Scots charged for cancellation comments at Rugby World Cup
TOKYO (AP) — The Scots are still in a Rugby World Cup contest, days after being knocked out of the tournament by Japan.
Rugby World Cup organizers issued misconduct charges against...
Scotland got a chance, didn’t take it at World Cup in Japan
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The Scots were so desperate to get their chance on the night in Yokohama, there was talk of a day in court.
When it came to the moment of truth, they couldn't quite...
A deserving Japan reaches first Rugby World Cup quarterfinal
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — When Michael Leitch thanked everyone for supporting his team, he meant absolutely everyone in Japan.
When he dedicated the team's unprecedented success to the people...
Japan’s rugby team shows off the changing face of the nation
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Like tennis star Naomi Osaka and NBA player Rui Hachimura, Japan's rugby team offers a diverse and slightly different look for an insular but changing country.
The Latest: Japan reaches first World Cup quarterfinal
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 24 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local):
Japan got the chance to prove it was a worthy quarterfinalist and took it bravely with a...
Japan v Scotland to go ahead at World Cup in wake of typhoon
TOKYO (AP) — A third Rugby World Cup game in Japan was canceled before organizers decided it was safe enough for the tournament host to play Scotland at Yokohama on Sunday, a night after a deadly...
Bracing for impact at Rugby World Cup as typhoon nears Japan
TOKYO (AP) — With two games already canceled and the prospect of more disruptions as the worst typhoon of the year bears down on Japan, Rugby World Cup organizers have again outlined the plan to...
The Latest: Scotland rebuked by World Rugby
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 22 at the Rugby World Cup (all times local):
World Rugby has rebuked Scotland for trying to force Rugby World Cup organizers to guarantee its...
Japan, Scots would be unified in hearing 2 words: Game on
TOKYO (AP) — A super typhoon could set the scene for a fierce storm of a different kind if Scotland doesn't get the chance to play host nation Japan for a spot in the Rugby World Cup...
Irish sympathy for Scotland goes only so far at World Cup
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Ireland's sympathy for Scotland's predicament at the Rugby World Cup only stretches so far.
Scotland could yet get knocked out of the group stage without playing its...
Rugby World Cup cancels 2 games ahead of expected typhoon
TOKYO (AP) — Well before a potentially devastating typhoon was expected to hit Japan, it ruined Italy's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal ambitions and the hopes of one of the sport's longest-serving...
Ireland’s hopes of topping World Cup group still possible
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Ireland still gets a chance to finish top of its Rugby World Cup group — for now.
The Irish are jostling with Japan for top spot in Pool A, having lost to the hosts,...
The Latest: Scotland rest main team for Japan showdown
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 18 at the Rugby World Cup (all times local):
Scotland has made 14 changes to its starting team to play Russia, the most ever by the Scots...
Scotland heading for drama in Yokohama vs. Japan at RWC
KOBE, Japan (AP) — For Scotland coach Gregor Townsend, it all depends on whether you're a glass half-full or half-empty kind of guy. Townsend himself is going with half-full.
All Blacks ready for World Cup spotlight after 11-day break
Remember the All Blacks?
Black jerseys, black shorts, black socks, black mood on a rugby field? The Rugby World Cup holders?
It's been easy to forget them because since they last had...
The Latest: All Blacks make 11 changes to face Canada
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 11 of the Rugby World Cup (all times local):
New Zealand has made 11 changes from the starting XV that beat South Africa for its second Pool B...
Scotland: There was anger but time now to get over Ireland
KOBE, Japan (AP) — It's taken Scotland a few days to get over Ireland. There was a team meeting and some hard truths were spelled out. It was uncomfortable but necessary, the players said. There...
All Blacks eye Canada next after getting past South Africa
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — All Blacks hooker Dane Coles paused. Their next Rugby World Cup opponent was, um ... Canada?
"One game at a time," Coles said with a smile on Sunday.
Ireland rain on Scotland, win 27-3 at Rugby World Cup
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The Scots talked themselves up. How they smelled Irish blood without injured star backs Rob Kearney, Keith Earls, and Robbie Henshaw. How they could overcome anything coming...
World Cup head injury rules tweaked after All Blacks protest
TOKYO (AP) — New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has welcomed a tweak to the head injury assessment rules after flanker Sam Cane missed the second half against South Africa in the Rugby World...
Ireland vs Scotland gives Day 3 a Six Nations flavor at RWC
TOKYO (AP) — Day 3 of the Rugby World Cup has a Six Nations flavor, with top-ranked Ireland playing Scotland in Yokohama and Italy and England opening their campaigns before and after that...
Dual NZ pivots Barrett and Mo’unga stymie the Springboks
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The heated debate in New Zealand rugby about playing Richie Mo'unga at flyhalf instead of Beauden Barrett, and Barrett at fullback instead of Ben Smith, might cool down...
