Tennis: Nishikori through to Japan Open final against Medvedev

Tennis: Nishikori through to Japan Open final against Medvedev

Kei Nishikori of Japan returns a ball to Richard Gasquet of France on October 6. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)   TOKYO, October 6 (Reuters): Home favourite Kei Nishikori defeated Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-6(2) 6-1 in the semi-finals of the Japan Open on Saturday, setting up a final against Russian qualifier Daniil Medvedev.   The Japanese world number […]

Motor racing: Hamilton storms to 80th pole in Japan, Vettel ninth

Motor racing: Hamilton storms to 80th pole in Japan, Vettel ninth

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix with second placed Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and third placed Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after qualifying on September 6. (REUTERS/Toru Hanai)   SUZUKA, Japan, October 6 (Reuters): Lewis Hamilton timed his run to perfection in changing conditions to take a record-extending 80th pole position at […]

Motor racing: Hamilton completes practice clean sweep

Motor racing: Hamilton completes practice clean sweep

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during practice on October 6. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)   SUZUKA, Japan, October 6 (Reuters): Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton completed a practice clean sweep in his Mercedes, setting the pacein the final hour of track action ahead of qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix.   The Briton, who had dominated Friday’s opening […]

Tennis: Osaka not saddened by Serena row in U.S. Open final

Tennis: Osaka not saddened by Serena row in U.S. Open final

Naomi Osaka of Japan poses with the championship trophy at the Top of the Rock Observatory the day after winning the Women’s Singles finals match against Serena Williams at the 2018 US Open in the Manhattan borough of New York City. (REUTERS)   YOKOHAMA, September 13 (Reuters): Naomi Osaka said on Thursday Serena Williams’s row […]

Japan hunts for survivors of floods that killed nearly 100

Japan hunts for survivors of floods that killed nearly 100

Rescue workers look for missing people in a house damaged by heavy rain in Kumano town, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on July 9, 2018. (Kyodo/via REUTERS)   MIHARA (Japan), July 9 (Reuters): Rescuers in western Japan dug through mud and rubble on Monday, racing to find survivors after torrential rains […]

Japan torrential rains: Death toll rises to at least 81

Japan torrential rains: Death toll rises to at least 81

Local residents sit in a boat as they are rescued from a flooded area at a hospital in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on July 8, 2018. ( Kyodo/via REUTERS)   KURASHIKI (Japan), July 8 (Reuters):  The death toll from torrential rain and landslides in westernJapan rose to 81 people on Sunday, […]

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