France outscored Japan 19-9 in the pivotal fourth quarter, including a 17-2 run that defined the overall play in the final period.
The Russian earned her third WTA Tour title of the season without dropping a set in her five matches at Tokyo’s Ariake Colosseum.
Twenty-four teams will compete in B1 in 2022-23, an increase of two from last season. It’s the most teams in the top flight in league history.
Osaka arrived in Tokyo as the tournament’s defending singles champion. The event wasn’t held in 2020 and 2021 because of the global pandemic.
The longtime doubles partners are No. 1 in the world rankings for the first time, becoming the first Japanese men to achieve the feat.
The ex-Dodgers GM called Nomo “a history maker and a history changer” related to the relationship between MLB and baseball in Japan.
The Kobe native finished two shots off the pace after entering the final round in a three-way tie for the tournament lead in Portland, Oregon.
“I know it’s a big role but I think I’m ready for it,” the 23-year-old said, “and there’s a bright future here and I’m excited to...
The 19-year-old became the youngest winner of the JLPGA Championship Konica Minolta Cup, earning the title with an 8-under 64 in the final round.
With sustained excellence on the global stage and Olympic glory, the women played a prominent role in elevating the sport’s profile in Japan.
The San Diego Padres hurler, now in his 17th pro season, joined Hideo Nomo as the only pitchers to amass 3,000 combined strikeouts in NPB and...
The 86-year-old remained in the medical facility the day after being admitted. His condition was not life-threatening, a Yomiuri Giants official said.