Four-time Olympic gold medal-winner Icho awarded People's Honor

Oct 20, 2016

Four-time Olympic gold medal-winner Icho awarded People's Honor

Four-time Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler Kaori Icho was awarded the People’s Honor Award by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday. Icho, who became the first woman ever to win four successive individual Olympic golds when she beat Russia’s Koblova Zholobova to claim the 58-kg ...

Reds capture J. League Cup

Oct 15, 2016

Reds capture J. League Cup

Urawa Reds claimed their first trophy since 2007 after beating Gamba Osaka 5-4 on penalties to lift the J. League Cup following a 1-1 draw in Saturday’s final. Brazilian striker Ademilson staked Gamba to a 17th-minute lead at Saitama Stadium after dribbling more than ...

Rugby chief fears Olympics leaving 2019 World Cup in shade

Oct 14, 2016

Rugby chief fears Olympics leaving 2019 World Cup in shade

World Rugby chief Brett Gosper admits he is concerned that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are shunting the 2019 Rugby World Cup into the shadows just three years before Japan hosts the event. “I do think it’s important that we remind the people of Japan ...

Goffin, Kyrgios roll into Japan Open final

Oct 8, 2016

Goffin, Kyrgios roll into Japan Open final

Belgium’s David Goffin set up a Japan Open final showdown with Australian Nick Kyrgios after beating Croatia’s Marin Cilic 7-5, 6-4 in Saturday’s semifinal. Goffin, who had already beaten 2014 U.S. Open champion Cilic twice this year, looked to be in trouble at Ariake ...