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Heavy snow cuts power, disrupts transport along Sea of Japan coast

Feb 11, 2017

Heavy snow cuts power, disrupts transport along Sea of Japan coast

Heavy snow plastered much of the Sea of Japan coast on Friday as a cold wave hit the archipelago, disrupting transportation and causing power outages. The Meteorological Agency warned the snowfall could continue through Sunday and spread to the Pacific coast. In Kurayoshi, Tottori ...

Ground-breaking ceremony held for new Yamanote Line station

Feb 11, 2017

Ground-breaking ceremony held for new Yamanote Line station

Work commenced Friday on a new station for the Yamanote Line, the first addition to central Tokyo’s loop line since 1971. East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) and the Urban Renaissance Agency, an affiliate of the infrastructure ministry, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the ...

Japan storms past Iran in exhibition series opener

Feb 11, 2017

Japan storms past Iran in exhibition series opener

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The Japan men’s national team knocked down 12 3-pointers and forced 19 turnovers en route to an 85-74 victory over Iran in the opener of a two-game exhibition series on Friday night in Sapporo. Interim head coach Luka Pavicevic’s team shot 52.2 percent (12-for-23) ...

Yamanaka receives JBC's Boxer of the Year award

Feb 11, 2017

Yamanaka receives JBC's Boxer of the Year award

Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka was named the 2016 Boxer of the Year on Friday by the Japan Boxing Commission. Yamanaka, who also won the annual award three years ago, is second only to former WBA light flyweight champ Yoko Gushiken (13) in ...

Watabe earns runner-up finish in Nordic combined event

Feb 11, 2017

Watabe earns runner-up finish in Nordic combined event

Akito Watabe narrowly missed out on his first win of the season on Friday, placing second in a World Cup individual Nordic combined event. Watabe, whose 134-meter attempt placed him second with 129.1 points after the ski jumping segment, led the 10-km cross country ...

Westbrook cuts down Cavs

Feb 11, 2017

Westbrook cuts down Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers considered resting their stars, then played the Oklahoma City Thunder at full strength and lost anyway. Russell Westbrook scored 29 points and had his 26th triple-double of the season to lead Oklahoma City to a 118-109 victory on Thursday night. Cavaliers ...

Senators deal Stars fourth consecutive loss

Feb 11, 2017

Senators deal Stars fourth consecutive loss

Dion Phaneuf was looking for a big performance after his team dropped back-to-back games by a combined 10 goals. He led by example in the Ottawa Senators’ 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. Phaneuf was a force as he scored the ...

Super bantamweight Kubo gets first shot at world title

Feb 11, 2017

Super bantamweight Kubo gets first shot at world title

Shun Kubo will face Venezuelan champion Nehomar Cermeno for the WBA super bantamweight world title, his Shinsei Gym announced on Friday. The 26-year-old Kubo, ranked ninth, will be taking his first shot at a world title at Osaka’s Edion Arena on April 9. “I ...

49ers hope hiring of Shanahan ends coaching carousel

Feb 11, 2017

49ers hope hiring of Shanahan ends coaching carousel

For the third straight offseason, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York hired a new head coach and introduced him with a news conference full of platitudes. After running off Jim Harbaugh following the 2014 season and Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly after one-year tenures ...

A wicked day of wind and rain play havoc at Pebble Beach

Feb 11, 2017

A wicked day of wind and rain play havoc at Pebble Beach

Jordan Spieth could barely stand up and worried his hat would fly off in the middle of his swing. From 176 yards downhill to the par-3 11th green at Monterey Peninsula, he ripped a 4-iron and hoped for the best. When he saw it ...

Kramer captures 5,000m world speedskating title for eighth time

Feb 11, 2017

Kramer captures 5,000m world speedskating title for eighth time

Sven Kramer won his eighth world 5,000-meter title after a duel with Dutch countryman Jorrit Bergsma at the world single distances speedskating championships on the 2018 Olympic track on Thursday. Hardly outdone, compatriot Ireen Wust regained the 3,000 title from Martina Sablikova of the ...

Bucks' Parker hurts left knee again, out for year

Feb 11, 2017

Bucks' Parker hurts left knee again, out for year

Forward Jabari Parker tried to get up immediately after falling to the floor with pain in his left knee. But Parker stayed down, even with teammates trying to help. The way the leg buckled without contact, coupled with the grimace on Parker’s face, made ...