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Robots take baby steps toward emotion and empathy at CES

/ Jan 13, 2018

Robots take baby steps toward emotion and empathy at CES

The robot called Forpheus does more than play a mean game of table tennis. It can read body language to gauge its opponent's ability, and offer advice and encouragement. "It will try to understand your mood and your playing ability and predict a bit about ...

Abe to pay tribute to Japan's Oskar Schindler in Lithuania

/ Jan 13, 2018

Abe to pay tribute to Japan's Oskar Schindler in Lithuania

A Japanese diplomat who saved 6,000 European Jews from the Holocaust by issuing visas so they could escape war-torn Lithuania will be hailed by Japan's prime minister decades after defying Tokyo to help the refugees. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pay tribute to Chiune Sugihara ...

Jan 13, 2018

Resuming the North-South dialogue

Just making the Pyeongchang Games successful must not be the goal of the North-South rapprochement. It should be turned into a springboard for achieving a genuine easing of tensions.

Daisuke Kataoka enjoys strong start at Sony Open

/ Jan 13, 2018

Daisuke Kataoka enjoys strong start at Sony Open

Daisuke Kataoka got off to a good start to the 2018 PGA Tour season, shooting a 5-under-par 65 to sit two shots off the pace after the opening round of the Sony Open on Thursday. In the first full-field event of the tour calendar year, ...

Hockey Canada unveils 2018 Olympic squad

/ Jan 13, 2018

Hockey Canada unveils 2018 Olympic squad

Hockey Canada unveiled the men's team aiming for a third straight Olympic hockey gold medal next month at the Pyeongchang Games, and most players are not household names. All but three are from European-based leagues after the NHL bowed out of competing in South Korea. ...

Tom Brady on a mission as Patriots face Titans

/ Jan 13, 2018

Tom Brady on a mission as Patriots face Titans

The Tennessee Titans can expect to feel the full wrath of an aggrieved Tom Brady and the New England Patriots as the defending Super Bowl champions launch their postseason campaign on Saturday. The Patriots have been riled this week following a bombshell ESPN report which ...

Raptors pound struggling Cavaliers

/ Jan 13, 2018

Raptors pound struggling Cavaliers

LeBron James isn't enjoying the view lately, watching the end of blowout losses from the Cleveland Cavaliers' bench. James and his struggling Cavaliers absorbed their most-lopsided rout of the season, overwhelmed by the Toronto Raptors 133-99 on Thursday night. The Cavaliers have dropped six of eight ...

Big names set to cash in on arbitration cases

/ Jan 13, 2018

Big names set to cash in on arbitration cases

The hot corner figures to be sizzling Friday when players and teams swap proposed salaries in arbitration. Toronto's Josh Donaldson, Baltimore's Manny Machado, Washington's Anthony Rendon and the Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant were among the more than 170 players headed to the exchange. But most ...