Category: Sports

Yuki Togashi takes center stage as Jets beat Evessa

Chiba Jets point guard Yuki Togashi had the scorer’s touch in Sunday’s series finale against the Osaka Evessa. Wisely, the Jets kept things simple and cleared space for Togashi early and often to run the show at Funabashi Arena. In short, it was Togashi’s show. And it worked. Togashi delivered a dynamic 31-point performance, including

Ryota Murata beats Hassan N’Dam in rematch to claim WBA middleweight world title

Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata has obtained another shining treasure. Five months after he lost in a controversial split decision, the 31-year-old Murata gave a dominant performance in a rematch against champion Hassan N’Dam and captured the WBA middleweight title at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan on Sunday. Murata (13-1, nine KOs) became the first-ever Japanese Olympic

Nadeshiko Japan beats Switzerland in friendly

NAGANO – Substitutes Emi Nakajima and Mina Tanaka were on target to give former women’s world champion Japan a 2-0 win at home to Switzerland in an international friendly on Sunday. Nakajima broke the deadlock midway through the second half in torrential rain at Nagano U Stadium before Tanaka rounded off the win with virtually

Kiseki takes Kikka-sho for first G1 win

KYOTO – Top favorite Kiseki powered to victory on Sunday to capture the Kikka-sho, the last race of the Japanese triple crown. Ridden by Italian jockey Mirco Demuro, Kiseki made his move shortly after the final bend and charged down the outside channel before going on to cross the line in 3 minutes, 18.9 seconds

Darvish to start Game 2 or 3 of Fall Classic

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Yu Darvish is expected to start either Game 2 or 3 of the World Series against the Houston Astros, manager Dave Roberts said Saturday. Roberts said before the Astros won the American League pennant and advanced to the World Series against his team that he will send Clayton

Astros get past Yankees to reach World Series

HOUSTON – Jose Altuve embraced Justin Verlander as confetti rained down. An improbable thought just a few years ago, the Houston Astros are headed to the World Series. Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined on a three-hitter, Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Astros reached the World Series for only the second time by

Antlers stumble against Marinos, lose grip on title race

YOKOHAMA – Kashima Antlers saw their stranglehold on the J. League title race loosen after a 3-2 defeat to Yokohama F. Marinos on Saturday night. Antlers went into the match at Nissan Stadium with their five-point lead at the top of the table having been cut to two after second-place Kawasaki Frontale beat Sanfrecce Hiroshima