Yanagita pounces on Marines again

Aug 27, 2016

Yanagita pounces on Marines again

Yuki Yanagita erupted for five RBIs as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks hammered the Chiba Lotte Marines for the second straight day on Saturday, winning 14-3 to stay at the top of the Pacific-League standings. Yanagita, who had four RBIs on Friday in the Hawks’ ...

Asian beetle damages North America trees

Aug 27, 2016

Asian beetle damages North America trees

Over the next two years, grounds crews in St. Louis will cut down nearly one out of every five trees, altering the U.S. city’s leafy landscape for at least a generation. The Midwestern metropolis made the tough decision with the knowledge that if it ...

Aug 27, 2016

Major study confirms health benefits of lean protein

Eating lean proteins such as nuts, chicken and fish reduces a person’s risk of dying compared to a diet high in red meats, eggs and dairy, according to a large study. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine ...

Aug 27, 2016

Powerful Typhoon Lionrock may hit Japan early next week

Powerful Typhoon Lionrock is forecast to hit areas of eastern and northern Honshu on Tuesday, bringing heavy rains and strong winds to a wide area of the country, the Meteorological Agency said Saturday. The storm gained strength while hovering in the Pacific Ocean for ...

Japan Post Bank to introduce 16-language ATMs

Aug 27, 2016

Japan Post Bank to introduce 16-language ATMs

Japan Post Bank plans to introduce automated teller machines that can conduct transactions in 16 different languages starting in January to meet demand from international visitors ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Jiji Press learned Saturday. ATMs that display instructions in such ...

Oliveira's rapid-fire hat trick powers Reysol past Frontale

Aug 27, 2016

Oliveira's rapid-fire hat trick powers Reysol past Frontale

Brazilian striker Diego Oliveira scored a first-half hat trick as Kashiwa Reysol clipped high-flying Kawasaki Frontale’s wings with a 5-2 win in the J. League first division on Saturday. Oliveira struck twice in the first five minutes and Akimi Barada grabbed a third for ...

Mariners to send Aoki back to minors: source

Aug 27, 2016

Mariners to send Aoki back to minors: source

Seattle Mariners outfielder Norichika Aoki is set for a demotion to the minors for the second time this season, a team source revealed Friday after the Mariners’ 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. In his fifth season in the majors, Aoki in late ...