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Army of volunteers heads west to clean out flood-hit homes

Jul 15, 2018

Army of volunteers heads west to clean out flood-hit homes

Thousands of volunteers began streaming into western Japan on Saturday to spend the three-day weekend helping flood-hit residents clean up their mud-caked homes and neighborhoods. The governments of hard-hit Ehime, Hiroshima and Okayama prefectures said they expect some 18,000 volunteers to arrive from across the ...

Mitakeumi improves to 7-0, maintains lead

/ Jul 15, 2018

Mitakeumi improves to 7-0, maintains lead

Sekiwake Mitakeumi stayed unbeaten Saturday to hold onto the sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Fighting in his ninth-straight tournament among the three sanyaku rankings beneath yokozuna, Mitakeumi kept a breakthrough top-level title in his sights by beating veteran Kotoshogiku on Day 7 ...

Vegas gives Marc-Andre Fleury a three-year extension

/ Jul 15, 2018

Vegas gives Marc-Andre Fleury a three-year extension

The Golden Knights agreed to terms Friday with three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie Marc-Andre Fleury on a three-year contract extension worth an average of $7 million a year. Fleury had one year remaining on his contract. The extension would keep him with Vegas through the ...

Chelsea hires Maurizio Sarri as new manager

Jul 15, 2018

Chelsea hires Maurizio Sarri as new manager

Chelsea hired Maurizio Sarri as its manager on a three-year contract on Saturday, bringing in a headstrong coach known for his expansive, attacking approach to soccer and for revitalizing Napoli in his only stint with a big European club. The 59-year-old Italian replaced Antonio Conte, ...

France relaxed ahead of World Cup final vs. Croatia

/ Jul 15, 2018

France relaxed ahead of World Cup final vs. Croatia

If Antoine Griezmann's jocular demeanor is anything to go by, France is far from overawed by the prospect of playing in the World Cup final and in buoyant spirits ahead of Sunday's clash with Croatia. The diminutive striker was full of bonhomie on Friday at ...