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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 ...

More Sports / Golf Jul 31, 2017

Miyazato claims season-best finish

Former world No. 1 Ai Miyazato, who will retire from golf at the end of the season, placed 13th at the Ladies Scottish Open on Sunday, her best performance of the season. Miyazato entered the final round 10 strokes off the lead and carded four ...

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 ...

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 ...