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Powerful earthquake rocks southwest China

Asia Pacific Aug 9, 2017

Powerful earthquake rocks southwest China

Rescuers picked away rubble from around a body in an area shaken by a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwestern China, then stood silently in a row, with helmets off and heads bowed to pay their respects. Tuesday night's magnitude 6.5 quake killed at least 19 ...

Japan Display to cut 3,700 jobs on first-quarter loss

Business / Corporate Aug 9, 2017

Japan Display to cut 3,700 jobs on first-quarter loss

Japan Display Inc. on Wednesday reported a group net loss in the April to June quarter for the fourth straight year, announcing fresh restructuring measures including slashing some 3,700 jobs, mainly overseas. The liquid crystal display panel maker reported a net loss of ¥31.46 billion ...

Eagles hold on for win over Fighters

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 9, 2017

Eagles hold on for win over Fighters

Journeyman right-hander Yuya Kubo got a pair of big strikeouts to preserve the lead as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles held off the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 6-5 on Wednesday night. With runners on second and third, the 37-year-old Kubo found an extra gear to ...

Dodgers lose to D-Backs despite Maeda's efforts

Baseball / MLB Aug 9, 2017

Dodgers lose to D-Backs despite Maeda's efforts

Kenta Maeda pitched five solid innings Tuesday but was denied a win by Jake Lamb, who capped a two-homer day with a grand slam to help lift the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3. Maeda allowed one run on four hits, including a ...

Sale strikes out 13 as BoSox streak hits seven

Baseball / MLB Aug 9, 2017

Sale strikes out 13 as BoSox streak hits seven

Working on six days' rest, Chris Sale followed up his worst start of the season with one of his best. Sale allowed two hits and struck out 13 in eight innings, helping the Boston Red Sox win their seventh straight game, a 2-0 victory over ...

Japan loses to Australia in FIBA Asia Cup opener

Basketball Aug 9, 2017

Japan loses to Australia in FIBA Asia Cup opener

Japan's opening game of the FIBA Asia Cup ended in a disappointing 16-point loss to regional heavyweights Australia in Lebanon on Tuesday. The first game of Group D at Beirut's Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex was close through the first quarter, but Australia broke away in ...

Hanyu returns to 'Onmyoji' soundtrack for Olympic season

Figure Skating Aug 9, 2017

Hanyu returns to 'Onmyoji' soundtrack for Olympic season

Reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu said Tuesday he will be using the soundtrack from the film "Onmyoji" (The Yin-Yang Master) for his free skate program in the 2017-2018 season, including at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Speaking to reporters in Toronto where he is currently training, ...

Madrid outclasses United to claim Super Cup

Soccer Aug 9, 2017

Madrid outclasses United to claim Super Cup

Real Madrid eased to a 2-1 victory over Manchester United to win the Super Cup on Tuesday, with goals in each half from Casemiro and Isco. Cristiano Ronaldo watched most of the end-to-end action from the bench, while his teammates outclassed United on a hot ...