Apr 12, 2012

Ishikawa sets sights on money title

Even after a winless 2011, Ryo Ishikawa is expected to be the center of attention again on the JGTO Tour because of his ability and popularity as the season begins Thursday with the Token Homemate Cup in Mie Prefecture. The 20-year-old Ishikawa has at ...

Kitajima misses out

Jul 26, 2011

Kitajima misses out

Swim king Kosuke Kitajima finished outside the medals after placing fourth in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke at the world swimming championships on Monday. The two-time double Olympic champion never really got going in the final at Oriental Sports Center’s indoor pool and came home ...

Naruse fans 12 in six-hit shutout against Orix

Apr 27, 2011

Naruse fans 12 in six-hit shutout against Orix

Chiba Lotte Marines ace Yoshihisa Naruse struck out 12 in his second consecutive shutout as the Marines beat the Orix Buffaloes 6-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Naruse (2-1) extended his career winning streak against the Buffaloes to 10 games dating back to August 2009, scattering ...

Kitajima 'disappointed' after exit

Nov 20, 2010

Kitajima 'disappointed' after exit

GUANGHZOU, China — Two-time double Olympic breaststroke champion Kosuke Kitajima is more than aware that his fans will have great expectations if he appears at the London Olympics in 2012. “I know people want me to win another gold, and the foreign media ask ...

Abe's ninth-inning HR lifts Giants

Oct 23, 2010

Abe's ninth-inning HR lifts Giants

NAGOYA — Captain Shinnosuke Abe hit a tiebreaking solo home run in the top of the ninth inning as the Yomiuri Giants edged the Chunichi Dragons 3-2 in Game 3 of the final stage of the Central League Climax Series on Friday. The Giants ...

Yoshimi, bullpen shut down Giants

Oct 22, 2010

Yoshimi, bullpen shut down Giants

NAGOYA — Kazuki Yoshimi threw 7 1/3 shutout innings and helped his own cause with an RBI single as the Chunichi Dragons beat the Yomiuri Giants 2-0 on Thursday to move one win away from the Japan Series. The Game 2 win gave Chunichi ...

Dragons cruise past Giants

Oct 21, 2010

Dragons cruise past Giants

Atsushi Fujii singled in two runs in a four-run first inning, Chen Wei-yin pitched 6 2/3 shutout frames and the Chunichi Dragons beat the Yomiuri Giants 5-0 in Game 1 of the final stage of the Central League Climax Series on Wednesday. The Dragons, ...

Schiavone tops Date Krumm in third round

Sep 30, 2010

Schiavone tops Date Krumm in third round

Kimiko Date Krumm’s strong run at the Pan Pacific Open ended in the third round Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-3 loss to French Open champion Francesca Schiavone. The 40-year-old Date Krumm, who upset defending champion Maria Sharapova and Daniela Hantuchova in the previous two ...

Feb 8, 2010

Team Aomori seeks results in Vancouver

Japan’s Team Aomori returns to the Winter Olympics four years after bringing curling to an ever-increasing audience in the country. Mari Motohashi, one of the two remaining members from the Turin Games, even has her own DVD, titled “Days Off,” which features her first ...