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Media get peek at Hello Kitty bullet train ahead of debut

Business Jun 26, 2018

Media get peek at Hello Kitty bullet train ahead of debut

West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) showed a Hello Kitty-themed bullet train to the media Monday before its debut later this week. The white eight-car train, which is decorated with drawings of pink ribbons to mimic the look of the popular character created by Sanrio ...

Carp hammer Giants in clash of CL's top teams

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 26, 2018

Carp hammer Giants in clash of CL's top teams

Kris Johnson was rescued by Ryuhei Matsuyama's grand slam and other slugging teammates on Tuesday as the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp pounded the second-place Yomiuri Giants 14-5. Hiroshima batters overcame an early four-run deficit at Mazda Stadium to back Johnson, who allowed four earned runs ...

Dodgers' Kenta Maeda dazzles in victory over Cubs

Baseball / MLB Jun 26, 2018

Dodgers' Kenta Maeda dazzles in victory over Cubs

Kenta Maeda pitched seven scoreless innings, Enrique Hernandez homered again and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Monday night. Maeda (5-4) struck out nine and allowed just three singles, helping the Dodgers improve to 16-5 in June. They returned to Los ...

Yu Darvish tosses five innings in minor league rehab start

Baseball / MLB Jun 26, 2018

Yu Darvish tosses five innings in minor league rehab start

Yu Darvish, who has been on the disabled list due to right triceps tendinitis, threw five strong innings in a minor league rehabilitation start on Monday. Facing the West Michigan Whitecaps, Darvish allowed one run and three hits while striking out five for the Class ...

Houston's James Harden named NBA's MVP for the first time

Basketball / NBA Jun 26, 2018

Houston's James Harden named NBA's MVP for the first time

Third time was the charm for James Harden. The Houston Rockets star was voted the NBA's Most Valuable Player after twice being runner-up, beating out four-time winner LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Pelicans at the NBA Awards on Monday night. Harden joined Michael Jordan ...