Jul 6, 2015

Sumo elite laud Nadeshiko's achievement

Nadeshiko Japan were hailed after their overwhelming 5-2 defeat in the Women’s World Cup final by the elites of Japan’s most traditional sport on Monday. Training for the upcoming Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, yokozuna Hakuho lauded the women’s national team, which fell short of ...

U.S. dominates Japan in Women's World Cup final

Jul 6, 2015

U.S. dominates Japan in Women's World Cup final

Nadeshiko Japan’s hopes of retaining the Women’s World Cup title were shattered during a 5-2 hammering by the United States in the final in Vancouver on Sunday. Four goals in the first 16 minutes, including a hat-trick from U.S. captain Carli Lloyd — the ...

Sasaki confident Japan can defend title against U.S.

Jul 5, 2015

Sasaki confident Japan can defend title against U.S.

Japan coach Norio Sasaki is confident the reigning champions can retain their title by beating familiar foe the United States again in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday. “It’s a real honor to be battling the United States again,” said Sasaki, whose team ...

Japan, U.S. primed for World Cup rematch

Jul 4, 2015

Japan, U.S. primed for World Cup rematch

Reigning champion Japan and the United States rekindle their rivalry on the grandest stage of all on Sunday in what promises to be an absorbing conclusion to the Women’s World Cup. Charismatic coach Norio Sasaki guided Japan to a fairy tale finish in Germany ...

Nadeshiko relieved after semifinal battle

Jul 2, 2015

Nadeshiko relieved after semifinal battle

Japan coach Norio Sasaki admitted the champions had not lived up to his expectations in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over England, but said they still deserved to be in the Women’s World Cup final for the second tournament in a row. The Nadeshiko were pushed ...