Mitakeumi Wins Autumn Tournament After Playoff

Mitakeumi wins Autumn tournament after playoff

Mitakeumi has won the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament after a playoff with fellow sekiwake Takakeisho.

The two wrestlers and rank-and-filer Okinoumi were tied with 11 wins and three losses after the 14th day.

Osaka Wins Toray Pan Pacific Open

Osaka wins Toray Pan Pacific Open

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has won the Toray Pan Pacific Open.

Osaka reached the final without losing a single set in the tournament in the city of Osaka, where she was born.

Okisawa Wins Conductors Competition At Besancon

Okisawa wins conductors competition at Besancon

A 32-year-old Japanese conductor has won the top prize at an international competition in France.

Nodoka Okisawa was taking part in the 56th International Competition for Young Conductors in Besancon. She was awarded the grand prix on Saturday.

Japanese Girl Wins Park Skateboarding Championship

Japanese girl wins park skateboarding championship

A 13-year-old Japanese girl has won the women's world park skateboarding championship.

Misugu Okamoto scored a total of 61.17 in Saturday's final in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Another Japanese skateboarder, 17-year-old Sakura Yosozumi, took the silver.

Hanyu Wins First Competition Of Season

Hanyu wins first competition of season

Japan's two-time Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu has won the Autumn Classic International in Oakville, Canada, marking a victorious start to the 2019-2020 season.

Hanyu came out on top in his free skate on Saturday, after winning the short program on Friday.

Japanese Cellist Wins In Munich Music Contest

Japanese cellist wins in Munich music contest

Japanese cellist Haruma Sato has been awarded the top prize in an international music competition in the German city of Munich.

The 21-year-old Sato became the first Japanese to win in the cello category in the ARD International Music Competition on Friday.

20-year-old Shibuno Wins Women's Golf Major

20-year-old Shibuno wins women's golf major

Japanese rookie golfer Hinako Shibuno has won the Women's British Open with 18-under. The 20 year old is only the second Japanese to win golf's major title and the first to do so in 42 years.

It was her first overseas competition. She has won two domestic tour titles this season.

20-year-old Shibuno Wins Women's Final Golf Major

20-year-old Shibuno wins women's final golf major

Japanese rookie golfer Hinako Shibuno has won the Women's British Open with 18-under. The 20 year old is only the second Japanese to win golf's major title and the first to do so in 42 years.

It was her first overseas competition. She has won two domestic tour titles this season.

Kakuryu Wins 6th Sumo Title In Nagoya

Kakuryu wins 6th sumo title in Nagoya

Sumo yokozuna grand champion Kakuryu clinched his sixth title in Nagoya on Sunday, beating fellow grand champion Hakuho on the final day.

The two Mongolian top-ranked yokozuna wrestlers went head to head, and Kakuryu came out on top, forcing out Hakuho to seal his first title in seven tournaments.

Mochizuki Wins Wimbledon Junior Boys' Title

Mochizuki wins Wimbledon junior boys' title

Sixteen-year-old Shintaro Mochizuki has become the first Japanese tennis player to win a junior boys' championship at a Grand Slam.

The eighth-seeded Mochizuki defeated Spain's Carlos Gimeno Valero in Sunday's final of the Wimbledon boy's singles.

24 Hours Of Le Mans Mega Gallery | Toyota Wins Again

24 Hours of Le Mans Mega Gallery | Toyota wins again

Toyota Gazoo Racing just took its second one-two finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the second straight year, and it was another dominant performance. As the only factory-backed cars in the top-tier LMP1 class, Toyota was expected to beat the rest of the field with ease. However, a tire puncture and pitstop shenanigans in the final hour ended up causing more drama than was necessary for the No. 7 Toyota that was leading for the majority of the race. That allowed the No. 8 Toyota to snag first place near the end, making Fernando Alonso, Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima the winners.

The No. 51 Ferrari 488 GTE took home the class win in GTE Pro, and the No. 85 Ford GT nabbed the win for the GTE Am class. Ford will be happy to see the GT go out on top at Le Mans, as the company already announced that this is the last 24 Hours of Le Mans it's backing in the Ford GT program. We compiled a gallery of best hits above, so enjoy the photography from Circuit de la Sarthe in France.

Asanoyama Wins First Sumo Tournament

Asanoyama wins first sumo tournament

In sumo, rank-and-file wrestler Asanoyama has clinched his first tournament title.

Asanoyama beat ozeki champion Goeido on day 14 of the Summer Grand Sumo tournament in Tokyo on Saturday. He had been the sole leader going into the bout, with two losses.