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Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years

/ Aug 02, 2018

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Earth's neighboring planet, Mars, is closer than it has been in the past 15 years, offering unusually bright views of the red planet's auburn hues. "The red planet and Earth haven't been this close since 2003, and won't be again until 2035," NASA said. Astronomers around ...

In Yokohama, they'll be dancing in the streets

Aug 02, 2018

In Yokohama, they'll be dancing in the streets

by Kris Kosaka

Summer is a time for dancing. Across the country there are countless local matsuri (festivals) in which a regionally specific odori (dance) is the main attraction and, of course, there are the many outdoor music festivals that allow people to let loose and move. The ...

Urawa holds off Kawasaki

/ Aug 02, 2018

Urawa holds off Kawasaki

Striker Shinzo Koroki scored his 10th J. League goal of the season and Fabricio netted an injury-time penalty as Urawa Reds beat Kawasaki Frontale 2-0 on Wednesday night. The victory was the second in a row against top-three opposition for Reds, following an emphatic 4-1 ...

Keisuke Honda to join Melbourne in Australian League

Aug 02, 2018

Keisuke Honda to join Melbourne in Australian League

Keisuke Honda will join Australian club Melbourne Victory next season on a deal rumored to be worth 2.9 million Australian dollars (U.S. $2.15 million), multiple Australian media outlets reported Wednesday. The Victory, who play in the A-League, had targeted Honda as their marquee signing since ...

Fighters use late six-run rally to edge Marines

/ Aug 02, 2018

Fighters use late six-run rally to edge Marines

Yuki Ariyoshi pitched seven solid innings Wednesday but the Chiba Lotte Marines' bullpen gave up seven runs and allowed the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to stage a late rally for an 8-7 sayonara victory. Ariyoshi, the Marines' fifth pick in the 2016 draft, scattered four ...

United beats Madrid to close tour

Aug 02, 2018

United beats Madrid to close tour

Jose Mourinho was finally given something to smile about as a tempestuous trip to the United States ended with Manchester United's 2-1 win over former club Real Madrid thanks to first-half strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera. Mourinho has cut a miserable figure during ...

New York's Masahiro Tanaka extends unbeaten streak to 13

/ Aug 02, 2018

New York's Masahiro Tanaka extends unbeaten streak to 13

Masahiro Tanaka labored through a 31-pitch first inning against Baltimore, the team with the worst record in the major leagues, falling behind his first four batters. "Hopefully we make it out of this soon," catcher Kyle Higashioka recalled thinking. "You never want to get to ...

Naomi Osaka makes winning start at Citi Open

/ Aug 02, 2018

Naomi Osaka makes winning start at Citi Open

Naomi Osaka got off to a winning start in the Citi Open women's singles on Tuesday, posting a straight-sets victory over American Bernarda Pera in the first round. The third-seeded Osaka, who is making her debut at the July 30-Aug. 5 hardcourt tournament, prevailed 6-2, ...