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Sightseeing bus runs off road in Hokkaido, injuring 39

Aug 19, 2017

Sightseeing bus runs off road in Hokkaido, injuring 39

Dozens of tourists were injured Friday when their sightseeing bus veered off a road and tipped over, falling several meters before landing in a field in Shimizu, Hokkaido, local firefighters said. Police sources said 48 of the 49 people aboard were taken to hospitals after ...

Five Barcelona attack suspects killed

Aug 19, 2017

Five Barcelona attack suspects killed

Police on Friday shot and killed five people wearing fake bomb belts who staged a car attack in a seaside resort in Spain's Catalonia region hours after a van plowed into pedestrians on a busy Barcelona promenade, killing at least 13 people and injuring ...

Triple jumper Pyatykh receives four-year doping ban

/ Aug 19, 2017

Triple jumper Pyatykh receives four-year doping ban

Russian triple jumper Anna Pyatykh was on Friday handed a four-year doping ban and stripped of her 2007 IAAF World Athletics Championship bronze medal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced. The now 36-year-old finished fourth in the triple jump in Osaka but inherited third ...

Fujioka blossoming into star, leader

Aug 19, 2017

Fujioka blossoming into star, leader

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There is probably nobody else that shines as brightly as Manami Fujioka does in Japanese women's basketball right now, and many believe that she has the potential to eventually transform into a superstar player. The 23-year-old largely contributed to Japan winning its third straight Asian ...

Reds jump out to 9-0 lead, hold off Cubs in slugfest

/ Aug 19, 2017

Reds jump out to 9-0 lead, hold off Cubs in slugfest

Phillip Ervin may be a late-bloomer, but the Cincinnati outfielder has arrived in the majors with bang. Ervin hit a two-run homer to snap a tie in the seventh inning and had four RBIs in his first major league start as the Reds rebounded from ...

Barca loses Suarez for four weeks with injury

Aug 19, 2017

Barca loses Suarez for four weeks with injury

After losing Neymar for good, Barcelona will also face the first month of the Spanish League season without Luis Suarez. Barcelona said on Thursday that Suarez will be sidelined for at least four weeks after medical tests revealed a knee injury in his right leg. That ...

Miyazato to skip Canadian tournament due to family matter

/ Aug 19, 2017

Miyazato to skip Canadian tournament due to family matter

Ai Miyazato, who will retire from golf after 12 seasons on the LPGA Tour, has decided not to compete in an upcoming tournament in Canada, citing family reasons, her management company said on her official website on Thursday. "Miyazato will withdraw from next week's Canadian ...

Japan women remain winless at World Cup

/ Aug 19, 2017

Japan women remain winless at World Cup

Japan showed its attacking ability with three late tries Thursday, but it was not enough to prevent a third-straight pool stage loss as it went down 29-15 to Australia in the Women's Rugby World Cup. With losses to Australia, Ireland and France, Japan finished at ...