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Japan clinches softball series win over U.S.

Jun 25, 2017

Japan clinches softball series win over U.S.

Playing at the main softball venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, world No. 1 Japan beat the United States 5-3 on Sunday to clinch their three-game series. A night after she struck out swinging for the fences in a 5-4 loss to the second-ranked ...

Miyakawa, Teramoto qualify for gymnastics worlds

/ Jun 25, 2017

Miyakawa, Teramoto qualify for gymnastics worlds

Sae Miyakawa on Sunday captured her fourth straight vault title and won the floor for the first time at the apparatus national championships, a qualifier for the world championships in the fall. Asuka Teramoto defended her beam title as she and Miyakawa secured their ...

Satono Crown takes Takarazuka Kinen title

/ Jun 25, 2017

Satono Crown takes Takarazuka Kinen title

Mirco Demuro-ridden third pick Satono Crown won the Takarazuka Kinen on Sunday for his second career Grade 1 victory. The 5-year-old stallion came from behind and overpowered the field over the stretch run, coming home in 2 minutes, 11.4 seconds over 2,200 meters at ...

/ Jun 25, 2017

Seto clocks personal best in 400 IM

Daiya Seto set a new personal record of 4 minutes, 7.99 seconds in the men’s 400-meter individual medley on Sunday at an event in Rome. The 23-year-old, who won the bronze medal in the event at the Rio Games last summer, came second behind ...

Jun 25, 2017

Yoshimura, Ueda beat Harimoto, Kizukuri in China Open final

Thirteen-year-old Tomokazu Harimoto and partner Yuto Kizukuri missed out on the men’s doubles title, losing to Rio Olympic team silver medalist Maharu Yoshimura and Jin Ueda in an all-Japanese final at the China Open on Sunday. Harimoto and Kizukuri stunned world champions Fan Zhendong ...

Jun 25, 2017

Okuhara beats Yamaguchi to win Australian Open badminton title

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Nozomi Okuhara defeated Akane Yamaguchi 2-1 in an all-Japanese final to win the women’s singles title at the World Super Series Australian Open on Sunday. Okuhara prevailed 21-12, 21-23, 21-17 over the third-seeded Yamaguchi at Sydney Olympic Park to capture ...

Federer beats Khachanov to reach 11th Halle final

/ Jun 25, 2017

Federer beats Khachanov to reach 11th Halle final

Roger Federer defeated Karen Khachanov 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) on Saturday to advance to the final of the Gerry Weber Open for the 11th time. Federer will bid for his 92nd career title, in what will be his 140th final, against the fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev, ...

Spieth takes lead into final round

/ Jun 25, 2017

Spieth takes lead into final round

Jordan Spieth continues to play just a little better than anyone else at the Travelers Championship. The 23-year-old Texan closed with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 4-under 66 on Saturday, giving him a one-stroke lead for the third straight round at TPC River ...

Jun 24, 2017

Harimoto advances to China Open semifinals

Tomokazu Harimoto reached the China Open semifinals on Saturday after defeating countryman Koki Niwa in straight games in men’s singles. The 13-year-old Harimoto will face Timo Boll of Germany in the last four. Yuya Oshima and Masaki Yoshida were eliminated in the quarterfinals in ...