May 2, 2015

Japanese pair left to settle for third

Kenta Matsudaira and Koki Niwa will leave the table tennis world championships with bronze medals in men’s doubles after losing their semifinal on Saturday. Matsudaira and Niwa were beaten in straight games by China’s Fan Zhengdong and Zhou Yu 11-3, 11-7, 12-10, 16-14. “It ...

May 1, 2014

Japanese men reach quarterfinals

Japan defeated Hungary 3-2 to advance to the men’s quarterfinals at the world team table tennis championships in Tokyo on Thursday. Hungary twice rallied, but Jun Mizutani scored his second victory to secure his team host top spot in Group C, beating Daniel Kosiba ...