Nishikori reflects on Aussie Open exit

Jan 28, 2015

Nishikori reflects on Aussie Open exit

Kei Nishikori’s hopes of reaching the semifinals at all four of tennis’ Grand Slam tournaments this year ended on Wednesday, when he was beaten in straight sets in the Australian Open quarterfinals by Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka. Nishikori was blown out of the first set ...

Jan 28, 2015

Ichiro inks deal with Marlins

Ichiro Suzuki has passed his physical and finalized a $2 million, one-year deal with the Miami Marlins. The Marlins made the announcement Tuesday night. Ichiro signed the deal in his native Japan. A news conference will be held for him Thursday, with five Marlins ...

Wilson set for duel against Super Bowl hero Brady

Jan 28, 2015

Wilson set for duel against Super Bowl hero Brady

Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV. “Of course I remember watching Brady,” Wilson said Tuesday. “He won some incredible games. Incredible comebacks. Incredible throws. Incredible plays. Hopefully he ...

Islanders beat rival Rangers again

Jan 28, 2015

Islanders beat rival Rangers again

Jaroslav Halak faced more traffic on the ice inside than in the snow outside. He handled both nearly flawlessly and carried the New York Islanders to yet another win over the New York Rangers. Halak stopped 40 shots, falling 8.1 seconds short of his ...

Bulls snap Warriors' run

Jan 28, 2015

Bulls snap Warriors' run

One after another, teams trotted into rowdy Oracle Arena the past two months confident they could cool off the NBA’s hottest team on their home floor. It took 113 points, 53 minutes and one big shot from a former MVP to finally make it ...

Chelsea reaches League Cup final

Jan 28, 2015

Chelsea reaches League Cup final

Branislav Ivanovic headed Chelsea into the League Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Tuesday, settling an enthralling semifinal in extra time. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, Ivanovic rose to meet Willian’s free kick in the 94th minute at ...

Jan 28, 2015

Skymark to file for protection from creditors

Struggling Skymark Airlines Inc. will file for protection from creditors at the Tokyo District Court, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The airline planned to make a formal decision on the matter at an extraordinary board meeting later in the day, the ...

A timeline of Japan's Islamic State hostage crisis

Jan 28, 2015

A timeline of Japan's Islamic State hostage crisis

Here is a brief summary of the major events that have led up to the current hostage crisis involving Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto. July 28: Haruna Yukawa, with the ambition of working as a private military contractor, returns to the Middle East. Aug. ...

Jan 28, 2015

Doubts over labor deregulation

Will the Abe adminstration's move to lift work-hour regulations for certain employees exacerbate the chronic problem of long corporate working hours?