Japan Beat Ecuador To Win Group C At Women's World Cup 2015

Japan beat Ecuador to win Group C at Women's World Cup 2015Holders Nadeshiko Japan secured top spot in Group C with a 1-0 win over Ecuador at the Women's World Cup in Canada on Tuesday.
Already guaranteed a place in the round of 16, Japan needed only a draw in their final game to go through as group winners, but Yuki Ogimi's early strike ensured Norio Sasaki's side made it three wins from three.

Golf: 14-year-old Yamaguchi Qualifies For U.s. Women's Open

Golf: 14-year-old Yamaguchi qualifies for U.S. Women's OpenFourteen-year-old amateur Suzuka Yamaguchi secured a spot at the U.S. Women's Open on Monday after finishing tied for second in the final Japanese qualifier.
Yamaguchi shot a 69 and a 66 in the 36-hole stroke play event at Arima Royal Golf Club in Kobe for a 9-under-par 135 total, three shots behind top qualifier Ai Suzuki.

Norway Draws Top-ranked Germany 1-1 At Women's Wcup

Norway draws top-ranked Germany 1-1 at Women's WCupNorway's Maren Mjelde scored from a free kick in the second half to secure a fortunate 1-1 draw against Germany in Thursday's clash of former champions at the Women's World Cup.
In other results, China scored the sole goal in stoppage time to beat the Netherlands, host Canada was held to a scoreless draw by New Zealand, and Thailand beat Ivory Coast to effectively eliminate the African team.

Marta Breaks Scoring Record At Women's World Cup

Marta breaks scoring record at Women's World CupMarta scored her 15th career Women's World Cup goal to become the all-time leader in tournament history, leading Brazil to a 2-0 win over South Korea on Tuesday.
In the day's other games, France dominated play and beat England 1-0, Costa Rica and Spain played out a 1-1 draw in a first-ever appearance for both sides at the event, and a late long-range goal gave Colombia a 1-1 draw with Mexico.

Soccer: Champs Japan Count On Experience At Women's World Cup

Soccer: Champs Japan count on experience at Women's World CupDefending champion Japan heads into the Women's World Cup relying heavily on the experienced players which led it to success in 2011, and confident it can repeat that triumph.
Japan upset the United States in the 2011 final, winning in a penalty shootout. The win touched off emotional celebrations back home where the nation was dealing with the aftermath of the deadly tsunami and nuclear crisis.

Japan Beats Italy In Women's World Cup Warm-up Game

Japan beats Italy in women's World Cup warm-up gameJapan beat Italy 1-0 on Thursday in their final warm-up game before jetting off to Canada to defend their women’s World Cup title.
German-based striker Yuki Ogimi scored the winner seven minutes into the second half in mountainous Nagano as the home side finally broke through after a frustrating start.

Maeda Emerges As Japan’s Front-runner In Women’s Marathon

Maeda emerges as Japan’s front-runner in women’s marathonAfter years of seemingly running in place, the women marathoners of Japan have finally started picking up the pace.
Sairi Maeda gained momentum as she prepares for this Summer’s IAAF world championships in Beijing by winning Sunday’s Sendai International Half Marathon in an impressive 1 hour 10 minutes 24 seconds.

Speed Skating: Japan Wins 1st Women's Team Pursuit Gold

Speed skating: Japan wins 1st women's team pursuit goldThe Japanese women won their first gold medal Saturday in the team pursuit at the world single distance championships.
On the third day of the meet, Ayaka Kikuchi and the Takagi sisters Nana and Miho cut a winning time of 3 minutes, 1.53 seconds to finish two-hundredths of a second ahead of the two-time defending champion Netherlands.