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Department store in Nagoya ends 400-year history

/ Jul 02, 2018

Department store in Nagoya ends 400-year history

Maruei Department Store Co. in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, closed its doors Saturday, ending a 403-year history that started with a kimono shop in 1615. The store, originally called Juichiya, merged with another retailer and became Maruei in 1943. The department store once boasted greater floor space ...

Harlan Ellison, science fiction master, dies at age 84

Jul 02, 2018

Harlan Ellison, science fiction master, dies at age 84

Harlan Ellison, the prolific, pugnacious author of "A Boy and His Dog" and countless other stories that blasted society with their nightmarish, sometimes darkly humorous scenarios, has died at age 84. Ellison's death was confirmed by Bill Schafer, an editor with Subterranean Press, his publisher. ...

2018's top-selling singer: Hugh Jackman

Jul 02, 2018

2018's top-selling singer: Hugh Jackman

Halfway through a year filled with new work from some of the most popular artists alive, the best-selling album is the soundtrack to a Hugh Jackman movie musical that never led the box office. "The Greatest Showman" has sold almost 4 million copies for Atlantic ...

Drake smashes streaming record with new album, 'Scorpion'

Jul 02, 2018

Drake smashes streaming record with new album, 'Scorpion'

Drake's new album, "Scorpion," has smashed streaming recordsm, with Apple Music and Spotify both reporting unprecedented listenership in its first day. Apple Music said on Instagram that the Canadian hip-hop superstar's fifth studio album was streamed 170 million times in the 24 hours since its ...

Marines youngster Tomohito Sakai grounds Hawks

/ Jul 02, 2018

Marines youngster Tomohito Sakai grounds Hawks

Tomohito Sakai allowed a run in seven innings, pitching the Chiba Lotte Marines to a 4-1 Pacific League win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Sunday. The 25-year-old right-hander located his fastball and flashed good command of his slider and splitter to confound the Hawks' ...

Osaka set for second Wimbledon

/ Jul 02, 2018

Osaka set for second Wimbledon

by Joel Tansey

This time last year, Naomi Osaka was ranked No. 59 and preparing for her Wimbledon debut while still in search of her first WTA title. A lot has changed over the past 12 months for the promising 20-year-old and expectations for her second appearance at ...

Sunwolves surge past Bulls

Jul 02, 2018

Sunwolves surge past Bulls

The Sunwolves scored four second-half tries to earn their third win of the Super Rugby season on Saturday, beating the Bulls 42-37. Hayden Parker scored a try and kicked six conversions as the Sunwolves (3-11) spread the ball around, literally and figuratively with six tries. ...

Szewinska dies at 72

/ Jul 02, 2018

Szewinska dies at 72

Irena Szewinska, a Polish sprinter who dominated women's athletics for two decades, winning seven Olympic medals, has died at 72. Szewinska's husband and former coach, Janusz Szewinski, said she died shortly before midnight Friday in a Warsaw hospital after a battle with cancer. In its ...

Kenta Maeda suffers fifth loss as Rockies beat Dodgers

/ Jul 02, 2018

Kenta Maeda suffers fifth loss as Rockies beat Dodgers

Kenta Maeda suffered his fifth loss of the season on Saturday after yielding three runs in a seven-inning outing in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 3-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies. Maeda (5-5) struck out nine but gave up three runs on five hits and two ...