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  1. Sport - Other Sport

    Vettel says dominance of Formula One not turning off fans

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 05:11pm by Associated Press in Suzuka, Japan

    ... Associated Press in Suzuka, Japan On the verge of claiming his fourth straight Formula One title, Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel doesn’t think his overwhelming dominance has made the sport less interesting for fans. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was quoted after Sunday’s Korean Grand Prix as suggesting that Vettel’s dominance risks putting fans to sleep, similar to the era ...

  2. Sport - Tennis - Davis Cup

    Hat-trick chasing Czechs whitewash Japan 5-0 in Davis Cup

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 11:14pm by >Agence France-Presse

    ... whitewash of Japan after Sunday’s reverse singles matches. The Czechs, chasing their third straight title, had already secured a fifth semi-final spot in six years after winning the doubles ... if Tomas can play for us. We have five months to prepare and we will see what happens after Wimbledon and the US Open,” Navratil added. Japan’s hopes were severely jolted when Kei Nishikori, who ...

  3. Sport - Tennis - Davis Cup

    Czechs bounce Japan to reach Davis Cup semi-finals

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 01:33am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... clinically dispatching Japan in Saturday’s doubles to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the tie. Radek Stepanek and Lukas Rosol beat Tatsuma Ito and Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in front ... Stepanek ripping a forehand, which Uchiyama could only dump into the net to leave Japan two sets down and with a mountain to climb. The Czechs completed victory when a Rosol bullet fizzed past ...

  4. Sport - Tennis

    Czech Republic take charge against Japan in Davis Cup quarter-final

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Title-holders the Czech Republic established an iron grip on their Davis Cup quarter-final tennis tie against a weakened Japan on Friday, with Radek Stepanek and Lukas Rosol battling for wins in front of a buzzing Tokyo crowd. Despite missing world No 5 Tomas Berdych, the Czechs had expected to dominate a Japan side shorn of talisman Kei Nishikori ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Japan slice through Italy to earn World Series berth

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 12:45am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Japan slice through Italy for IRB spot Imperious Japan became Asia's first team to win a core spot on the IRB Sevens World Series after brushing ... of their goal, the crowd threw their support firmly behind Japan and the Asian sevens champions delivered in style, speeding to a 26-5 win. "This is just amazing. Our goal was to qualify ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Japan prevail in the rain as Hong Kong eye final assault

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 12:27am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Asian champions dispose of opponents as they play a territorial kicking game Japan prevail in the rain as HK eye final assault Japan will continue ... Kong Stadium before lunchtime, Japan changed their game plan accordingly in the knockout stage as they came up against Tunisia, kicking the ball deep into their opponent's half and relying ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Japan power past Tunisia to set up Russia semi-final

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 06:42pm

    ... John Carney Japan’s juggernaut keeps powering on at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, making short work of Tunisia 38-7 in their Sevens World Series qualifier quarter-final. Tunisia were simply no match for the Japanese who tore through the north Africans’ defence almost at will. In Sunday’s first qualifier semi-final Japan will now face Russia who beat Uruguay 21-14. ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Japan’s ‘Terminator’ Lomano Lemeki aims to take on the world

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:43pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Schwarzenegger, Japan's all-action hero Lomano Lemeki wants life to imitate art. That would be a danger for Hong Kong as the man who is quickly gaining the reputation as a Terminator on the sevens field is keen to lead his adopted country into the HSBC Sevens World Series next season. "We are confident we can do it," said Lemeki after Japan blasted their way past their first two ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Unbeaten Uruguay pose serious World Cup worry for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 07:47pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Only one team remain unbeaten in the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy (JWRT) and it isn’t Japan or Tonga, who contest Saturday’s final. It is Uruguay, whose performances over the past two ... Canada (second seeds), Japan (third) and Namibia (seventh). But Uruguay showed they are an all-round fine product, beginning the tournament with a courageous 33-28 victory over Japan before ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Watch out for Japan, Mike Friday warns Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:42pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Asian champions present biggest danger to home side for promotion to World Series, says ex-England sevens coach Watch out for Japan, Friday warns HK Speed-infused Japan are genuine contenders for Sevens World Series promotion and a big stumbling block for Hong Kong's ambitions, says former England sevens guru Mike Friday. Japan impressed ...




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