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Date-Krumm, Nishikori fall at Wimbledon

Jun 30, 2013

Date-Krumm, Nishikori fall at Wimbledon

Veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm’s memorable run at Wimbledon came to a shuddering halt on Saturday after the 42-year-old was blasted out of the third round by defending champion Serena Williams. Williams, bidding for a 17th Grand Slam and sixth Wimbledon crown, needed just over an ...

Brown imparting wisdom to Japan squad

| Jun 30, 2013

Brown imparting wisdom to Japan squad

by Ed Odeven

Larry Brown, the Basketball Hall of Fame coach, has never been accused of embracing job stability. So maybe it's not surprising that his older brother, Herb, also a basketball lifer, has had a nomadic existence in the coaching business, too.

Murray rolls into 4th round

Jun 30, 2013

Murray rolls into 4th round

Andy Murray kept his campaign to become Britain’s first Wimbledon champion since 1936 comfortably on course Friday but Sergiy Stakhovsky, the shock conqueror of Roger Federer, crashed out. Murray, the second seed, breezed past Spanish veteran Tommy Robredo, the 32nd seed, 6-2, 6-4, 7-5. ...

O'Malley-Japan baseball exhibit opens

Jun 30, 2013

O'Malley-Japan baseball exhibit opens

by Jason Coskrey

Former Los Angeles Dodgers president Peter O’Malley was in Tokyo on Saturday morning to celebrate the opening of a special exhibition of Dodgers memorabilia at the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame. O’Malley and NPB commissioner Ryozo Kato were among those who participated in a ...

Cultural agency doles out awards to those promoting Japan

Jun 30, 2013

Cultural agency doles out awards to those promoting Japan

by Natasha Vik

Twelve distinguished figures, including eight foreigners, received awards Friday from the Cultural Affairs Agency for their efforts in cultural exchange and promotion of Japanese culture abroad. At a ceremony in Tokyo, Agency Commissioner Seiichi Kondo presented seven of the recipients with the “commissioner’s awards,” ...

Jun 30, 2013

Abe lines up Canada, Argentina trips

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is mulling a trip to Canada since he is already scheduled to travel to New York to attend the U.N. General Assembly in late September, government officials said. In addition, arrangements are under way for a possible visit by Abe ...

South Africa whips Japan in Rugby World Cup Sevens

Jun 30, 2013

South Africa whips Japan in Rugby World Cup Sevens

Japan’s men suffered their second straight Pool B defeat at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow on Saturday, losing 33-0 to South Africa and falling out of contention for the championship. Only the six pool winners and the two best runners-up qualify for ...

Jun 30, 2013

Municipalities ask Tepco for residents' data to expedite redress

Tokyo Electric Power Co. may disclose information on Fukushima Prefecture residents who have yet to file compensation claims with their municipalities over the nuclear crisis. Local governments in Fukushima have been calling on Tepco to share data about residents who are eligible to file ...

Jun 30, 2013

Conservatives target GOP 'turncoats'

Conservatives have drawn a bull’s-eye on the immigration bill passed by the U.S. Senate, insisting the landmark measure will fail as is and vowing political retribution against Republicans who voted for it. The bipartisan immigration reform bill passed 68-32 in the Senate on Thursday ...

Cartwright won't return to Osaka Evessa

Jun 30, 2013

Cartwright won't return to Osaka Evessa

by Ed Odeven

Former Chicago Bulls head coach Bill Cartwright has parted ways with the Osaka Evessa, the bj-league team he resurrected after an awful start last season. In a news release posted on its website at midnight on Saturday, the Evessa announced that Cartwright’s tenure as ...