Mazda Cx-5 Wins European Auto Bild Design Award 2012

Mazda CX-5 wins European AUTO BILD Design Award 2012Who’s the fairest in Europe? Readers of the AUTO BILD Group have chosen – winner and most attractive vehicle in the “SUV, Van and All-Wheel” category is the Mazda CX-5. About 200,000 readers from all AUTO BILD subsidiary publications in 15 countries voted on which European car has the best design in various categories. With 17.8 percent of the votes, the Mazda CX-5 sprinted away from its SUV and all-wheel competitors – Audi A6 Allroad (second place with 10.8 percent) and the Audi Q3 (third place with 9.9 percent) – to take home the European design trophy in its segment.

Olympics: Nakamoto 6th As Uganda's Kiprotich Wins Men's Marathon

Olympics: Nakamoto 6th as Uganda's Kiprotich wins men's marathonKentaro Nakamoto finished sixth to lead a Japanese trio in the Olympic men's marathon as Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich won gold in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 1 second to draw the curtain on the athletics Sunday.

Nakamoto took the tape 3:15 behind Kiprotich, who was third in this year's Tokyo Marathon to winner Arata Fujiwara.

Olympics: Murata Wins Middleweight Gold In Boxing

Olympics: Murata wins middleweight gold in boxingIt came down to a fast-and-furious slugfest, but in the end Ryota Murata became the first Japanese in almost half a century to win an Olympic gold medal in men's boxing.

Murata beat Brazilian Esquiva Falcao Florentino by a 14-13 margin in the middleweight final to capture the gold medal at the London Olympics on Saturday, bringing Japan's total gold medal tally to six at these Summer Games.

Mazda Takeri Wins Design Prize

Mazda Takeri wins Design Prize The “Automotive Brand Contest 2012” has named the Mazda Takeri one of its winners this year. The brand and design competition with jury made-up of international automotive journalists crowned the concept car – which saw European premiere at the Geneva Motor Show early this year – as winner in its “Concepts” category. The prize will be handed-out at the Paris Motor Show at the end of September.

Olympics: Japan Women's Archery Team Wins Bronze

Olympics: Japan women's archery team wins bronzeRen Hayakawa hit a 10 with the last arrow of her Japan team as the country's women archers claimed their first Olympic team medal by edging Russia in the bronze medal match at the London Games on Sunday.

Hayakawa, Kaori Kawanaka and Miki Kanie rallied past Russia's Ksenia Perova, Inna Stepanova and Kristina Timofeeva 209-207 at Lord's Cricket Ground. No Japan men's or women's team had ever medaled in Olympic archery.

Baseball: Kuroda Wins Ichiro's Yankees Debut

Baseball: Kuroda wins Ichiro's Yankees debutHiroki Kuroda did his job and is looking forward to watching Ichiro Suzuki do his.

Just hours after the Yankees acquired Mariners icon Ichiro Suzuki in a two-for-one swap, Kuroda allowed one run in seven innings for the win as New York beat Seattle 4-1. Suzuki singled in his first major league game against the Mariners, for whom he'd played since 2001.

Toyota Gt86 Wins Top Gear Speed Week

Toyota GT86 wins Top Gear Speed WeekThe Toyota GT86 has already been heralded as one of the best new sports cars for years, but it really proved its mettle when pitted against the cream of high-end motoring in the August issue of Top Gear Magazine.

Toyota Window To The World Concept Wins 2012 Core77 Design Award

Toyota Window to the World concept wins 2012 Core77 Design AwardToyota's innovative "Window to the World" interactive vehicle concept won the 2012 Core77 Design Award in the Speculative category.

The concept, by engineers and designers from the Kansei Design Division1 of Toyota Motor Europe and the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID), aims to re-define relationships between passengers and the world surrounding the vehicle. Using augmented reality, the concept transforms the vehicle's windows into an interactive surface, giving information about the surroundings as they pass or act as a drawing canvas.

Ai Miyazato Wins Us Lpga

Ai Miyazato wins US LPGAJapanese golfer Ai Miyazato has won a US LPGA tournament in Arkansas.

Miyazato started the day in 4th place on Sunday, 5 strokes behind the leader.

She made a birdie putt on the 18th hole to finish the day at 6-under par. She was 12-under par for the tournament.

Sykes And Baz Unlucky But Staring Wins For Kawasaki In Superstock 1000

Sykes And Baz Unlucky But Staring Wins For Kawasaki In Superstock 1000Kawasaki Racing Team riders Tom Sykes and Loris Baz both lost valuable points scoring opportunities today due to simple bad luck and a crash from another rider that put Sykes out of a podium place.

Tom, who set a blistering new track best in Superpole on Saturday, found slightly cooler conditions today and despite losing some ground at one stage of the race he fought back to secure what looked like a safe podium finish behind the leading duo.

Hino Wins Global Parts And Service Awards

Hino Wins Global Parts And Service AwardsHino Motor Sales Australia has scored an exclusive global double award, having been named the 2011 Parts Department of the Year and 2011 Service Department of the Year by Hino Motors Limited Japan.

Judged by senior Japanese management within the company, the awards are presented in recognition of worldwide distributor performance for the Japanese financial year ending March 2012.