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Taro Aso's remarks on harassment spark criticism again

National May 11, 2018

Taro Aso's remarks on harassment spark criticism again

Finance Minister Taro Aso came under fire again on Friday for a comment during a Diet session that suggests a belittling attitude toward sexual harassment, saying his ministry's former top bureaucrat might have fallen into a trap by a female reporter. "Such a possibility can't ...

Injured Kisenosato to skip seventh consecutive tournament

Sumo May 11, 2018

Injured Kisenosato to skip seventh consecutive tournament

Kisenosato will pull out of the upcoming Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, extending his streak of missed events to a yokozuna-record-equaling seven meets, his stablemaster said Friday. The 31-year-old Kisenosato, the first Japan-born wrestler in 19 years to gain promotion to sumo's highest rank, has missed ...

Hornets name James Borrego coach

Basketball / NBA May 11, 2018

Hornets name James Borrego coach

James Borrego has been hired as the new head coach of the Charlotte Hornets. The sides agreed to a three-year deal with a team option in the fourth year, according to multiple reports on Thursday. Borrego, 40, spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach ...

Halilhodzic to sue JFA over sudden dismissal

Soccer May 11, 2018

Halilhodzic to sue JFA over sudden dismissal

Former Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic is planning to sue the Japan Football Association, possibly later this month, in the hope of learning what led to his abrupt dismissal in April and restoring his honor, sources familiar with the matter said Friday. The JFA terminated its ...

Sunwolves still searching for winning formula

Rugby May 11, 2018

Sunwolves still searching for winning formula

Jamie Joseph made five changes to the Sunwolves starting XV Thursday as Japan's Super Rugby franchise looks to bid farewell to its Tokyo faithful with a win over the Reds on Saturday. The Sunwolves (0-9) head into the Round 13 game against the Queensland-based side ...