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Mao comes through to win national title

/ Dec 24, 2012

Mao comes through to win national title

Mao Asada, Kanako Murakami and Akiko Suzuki were all named to compete at the world figure skating championships in March, the Japan Skating Federation said Sunday.Yuzuru Hanyu, who won his first national title a day earlier, Grand Prix Final winner Daisuke Takahashi and Takahito ...

/ Dec 2, 2012

Ono tops Olympic silver medalist Nakaya in 73-kg final

Shohei Ono staged an upset against London Olympic silver medalist Riki Nakaya to win the men’s 73-kg final on the second day of the Tokyo Grand Slam on Saturday.A day after Japan pulled off a gold-medal sweep of the medals, representatives from the host ...

Sharapova reaches Pan Pacific quarterfinals

/ Sep 27, 2012

Sharapova reaches Pan Pacific quarterfinals

World No. 2 Maria Sharapova staved off a strong challenge from Lucie Safarova to beat her Czech opponent in a straight sets 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) victory on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open.The career Gram Slam titleholder dominated the first ...

Sharapova rallies back, triumphs over Watson

/ Sep 26, 2012

Sharapova rallies back, triumphs over Watson

World No. 2 Maria Sharapova held off British qualifier Heather Watson in a three-set thriller to reach the third round of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday.Sharapova, the second seed who had a bye into the second round, came back from a set down ...

Giants beat Dragons to claim first place

/ Jul 2, 2012

Giants beat Dragons to claim first place

Kenji Yano made his cameo appearance count with one swing of the bat and Edgar Gonzalez hit a two-run homer as the Yomiuri Giants beat the Chunichi Dragons 7-5 to take over first place in the Central League on Sunday.The Giants swept their rivals ...