Japan's baseball, soccer seasons delayed again amid pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese professional baseball and soccer seasons will be further delayed as the country grapples with the outbreak of the coronavirus. Japanese professional baseball had aim...

Japan's ancient sport sumo grapples with coronavirus

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ancient sport of sumo is grappling with the harsh reality of the coronavirus outbreak. The Spring Grand Sumo Tournament kicked off on Sunday in Osaka at Edion Ar...

Japan sporting events at empty stadiums amid virus outbreak

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese sporting events were held without spectators on Saturday in a move aimed at halting the spread of the new coronavirus. The Chiba Lotte Marines hosted the Rakute...

Tiger Woods ties Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA Tour wins

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Tiger Woods has won the Zozo Championship to tie Sam Snead's PGA Tour record of 82 victories. The 43-year-old American completed the rain-hit tournament on M...

Woods widens lead at Zozo Championship

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Tiger Woods shot 4-under 66 in the third round of the rain-hit Zozo Championship on Sunday to widen his lead to three strokes over local favorite Hideki Matsuyama. ...

Japan's Matsuyama in contention at Zozo Championship

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Local favorite Hideki Matsuyama is still in contention to become the first Japanese player to win a PGA Tour event on home soil. Matsuyama is tied for third ...

Woods shoots 64 to take two-stroke lead at Zozo Championship

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Tiger Woods shot a second straight 6-under 64 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the rain-hit Zozo Championship. Teeing off in f...

Woods shoots 64 in PGA's 1st tournament in Japan

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Tiger Woods shot a 6-under 64 in the first round of the Zozo Championship, the PGA Tour's first tournament in Japan. Teeing off the from the 10th hole, Woods...

PGA Tour hopes to 'never leave Japan'

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Joining forces with a celebrity tycoon who dreams of going to the moon, the PGA Tour is committed to being in Japan for the long haul with its first tournament starting Thursd...

Woods, Spieth, McIlroy lead star field in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — With a field that includes Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, the PGA Tour's first tournament in Japan has plenty of star power. The Zozo Championship beginnin...

Thai driver Alexander Albon turning heads in Formula 1

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Formula One has always had a solid following in Southeast Asia. Having Red Bull driver Alexander Albon performing as well as he is will only add to the sport's popularity in the r...

Mercedes driver Bottas wins Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas surged into the lead at the start and held on to win the typhoon-hit Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday for his third Formula One victory of the season ...

Ferrari driver Vettel grabs pole at Japanese GP

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel grabbed pole position at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday in a windy qualifying session that was moved to race day because of the powerful typhoon...

Japanese GP in holding pattern at Typhoon Hagibus approaches

NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — With the Suzuka circuit shuttered on Saturday because of the approaching typhoon, the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix was in a holding pattern with drivers forced to spend the day...

Bottas fastest in practice for Japanese GP

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — On Friday as Japanese Grand Prix organizers were forced to alter the weekend schedule with a powerful typhoon approaching, it was Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes who was quickest in b...