Aug 27, 2014

Japan to host 2018 volleyball worlds

Japan will host the 2018 women’s world championship, the Japan Volleyball Association said Wednesday. Japan will host the tournament for the first time since 2010. This year’s championship will be held in Italy. “This will be a very special world championship as it will ...

Aug 27, 2014

Hanyu gears up for new season

Yuzuru Hanyu said Wednesday he is eager to prove his gold-medal winning treble at figure skating’s biggest competitions last season was no fluke and wants to win everything in sight in the upcoming campaign. Hanyu won the Grand Prix Final, the Sochi Winter Olympic ...

Aug 27, 2014

Ebinuma claims world title again

Masashi Ebinuma won his third consecutive men’s 66-kg title at the world judo championships Tuesday. Ebinuma’s uchimata throw gave him an ippon victory over Russia’s Mikhail Pulyaev in the final. The London Olympic bronze medalist became the fifth Japanese male judoka to win three ...

Aug 27, 2014

Donovan to play once more for U.S.

Landon Donovan says he will make his final appearance for the U.S. national team Oct. 10 in a friendly against Ecuador. Donovan announced the plan Tuesday. Donovan is the top scorer in U.S. history with 57 goals and 58 assists in 156 appearances, but ...

Aug 27, 2014

Astrodome could be reborn as park

The iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome could come back to life as an indoor park that county officials say would be the world’s largest, according to the newest proposal for reusing the stadium and saving it from demolition. The pitch came from Harris County ...

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

Aug 27, 2014

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was on Wednesday placed under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France’s finance minister. In a statement after a fourth round of questioning before magistrates, ...