Kolbe lights up Springboks in loss to All Blacks
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The Springboks needed inspiration. It came from their smallest player.
Cheslin Kolbe, three of whose five test tries have been against New Zealand, had the All Blacks...
All Blacks beat Springboks, extend streak in group games
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — New Zealand straightened the world champion crown on its head and removed any doubt about its status as Rugby World Cup favorite as it overcame South Africa 23-13 on...
The Latest: All Blacks beat South Africa 23-13 in Pool game
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 2 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local):
New Zealand straightened the world champion crown on its head and removed any doubt about...
Young Irish backfield up for anything Scotland hurls at them
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — With Rob Kearney and Keith Earls out, it's as certain as taxes that Ireland's relatively novice backfield will be provoked by Scotland on Sunday.
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All Blacks- Springboks to highlight Day 2 at Rugby World Cup
TOKYO (AP) — The first Rugby World Cup in Asia kicked off with host Japan securing the win it needed to get momentum rolling.
Now for the biggest showdown of the group stage, with the New...
Ireland aim to show Scotland who is No 1 in World Cup opener
TOKYO (AP) — Poised to lose the No. 1 ranking, Ireland can remind fans of its quality when it faces Scotland in their Rugby World Cup opener on Sunday in Yokohama.
Scotland at full strength for Ireland in World Cup opener
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Scotland finally brought all of its biggest names together to face Ireland in their opening Rugby World Cup match on Sunday in Yokohama.
All Blacks embrace doubt about outcome vs Springboks
TOKYO (AP) — The All Blacks love to make history. Not so much when history is made against them.
New Zealand's proud record of winning every one of its Rugby World Cup pool games over 32...
All Blacks choose Barrett, Mo’unga for World Cup opener
TOKYO (AP) — Ryan Crotty took the middle chair at the interview table and grimaced for no particular reason. His frown turned upside down when Richie Mo'unga put his right hand on Crotty's neck...
Springboks want ref to give All Blacks no favors
TOKYO (AP) — Read this Jerome Garces: The All Blacks are no longer rugby's best.
For the second time this week, the Springboks stressed on Wednesday for the referee's benefit that New...
Nissan chief hands in resignation, successor to be named
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa tendered his resignation Monday after acknowledging that he had received dubious income and vowed to pass the leadership of the...
Nissan official says Hiroto Saikawa has resigned as chief executive, effective Sept. 16, successor to be named later
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan official says Hiroto Saikawa has resigned as chief executive, effective Sept. 16, successor to be named later.
Truck, train collide at rail crossing near Tokyo, 30 injured
TOKYO (AP) — A commuter train and a truck loaded with boxes of citrus collided at a rail crossing near Tokyo on Thursday, injuring at least 30 people, Japanese authorities said.
All Blacks, Springboks match previews World Cup pool clash
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The All Blacks and Springboks coaches agree the winner of Saturday's Rugby Championship test in Wellington will take a slight edge into the World Cup where the teams...
Nissan directors say reforms, job cuts are coming
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The newly tapped directors to strengthen corporate governance at Nissan promised to turn the Japanese automaker's ailing business around but said Wednesday that extensive...
Pulisic makes 1st appearance for Chelsea, in exhibition
Christian Pulisic made his first appearance for Chelsea, entering in the 65th minute of a 1-0 exhibition loss to Kawasaki Frontale in Yokohama, Japan, on Friday.
Evers headed to Japan as part of first trade mission
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is headed to Japan in September for his first trade mission.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation says Wednesday that the trip it is...
TOKYO (AP) — Yu Kobayashi, Manabu Saito and Hiroyuki Abe scored as defending champions Kawasaki Frontale beat J-League leaders FC Tokyo 3-0 on Sunday.
Even poop is cute at Japanese museum that encourages play
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Japan's culture of cute makes no exceptions for poop. It gets a pop twist at the Unko Museum in Yokohama near Tokyo.
KOBE, Japan (AP) — David Villa and Andres Iniesta scored two goals each as struggling J-League side Vissel Kobe beat Nagoya Grampus 5-3 on Sunday.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — French veteran Erick Mombaerts has been appointed coach of the A-League's Melbourne City on a three-year contract.
Nissan governance steps, board win shareholders’ approval
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Scandal-battered Nissan won its shareholders' approval Tuesday for a new system of committees to oversee governance and for keeping Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa on its...
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Katie Zaferes led an American sweep of the women's podium in the world series triathlon in Yokohama on Saturday.
Summer Rappaport and Taylor Spivey finished second and...
Hit with arrest of ex-chair Ghosn, Nissan profit nose-dives
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan, reeling from the arrest of its former chairman Carlos Ghosn, reported Tuesday that annual profit nose-dived to less than half of what it earned the previous...
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The United States won three finals on Sunday to finish first overall at the world relays.
Aleia Hobbs crossed the finish line in 43.27 seconds as the U.S. edged...