Matsutomo, Takahashi claim Japan's first-ever Olympic badminton gold

Aug 19, 2016

Matsutomo, Takahashi claim Japan's first-ever Olympic badminton gold

Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi claimed Japan’s first-ever Olympic badminton gold medal after beating Denmark’s Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl 2-1 in Thursday’s women’s doubles final at the Rio Games. World No. 1-ranked pair Matsutomo and Takahashi dropped the opening game 18-21 before ...

Japan pushes mighty U.S. team before falling in rout

Aug 17, 2016

Japan pushes mighty U.S. team before falling in rout

Japan’s women’s basketball team pushed the United States before crumbling after halftime on the way to a 110-64 quarterfinal defeat at the Rio Games on Tuesday. Japan trailed the U.S. — which is aiming for its sixth straight Olympic title — by only two ...

Bolt sprints into history with third gold in 100

Aug 15, 2016

Bolt sprints into history with third gold in 100

Usain Bolt carved his name deeper into Olympic legend when he came from behind to reel in Justin Gatlin and win his third-straight 100-meter gold medal at the Rio Games on Sunday. The Jamaican, who is aiming to sweep the board with all three ...