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Bianchi still in serious condition after surgery

Oct 7, 2014

Bianchi still in serious condition after surgery

Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is in “serious but stable condition” following emergency surgery for a severe head injury after a crash during the Japanese Grand Prix, FIA said Monday. Bianchi’s parents, Philippe and Christine, arrived in Japan to see their son, who is ...

Hamilton beats Rosberg to win Japanese GP

Oct 5, 2014

Hamilton beats Rosberg to win Japanese GP

Lewis Hamilton won a rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, claiming his third straight Formula One victory and widening his lead over teammate Nico Rosberg in the race for the drivers’ championship. With Hamilton leading Rosberg, a red flag came out on the 44th ...

Verstappen makes history

Oct 3, 2014

Verstappen makes history

Max Verstappen said he was satisfied with his performance at the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday where he became the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One Grand Prix weekend. Having only turned 17 on Tuesday, Verstappen completed 22 laps in a ...

Hamilton to vie for third Japanese GP title

Oct 2, 2014

Hamilton to vie for third Japanese GP title

Lewis Hamilton will be aiming to complete a hat trick of wins and extend his narrow Formula One championship lead over Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg at this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix; a race that has been dominated by Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel in recent ...

Ivanovic beats Wozniacki to claim Toray Pan Pacific title

Sep 21, 2014

Ivanovic beats Wozniacki to claim Toray Pan Pacific title

Third-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia beat second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) on Sunday to win the Toray Pan Pacific Open and capture her fourth WTA title of the year. In a match that featured two former world No. 1s, Ivanovic broke ...

Japan aiming to build for future at Asian Games

| Sep 12, 2014

Japan aiming to build for future at Asian Games

With preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics looming, Japan will be building for the future by sending a strong contingent to the Asian Games. From marathoner Naoko Takahashi to judoka Ryoko Tamura and swimmer Kosuke Kitajima, Japan has seen numerous Olympic gold medalists kick ...

Murofushi named 2020 Tokyo Olympics sports director

Jun 24, 2014

Murofushi named 2020 Tokyo Olympics sports director

Former Olympic hammer-throw champion Koji Murofushi has been appointed sports director of the 2020 Tokyo Games. Fluent in English, the 39-year-old Murofushi was appointed Tuesday to the role which acts as a liaison between athletes, international sports federations and the organizing committee. “The most ...

McEnroe loses to Nishikori in charity match

Nov 17, 2013

McEnroe loses to Nishikori in charity match

Seven-time grand slam singles champion John McEnroe gave Japan’s top player a run for his money on Sunday before losing 1-6, 6-4 and 10-7 in a tiebreaker in a charity match for the victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Playing in Japan for ...

Vettel edges teammate Webber for victory at Japanese GP

Oct 11, 2010

Vettel edges teammate Webber for victory at Japanese GP

SUZUKA, Mie Pref. — Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel edged out teammate Mark Webber on Sunday to win the Japanese Grand Prix and move closer to the Formula One championship lead. Vettel started from pole position at the Suzuka Circuit and led for most of ...