Teguramori set to lead Japan in quest for elusive medal

Soccer Aug 3, 2016

Teguramori set to lead Japan in quest for elusive medal

Yuya Kubo is out and Musashi Suzuki is in and with that, the makeup of Makoto Teguramori's Japan for the Rio Olympics is finally set. But is the team ready? That remains to be seen based on Saturday's schooling at the hands of Brazil, but Japan, ...

Golf's Olympic future questioned

More Sports / Golf Aug 3, 2016

Golf's Olympic future questioned

When it was announced in 2009 that golf was to be included in the Olympic program for the first time in more than 100 years, the decision was heralded for bringing one of the world's biggest sports into the Olympic tent. But with many of ...

Yoshida ready to face pressure, overcome jinx in Rio

More Sports Aug 3, 2016

Yoshida ready to face pressure, overcome jinx in Rio

There will be more than meets the eye riding on freestyle wrestler Saori Yoshida's bid for an unprecedented fourth consecutive Olympic title the Rio Games. Not only will the 33-year-old be aiming to achieve victory in what could likely be her swansong, but she has ...

Soccer Jun 23, 2016

Koroki to play for Japan in Rio as overage player

Urawa Reds striker Shinzo Koroki will head to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the third and final overage player to be selected, the Japan Football Association announced Thursday. Koroki and Urawa have been in discussions with the JFA over the call-up, and the 29-year-old ...

Wrestlers Takatani, Higuchi, Ota qualify for Rio Games

More Sports Mar 18, 2016

Wrestlers Takatani, Higuchi, Ota qualify for Rio Games

Sosuke Takatani, Rei Higuchi and Shinobu Ota all secured berths for this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics in men's wrestling after advancing to the finals in the Asian qualifying tournament on Friday. Takatani, second at the world championships in 2014, suffered right-knee ligament damage in ...