Japan wins its third straight medal in the event, adding to a silver from London and bronze in Rio de Janeiro.
The win ensures Samurai Japan will win its first Olympic medal in baseball since the 2004 Athens Games.
Defending champion Inbee Park is three strokes back, while Japan's Nasa Hataoka is tied for 16th.
The Japanese teenager has come into his own at the Tokyo Games, earning three medals.
Mai Murakami earns a bronze medal in the women’s floor exercise final.
Ryoji Kuribayashi holds the U.S. in the 10th to pick up the win.
Ilona Maher, Team USA Rugby, covered a cheeky poke at the U.S. skateboarding team, asking it kindly to “leave some swag for the rest of us,”...
Masters champion Matsuyama stayed in contention but missed clutch putts down the stretch.
Kenyans look to be the favorites, but Japanese runners are hoping for a surprise in Hokkaido.
Japan will face the U.S. on Monday for a chance to reach the semifinals.
Badminton standouts Nozomi Okuhara and Akane Yamaguchi advanced to the women’s singles quarterfinals, keeping their title hopes alive for another day.
The Olympic host nation has won eight judo gold medals through six days of competition.