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JAKARTA, Indonesi | Swimmer Rikako Ikee: A smiling face for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

JAKARTA, Indonesia  — Rikako Ikee could very well be the smiling face of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a new star that organizers are sure to promote during the build-up to the games. The 18-year-old Japanese swimmer has a lot to be happy about. Capped by a record eight medals at the Asian Games — six … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesi | Swimmer Rikako Ikee: A smiling face for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

REGINA, Saskatchewan | Ariya Jutanugarn tied for lead in CP Women’s Open

REGINA, Saskatchewan  — Ariya Jutanugarn birdied five of her last eight holes for an 8-under 64 and a share of the CP Women’s Open lead Thursday at rain-softened Wascana Country Club. Nasa Hataoka and Mariajo Uribe joined the second-ranked Jutanugarn atop the leaderboard, with Canadian star Brooke Henderson and three-time champion Lydia Ko two strokes … Continue reading REGINA, Saskatchewan | Ariya Jutanugarn tied for lead in CP Women’s Open

Free agent Darvish meets with Cubs minus translator

DALLAS /December 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Chicago Cubs are making a pitch for Yu Darvish. The free agent right-hander says he had a “very good meeting” on Monday with Cubs officials. Darvish tweeted a statement in Japanese confirming the get-together amid reports that Chicago executives Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were in Dallas to … Continue reading Free agent Darvish meets with Cubs minus translator