Tennis: Nishikori Kicks Off Argentina Open With Win

Tennis: Nishikori kicks off Argentina Open with winJapanese ace Kei Nishikori opened his Argentina Open campaign with a win over local favorite Diego Schwartzman in the second round on Wednesday.
Nishikori, the top seed and world No. 5, dropped the first set but came roaring back to post a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 win in a little over two hours and book his spot in the last eight in Buenos Aires.

Ski Jumping: Takanashi Scores Record-equaling 53rd World Cup Win

Ski jumping: Takanashi scores record-equaling 53rd World Cup winJapanese ski jumping superstar Sara Takanashi captured the 53rd World Cup title of her career to tie Austrian Gregor Schlierenzauer's all-time record at a meet in South Korea on Thursday.
A day after securing her fourth overall World Cup title, the 20-year-old Takanashi had jumps of 99.5 and 97 meters to post a winning total of 215.1 points on the second day of the test event for next year's Pyeongchang Olympics.

Emotional Win For Toyota In Rally Sweden

Emotional Win for Toyota in Rally SwedenToyota has celebrated victory just two events into its comeback to the World Rally Championship (WRC) with an emotional first place in the snow and ice of Rally Sweden.
Jari-Matti Latvala in the No. 10 Toyota Yaris WRC took a slender 3.8-second lead into the final day, then won all three stages to extend his winning margin to 29.2 seconds.

Skiing: Watabe Wins 1st Nordic Combined World Cup Event In 2 Years

Skiing: Watabe wins 1st Nordic combined World Cup event in 2 yearsJapan's Akito Watabe claimed his first win in two years at a World Cup individual Nordic combined event on Saturday.
The 28-year-old, who finished runner-up a day earlier on home soil, topped the podium this time as he overcame a 25-second deficit in the 10-kilometer cross country to log 25 minutes, 55.9 seconds.

Tennis: Uchiyama Gets Davis Cup Consolation Win For Japan

Tennis: Uchiyama gets Davis Cup consolation win for JapanYasutaka Uchiyama scored a consolation win against Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the final reverse singles on Sunday to prevent a whitewash for Japan in its Davis Cup World Group first-round tie against France.
The Japanese team had only pride to play for after France built an unassailable 3-0 lead after Friday's opening singles rubbers and Saturday's doubles.

Yamaha: Win A Dream Ride In The Emx125 Championship

Yamaha: Win a Dream Ride in The EMX125 ChampionshipHave you ever dreamed of being an Official Yamaha rider? Do you ride a YZ125? Are you born between 2001 and 2005? If you have answered yes to all of these questions, here is your chance at a dream come true!
In search of Europe's next MX stars, Yamaha is running a competition where one promising young rider will be awarded a place on a fully backed Yamaha team for the 2018 European Championship EMX125 season.

Tennis: Nishikori Reaches Australian Open 2nd Round With Hard-fought Win

Tennis: Nishikori reaches Australian Open 2nd round with hard-fought winWorld No. 5 Kei Nishikori was made to work hard by Andrey Kuznetsov Monday in a five-set 5-7, 6-1, 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-2 men's singles first-round victory at the Australian Open.
After making 18 unforced errors in dropping the first set to his Russian world No. 45 opponent, Nishikori regained his composure to win four straight games in the second set on the Hisense Arena hard court, appearing to turn the tide in his favor.

Kodaira Finds Winning Formula After Struggling In Netherlands

Kodaira finds winning formula after struggling in NetherlandsTopping the podium at the recent All-Japan speed skating sprint championships, Nao Kodaira was savoring the joy of regaining a title she had once taken for granted.
The 30-year-old won the two-day meet held through Dec. 29, beating Miho Takagi, the young skater who had snapped Kodaira’s winning streak at four the previous year.

Hino Dakar Team Heating Up For Eighth Win In The Desert

Hino Dakar Team Heating up for Eighth Win in the DesertHino Team Sugawara is chasing a record eighth successive class victory in the 2017 Dakar Rally beginning on 2 January.
The two-truck team will race through the South American desert, setting off from Acunción in Paraguay and finishing in the Argentinean capital of Buenos Aires on January 14.

Toyota: Will Brown Takes Championship And Win In Final Race

Toyota: Will Brown Takes Championship And Win in Final RaceCementing an outright championship victory, rising racer Will Brown has taken the win in the final race of the 2016 Toyota 86 Racing Series*, running in support of the Coates Hire Sydney 500.
18-year-old Brown led second place Canberra's Cameron Hill by over two seconds, with the third step going to New South Welshman Luke King.

Subaru Eyesight-equipped Impreza, Legacy, Outback, Forester, Levorg And Wrx S4 Win Top Asv++ Rating

Subaru EyeSight-equipped Impreza, Legacy, Outback, Forester, Levorg and WRX S4 Win Top ASV++ RatingFuji Heavy Industries Ltd., the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, today announced that its all-new Impreza as well as Legacy, Outback, Forester, Levorg and WRX S4 models equipped with Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist system have received the top rating of Advanced Safety Vehicle++ (ASV++) in the fiscal 2016 Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) preventive safety performance assessment conducted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the National Agency for Automotive Safety & Victims’ Aid (NASVA).