Yukiko Ohmura

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More Sports Jan 18, 2003

Snowboarding not just a lifestyle

He's got the looks, he's got the dress -- from baggy jeans to a pierced nose -- but the one thing that makes him different from the rest of the teenagers that walk down the streets of Shibuya is his talent on the slopes. With ...

More Sports Jun 15, 2001

Venus, Capriati to play in Tokyo

Staff writer This year's Toyota Princess Cup tennis tournament will feature stars of the past and present, organizers announced Thursday in Tokyo. American Venus Williams is expected to make her debut in Japan, along with sister Serena who is the defending champion. Also ...

Baseball / MLB Mar 31, 2001

Giants start with a bang!

The Yomiuri Giants, 18-9 against Hanshin last season, continued their mastery over the Tigers as the defending Japan Series champions powered their way to a 17-3 victory over the Tigers at the Tokyo Dome on Friday night in the opening day of regular-season action ...

More Sports Feb 1, 2001

Hingis back on track with win over Black

Two-time defending champion Martina Hingis returned to her winning ways and Russian glamour girl Anna Kournikova also reached the quarterfinals on the second day of action at the $1.18 million Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Wednesday. Switzerland's Martina Hingis ...

Baseball / MLB Oct 21, 2000

Game O-N as legends clash

Staff writer The "O-N" matchup of Japanese baseball superstars Shigeo Nagashima and Sadaharu Oh has drawn a lot of hype ahead of this year's Japan Series, but the actual competition between the Daiei Hawks and Yomiuri Giants shouldn't be any less exciting. JAPAN SERIES SCHEDULE Oct. ...

Olympics Sep 13, 2000

Matsuzaka, Nakamura give Japan a shot at gold in baseball

Baseball is one of only three team competitions Japan will be contesting in Sydney (along with men's soccer and softball), and Japan has a good chance of taking a medal home just as it did in Barcelona (bronze) and Atlanta (silver). The question is, ...

Soccer / World Cup Jul 21, 2000

Loyal fans organize protest over World Cup tickets

You may be a loyal Japan national team fan that belongs to an official fan club and has attended every single friendly in Japan, but you still might end up watching the 2002 World Cup on television. That's because the Japanese 2002 World Cup Organizing ...

More Sports Feb 6, 2000

Hingis vs. Testud in Toray final

After cruising past world No. 11 Anna Kournikova in Friday's quarterfinals, top-seeded Martina Hingis was forced to play competitive tennis on Saturday against Chanda Rubin of the U.S. The Swiss star responded with a 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 victory over Rubin to reach the final ...