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57 articles published


Dairakudakan's 'unearthly' butoh meets a tortured Russian tale

Stage Mar 15, 2018

Dairakudakan's 'unearthly' butoh meets a tortured Russian tale

by Nobuko Tanaka

Following a January press conference in which the New National Theatre, Tokyo, announced that Dairakudakan, one of the world's leading butoh companies, would be staging two performances of "Tsumi to Batsu" ("Crime and Punishment") in March, troupe founder Akaji Maro delivered a triumphant statement. "Having ...

Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph shuffles lineup for match against Lions

Rugby Mar 15, 2018

Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph shuffles lineup for match against Lions

Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph named his team Thursday for this weekend's Super Rugby clash with the Lions at Johannesburg's Emirates Airlines Park. Scrumhalf Yutaka Nagare returns to the run-on XV on Saturday to lead a side that shows five changes and three positional switches from ...

Halilhodzic reveals roster for upcoming friendlies

Soccer Mar 15, 2018

Halilhodzic reveals roster for upcoming friendlies

by Andrew McKirdy

National team manager Vahid Halilhodzic on Thursday warned World Cup qualifying heroes Takuma Asano and Yosuke Ideguchi to force their way onto their club teams or risk missing out on this summer's tournament in Russia as he named his squad for two friendly matches ...

Determination inspires Momoka Muraoka in gold-medal quest

Paralympics Mar 15, 2018

Determination inspires Momoka Muraoka in gold-medal quest

After winning two bronze and a silver, Alpine sit skier Momoka Muraoka's determination pushed her to win the best-colored medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics At 21, she became the youngest Japanese athlete to win gold at the Winter Paralympics when she topped the 10-woman ...

Syracuse, Texas Southern advance with First Four victories

Basketball Mar 15, 2018

Syracuse, Texas Southern advance with First Four victories

Freshman Oshae Brissett had his 13th double-double while leading Syracuse's second-half comeback, and the Orange — the last team to make the NCAA Tournament — held on for a 60-56 victory over Arizona State on Wednesday night in the First Four. The 11th-seeded Orange play ...