Favorite Shirai misses medal in Olympic floor exercise final

Aug 15, 2016

Favorite Shirai misses medal in Olympic floor exercise final

Gold-medal favorite Kenzo Shirai failed to live up to his billing after falling to a shock fourth-place finish in the men’s floor exercise final at the Rio Olympics on Sunday. All-around champion Kohei Uchimura was also denied his first-ever Olympic individual apparatus medal after ...

Japan takes fourth in rugby sevens

Aug 12, 2016

Japan takes fourth in rugby sevens

Japan failed to cap its astonishing run at the Rio Olympic rugby sevens tournament with a medal after losing to Fiji in the semifinals and South Africa in the bronze-medal match on Thursday. Japan stunned the world with a 14-12 win over New Zealand ...

World rugby bosses hail larger-than-life Olympic sevens tournament

Aug 12, 2016

World rugby bosses hail larger-than-life Olympic sevens tournament

World rugby chiefs have declared the sport’s reintroduction to the Olympics a success after fans at Deodoro Stadium made Thursday’s final day of the Rio 2016 competition a noisy and colorful affair. Rugby returned to the Olympics this week in its shortened sevens format ...

Uchimura successfully defends all-around title

Aug 11, 2016

Uchimura successfully defends all-around title

Kohei Uchimura pulled off a stunning last-gasp victory to retain his men’s all-around Olympic gymnastics title at the Rio Games on Wednesday. Uchimura trailed Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine by 0.901 points heading into the final apparatus — the high bar — but the six-time ...