Sep 19, 2014

Judges skeptical about Bonds ruling

Barry Bonds may yet overturn his obstruction of justice conviction. Several members of an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals expressed skepticism Thursday over the sole count that baseball’s career home run leader was found guilty of following a trial ...

Sep 19, 2014

Selanne rips Boudreau in new book

Teemu Selanne managed to make a stir on the first day of the Anaheim Ducks’ training camp even after his retirement. Coach Bruce Boudreau and Selanne’s former teammates reacted with disappointment and chuckles Thursday after hearing about Selanne’s fierce criticism of Boudreau in a ...

Morrison HR lifts M's in 9th

Sep 19, 2014

Morrison HR lifts M's in 9th

Logan Morrison felt no weight on his shoulders from the Seattle Mariners’ two-game offensive drought and teetering playoff hopes when he stepped to the plate with two outs in the ninth inning of a scoreless game. “Nerve-wracking? Are you kidding me?” he asked. “This ...

Sep 19, 2014

Moya steps down

Carlos Moya has decided not to stay on as Spain’s Davis Cup coach next year after the five-time winners, missing their top players, were eliminated from the elite World Group by Brazil at the weekend. Injured world No. 2 Rafa Nadal and No. 5 ...

Japan snubs IWC's ruling, plans to resume whaling program

Sep 19, 2014

Japan snubs IWC's ruling, plans to resume whaling program

Japan said Friday it would resume its whaling program in the Antarctic despite passage of a resolution opposing its hunt by the international body that oversees whales, terming the negative vote “regrettable.” The International Whaling Commission on Thursday adopted a resolution saying that Japan ...

Sep 19, 2014

Ex-Taiwan President Lee leaves for Japan vacation

Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui left for Japan on Friday for a seven-day vacation that will take him to several parts of the country. Accompanied by his wife and two daughters, Lee, who was to arrive at Kansai International Airport, is due to attend ...

Dividend-challenged Sony contemplates smartphone exit from China

Sep 19, 2014

Dividend-challenged Sony contemplates smartphone exit from China

Sony Corp. might sharply downsize its smartphone operations in China because business is unlikely to grow against competition from popular local rivals, company sources said Thursday. Sony, which on Wednesday warned of a bigger loss than previously projected for fiscal 2014 ending March due ...

Sep 19, 2014

Liberalizing the power market

Legislation enacted in June will end the decades-long monopoly of Japan's regional utility companies by liberalizing the retail sale of electricity to households in 2016.