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Wang eliminates Ishikawa in first round at Japan Open

Jun 16, 2017

Wang eliminates Ishikawa in first round at Japan Open

Third seed Kasumi Ishikawa went out in the first round of the Japan Open on Friday, losing 4-1 to China’s Wang Manyu in the women’s singles. Ishikawa, who lost in the quarterfinals at the world championships to top-ranked Ding Ning last month, came up ...

/ Jun 16, 2017

Tiger's arraignment delayed until August

The arraignment of golfer Tiger Woods on a DUI charge has been delayed until August. Court documents filed Thursday show the presiding judge canceled the original July 5 hearing and reset it for Aug. 9. No details were provided. Woods was charged with driving ...

Harimoto fails to qualify for Japan Open main draw

Jun 15, 2017

Harimoto fails to qualify for Japan Open main draw

Teenager Tomokazu Harimoto failed to reach the main draw of the Japan Open after losing in the third round of men’s singles qualifiers on Thursday. The 13-year-old, who became the youngest player to reach the last eight of the world championships earlier this month, ...

/ Jun 15, 2017

Ireland announces squad for Japan test

Coach Joe Schmidt has made six changes to Ireland’s starting lineup to face Japan in Saturday’s rugby test, the second of the three-match summer tour. Andrew Conway, Rory Scannell, Luke McGrath and Dan Leavy will feature in the starting XV for the first time ...

/ Jun 15, 2017

Longtime NFL reporter Werder wins McCann Award

Former ESPN reporter Ed Werder, who has covered the NFL for 34 years, has won the Dick McCann Award from the Professional Football Writers of America. Werder spent the last 19 years at ESPN before being let go earlier this year. The McCann Award ...

/ Jun 15, 2017

Ishikawa to return to Top Valley Latina

Japan men’s national team star Yuki Ishikawa will play his second season with Top Volley Latina, a pro squad in the Italian top division, the SuperLega team said Wednesday. The 21-year-old will not compete in the fall league games in Japan, and is scheduled ...

/ Jun 15, 2017

Brave Blossoms make lineup changes for Ireland match

Japan heads into its first test with Ireland showing five changes and one positional switch from the team that started last week’s 33-21 win over Romania. Head coach Jamie Joseph named his 23-man squad Thursday for Saturday’s game at Shizuoka’s Ecopa Stadium following a ...

/ Jun 15, 2017

Sharapova invited to Stanford tournament

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has received an invitation to play at the WTA’s Bank of the West Classic at the end of July as the Russian star continues her return from a doping suspension. Sharapova’s comeback from a 15-month doping ban will ...