Curry in Japan to talk Tokyo Olympics, Rui Hachimura

TOKYO (AP) — Stephen Curry is already looking ahead to the next challenge in his basketball career, including the chance to represent the United States at next year's Tokyo Olympics. ...

Japan hails Hachimura's NBA selection as new era for sport

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese basketball officials, fans and media hailed the selection of Rui Hachimura in the NBA draft, saying the move will usher in a new era for the sport in Japan. Hac...

Ticket sales strong 100 days out from Rugby World Cup

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers have marked 100 days to go before the opening of the Rugby World Cup by saying the challenges of staging the sport's showpiece event in a non-traditional rugby nation have larg...

Cheika: Wallabies will be ready when it counts at World Cup

TOKYO (AP) — Australia coach Michael Cheika has predicted the Wallabies will rebound from their worst season in six decades to be a force at the Rugby World Cup. Australia lost nine ...

Alvarez upset by Nasyukhin in One Championship debut

TOKYO (AP) — Russian Timofey Nasyukhin upset American Eddie Alvarez with a first-round technical knockout in the mixed martial arts One Championship on Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo's premier sum...

The 'Baseball Brit' kicks of season-long journey in Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — Joey Mellows is taking his passion for baseball on the road. Long haul. The 34-year-old Englishman, better known by his @BaseballBrit Twitter handle, has quit his day jo...

Zagitova wins at worlds, Tursynbaeva lands 1st quad jump

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Olympic champion Alina Zagitova won the free skate on Friday to capture her first title at the figure skating world championships. Skating to "Carmen," the 16-y...

Chen leads after short program at figure skating worlds

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champion Nathan Chen upstaged two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu on Thursday to lead the short program at the figure skating world championships. ...

Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu ready for worlds

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu says he has recovered sufficiently from an ankle injury and is ready to compete for the title at the world figure skating championships. ...

Undergrad Chen set to face Hanyu at figure skating worlds

TOKYO (AP) — Defending champion Nathan Chen heads to the world figure skating championships in Japan balancing the rigors of competition with the scholastic requirements of being an undergraduate at Y...

Ichiro hitless as Mariners beat Yomiuri 6-4 in exhibition

TOKYO (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki's struggles at the plate have followed him to Japan. Ichiro went hitless in three at-bats on Sunday when his Seattle Mariners beat the Yomiuri Giants 6-4 i...

'Rookie' Kikuchi in spotlight in major league debut in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Talk about a pressure situation. Just as he was adjusting to life in the United States, Yusei Kikuchi is back in Japan getting ready to make his major league pitching de...

Thai playmaker Chanathip Songkrasin raises profile in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — With soccer booming in Southeast Asia, Chanathip Songkrasin's move to Japan has been a win-win situation for both the Thai playmaker and the J-League. The 25-year-old Ch...

Iniesta teaming up with old teammate Villa in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Andres Iniesta's old teammate from his days at Barcelona is now his new teammate at Vissel Kobe. Iniesta said Thursday that the addition of David Villa will give the Jap...

Sunwolves prepare for Super Rugby season with higher purpose

TOKYO (AP) — With the Rugby World Cup looming, there's a renewed sense of urgency for the Sunwolves as the Japan-based club prepares for its fourth season in Super Rugby. The Sunwolv...