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Editorials Jul 01, 2018

Mixed anti-smoking efforts

Tokyo is taking a stronger stance than the Diet in clamping down on smoking in public places. Other prefectures and cities should follow suit.

Eagles' Takayuki Kishi silences Lions

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 01, 2018

Eagles' Takayuki Kishi silences Lions

Takayuki Kishi mastered his former club over seven scoreless innings as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles battered the Seibu Lions for the second straight day, beating the Pacific League leaders 9-1 on Saturday afternoon. The 33-year-old right-hander who was the Lions' ace before leaving for ...

Sluggers ignite Nationals in rout

Baseball / MLB Jul 01, 2018

Sluggers ignite Nationals in rout

The Nationals broke out of their offensive funk in a big way. Juan Soto hit two of Washington's seven home runs, finishing with four hits and five RBIs, and the Nationals routed the Philadelphia Phillies 17-7 on Friday night. Anthony Rendon, Trea Turner, Bryce Harper, Brian ...

Cavaliers superstar LeBron James becomes free agent

Basketball / NBA Jul 01, 2018

Cavaliers superstar LeBron James becomes free agent

LeBron James made the first move. Now what? Cleveland? Los Angeles? Philadelphia? A surprise? Stay tuned. Decision III is this summer's blockbuster, and it's coming soon. James told the Cavaliers that he is not exercising his $35.6 million contract option for next season and will become an ...

Reirden named Caps' new coach

More Sports / Ice Hockey Jul 01, 2018

Reirden named Caps' new coach

The Washington Capitals announced Friday that associate coach Todd Reirden has been promoted to replace Barry Trotz as the team's head coach. It's the first head-coaching opportunity for Reirden, who was being groomed for the job under Trotz in Washington. Earlier this week, defenseman John Carlson ...

Players say tactics are part of game

Soccer / World Cup Jul 01, 2018

Players say tactics are part of game

Japan players on Friday acknowledged criticism of the tactics that saw them settle for a 1-0 loss against Poland the previous day, but said they were simply doing what was needed to secure the Samurai Blue's first World Cup knockout-stage berth since 2010. The squad ...