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Chinese space lab set to fall from sky

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Mar 30, 2018

Chinese space lab set to fall from sky

An out-of-control space laboratory that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, and will instead offer a "splendid" show as it burns up in the sky. China's space agency said Thursday that the nearly ...

Thawing out on the stove train through Tsugaru

Travel Mar 30, 2018

Thawing out on the stove train through Tsugaru

by Dan Asenlund

In his 1944 semi-autobiographical "Return to Tsugaru," Japanese author Osamu Dazai (1909-48) revisits his native Tsugaru, a peninsula in northernmost Aomori Prefecture and, apart from praising its people, has mostly unflattering things to say about the place. Forty years later, British writer Alan Booth ...

Junya Ito's two-goal effort carries Reysol past Vissel

Soccer / J. League Mar 30, 2018

Junya Ito's two-goal effort carries Reysol past Vissel

Junya Ito's second-half brace helped Kashiwa Reysol end a two-game losing skid in the J. League with a 2-1 home victory over Vissel Kobe. After a scoreless first-half defensive struggle, Ito broke the ice with an opportunistic 68th-minute solo effort. Junya Tanaka equalized in the ...

Shohei Ohtani singles in first MLB at-bat

Baseball / MLB Mar 30, 2018

Shohei Ohtani singles in first MLB at-bat

Shohei Ohtani got off to a perfect start at the plate. The two-way newcomer from Japan quickly put aside a rugged spring training, hitting a single in his first real at-bat for the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday before finishing 1-for-5 with three groundouts and ...

Ayako Uehara starts strong at ANA Inspiration

More Sports / Golf Mar 30, 2018

Ayako Uehara starts strong at ANA Inspiration

Ayako Uehara shot a 6-under-par 66 Thursday to claim a share of second place after the first round of the ANA Inspiration, the first of the year's five women's majors. While Pernilla Lindberg of Sweden stands alone atop the leaderboard after her bogey-free 65 at ...