Soccer / World Cup Oct 16, 2000

Japan hammers Saudi Arabia

Japan got off to a dream start in the Asian Cup on Saturday with a 4-1 demolition of defending champion Saudi Arabia that took Philippe Troussier's team to the top of Group C. Kashima forward Atsushi Yanagisawa made a mockery of the tournament's official program, ...

Soccer / World Cup Oct 15, 2000

China holds S. Korea to Asian Cup draw

South Korea threw everything but the kitchen sink at China on Friday, but settled for a 2-2 draw after Kashiwa Reysol defender Hong Myung Bo was sent off in the 65th minute of their Asian Cup Group B opener. Hong got his marching orders after ...

More Sports / Tennis Oct 9, 2000

Serena reigns supreme at Toyota Princess Cup tennis

Second-seed Serena Williams demolished France's Julie Halard-Decugis in two sets on Sunday to win the $535,000 Toyota Princess Cup and add the icing to the cake after her gold medal in the Sydney Olympic doubles. Williams recorded a 7-5, 6-1 victory at Tokyo's Ariake Colosseum, ...

Olympics Sep 19, 2000

Japan downs Slovakia; S. Africa stuns Brazil

The gods conspired against Japan on Sunday as Philippe Troussier's under-23s defeated Slovakia 2-1 to go the top of Olympic Group D, only to learn that Brazil had suffered a shock defeat to South Africa. South Africa's 3-1 win in Brisbane has set up a ...