Fujita Wins Women Jockeys' World Cup

Fujita wins Women Jockeys' World Cup

Japanese jockey Nanako Fujita has won the Women Jockeys' World Cup in Sweden.

Ten riders competed in five points-based races in Stockholm on Sunday.

Coach, Players Comment After Loss In World Cup

Coach, players comment after loss in World Cup

The coach and players of Nadeshiko Japan spoke after failing to advance to the quarterfinals in the Women's World Cup in France.

Coach Asako Takakura said she felt sorry that the team could not turn scoring opportunities in the second half into goals.

Japan Loses To Netherlands In Women's World Cup

Japan loses to Netherlands in Women's World Cup

In Women's World Cup soccer in France, Japan lost to the Netherlands 2-1 in the first match of the knockout stage, failing to make it to the quarterfinals.

The world's seventh-ranked Japanese squad, nicknamed Nadeshiko, played the eighth-ranked Netherlands in the northwestern French city of Rennes on Tuesday.

Ticket Designs For Rugby World Cup Unveiled

Ticket designs for Rugby World Cup unveiled

The designs of tickets for the 2019 Rugby World Cup were unveiled in Tokyo on Monday, ahead of the tournament's kickoff in Japan in September.

Former national team skippers Takashi Kikutani and Toshiaki Hirose stood on stage beside giant replicas of the designs.

Abe: Trump To Present Cup To Sumo Champ

Abe: Trump to present cup to sumo champ

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says US President Donald Trump will offer a trophy to the winner of the 15-day sumo competition currently taking place in Tokyo.

Abe was speaking at a meeting of Liberal Democratic Party executives on Monday.

Japan Dominates Bouldering World Cup

Japan dominates bouldering World Cup

Japanese climbers have dominated the fourth round of the Bouldering World Cup in Wujiang, China, taking four of the six medals.

In the men's competition, Tomoa Narasaki won gold by making three of the four tops. It was his first gold of the season. He had won silver in the third round.

Japan's Ski Jumper Wins Overall World Cup Victory

Japan's ski jumper wins overall World Cup victory

A Japanese athlete has secured an overall victory in the 2018-19 men's Ski Jumping World Cup.

22-year-old Ryoyu Kobayashi had been leading the men's individual all-round competition by winning 11 events so far. He faced the large hill in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, on Sunday.

Soccer/ U.s. Ties Japan 2-2 In Women's World Cup Tuneup

SOCCER/ U.S. ties Japan 2-2 in Women's World Cup tuneup

CHESTER, Pennsylvania--Alex Morgan scored her 99th international goal, but Yuka Momiki responded with a stoppage-time equalizer and Japan tied the United States 2-2 on Wednesday night in the SheBelieves Cup tuneup tournament for the Women's World Cup.

Megan Rapinoe also scored for the Americans in a rematch of the last two Women's World Cup finals.

Kobayashi Gets 6th Straight World Cup Ski Jump Win

Kobayashi gets 6th straight World Cup ski jump win

Japan's ski jumper Ryoyu Kobayashi has claimed his sixth straight World Cup win, equaling the tournament record.

Kobayashi finished first in the event in Val di Fiemme in Italy on Saturday. It is his ninth victory in the 2018-19 World Cup season.

Takakeisho Reflects On First Emperor's Cup Win

Takakeisho reflects on first Emperor's Cup win

Sumo wrestler Takakeisho has vowed to work harder to ensure his first victory will not be his last after winning the Emperor's Cup in Fukuoka on Sunday.

Takakeisho, who holds the 4th-highest rank of Komusubi, picked up 13 wins in the 15-day tournament by using his signature pushing and thrusting techniques.