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Voters snub Maduro assembly as Venezuela protests turn deadly

World / Politics Jul 31, 2017

Voters snub Maduro assembly as Venezuela protests turn deadly

Deadly protests rocked Venezuela on Sunday as voters broadly boycotted an election for a constitutional superbody that unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro vowed would begin a "new era of combat" in the crisis-stricken nation. Opposition parties are sitting out what they call a rigged election ...

Hawks rally to beat up Fighters

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 31, 2017

Hawks rally to beat up Fighters

Seiji Uebayashi's third-inning, three-run homer brought the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks from behind in a 5-3 win over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters on Monday evening. Before a crowd of 46,808, the largest announced at Tokyo Dome this season, the Hawks overturned a 3-0 deficit in ...

Japan revels in Asia Cup three-peat

Basketball Jul 31, 2017

Japan revels in Asia Cup three-peat

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Japanese women's national basketball team made a triumphal return home on Monday, fresh from winning the Asia Cup for the third straight time. The Akatsuki Five, who edged Australia 74-73 in Saturday's thrilling championship game, flew back to Narita airport on Monday morning with ...

Nadeshiko Japan loses to Australia at Tournament of Nations

Soccer Jul 31, 2017

Nadeshiko Japan loses to Australia at Tournament of Nations

Yuka Momiki made it two goals in two games but Samantha Kerr scored a first-half hat trick Sunday as Australia maintained its perfect record with a 4-2 victory over Japan in the Tournament of Nations. On the second game day of the four-team women's international ...