Takanashi Wins Women's Ski Jump World Cup Event

Takanashi wins women's ski jump World Cup eventJapanese teenager Sara Takanashi won the women's ski jump World Cup event on Saturday to claim her fifth title of the season and bolster her status as favorite for the Sochi Olympics.

Boxing: Ando Seizes Wbc Women's Strawweight Crown

Boxing: Ando seizes WBC women's strawweight crownJapan's Mari Ando won a split decision on Saturday to capture the WBC women's strawweight crown.
Ando, the third-ranked contender, defeated Mexico's Jasseth Noriega, ranked fourth by the WBC in their 10-round fight at Osaka's Azeala Taisho Hall. The decision was 2-1 in Ando's favor.

Tennis: Nara Makes Semis At Japan Women's Open

Tennis: Nara makes semis at Japan Women's OpenJapan's Kurumi Nara defeated Polona Hercog of Slovenia on Friday to advance to the semifinals on a day of mixed fortunes for local players at the Japan Women's Open.
Nara won 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-1 in just over two hours at Utsubo Tennis Center and is now the only Japanese player left in the draw after Misaki Doi was knocked out by Samantha Stosur.

Tennis: Doi Knocks Date-krumm Out Of Japan Women's Open

Tennis: Doi knocks Date-Krumm out of Japan Women's OpenJapan's Misaki Doi claimed local bragging rights with a straight sets win over compatriot Kimiko Date-Krumm in the second round of the Japan Women's Open in Osaka on Thursday.
Doi, who at 22 is nearly half Date-Krumm's age, prevailed 7-6(3), 6-4 at Utsubo Tennis Center to book her place in the quarterfinals.