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Marseille gives defender Hiroki Sakai one-year contract extension

Soccer Sep 30, 2017

Marseille gives defender Hiroki Sakai one-year contract extension

French first-division side Marseille said Friday it has extended the contract of Japan international defender Hiroki Sakai by one season. The 27-year-old Sakai joined the club from German first-division side Hannover in June 2016, and has started in 11 games with the French team. The contract ...

The education system still has much to learn

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Sep 30, 2017

The education system still has much to learn

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There is a driven, compulsive quality to Japanese education, which emerges clearly in a report by Shukan Toyo Keizai magazine titled "Schools are breaking down." Technological progress has a side-effect: an economy that demands higher and higher education as the price of admission into it. ...

Vonn wants to race in men's downhill

More Sports / Winter Sports Sep 30, 2017

Vonn wants to race in men's downhill

Lindsey Vonn's request to race against men in a World Cup downhill will be studied again by the International Ski Federation (FIS) next week. The United States team will make the formal proposal at pre-season meetings hosted by FIS in Zurich, the governing body announced ...

World Series honor bestowed on Mays

Baseball / MLB Sep 30, 2017

World Series honor bestowed on Mays

Major League Baseball has named its World Series Most Valuable Player award after Willie Mays, who's now 86. The decision was announced Friday, the 63rd anniversary of Mays' back-to-the-plate catch in deep center field at the Polo Grounds for the New York Giants against Cleveland's ...

Man City's Aguero breaks rib in crash

Soccer Sep 30, 2017

Man City's Aguero breaks rib in crash

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero confirmed he broke a rib after being involved in a car accident in the Netherlands two days before his team's biggest Premier League game of the season so far. Aguero attended a concert in Amsterdam on Thursday evening and was ...

Tanaka baffles Jays with 15 Ks

Baseball / MLB Sep 30, 2017

Tanaka baffles Jays with 15 Ks

Masahiro Tanaka walked off the mound and tipped his cap to fans after one of his most dominant performances since signing with the New York Yankees in January 2014. He struck out 15 over seven innings, his highest total since coming to the major leagues, ...

Baseball / MLB Sep 30, 2017

Mariners' Iwakuma undergoes shoulder surgery

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma has undergone right shoulder surgery that will keep him from throwing for about five months. The Mariners announced Iwakuma's surgery on Friday. The shoulder debridement was done on Wednesday in Dallas by Dr. Keith Meister. He could resume throwing in ...

North Korea seen moving missiles from development center: report

Asia Pacific Sep 30, 2017

North Korea seen moving missiles from development center: report

Several North Korean missiles were recently spotted moved from a rocket facility in the capital, Pyongyang, South Korea's Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) reported late Friday amid speculation that the North was preparing to take more provocative actions. The report cited an unnamed intelligence source saying ...