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Japan marks three years until Rugby World Cup

Sep 21, 2016

Japan marks three years until Rugby World Cup

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It’s been a year since Japan shocked the world with its stunning victory over South Africa at the Rugby World Cup in England. And ever since the Brave Blossoms’ breakthrough performance, rugby has been in a far brighter spotlight. As the host nation for ...

Canada ousts U.S. from World Cup

Sep 21, 2016

Canada ousts U.S. from World Cup

Patrick Kane was on the verge of tears as the final horn sounded on another American loss to Canada. A 4-2 wipeout eliminated the United States from the World Cup of Hockey on Tuesday night, ending what was perhaps the best chance for this ...

Sep 20, 2016

Alvarez sidelined for rest of year with broken thumb

Junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has a broken right thumb that will keep him out of the ring for the rest of the year. Golden Boy Promotions announced Alvarez’s injury on Monday. Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) hurt his hand during the second round ...

Sunwolves to open at home in '17

Sep 20, 2016

Sunwolves to open at home in '17

The Sunwolves will kick off their second Super Rugby season by playing the defending champions, the Hurricanes, in Tokyo in late February, tournament organizer SANZAAR said Tuesday. The fixture is just one of four games Filo Tiatia’s side will play in Tokyo. The other ...

Wentz shines again as Eagles beat Bears

Sep 20, 2016

Wentz shines again as Eagles beat Bears

Carson Wentz followed up an impressive NFL debut with another solid performance, throwing for 190 yards and a touchdown, and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Chicago Bears 29-14 on Monday night. Wentz showed plenty of poise, just as he did in his debut against ...

Blossoming star Osaka keeping things fun on court

Sep 20, 2016

Blossoming star Osaka keeping things fun on court

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On a day when Naomi Osaka reminded a group of young tennis players from northeastern Japan to remember that tennis is a game and should be fun, she spoke about her experiences as she climbed the rankings this summer. In her U.S. Open debut ...

Osaka sinks Doi at Pan Pacific Open

Sep 19, 2016

Osaka sinks Doi at Pan Pacific Open

Wild card Naomi Osaka defeated Japanese compatriot Misaki Doi in straight sets to claim local bragging rights and advance to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The big-serving 18-year-old registered a 6-4, 6-4 win in 85 minutes under the closed ...