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Canned <I>chūhai</I> drinks thrive on salaryman buzz

Business Apr 29, 2018

Canned chūhai drinks thrive on salaryman buzz

by Alex Martin

"When life gives us lemons, we make -196˚ C Strong Zero Double Lemon!" Perhaps beverage giant Suntory Holdings Ltd.'s commercial variation of the well known proverbial phrase best captures the appeal of its top-selling canned cocktail. Once regarded as a simple, working-class drink, chūhai has made ...

Brex complete sweep of Sunrockers

Basketball / B. League Apr 29, 2018

Brex complete sweep of Sunrockers

by Ed Odeven

For two straight days, the Tochigi Brex clamped down defensively on the Sunrockers Shibuya. The initiative paid off for the defending champions as they closed out a weekend sweep with a 74-61 win on Sunday at Brex Arena Utsunomiya. On Saturday, Tochigi triumphed 71-55. To secure their ...

Merciless Gamba put Sagan to the sword

Soccer / J. League Apr 29, 2018

Merciless Gamba put Sagan to the sword

Shu Kurata broke the ice with a 68th-minute strike and opened the flood gates as Gamba Osaka beat Sagan Tosu 3-0 in the J. League first division on Sunday. At Suita Stadium, the hosts went into the break with nothing to show for their attacking ...

Big-hitting Lions steamroll Eagles

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 29, 2018

Big-hitting Lions steamroll Eagles

Shinsaburo Tawata allowed two runs over seven innings as the Seibu Lions batters produced an offensive master class in a 16-4 Pacific League win over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Sunday. Tawata (5-0) allowed six hits and struck out four without issuing a walk ...

Nasa Hataoka drops to seventh in San Francisco

More Sports / Golf Apr 29, 2018

Nasa Hataoka drops to seventh in San Francisco

Nasa Hataoka carded an even-par 72 to drop to seven strokes off the lead after Saturday's third round of the LPGA Mediheal Championship. Hataoka, who entered the day in seventh place, equaled four birdies with bogeys at Lake Merced Golf Club to sit in a ...

Chelsea stays in hunt for berth in Champions League

Soccer Apr 29, 2018

Chelsea stays in hunt for berth in Champions League

Cesc Fabregas gave Chelsea's bid to qualify for the Champions League a boost with a superb strike that clinched a 1-0 win at Swansea, while West Brom kept its slim hopes of Premier League survival alive with a 1-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday. Spain ...