March 03, 2015
The tsunami-ravaged city of Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, was named as one of 12 sites that will host matches for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
February 28, 2015
RIO DE JANEIRO--All venues for the 2018 Winter Olympics are on schedule and no events will be held outside host city Pyeongchang and nearby Gangneung, said the head of the Games as he refuted suggestions of delays.
February 18, 2015
OKINAWA--Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, fresh off accepting a huge pay cut, appeared at the Hiroshima Carp’s spring training session here on Feb. 18 following his return from the major leagues.
February 16, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn.--All the big names from Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe to Pete Sampras, Michael Chang and Andy Roddick are on the list of past champions.
February 15, 2015
LJUBNO, Slovenia--Sara Takanashi of Japan warmed up for the world championships with a women's ski jump victory on Feb. 14 that also kept alive her chances of defending the overall World Cup title.
February 10, 2015
BEAVER CREEK, Colorado--It is "almost impossible" that ski and snowboard test events for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics scheduled for next year will go ahead as planned, the president of the International Ski Federation (FIS) told Reuters on Feb. 9.
February 03, 2015
The Japan Football Association fired national team coach Javier Aguirre over concerns that allegations of his involvement in match-fixing will interfere with Japan's World Cup qualification.
January 31, 2015
Former champion Toyota will return to the World Rally Championship in 2017 with a Yaris car prepared in Germany, the Japanese manufacturer announced Jan. 30.
January 29, 2015
Ichiro Suzuki says a renewed sense of enthusiasm was behind his decision to sign a $2 million (about 240 million yen), one-year contract with the Miami Marlins.
January 28, 2015
MELBOURNE, Australia--U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori was circumspect about his quarterfinal loss at the Australian Open on Jan. 28, saying there's nothing wrong with getting to the final eight of any Grand Slam tournament.
January 27, 2015
MELBOURNE, Australia--It's only been a couple of months since Kei Nishikori moved into the No. 5 ranking, and he's not yet comfortable with the number.
January 26, 2015
MELBOURNE, Australia--U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals on Jan. 26 with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over No. 9-seeded David Ferrer of Spain.
January 25, 2015
With his record-setting 33rd Emperor's Cup already in the bag, yokozuna Hakuho added a perfect 15-0 finish to his accomplishments on the final day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan on Jan. 25.
January 24, 2015
Having already established himself in the sumo pantheon by securing his 33rd Emperor's Cup, Mongolia's Hakuho breezed through his bout against fellow yokozuna Harumafuji at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Jan. 24.
January 24, 2015
SYDNEY--The head of the Japan Football Association says Javier Aguirre will continue as coach of the national team despite elimination from the Asian Cup at the quarterfinal stage and ongoing investigations into his alleged involvement in match fixing.
January 23, 2015
Yokozuna Hakuho beat Kisenosato at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Jan. 23 to clinch the title with two days to go and surpass the legendary Taiho on the all-time list with his 33rd Emperor's Cup.
January 22, 2015
Yokozuna Hakuho took another step toward a history-making 33rd Emperor’s Cup on Jan. 22 when he overpowered Kotoshogiku to stay undefeated and in the sole lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament.
January 22, 2015
KREISCHBERG, Austria--Miyabi Onitsuka of Japan won the slopestyle championship in the women's event at the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships on Jan. 21.
January 21, 2015
Yokozuna Hakuho overpowered ozeki Goeido on Jan. 21 to open a comfortable two-win cushion when his nearest rival, yokozuna Harumafuji, was upset at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament.
January 20, 2015
MELBOURNE, Australia--Keisuke Honda scored in a third straight Asian Cup game as Japan weathered a determined Jordan 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals as a group winner on Jan. 20.