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Sharapova into semis

Maria Sharapova powered to a 6-2, 7-5 win over Belgium’s Kim Clijsters Thursday as the Russian world No. 3 booked an Olympic semifinal clash with compatriot Maria Kirilenko. Sharapova will ...

Federer rolls into quarters

Roger Federer moved into the Olympic quarterfinals with minimum fuss on Wednesday, while his rivals Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray had to dig deep to avoid third-round exits. After securing ...

Nishikori rallies to beat Davydenko

Kei Nishikori rallied from a set down to beat Russia’s Nikolay Davydenko in the second round of the men’s tennis singles Tuesday at the London Olympics. Nishikori broke Davydenko’s serve ...

Tago exits in badminton first round

Jul 31, 2012

Tago exits in badminton first round

Japan’s four-time national champion Kenichi Tago suffered a first-round exit from the London Olympics badminton tournament on Monday, while the country’s women’s doubles team also dropped their group-round match. Tago lost to Niluka Karunaratne of Sri Lanka 21-18, 21-16 at Wembley Arena in the ...

Murakami hoping Japan can medal

Jul 29, 2012

Murakami hoping Japan can medal

Coach Takeshi Murakami said Friday he had his hands full reining in his excitable young charges as Japan chases its first Olympic tennis medal in nearly 100 years on the grass at Wimbledon. Kei Nishikori, Go Soeda and Tatsuma Ito are sharing accommodation with ...

Jun 13, 2012

Nishikori earns Olympic tennis spot

Tennis players Kei Nishikori, Go Soeda and Tatsuma Ito have all qualified for the men’s singles draw at the London Olympics, based on world rankings released Monday by the International Tennis Federation. Nishikori, currently ranked No. 18 in the world, will be competing in ...

Jun 12, 2012

Date Krumm, Morita ranked too low to qualify for Olympics

Kimiko Date Krumm and Ayumi Morita failed to make the top 56 in the women’s world rankings announced on Monday, meaning they have not qualified to participate in the singles competition at the London Olympics. Although Date Krumm, who is ranked 74th, and the ...