Japan misses out on Greco-Roman gold

| Oct 1, 2014

Japan misses out on Greco-Roman gold

by Dave Hueston

Japan was denied two top medal podium spots against host South Korea in Greco-Roman on the final day of the wrestling competition at the 17th Asian Games on Wednesday. Both Ryutaro Matsumoto and countryman Takehiro Kanakubo had to settle for silver medals in front of ...

Prosecutors fine Tomita over theft

| Sep 30, 2014

Prosecutors fine Tomita over theft

by Dave Hueston

South Korean prosecutors on Monday fined Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita 1 million won (about ¥100,000) for stealing a camera belonging to a South Korean media organization at the 17th Asian Games. The 25-year-old Tomita had been ordered to remain in the athletes' village while awaiting ...

| Sep 29, 2014

Japan falls in soccer quarterfinal

Japan's bid to defend the Asian Games men's soccer title came to an end in the quarterfinals after losing 1-0 to hosts South Korea on Sunday. Japan paid the price of youth and inexperience against its archrival as captain Ryota Oshima gave away a late ...

| Sep 28, 2014

Japan falls in baseball semifinal

Samurai Japan allowed seven runs in an error-strewn second inning that saw it lose 10-4 to Taiwan in the Asian Games baseball semifinals on Saturday. Japan, which also was knocked out in the semis by Taiwan at the last games in Guangzhou, China, took a ...

Tosaka, Watari collect wrestling golds

| Sep 27, 2014

Tosaka, Watari collect wrestling golds

by Dave Hueston

Two-time defending world champion Eri Tosaka led a sweep of top podium spots in the women's freestyle, beating China's Sun Yanan in the women's 48-kg final on the opening day of the wrestling competition at the Asian Games Saturday. Tosaka, who uncharacteristically admitted to struggling ...