Olympics: Kitajima Finishes 5th In 100 Breast To End Golden Run

Olympics: Kitajima finishes 5th in 100 breast to end golden runKosuke Kitajima failed to defend the men's 100-meter breaststroke title he held at the last two Olympic Games, finishing out of the medals at fifth on Sunday.

Kitajima lost hands down to South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh, who set a new world record of 58.46 seconds after breaking the Olympic record a day earlier.

Kyoto Students Pull 10-ton Float In Test Run

Kyoto students pull 10-ton float in test runA throng of yukata-clad female college students and a group of elementary school kids provided the muscle to move a 10-ton float in Kyoto on July 12.

The estimated 250 people, including students, pulled the Niwatori (hen) hoko float about 200 meters along Muromachi-dori street as part of a test run for the Gion Festival, which runs through the end of July.

Aoki Goes 1-for-5 To Keep Hits-run Going

Aoki goes 1-for-5 to keep hits-run goingIn-form Norichika Aoki went 1-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to 14 consecutive games in the Milwaukee Brewers' 6-3 loss to the Houston Astros on Saturday.

Aoki continued his hot streak with an infield single in the third inning, legging out a dribbler down the first-base line in a game that saw both Brewers starter Zack Greinke and manager Ron Roenicke tossed in the first inning.

Last Aum Cult Fugitive Arrested In Tokyo, Ending 17 Years On The Run

Last AUM cult fugitive arrested in Tokyo, ending 17 years on the runKatsuya Takahashi, the last fugitive of the AUM Shinrikyo doomsday cult that unleashed a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995, was apprehended in Tokyo's Ota Ward on Friday morning, police said.  

The 54-year-old former cult member was served an arrest warrant on suspicion of murder and attempted murder shortly after his identity was verified by fingerprints. He was held after being found at a comic cafe in Tokyo's Ota ward earlier in the day. Takahashi was later transported to the head office of the Tokyo police for questioning.  

Nissan Launches Limited Run Of Exciting Juke-r As It Stars In Own Movie

Nissan Launches Limited Run of Exciting JUKE-R as it Stars in Own MovieNissan has announced that its innovative Juke-R crossover will be made available to buy in a very limited run on build-to-order basis.

The 3.8-liter, 160 mph Juke-R made its global debut in Dubai in January this year, attracting enormous attention and, as a result, Nissan has now received firm orders for three cars to be built. Two have come from a high-profile and well-respected member of Dubai society.

Subaru Race Team Prepares For Solid Run In Miami

Subaru Race Team Prepares for Solid Run in MiamiThe Subaru Road Racing Team (SRRT) has set its sights on a solid points-earning finish for its Subaru WRX STI to be driven by Andrew Aquilante of Chester Springs, Pa., and co-driver Bret Spaude of nearby Bushnell, Fla.  The 2.3-mile infield road course at Homestead-Miami Speedway, south of Miami, Fla., will host round three of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge this Saturday.

Tohoku Students Run La Marathon

Tohoku students run LA marathoStudents or recent high school graduates who lost parents in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami and staff members of Ashinaga, a Tokyo-based charity that supports orphans, cheer for runners in the Los Angeles marathon in Los Angeles, California, on March 18, 2012.

Robots Get Test Run In Preparing For 2025 Lunar Mission

Robots get test run in preparing for 2025 lunar missionRobots took small steps along a sand dune in Shizuoka Prefecture in the hopes of making a giant leap for the technology that will be vital to a lunar exploration mission around the year 2025.

Researchers from Tohoku University and other institutions put eight robotic rovers to the test in lunar-like conditions in the Nakatajima Sand Dunes in Hamamatsu on March 13.

Carmichael To Run Suzuki Training Camp

Carmichael To Run Suzuki Training CampSuzuki Motor Corporation is offering Suzuki amateur motocross racers the chance to attend the first-ever Suzuki Camp Carmichael - a special riding school with legendary Motocross and Supercross racer Ricky Carmichael at his private training facility in Tallahassee, Florida.