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44 articles published


Editorials Apr 21, 2018

Make wise use of SDF's Iraq logs

A mechanism should be established to properly assess the records of past SDF missions so that what was learned will be utilized in planning future activities and formulating policy.

Frontale heap misery on Antlers once again

Soccer / J. League Apr 21, 2018

Frontale heap misery on Antlers once again

by Andrew McKirdy

Defending J. League champions Kawasaki Frontale rubbed more salt into Kashima Antlers' wounds with a resounding 4-1 win over last season's runners-up on Saturday. Frontale, who snatched the title from under Kashima's noses on the final day of last season, took a fifth-minute lead at ...

Crusaders pummel winless Sunwolves

Rugby Apr 21, 2018

Crusaders pummel winless Sunwolves

The defending champion Crusaders scored two early tries and then lost their way in a hailstorm before running away to a 33-11 win over Japan's winless Sunwolves in Super Rugby on Saturday. The Christchurch-based Crusaders started as expected with a try in the first minute ...

Japan, Britain tied in Fed Cup clash

More Sports / Tennis Apr 21, 2018

Japan, Britain tied in Fed Cup clash

World No. 22 Naomi Osaka defeated Heather Watson in straight sets Saturday before Kurumi Nara lost her match, giving Japan a 1-1 tie with Britain in their Fed Cup World Group 2 playoff. Osaka beat the 77th-ranked Watson 6-2, 6-3 in Japan's opening rubber at ...

Pacers storm back to beat Cavs

Basketball / NBA Apr 21, 2018

Pacers storm back to beat Cavs

The Indiana Pacers kept insisting this team was different. Anyone who doubted them coming into the playoffs understands now. On Friday, the one-year anniversary of a historic playoff collapse against Cleveland, Indiana flipped the script by rallying from a 17-point halftime deficit and held on for ...

Angels dealt fourth straight loss

Baseball / MLB Apr 21, 2018

Angels dealt fourth straight loss

Jeff Samardzija had just loaded the bases with two outs in the fifth inning of his season debut when San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy went out to the mound, mainly to give his big righty a rest. "He wasn't going anywhere, trust me," Bochy ...

Nadeshiko wins Asian Cup again

Soccer Apr 21, 2018

Nadeshiko wins Asian Cup again

Japan won its second straight Women's Asian Cup on Friday night with a 1-0 victory over Australia in the tournament final. Substitute Kumi Yokoyama scored the 84th-minute winner at Amman International Stadium in a replay of the 2014 final, when Nadeshiko Japan edged the Matildas ...