Djokovic overpowers Pouille to reach Japan Open semifinals

TOKYO (AP) — Showing no lingering effects of a shoulder injury, Novak Djokovic coasted into the semifinals of the Japan Open on Friday with a straight-sets win over Lucas Pouille. To...

Third-seeded Goffin advances to quarterfinals at Japan Open

TOKYO (AP) — David Goffin’s impressive play at what is becoming one of his favorite tournaments continued Thursday at the Japan Open when he advanced to the quarterfinals. Goffin, wh...

Djokovic beats Soeda to reach quarterfinals at Japan Open

TOKYO (AP) — Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals of the Japan Open on Wednesday by beating Japanese wild-card entry Go Soeda 6-3, 7-5. Djokovic, who is attempting to win a title...

Japanese rugby fans celebrate historic win over Ireland

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fans celebrated their team's stunning upset of Ireland at the Rugby World Cup with everyone from the prime minister to rivals paying tribute to the historic win. ...

Vettel leads Ferrari 1-2 to win Singapore Grand Prix

SINGAPORE (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel took advantage of an early pit stop to win the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday and end a 13-month winless streak in Formula One. Vette...

Ferrari's Leclerc takes 3rd straight pole at Singapore GP

SINGAPORE (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc claimed a third straight Formula One pole position on Saturday after outpacing championship leader Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for the Singapore Grand ...

Leclerc edges Hamilton in final practice at Singapore GP

SINGAPORE (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc edged Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton on Saturday in the final practice before qualifying at the Singapore Grand Prix. ...

Hamilton tops 2nd practice at Singapore GP

SINGAPORE (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Friday's second practice at the Singapore Grand Prix in an early indication the Formula One championship leader will be tough to beat in ...

Verstappen fastest in first practice for Singapore GP

SINGAPORE (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen posted the fastest time in Friday's first practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix. Verstappen was 0.167 seconds quicker than Fer...

Hamilton looking to extend F1 lead at Singapore Grand Prix

SINGAPORE (AP) — Lewis Hamilton aims to turn up the heat in his bid for a sixth Formula One championship at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver heads into Sunday...

As 1st Asian host, Japan aiming higher at Rugby World Cup

TOKYO (AP) — When Jamie Joseph took on the challenge of coaching Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the ex-All Blacks forward knew there was much more at stake than results on the field. ...

Give me a break: Japanese coach takes heat for resting ace

TOKYO (AP) — A decision by a high school baseball coach to rest his star pitcher in a crucial qualifying game for the prestigious national tournament has the Japanese sports fraternity up in arms. ...

Hoses, ice packs help tame Tokyo heat before the Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The heat is on for organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Several days after marking one year to go before the opening ceremony, the notorious Tokyo heat kicked in just ...

Surfers test waves ahead of sport's Olympic debut at Tokyo

ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — As one of five new sports added to the program for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, surfing is arguably the most glamorous and is sure to bring a new dimension as the IOC seeks a younger ...

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. ...