrey, winning all his service games under an open roof in windy conditions at Ariake Colosseum. ...

Japan eyes World Cup heroes for Super Rugby's Sunwolves

Oct 5, 2015

Japan eyes World Cup heroes for Super Rugby's Sunwolves

Japan’s new Super Rugby franchise is hoping to ride the wave of the national team’s World Cup success when it enters the competition next season. The new team, which was officially named the Sunwolves on Monday, is set to open its debut Super Rugby ...

Reds, Tosu settle for 1-1 draw

Oct 3, 2015

Reds, Tosu settle for 1-1 draw

Urawa Reds moved a step closer to the J. League overall points title despite squandering a lead in a 1-1 draw with Sagan Tosu on Saturday. Urawa began the day two points ahead of Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the overall table — the winner of ...

Reds' Koroki delivers winning strike against Antlers

Sep 26, 2015

Reds' Koroki delivers winning strike against Antlers

Shinzo Koroki hit the winner against his former club as Urawa Reds beat Kashima Antlers 2-1 on Saturday to stay two points clear at the top of the overall J. League table. First-stage champions Reds went into the game having won five of their ...