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Japan's latest big thing: 'virtual YouTubers'

National | FYI Jul 18, 2018

Japan's latest big thing: 'virtual YouTubers'

by Kazuaki Nagata

YouTube erected a platform where commoners could climb the ladder to stardom. Now, the video-sharing giant is seeing another wave of new talent diving into a glittering entertainment scene. They aren't exactly human, though. These entertainers are called "virtual YouTubers," or "VTubers," and are represented by digital ...

Bridge to China brings threat for Hong Kong's native pink dolphin

World Jul 18, 2018

Bridge to China brings threat for Hong Kong's native pink dolphin

Hong Kong's rare pale pink dolphins are battling for survival as building work on a 19-mile (31-km) bridge linking the Asian financial hub with China disrupts the communication and feeding activities of the highly sociable animals, marine experts say. The Chinese white dolphin, which appears ...

Editorials Jul 18, 2018

The lessons of Les Bleus

Many of the teams that did well in the tournament were multiethnic and multiracial, but success in sports does not produce tolerance.

Title-chasing Mitakeumi raises record to 10-0

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 18, 2018

Title-chasing Mitakeumi raises record to 10-0

Sekiwake Mitakeumi remained in sole possession of the lead after earning his 10th straight win on Tuesday at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. In their first career matchup, Mitakeumi and No. 4 maegashira Kagayaki (3-7) locked up after the initial charge and briefly held their ...

Sunwolves optimistic despite tough season

Rugby Jul 18, 2018

Sunwolves optimistic despite tough season

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Sunwolves entered their third season in Super Rugby with a lofty goal of finishing in the top five in the standings. However, the team had a league-worst 3-13 record in the 2018 campaign. Nonetheless, the players insisted that it was a meaningful season that would ...

Thierry Henry quits TV analyst gig to focus on coaching

Soccer Jul 18, 2018

Thierry Henry quits TV analyst gig to focus on coaching

Retired France and Arsenal star Thierry Henry said on Monday that he was quitting as a soccer analyst with British broadcaster Sky Sports to focus on a coaching career. Henry, who had worked for Sky since 2015, has also been an assistant to Belgium manager ...

Mickey Mantle card worth $10 million on display

Baseball / MLB Jul 18, 2018

Mickey Mantle card worth $10 million on display

The "Holy Grail" of baseball cards, a pristine 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle valued at several million dollars, was delivered to the History Colorado Center on Monday via armored truck for a 72-hour public display. "I want the community to enjoy looking at the card," said ...

Hometown hero Harper wins Home Run Derby

Baseball / MLB Jul 18, 2018

Hometown hero Harper wins Home Run Derby

The ball cleared the center-field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in the air, thrust both index fingers skyward and yelled with delight as a shower of streamers rained upon the crowd of 43,698. It could have been a scene ...

Usain Bolt near tryout with A-League club

Soccer Jul 18, 2018

Usain Bolt near tryout with A-League club

Usain Bolt is on the verge of sealing a deal to have a tryout with the A-League's Central Coast Mariners, the Australian club said Tuesday, as the sprint legend pursues his dream of playing professional soccer. Eight-time Olympic champion Bolt, 31, who retired from athletics ...