February 07, 2016
HINZENBACH, Austria -- Japanese ski jumper Sara Takanashi extended her winning streak in the women's World Cup to nine events on Saturday.
February 05, 2016
OSLO--Sara Takanashi of Japan soared to her eighth straight ski jumping World Cup victory on Thursday, extending her lead in the overall standings.
February 03, 2016
LONDON--When head coach Eddie Jones guided the Japanese national rugby team to a historic 34-32 win over South Africa in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, he helped spark rugby fever across the nation.
January 31, 2016
In the whirlwind week after he became the first Japan-born sumo wrestler in 10 years to win a professional sumo tournament, ozeki Kotoshogiku squeezed in a wedding reception in Tokyo on Jan. 30, his 32nd birthday.
January 31, 2016
OBERSTDORF, Germany--Sara Takanashi of Japan won her sixth women's ski jumping World Cup in succession on Jan. 30.
January 27, 2016
DOHA, Qatar--The Japan Under-23 soccer team defeated its Iraqi opponent 2-1 on Jan. 26 to qualify the nation for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
January 24, 2016
Ozeki Kotoshogiku became the first Japan-born sumo wrestler in a decade to hoist the Emperor's Cup by winning the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Jan. 24.
January 23, 2016
ZAO, Yamagata Prefecture--Japanese teenager Sara Takanashi won her fourth straight women's World Cup ski jumping event Jan. 22.
January 21, 2016
WELLINGTON--Otago Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has agreed to take over as Japan coach at the end of the Super Rugby champions' 2016 season, the Dunedin-based team said on Jan. 21.
January 17, 2016
After repeated rejections by their home country’s team, a group of factories in Tokyo will provide the bobsled for Jamaica at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
January 08, 2016
Japanese scientists have a gut instinct that micro-organisms can play a key role in winning gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
January 08, 2016
LOS ANGELES--The Dodgers opened their wallet to sign pitcher Kenta Maeda to an incentive-laden deal that could be worth $106.2 million if he stays healthy, a risk the team was willing to take despite knowing he has had elbow issues.
January 02, 2016
The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to terms with Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda, multiple media outlets reported on Dec. 31, as the team continues to fill the void left by the departure of Zack Greinke.
January 01, 2016
KOBE--The job of a cheerleader in the National Football League involves more than just pom-poms and choreographed routines. They must remain in top form--sometimes in frigid conditions--to keep their spots on the squad. Social and communications skills are also a must.
December 30, 2015
LONDON--Japan number eight Amanaki Mafi will join Bath next month, the English Premiership club said on Dec. 29.
December 29, 2015
Yokozuna Hakuho is a hard man to sweep off his feet, but the news that his record of 35 Emperor's Cups was immortalized in the Guinness World Records made him swoon.
December 28, 2015
In a fitting ending to her storied career, women's soccer great Homare Sawa went out a winner on Dec. 27, scoring the lone goal in the final of the Empress's Cup All Japan Women's Football Championships.
December 17, 2015
Nadeshiko Japan will have to look for a new leader on the soccer pitch.
December 13, 2015
BARCELONA--Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu just keeps breaking records and adding titles.
December 12, 2015
BARCELONA--Three-time world champion Mao Asada finished third in the women's short program at the 2015 Grand Prix Final in Barcelona on Dec. 11, her sights set on grabbing a record fifth Grand Prix Final title.