Braves reach deal with Colon

Nov 12, 2016

Braves reach deal with Colon

The Atlanta Braves are getting older in their starting rotation next season. A lot, lot older. Not content to add one 40-something starter, the Braves made it two by agreeing to terms with 43-year-old Bartolo Colon, a person familiar with the situation told AP ...

Knuckleballer Dickey reaches deal with Braves

Nov 11, 2016

Knuckleballer Dickey reaches deal with Braves

R.A. Dickey was won over by an Atlanta Braves sales team that included two Hall of Famers, including a fellow knuckleballer. Dickey said he knew the Braves would be a good fit after meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, with a group that included manager Brian ...

Dec 23, 2011

Risky catalog purchase of fighter

The government on Tuesday selected Lockheed Martin’s F-35 as the Air-Self Defense Force’s next-generation fighter over Boeing’s F/A-18 and the Eurofighter Typhoon to replace aging F-4 fighters. Japan plans to purchase 42 F-35s, hoping that the first delivery will start in fiscal 2016 (April ...

Mar 30, 2011

Japan's crisis leadership

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Amid the horrifying news from Japan, the establishment of new standards of political leadership there is easy to miss — in part because the Japanese media follow old habits of automatically criticizing how officials are dealing with the calamity, and many foreign reporters who ...

Feb 25, 2011

Deciphering Russian aims

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The Russian prime minister’s surprise visit to the Northern Territories and subsequent Russian hard position on the territorial issue have triggered a series of reactions in Japan, which in turn have hardened the Russian position and thereby spoiled Japan-Russia relations. Some observers might regard ...