Wozniacki storms into final

/ Sep 23, 2017

Wozniacki storms into final

Caroline Wozniacki ended Garbine Muguruza's honeymoon as world No. 1 in clinical fashion with a 6-2, 6-0 win on Saturday to book her place in the Toray Pan Pacific Open final against unseeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Wimbledon champion Muguruza went into this week's tournament in ...

Date routed 6-0, 6-0 in final match of career

/ Sep 12, 2017

Date routed 6-0, 6-0 in final match of career

Kimiko Date brought the curtain down on her storied tennis career after a first-round 6-0, 6-0 loss to Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic at the Japan Women's Open on Tuesday. Date, who announced late last month that this week's tournament at Ariake Tennis Forest Park would be ...

Japan secures spot in sixth consecutive World Cup

/ Aug 31, 2017

Japan secures spot in sixth consecutive World Cup

Takuma Asano and Yosuke Ideguchi scored in each half to book Japan's place at the 2018 World Cup with a 2-0 win over Australia on Thursday. Japan went into the game at Saitama Stadium knowing that it would qualify for a sixth straight World Cup ...

Yoshida, Japan teammates await important match against Australia

Aug 29, 2017

Yoshida, Japan teammates await important match against Australia

Japan defender Maya Yoshida insists he and his teammates are relaxed ahead of Thursday's crunch World Cup qualifier against Australia despite rumors that manager Vahid Halilhodzic will be fired if the Samurai Blue fail to win. "To be honest it's really calm, because we all ...

Podolski's Japan adventure in danger of turning sour

| Aug 23, 2017

Podolski's Japan adventure in danger of turning sour

Things are not going well for Lukas Podolski. The German World Cup winner made global headlines in March when he agreed to join Vissel Kobe in July, spurning advances from wealthy Chinese clubs to give the J. League its most high-profile signing in years. Upon arriving ...