Nishikori regains composure to beat Coric at Japan Open

Oct 5, 2015

Nishikori regains composure to beat Coric at Japan Open

It was not the perfect first-round victory that Japanese fans expected from their hero, Kei Nishikori. But the world No. 6 managed to take the first step toward defending his Japan Open title by picking up a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 comeback win over Borna ...

Japan prevails over Dominican Republic in five-set battle

Aug 27, 2015

Japan prevails over Dominican Republic in five-set battle

Japan was forced to play another full-set match, but this time the host country emerged as the winner. Miyu Nagaoka scored 15 points and Sarina Koga added 12 on spikes, leading Japan to a 25-18, 20-25, 30-32, 25-15, 15-13 comeback win over the Dominican ...

Kimura guides Japan past Kenya

Aug 26, 2015

Kimura guides Japan past Kenya

Japan captain Saori Kimura scored 10 points from 14 attempts attacking as well as two on blocking, leading Japan to a 25-15, 25-20, 25-12 victory over Kenya on Wednesday in fourth-day action at the Women’s World Cup at National Yoyogi First Gymnasium. Japan improved ...

Koga shines as Japan cruises past Cuba

Aug 24, 2015

Koga shines as Japan cruises past Cuba

Sarina Koga continued to make a statement as Japan’s rising star, scoring 19 points including 15 on spikes to lead Japan to a 25-15, 25-12, 25-16 triumph over Cuba on Monday in the FIVB Women’s World Cup. Playing before a crowd of 12,000 at ...

Russia edges Japan in five-set thriller

Aug 23, 2015

Russia edges Japan in five-set thriller

Japan failed to overcome its height disadvantage as the host country suffered a 25-12, 18-25, 21-25, 25-23, 13-15 loss to Russia on Sunday on the second day of the FIVB Women’s World Cup at Yoyogi National Gymnasium. Japan is now 1-1 while Russia stayed ...

Japan, U.S. to battle for football supremacy

Jul 18, 2015

Japan, U.S. to battle for football supremacy

Once again Japan and the United States will fight each other for the world championship of American football. World No. 3 Japan (2-1) defeated fourth-ranked Mexico (1-2) 35-7 on Wednesday at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, in International Federation of ...

Age no obstacle as Wakisaka chases dream

Jun 19, 2015

Age no obstacle as Wakisaka chases dream

Four years before Japan midfielder Homare Sawa became the first player in soccer to appear in six consecutive World Cups, Yasuo Wakisaka was the only player to participate in all four world championships of another version of football, American football that is. Now the ...