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Aichi city looks to become the yo-yo mecca of Japan

Oct 13, 2017

Aichi city looks to become the yo-yo mecca of Japan

Iwakura in Aichi Prefecture is striving to make the city a mecca of yo-yos, which were a big hit in the country in the 1980s and 1990s when more than 10 million people nationwide were thought to be fans. Iwakura, located about 10 minutes north ...

Catalan referendum stirs up Balkan nationalists' hopes

/ Oct 13, 2017

Catalan referendum stirs up Balkan nationalists' hopes

Catalonia's drive to secede from Spain is rekindling dreams of independence in ethnic pockets across the Balkans, a potentially dangerous ambition in a region where nationalist violence claimed tens of thousands of lives in the 1990s. From ethnic Albanians in southern Serbia to the Serbs ...

Boy Scouts of America to let girls join

Oct 13, 2017

Boy Scouts of America to let girls join

In a historic shift, the Boy Scouts of America will let girls enroll in Cub Scouts starting next year and allow them to eventually earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout, the organization said on Wednesday. The unanimous decision by the 100-year-old group's board of ...

Dance forms mix in pair of shows

| Oct 13, 2017

Dance forms mix in pair of shows

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Like many art forms in our rapidly shrinking world, dance is constantly experimenting with variants of the cross-cultural, extending and blending boundaries into innovative re-imaginings of genre. Choreographers such as Akram Khan, an English dancer of Bangladeshi descent, have found great success by combining ...

High-scoring Devils pounce on Leafs

/ Oct 13, 2017

High-scoring Devils pounce on Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs had a big shots advantage and even two more skaters on the key play. The New Jersey Devils put up the only big numbers that mattered — on the scoreboard. Brian Gibbons had a rare 3-on-5 goal, Miles Wood and Pavel ...

Brazil Olympic Committee chief pens resignation letter from prison

Oct 13, 2017

Brazil Olympic Committee chief pens resignation letter from prison

Carlos Nuzman sent his resignation letter as head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee from a prison on Wednesday. He's been held there since last week amid an investigation into a vote-buying scheme to bring the 2016 Olympics to Rio de Janeiro. The national Olympic committee immediately ...

Grand Slam board fines volatile Fognini

/ Oct 13, 2017

Grand Slam board fines volatile Fognini

Fabio Fognini was handed a suspended ban of two Grand Slam tournaments on Wednesday for insulting a chair umpire at the U.S. Open. The Grand Slam board said the Italian will be suspended from participating in two major tournaments — one of which will be ...

Yanks oust Tribe in reversal of fortune

/ Oct 13, 2017

Yanks oust Tribe in reversal of fortune

These young Yankees were unshaken, resilient and as tough as the city they represent. The baby Bronx Bombers have grown up fast. Didi Gregorius, following in the October footprints left by Derek Jeter, homered twice off Corey Kluber as New York beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 ...

Samurai Japan unveils roster for new event

Oct 13, 2017

Samurai Japan unveils roster for new event

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Japan's new manager is ready to lead the next generation on the road to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The first stop along the way comes next month, when Samurai Japan takes on South Korea and Taiwan during the Asia Professional Baseball Championship from Nov. 16-19 ...

Stephen Strasburg, Nationals blank Cubs, force Game 5

/ Oct 13, 2017

Stephen Strasburg, Nationals blank Cubs, force Game 5

Stephen Strasburg gave Washington everything he had, and it was more than enough. So much for all those questions about heart and character. Strasburg shook off an illness and pitched seven dominant innings, Michael Taylor hit a late grand slam and the Nationals beat the Chicago ...