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Jones to leave Japan following 2015 RWC

Aug 25, 2015

Jones to leave Japan following 2015 RWC

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Japan coach Eddie Jones is stepping down after the Rugby World Cup, he confirmed on Tuesday. Speaking from Miyazaki, where the Brave Blossoms are in camp ahead of the upcoming World Cup, Jones said he wanted to quash all the rumors and innuendo so ...

Packers' Nelson ruled out for entire season

Aug 25, 2015

Packers' Nelson ruled out for entire season

The Green Bay Packers’ worst fears about the severity of receiver Jordy Nelson’s knee injury have come true. The team said Monday that the star receiver had suffered a “significant right knee injury” that would cost him the season. Nelson, one of the top ...

Fraser-Pryce completes world 100-meter treble

Aug 25, 2015

Fraser-Pryce completes world 100-meter treble

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce made it another Jamaican night at the Bird’s Nest, sprinting to the 100-meter gold at the world championships for a record-tying third time — a feat that matches teammate Usain Bolt. Like Bolt, Fraser-Pryce came into the event with two Olympic and ...

IndyCar driver Wilson dies from injuries suffered during race

Aug 25, 2015

IndyCar driver Wilson dies from injuries suffered during race

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar made the announcement at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wilson, a British driver who lived outside Denver in Longmont, Colorado, ...

Arai takes aim after topping javelin qualification

Aug 24, 2015

Arai takes aim after topping javelin qualification

Ryohei Arai was the top qualifier for the men’s javelin final at the world athletics championships on Monday. Needing 83.00 meters to automatically qualify for Wednesday’s final, Arai threw a personal season-best 84.66, 1.34 ahead of Argentina’s Braian Toledo. Arai, who holds the second-longest ...

Koga shines as Japan cruises past Cuba

Aug 24, 2015

Koga shines as Japan cruises past Cuba

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Sarina Koga continued to make a statement as Japan’s rising star, scoring 19 points including 15 on spikes to lead Japan to a 25-15, 25-12, 25-16 triumph over Cuba on Monday in the FIVB Women’s World Cup. Playing before a crowd of 12,000 at ...

Ishikawa secures PGA Tour card for next season

Aug 24, 2015

Ishikawa secures PGA Tour card for next season

Ryo Ishikawa won next season’s U.S. PGA Tour card after finishing 31st at the Wyndham Championship and placing 124th in the FedEx Cup standings on Sunday. Ishikawa also qualified for the first of four tournaments of the FedEx Cup playoffs starting Thursday, the Barclays. ...

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 ...