Soccer / World Cup Feb 19, 2004

Japan squeezes by Oman

SAITAMA -- Oman! Or should that be: "Oh boy?" Japan midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura dribbles the ball deep into Oman territory during the first half of the World Cup Asian qualifying match at Saitama Stadium 2002. A nation with a population of less than three million, represented ...

More Sports Feb 10, 2004

Davenport powers to fourth Toray title

Lindsay Davenport cruised to her fourth Toray Pan Pacific Open with a convincing 6-4, 6-1 victory over Bulgarian Magdelena Maleeva on Sunday. Davenport needed less than an hour to walk away with the $189,000 first prize, exhibiting a crushing display of groundstrokes behind a ...

Soccer / World Cup Dec 16, 2003

Boca Juniors capture Toyota Cup on penalties

South American champions Boca Juniors added the Toyota Cup to their collection of trophies on Sunday with a victory over Champions League winner AC Milan after a penalty shootout in Yokohama. Andrea Pirlo, Clarence Seedorf and Alessandro Costacurta all missed their spot-kicks to hand ...

S. Korea holds Japan

Soccer / World Cup Dec 11, 2003

S. Korea holds Japan

YOKOHAMA -- South Korea won the East Asian Football Championship on goals scored after a tame 0-0 draw with Japan at International Stadium Yokohama on Wed-nesday night. Japan midfielder Takashi Fukunishi shoots during the first half of the East Asian Championship final against South Korea ...

More Sports Dec 8, 2003

Bonjasky edges Musashi for crown

Remy Bonjasky of the Netherlands won the 2003 K-1 World Grand Prix and a $400,000 jackpot at the Tokyo Dome on Saturday, with a points victory over surprise finalist and home favorite Musashi. Bonjasky used an array of kicks to take out Australian Peter Graham ...

More Sports Nov 21, 2003

All Blacks take third place after uninspiring playoff

SYDNEY -- New Zealand outclassed a largely second-string French team 40-13 at the Telstra Stadium in Sydney on Thursday to claim third place in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. The victory will come as little consolation to a rugby-proud nation expecting nothing short of capturing ...

More Sports Nov 17, 2003

England boots France

SYDNEY -- England set up a repeat of the 1991 Rugby World Cup final with a 24-7 semifinal win over France at a wet Telstra Stadium in Sydney on Sunday. France's Nicolas Brusque is brought to the ground by two England players during their Rugby ...

More Sports Nov 10, 2003

Les Bleus boot Ireland out of World Cup

The question ahead of France's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal clash against Ireland in Melbourne on Sunday was which French team would turn up, the good one or the bad one. Unfortunately for the Irish, the good one turned up. For one half at least. Les Bleus ...