Japan claims silver in team equestrian jumping

| Sep 26, 2014

Japan claims silver in team equestrian jumping

After Marquis de Plescop cleared the final hurdle in the equestrian jumping competition Friday, rider Toshiyuki Tanaka knew he had fallen short of the mark — for himself and his team. Japan, which was vying for a second consecutive title in the team event ...

Japan women win gold in inaugural judo team competition

Sep 24, 2014

Japan women win gold in inaugural judo team competition

Japan’s women staved off South Korea in a heated battle to win the inaugural judo team event at the Asian Games on Tuesday night. South Korean men took to the mat first against Kazakhstan and had to rally on the way to a 4-1 ...

Japan claims two golds in judo

| Sep 22, 2014

Japan claims two golds in judo

Japan took two of the top podium spots of the five gold medals on offer in the judo competition, but still fell below expectations at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, on Monday. On the third day of competition, perhaps the most intriguing ...

Kiryu absence gives Japan headache

| Sep 22, 2014

Kiryu absence gives Japan headache

Right out of the starting gate, Japan will face its biggest hurdle in one of the main attractions it had set sights on in the athletics competition at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. With 18-year-old rising sprinting star Yoshihide Kiryu pulling out ...

Bach hints at Olympic baseball return

Sep 20, 2014

Bach hints at Olympic baseball return

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach is all in favor of bringing back men’s baseball and women’s softball as part of his 2020 Olympic agenda. He’s just not ready to say so, quite yet. Asked whether he wants to see the return of the ...

Festive opening ceremony marks start of Asian Games

| Sep 19, 2014

Festive opening ceremony marks start of Asian Games

The 17th Asian Games kicked off with a lavish opening ceremony Friday, with YouTube singer PSY getting the crowd jumping for the curtain-closer with his popular “Gangnam Style” to kick off the contental extravaganza. The ceremony at Asiad Main Stadium was the opening showcase ...

Lions' Kishi tosses no-hitter against Marines

May 2, 2014

Lions' Kishi tosses no-hitter against Marines

Seibu right-hander Takayuki Kishi threw the first no-hitter of his career and the 89th in Nippon Professional Baseball history as the Lions defeated the Chiba Lotte Marines 2-0 on Friday night. Kishi (3-2) struck out eight and walked one in a 117-pitch outing, and ...

Hakuho beats Kakuryu in playoff to capture 28th title

Jan 26, 2014

Hakuho beats Kakuryu in playoff to capture 28th title

Yokozuna Hakuho won his 28th career championship Sunday, sumo’s dominant force doing what he has done umpteen times with everything on the line on the final day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho suffered his first setback with a defeat at the ...