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Aug 24, 2015

Japanese women qualify for sevens series

Japan beat Ireland 13-12 in the final of the Women’s Sevens Dublin tournament on Sunday, securing a core team place in the Women’s Sevens Series for next season after triumphing in all six games over the weekend. Japan allowed a 12-0 lead to the ...

Three-time Olympic judo gold medalist Nomura to retire

Aug 24, 2015

Three-time Olympic judo gold medalist Nomura to retire

Three-time Olympic men’s 60-kg judo champion Tadahiro Nomura announced Monday that he is finally retiring. The 40-year-old Nomura will call it a career after the All-Japan Businessmen’s Individual Championship to be held on Saturday. He will hold a press conference Aug. 31. Renowned for ...

Aug 24, 2015

Australia wraps up final Ashes test win

Australia defeated England by an innings and 46 runs Sunday in the fifth and final Ashes test for a consolation victory at The Oval. Resuming the fourth day on 203-6, England was all out for 286 in 101.4 overs. Jos Buttler went for 42, ...

Hamilton beats Rosberg to win Belgian Grand Prix

Aug 24, 2015

Hamilton beats Rosberg to win Belgian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday from pole, easily holding off Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and padding his lead in the Formula One championship standings. The defending champion finished two seconds ahead for his sixth victory of the season in 11 ...

Bolt trumps Gatlin to retain 100-meter title

Aug 24, 2015

Bolt trumps Gatlin to retain 100-meter title

A heart-stopper. A lean at the line. A next-to-nothing margin over a more-than-game challenger. Sure, for Usain Bolt, the winning result, the bow-and-arrow victory celebration and even the setting may have been the same as 2008. But the show he put on Sunday in ...

Russia edges Japan in five-set thriller

Aug 23, 2015

Russia edges Japan in five-set thriller

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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 ...

Bolt scrapes into 100-meter final

Aug 23, 2015

Bolt scrapes into 100-meter final

Defending champion Usain Bolt made a meal of it but recovered from a stumbling start to reach Sunday’s 100-meter final at the world championships, setting up his Beijing showdown with in-form American Justin Gatlin. The Olympic champion and world-record holder qualified joint-third fastest in ...

Farah defends 10,000-meter title

Aug 23, 2015

Farah defends 10,000-meter title

Mo Farah scored his name in the pantheon of middle distance running greats and put a tough season opening behind him Saturday when he defended his 10,000-meter title at the IAAF World Championships. The Briton’s victory was his sixth consecutive global track distance title, ...

Medal hopeful Suzuki limps out of men's 20-km walk

Aug 23, 2015

Medal hopeful Suzuki limps out of men's 20-km walk

Japan’s hopes of a gold medal in the men’s 20-km walk were dashed when world record-holder Yusuke Suzuki pulled out midway through the race at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing on Sunday. Suzuki, who set the world record at the Asian Race Walking ...

Djokovic advances to Cincinnati final

Aug 23, 2015

Djokovic advances to Cincinnati final

Novak Djokovic had to rally against a lowly qualifier to get another shot at a title he’s never won. Next in his way: Roger Federer, who has more Cincinnati trophies than anyone else. Djokovic got a little help in the tiebreaker and pulled away ...