Nov 5, 2006

MLB goes up 2-0 on pair of Howard blasts

Ryan Howard and Tadahito Iguchi gave the MLB All-Stars the best of both worlds. Tadahito Iguchi of the MLB All-Stars rounds first base on his way to a two-run double in the third inning on Saturday night against the NPB All-Stars at Tokyo Dome. ...

Sep 19, 2005

Capirossi quickest at Motegi

MOTEGI, Ibaraki Pref. — Pole-sitter Loris Capirossi overtook Italian compatriot Max Biaggi late in the race Sunday to win the MotoGP Grand Prix of Japan. Capirossi, riding a Ducati, beat Biaggi by 1.479 seconds in the 24-lap race on the 4.8-km Motegi circuit for ...

Jul 12, 2005

IOC decision to drop baseball not welcome news in Japan

Japan did its best to keep baseball in the Olympic program. That made the decision by the International Olympic Committee to drop the sport from the 2012 London Games that much harder to take. Japan sent its top professional players to the Athens Olympics ...

May 24, 2005

Basketball nomad Bryant's latest stop in Tokyo

Joe Bryant’s career as a basketball player and coach has taken him all over the world. Now the father of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will add Japan to his list of far-flung destinations. Joe Bryant, the father of NBA star Kobe Bryant, ...

Can anybody beat Asashoryu?

May 8, 2005

Can anybody beat Asashoryu?

The big question heading into the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament is not if grand champion Asashoryu will win yet another title, but whether the Mongolian grappler will be handed a single loss during the 15-day meet. Asashoryu has lost just one bout out of ...

Mar 31, 2005

Miyazato values overseas experience

Ai Miyazato hopes one day to be as famous on the world stage as she is in Japan. It could happen, but the 19-year-old Miyazato knows she’ll have to play better than she did at last week’s Nabisco Championship where she made her debut ...

Mar 13, 2005

Rising star Hakuho set to shine in Osaka

Grand champion Asashoryu of Mongolia heads into the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament as the odds-on favorite, but rising star Hakuho will be the one to watch when the 15-day meet begins Sunday at Osaka Municipal Gymnasium. Sekiwake Hakuho will be looking to steer the ...

Mar 1, 2005

Revamped Fuji Speedway unveiled

OYAMA, Shizuoka Pref. — Toyota Motor Corp. on Monday unveiled a revamped Fuji Speedway, a state-of-the-art racing facility the Japanese manufacturer hopes will be among the best Formula One circuits in the world. Formula One driver Ralf Schumacher shakes hands Monday with Hisamitsu Shimada, ...