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Fuji Rock sees a slow pivot to a more Japanese lineup

Music Jul 25, 2018

Fuji Rock sees a slow pivot to a more Japanese lineup

by James Hadfield

When Fuji Rock Festival started in late 1990s, the principal attractions were invariably imported. Although the event also featured plenty of Japanese bands, even in the early years, it was Westerners that exerted the biggest draw — from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo ...

Mitakeumi earns spoils of victory

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Jul 25, 2018

Mitakeumi earns spoils of victory

by John Gunning

The Nagoya tournament ended with the Emperor's Cup being handed to arguably the most surprising top division champion in eight years. The steamy meet in central Japan took its cue from the World Cup, delivering a succession of shocks right from the get-go. Big names fell ...

Mikhail Youzhny reveals plan to retire in September

More Sports / Tennis Jul 25, 2018

Mikhail Youzhny reveals plan to retire in September

Veteran Russian tennis star Mikhail Youzhny said on Tuesday that he would retire from the ATP Tour following the St. Petersburg Open in mid-September. The 36-year-old from Moscow made the announcement after winning his first-round match at the Atlanta Open 6-2, 6-0 over American Emil ...

Browns sign No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield to four-year deal

More Sports / Football Jul 25, 2018

Browns sign No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield to four-year deal

Quarterback Baker Mayfield has signed his rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns. The top overall pick in this year's NFL draft finalized his four-year, $32 million deal on Tuesday, a day before Cleveland's players are scheduled to report to training camp. Rookie cornerback Denzel Ward, ...

Katie Ledecky sets lofty goals  in the pool

More Sports / Swimming Jul 25, 2018

Katie Ledecky sets lofty goals in the pool

Katie Ledecky, the freestyle phenomenon who bagged her 14th world record in May, says she'll keep trying to push her boundaries as she looks toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Ledecky, who won four gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics to take her tally to ...

Masahiro Tanaka throws shutout to lead Yankees to win over Rays

Baseball / MLB Jul 25, 2018

Masahiro Tanaka throws shutout to lead Yankees to win over Rays

It was a good night for New York's bullpen. First, Masahiro Tanaka gave the Yankees relievers a breather. Then the front office added reinforcements. Tanaka pitched a three-hitter, Austin Romine drove in two runs as the replacement for again-injured catcher Gary Sanchez and the Yankees beat ...