Women's Sports

Thai princess finds tumult in politics, like life

Feb 8, 2019

The Thai princess who tried to buck tradition to jump into the political arena has always been a bit of a rebel. She has had a fair share of tumult in her life, and her bid to become prime minister is the latest

Tomljanovic in Thailand Open final for 4th try at 1st title

Feb 2, 2019

Sixth-seeded Ajla Tomljanovic beat Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia 6-4, 6-1 at the Thailand Open to reach her fourth WTA final on Saturday

Japanese fans celebrate Osaka's rise to top of tennis world

Jan 27, 2019

Led by a congratulatory tweet from the prime minister, Japan reveled in Naomi Osaka's dramatic Australian Open win on Sunday

Nissin drops Osaka ad after complaints, star focused on game

Jan 24, 2019

As sponsor drops ad slammed as insensitive, Japanese tennis star Osaka, focuses on game to secure finals slot

South Korea human rights body to investigate abuse in sports

Jan 23, 2019

South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in the country's sports

More sexual abuse claims rock South Korean skating

Jan 22, 2019

An athletes' group has raised further allegations of sexual abuse in South Korean speed skating following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that she had been raped by her former coach

Japanese grand champion Kisenosato retires from sumo

Jan 16, 2019

Grand champion Kisenosato, the only Japanese wrestler at sumo's highest rank, has decided to retire after three straight losses at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament

3-time Olympic champion Yoshida retires from wrestling

Jan 10, 2019

Japan's three-time Olympic wrestling champion Saori Yoshida announced her retirement, saying it's time for the next generation of wrestlers to take the stage at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Sharapova retires with injury, Sabalenka reaches semifinals

Jan 4, 2019

Maria Sharapova retired from her match at the Shenzhen Open with an injury, giving top-seeded Aryna Sabalenka a spot in the tournament's semifinals

Rain disrupts quarterfinals at Shenzhen Open

Jan 3, 2019

Rain disrupted play at the Shenzhen Open with two quarterfinal matches suspended