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Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang turns 1 year old at Tokyo zoo

Jun 13, 2018

Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang turns 1 year old at Tokyo zoo

Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang celebrated her first birthday in good health Tuesday at a Tokyo zoo. Born on June 12 last year to mother Shin Shin and father Ri Ri through natural mating, Xiang Xiang enjoys climbing trees every day and eating apples, according ...

'Nowhere'

/ Jun 13, 2018

'Nowhere'

by Yukari Tanaka

June 15-July 8 Yuna Yagi is a Kyoto-based photographer whose work, since her debut in 2010, has been praised by critics both here and abroad. Her photos have been featured at the Kyotographie International Photography Festival and earned her the Hasselblad Award in 2016. Rooted in ...

'Gordon Matta-Clark: Mutation in Space'

/ Jun 13, 2018

'Gordon Matta-Clark: Mutation in Space'

by Yukari Tanaka

June 19-Sept. 17 American artist Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-78) was a 20th-century Renaissance man, juggling projects that cut across multiple artistic disciplines as well as into street culture and food. He also recognized the importance of art in creating thriving communities. This show at the National Museum ...

Balanced Brazil reduces dependence on superstar Neymar

/ Jun 13, 2018

Balanced Brazil reduces dependence on superstar Neymar

Brazil is still shaking off the embarrassment of losing to Germany 7-1 in its home World Cup. Since Tite took over as coach in 2016, the five-time world champions have become a winning machine again and were the first to qualify for Russia. Neymar, who missed ...

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signs bill allowing sports betting

Jun 13, 2018

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signs bill allowing sports betting

Gamblers in New Jersey will be able to start betting on sports by Thursday under legislation the governor signed Monday legalizing a pastime that has long lived in the shadows of organized crime and shady offshore operators. Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, signed the bill ...

Cubs rally past Brewers in 11th, climb into first

/ Jun 13, 2018

Cubs rally past Brewers in 11th, climb into first

Anthony Rizzo turned on the power with a long homer down the right-field line in the 11th inning. Jason Heyward delivered a tying single in the eighth against one of the toughest relievers in baseball. The Chicago Cubs dented the Milwaukee Brewers' normally lights-out bullpen ...

Angels deny report Shohei Ohtani needs Tommy John surgery

/ Jun 13, 2018

Angels deny report Shohei Ohtani needs Tommy John surgery

Los Angeles Angels general manager Billy Eppler on Monday denied a report that two-way star Shohei Ohtani faced season-ending Tommy John surgery on his damaged elbow. ESPN baseball commentator Pedro Gomez reported on Sunday that Ohtani was expected to undergo surgery on his elbow that ...

Pistons bring in ex-Raptors coach Dwane Casey

/ Jun 13, 2018

Pistons bring in ex-Raptors coach Dwane Casey

Dwane Casey lost his job in Toronto because the Raptors wanted to advance further in the playoffs. In Detroit, it would be an accomplishment if Casey can simply get the Pistons into the playoffs. The Pistons hired the NBA coach of the year finalist Monday, hoping ...

Phil Mickelson pleased about course for U.S. Open

/ Jun 13, 2018

Phil Mickelson pleased about course for U.S. Open

Phil Mickelson believes Shinnecock Hills is one of the best setups he's ever seen for a U.S. Open. At least for 17 of the holes. The course where Mickelson twice contended on Sunday has been lengthened by some 450 yards. That doesn't bother Lefty, especially the ...

Warriors to give Kevin Durant a blank check

/ Jun 13, 2018

Warriors to give Kevin Durant a blank check

Warriors general manager Bob Myers expects swift negotiations to re-sign two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant and coach Steve Kerr. Durant could sign for as long as four years and about $160 million, and Myers is prepared to give him "whatever he wants." Durant ...

Julio Jones tells Falcons he will skip minicamp

/ Jun 13, 2018

Julio Jones tells Falcons he will skip minicamp

Wide receiver Julio Jones told the Atlanta Falcons he won't attend this week's mandatory minicamp, the team announced Monday. "We have been in contact with Julio and his representation," general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement. "We will not discuss those conversations publicly except ...