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Trump pulls U.S. out of 'defective' Iran nuclear deal

World May 9, 2018

Trump pulls U.S. out of 'defective' Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the landmark nuclear accord with Iran Tuesday, declaring he was making the world safer in restoring harsh sanctions. But he also dealt a profound blow to allies, deepened his isolation on the world stage and revived doubts ...

Future without sumo unthinkable for Hakuho

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO May 9, 2018

Future without sumo unthinkable for Hakuho

by John Gunning

The Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, which gets underway on Sunday, is shaping up to be a make-or-break one for several wrestlers. Takayasu and Kisenosato have seen their respective hopes for a yokozuna run and triumphant comeback dampened by injuries both old and new. Ozeki Takayasu, coming ...

NPB names monthly MVP winners for March-April

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 9, 2018

NPB names monthly MVP winners for March-April

Hanshin Tigers right-hander Randy Messenger won his third monthly MVP award and 12th-year Yomiuri Giants infielder Hayato Sakamoto was one of two first-time winners, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Wednesday. Messenger, the first foreign pitcher in NPB to make four straight opening-day starts, was selected as ...

Yuichi Sugita loses in first round of Madrid Open

More Sports / Tennis May 9, 2018

Yuichi Sugita loses in first round of Madrid Open

Yuichi Sugita fell in the first round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday, a day after countryman Kei Nishikori also fell at the first hurdle. Sugita, ranked 46th in the world, lost 6-4, 6-3 to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in his first career match with the ...

Southampton all but secures top-flight survival

Soccer May 9, 2018

Southampton all but secures top-flight survival

Southampton almost certainly secured its Premier League survival after Manolo Gabbiadini's second-half goal gave it a 1-0 win over Swansea City on Tuesday that left its relegation rival deep in the mire. Substitute Gabbiadini bundled home a scrappy goal after 72 minutes to settle a ...