Yamaha Pocock Delivers Career-best As Fontanesi Wins Again

Yamaha Pocock delivers career-best as Fontanesi wins againMonster Energy Yamaha were able to see another fine stand-in performance from one of their athletes as Mel Pocock finished 7th overall at a rough and rutted Agueda for the Grand Prix of Portugal and the seventh round of sixteen in the FIM Motocross World Championship.

Horse Racing: Strong Return Wins Yasuda Kinen In Japanese Mile Record

Horse racing: Strong Return wins Yasuda Kinen in Japanese mile recordStrong Return lived up to his name as last year's runner-up edged long-shot Grand Prix Boss by a neck to win a wild Yasuda Kinen in a 1,600-meter Japan record on Sunday.

Strong Return, the second choice ridden by Yuichi Fukunaga, took care of unfinished business from a year ago to cut a winning time of 1 minute, 31.3 seconds, taking one-tenth of a second off the previous record held by Danon Chantilly.

Yamaha Bright Comeback For Tonus And Wins For Pocock And Fontanesi

Yamaha Bright comeback for Tonus and wins for Pocock and FontanesiThe Grand Prix of France at a packed St Jean D'Angely circuit saw some bright news for Monster Energy Yamaha as Arnaud Tonus made a positive first FIM Motocross World Championship outing of the season and showed some promising speed and Mel Pocock dominated both races in the opening round of the European EMX250 series on his YZ250F.

Swimming: Kitajima Wins Santa Clara 200

Swimming: Kitajima wins Santa Clara 200Japan's Kosuke Kitajima, the two-time defending Olympic champion in the men's 200-meter breastroke, won the 200 at the Santa Clara International on Friday in his first action since April.

Kitajima, who last raced at April's Japan championships, continued his preparations for the London Olympics in a pedestrian 2 minutes, 13.10 seconds.

Baseball: Darvish Wins 100th Top-flight Game

Baseball: Darvish wins 100th top-flight gameThe Texas Rangers' Yu Darvish earned his American League-leading seventh win on Sunday with a five-inning effort over the Toronto Blue Jays. The victory was his 100th at the top level.

The 25-year-old right-hander, who was making his 10th major league start, allowed three runs on seven hits in the Rangers' 12-6 win. He struck out three and walked three in his 93-pitch effort.

Kawasaki Christophe Pourcel Wins The Brazilian Mx1 Gp

Kawasaki Christophe Pourcel wins the Brazilian MX1 GPChristophe Pourcel of Team CP377 Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit won his second GP of the year in the Brazilian round of the FIM World MX1 Motocross Championship at Beto Carrero.

Heavy overnight rain had made conditions treacherous but Pourcel was in superb form, winning the opening race by nearly a minute and a half despite slackening his pace in the final laps. He again took the lead in the second moto, but a couple of incidents as he caught up to lap the tailenders cost him the race win; however a 1-4 scoreline in the two motos was more than enough to clinch overall honours on the day and move Christophe up to third place in the series.

Yamaha Lorenzo Wins French Motogp To Take Overall Lead

Yamaha Lorenzo wins French MotoGP to take overall leadSpain's 2010 world champion Jorge Lorenzo won the French MotoGP here on Sunday and took the overall lead in the championship.   The 25-year-old Yamaha rider, recording his second win of the season and 19th MotoGP in all, came home clear of Italian great Valentino Rossi on a Ducati while defending world champion Casey Stoner of Australia was third on a Honda.

Suzuki 3 Wins And 6 Podiums For Seeley At Nw200

Suzuki 3 Wins And 6 Podiums For Seeley At NW200Alastair Seeley was a hat trick hero at the International North West 200 in Northern Ireland, taking his stable of Tyco Suzuki GSX-R machinery to success in Superstock, Supersport and Superbike classes.

The British Superbike regular stood on all six podiums during Thursday and Saturday's races, taking his win tally at the North Coast showpiece in Northern Ireland to eight victories.

Toyota Wins At 2012 Fleet World Awards

Toyota wins at 2012 Fleet World awardsToyota's fleet services division has been awarded Most Improved Manufacturer by Fleet World.

Steve Moody, Fleet World editor and chair of the judging panel for the 2012 awards, said: "In the last 18 months Toyota has come back – with a bang. Its fleet department has made massive strides, ensuring it can offer fleets better terms and service, communicating better in a number of ways, including its excellent new online customer portals. And with new products, the Japanese giant is a major force in fleet again. No wonder sales have rocketed as a result."

Judo: Fukumi Wins 48-kg Title At National Invitational Weight-class Championships

Judo: Fukumi wins 48-kg title at national invitational weight-class championshipsTomoko Fukumi won a unanimous decision over Riho Okamoto in overtime to claim victory in the women's 48-kilogram final at the judo national invitational weight-class championships on Sunday.

Fukumi, 26, took the honors with three judges' flags to win her first title in two years and fourth overall, but two-time world champion Haruna Asami was left shell-shocked after suffering a defeat in her first match at the hands of Okamoto at Fukuoka Kokusai Center.

Suzuki Martin Wins Cookstown 100 Superbike

Suzuki Martin Wins Cookstown 100 SuperbikeTyco Suzuki's Guy Martin raced his GSX-R1000 to a Superbike victory and two fastest laps at Saturday's Cookstown 100 Road Races in Northern Ireland.

Despite completing a handful of laps at the Thruxton circuit a fortnight ago, Cookstown was Martin's first time on a motorcycle since his win at the Ulster Grand Prix in August last year, proving that despite a varied and often criticised schedule, the Kirmington truck mechanic has kept himself in top-top condition.

Acura Wins Best Luxury Campaign From Nielsen Automotive Advertising Awards

Acura Wins Best Luxury Campaign from Nielsen Automotive Advertising Awards The 2012 Acura TL campaign was awarded Best Luxury Campaign earlier this week at the Nielsen Automotive Advertising Awards event held at the 2012 New York International Auto Show.

Created by Acura's agency of record, rp&, a division of RPA, the campaign relied on visual metaphors to communicate the refined yet bold performance of the 2012 Acura TL sedan—"aggression in its most elegant form."