Dec 6, 2016

Outfielder Yoh rejects offer from Buffaloes

Free-agent outfielder Daikan Yoh as turned down the Orix Buffaloes, the Pacific League team’s head of baseball operations said Tuesday. According to Hiroyuki Nagamura, Yang told the Buffaloes through his agent that he would sign with another team. The Yomiuri Giants and the Rakuten ...

Dec 6, 2016

French Grand Prix returning to F1 calendar in 2018

The French Grand Prix will return to the Formula One calendar in 2018 after a 10-year absence. Christian Estrosi, the head of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region, said Monday that the race will be organized at the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France. The world’s ...

Dec 6, 2016

NBA legend Magic Johnson returning to studio as TV analyst

Magic Johnson watches NBA games every day, amazed by the way Russell Westbrook is compiling triple-doubles even faster than he could. Now Johnson is ready to start talking about it on the air again. The Hall of Famer is returning to ESPN to work ...

Dec 6, 2016

Blatter loses appeal of six-year ban

Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban by FIFA. Blatter said in a statement Monday it is “difficult” to accept but that “the way the case progressed, no other verdict could be expected.” The ...

Dec 6, 2016

Heisman Trophy finalists announced

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook. The finalists were announced Monday on ESPN and the award will be presented ...

Dec 6, 2016

Alabama star wins Nagurski Trophy

Team success is breeding individual success for members of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama senior defensive lineman Jonathan Allen won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Monday night given annually to the nation’s best college defensive player. Allen was selected over four other finalists, including ...

Dec 6, 2016

Pete Rose's ex-bookie found dead

A man found dead in his Ohio apartment last month has been identified as a former bookie for baseball hits leader Pete Rose. The Warren County coroner’s office said Monday that Ronald Peters was found dead Nov. 19 during a welfare check by Franklin ...

Current NHK board member Ryoichi Ueda named president

Dec 6, 2016

Current NHK board member Ryoichi Ueda named president

NHK’s Board of Governors decided Tuesday to appoint Ryoichi Ueda, former senior executive vice president of major trading house Mitsubishi Corp., as the next president of the public broadcaster. Ueda, a 67-year-old member of the board, was selected as successor to Katsuto Momii, the ...

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Dollar easier below 114 yen in Tokyo

The dollar was easier below ¥114 in late Tokyo trading on Tuesday amid a dearth of major fresh trading incentives. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥113.82-83, slightly down from ¥113.91-91 at the same time Monday. The euro was at $1.0760-0760, up from ...