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 ...