Japan can expect USA at "full throttle" and bent on revenge on Sunday as the Asian champions bid to defend their title in the Women's World Cup final. It will be the third showdown between the two sides in a major championship final. Nicknamed 'the Nadeshiko' - a pink flower symbolising grace and beauty - Japan won the 2011 World Cup crown in dramatic fashion in Frankfurt, Germany.
Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, proud owner of the signature Dodge car seen in the 1980s TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard," said he will remove the Confederate flag painted on the auto's roof. The move comes as US sports entities such as the NASCAR stock car series, which has a strong southern fan base, wrestle with the flag issue. "The flag is offensive to people... I felt like it was the right gesture for me to do," Watson said on Friday at the US PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.