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Trump pardons controversial former Arizona Sheriff Arpaio

World Aug 26, 2017

Trump pardons controversial former Arizona Sheriff Arpaio

U.S. President Donald Trump spared former Sheriff Joe Arpaio a possible jail sentence Friday by pardoning the recent federal conviction stemming from his immigration patrols, reversing what critics saw as a long-awaited comeuppance for a lawman who escaped accountability for headline-grabbing tactics during his ...

Google linked to internet disruptions in Japan

National Aug 26, 2017

Google linked to internet disruptions in Japan

A widespread internet disruption hit Japan on Friday, blocking access to banking and train reservation services as well as gaming sites. The disruption was limited to the networks of NTT Communications Corp. and KDDI Corp. NTT Communications, which runs the OCN internet service, said the problem ...

Wild Knights hammer Eagles

More Sports / Rugby Aug 26, 2017

Wild Knights hammer Eagles

The Panasonic Wild Knights maintained their perfect start to the new Japan Rugby Top League season Saturday, beating the Canon Eagles 43-8 at Kumagaya Athletic Stadium. Digby Ioane and Akihito Yamada each picked up a brace of five-pointers and Kenki Fukuoka and Takuya Yamasawa also ...

Osaka, Kerber to square off in first round at U.S. Open

More Sports / Tennis Aug 26, 2017

Osaka, Kerber to square off in first round at U.S. Open

Naomi Osaka was handed a tough first-round encounter in the upcoming U.S. Open on Friday as she begins her Grand Slam campaign against world No. 6 and defending champion Angelique Kerber of Germany. The 19-year-old Osaka, who made a third-round exit last year, was drawn ...

Matsuyama misses cut by one stroke

More Sports / Golf Aug 26, 2017

Matsuyama misses cut by one stroke

World No. 2 Hideki Matsuyama missed the halfway cut for the second time this season on Friday, unable to recover from an uncharacteristically poor first round at the Northern Trust. Matsuyama, who entered the second round at 102nd after shooting 4-over 74 in his opening ...

Maeda sharp in posting 12th win

Baseball / MLB Aug 26, 2017

Maeda sharp in posting 12th win

Kenta Maeda struck out seven of the 21 batters he faced, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. Maeda (12-5) allowed a solo shot to Domingo Santana in the second as the Brewers were the first to ...

Takahashi wins 57-kg gold

More Sports Aug 26, 2017

Takahashi wins 57-kg gold

Yuki Takahashi defeated Thomas Gilman of the United States 6-0 to win the men's 57-kg freestyle final at the world wrestling championships on Friday for Japan's first freestyle gold in 36 years. The 23-year-old reigning Asian champion and 2016 national champion was appearing in his ...

New honor for Olympic legend Mills

Olympics Aug 26, 2017

New honor for Olympic legend Mills

by Ed Odeven

Legendary distance runner Billy Mills, whose performance at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics catapulted him to global fame, is receiving a special honor close to home. Mills, who captured the gold with an amazing finish in the men's 10,000 meters in Tokyo, is among a quartet ...