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Force and fragility meet and merge in 'Dunas'

Stage Mar 20, 2018

Force and fragility meet and merge in 'Dunas'

by Nobuko Tanaka

There are mutual squeals of delight when Belgian dance artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Spanish flamenco dancer Maria Pages are reunited after "far too long" at a Tokyo rehearsal studio. Pages, 54, has flown in from Madrid to promote the pair's 2009 work "Dunas" ("Dunes"), ...

Koga: A pithy affair with the avant-garde

Art Mar 20, 2018

Koga: A pithy affair with the avant-garde

by John L. Tran

There are two good reasons to see the exhibition on the short-lived photography magazine Koga, now on at the Tokyo Photographic Art (TOP) Museum. One is that it is full of powerful images that will linger in the memory despite their relative simplicity. The ...

Cristiano Ronaldo insists self-belief is key to success

Soccer Mar 20, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo insists self-belief is key to success

Cristiano Ronaldo says the key to his staggering success is believing nobody is better than he is — and he advised his Portuguese teammates to adopt the same attitude. The Real Madrid star made the comments as he accepted the Portuguese player of the year ...

Heat score 149 in 2OT victory

Basketball / NBA Mar 20, 2018

Heat score 149 in 2OT victory

They broke the stat system. That's how good Miami and Denver were — even modern technology couldn't keep up with the Heat and Nuggets. For 48 minutes, they went back and forth. And one overtime wouldn't decide it, either. Finally, after three hours, the Heat said enough. ...

Kakuryu alone at top as Kaisei suffers first defeat

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 20, 2018

Kakuryu alone at top as Kaisei suffers first defeat

Yokozuna Kakuryu maintained his perfect record and took sole command of the lead on Tuesday, the 10th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. The yokozuna needed a few more seconds than usual to dispatch Chiyomaru (4-6) in their first career meeting, but in the ...

Defender Gotoku Sakai called up for upcoming friendlies in Belgium

Soccer Mar 20, 2018

Defender Gotoku Sakai called up for upcoming friendlies in Belgium

Hamburg SV defender Gotoku Sakai has been added to the Japan squad for the upcoming friendlies to be held in Belgium, the Japan Football Association said late Monday evening. Sakai was called up after right-back candidates Hiroki Sakai and Wataru Endo sustained injuries, leaving them ...

Yankees-Red Sox series in the works for London next year

Baseball / MLB Mar 20, 2018

Yankees-Red Sox series in the works for London next year

Major League Baseball is working to finalize a two-game series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox at London's Olympic Stadium on June 29-30 in 2019, the sport's first regular-season games in Europe. The Red Sox have the option of having both games ...