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Tokyo art space battles against the current

Art Jul 16, 2018

Tokyo art space battles against the current

by John L. Tran

Repurposing old buildings to show art is becoming increasingly mainstream in Japan, but the route by which Koichiro Osaka ended up creating the Asakusa gallery has been circuitous, and an odd mix of chance and determination.

Samoa cruises past Germany to punch ticket for 2019 RWC

Rugby Jul 16, 2018

Samoa cruises past Germany to punch ticket for 2019 RWC

Samoa qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup after beating Germany 42-28 for the second time in their two-leg playoff on Saturday. Samoa won the first leg 66-15 in Apia two weeks ago, making qualification on aggregate virtually inevitable. Germany was competitive at home, leading by ...

Manny Pacquiao KOs Lucas Matthysse in seventh to reach 60 wins

More Sports / Boxing Jul 16, 2018

Manny Pacquiao KOs Lucas Matthysse in seventh to reach 60 wins

Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao clinched his 60th victory Sunday with a seventh-round knockout of Argentinian Lucas Matthysse, his first stoppage in nine years. Pacquiao, 39, said his "convincing victory" in the World Boxing Association welterweight title fight, his 12th championship win, showed age isn't ...

Mitakeumi reaches midway point of Nagoya Basho with perfect record

Sumo Jul 16, 2018

Mitakeumi reaches midway point of Nagoya Basho with perfect record

Sekiwake Mitakeumi maintained his perfect record and the sole lead Sunday, the midway point of the 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Mitakeumi (8-0) defeated No. 2 maegashira Chiyonokuni (4-4) in the tournament at Dolphins Arena with all three yokozuna out of action. Chiyonokuni forced the ...

Xander Bogaerts lifts Red Sox with walk-off grand slam

Baseball / MLB Jul 16, 2018

Xander Bogaerts lifts Red Sox with walk-off grand slam

Xander Bogaerts relaxed to the beat of his favorite walk-up song. Three pitches later, he was stunned by excitement rounding the bases. Bogaerts hit a game-ending grand slam with one out in 10th inning, and J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 29th homer to carry ...

Torres hopes to put Tosu on map

Soccer / J. League Jul 16, 2018

Torres hopes to put Tosu on map

Fernando Torres wants to put the small southwestern city of Tosu on the soccer map, the former Atletico Madrid and Liverpool striker said Sunday. Speaking at a press conference shortly after landing at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, the new star for J. League side Sagan Tosu ...