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46 articles published


Editorials Aug 19, 2018

India loses an icon

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a genuine statesmen, whose character and wisdom served India and the world well. He will be missed.

Hawks score six in ninth to soar past Buffaloes

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 19, 2018

Hawks score six in ninth to soar past Buffaloes

Kenta Imamiya equalized early and later drove in the go-ahead runs that sparked a ninth-inning charge as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks rallied for an 8-4 win over the Orix Buffaloes. Making his third career start, SoftBank rookie Kotaro Otake retired his first two batters at ...

Consadole rallies past FC Tokyo

Soccer / J. League Aug 19, 2018

Consadole rallies past FC Tokyo

Thai international Chanathip Songkrasin continued his good run of form on Sunday, scoring the winner for Consadole Sapporo in a 3-2 come from behind victory over FC Tokyo. The win lifted Consadole to 35 points, five behind of Tokyo, which started the day third on ...

Summer Koshien: From the inside

Baseball | In Pictures Aug 19, 2018

Summer Koshien: From the inside

by Lance Henderstein

While living in Japan, I spent languid summers watching Koshien on television. I'd rise before the first game and pour cold mugicha (barley tea) as cicadas hummed outside my open windows. It's the sounds I remember most. The chatter of the announcers punctuated by aluminum bat ...

Ohtani comes off bench to hit three-run homer in victory

Baseball / MLB Aug 19, 2018

Ohtani comes off bench to hit three-run homer in victory

Albert Pujols keeps climbing up the career hits list and hurting the Texas Rangers in their home park. This time, he had some help from rookie sensation Shohei Ohtani. Pujols drove in a season-high four runs, Ohtani hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels ...

Yuya Osako scores in debut for Werder Bremen

Soccer Aug 19, 2018

Yuya Osako scores in debut for Werder Bremen

Japan striker Yuya Osako scored in his debut for Werder Bremen on Saturday in the Bundesliga side's 6-1 victory against Wormatia in the first round of the German Cup. Osako opened the scoring in the ninth minute at EWR Arena off an assist from Austria ...

Nonaka claims first overall title

More Sports Aug 19, 2018

Nonaka claims first overall title

Miho Nonaka beat fellow Japanese climber Akiyo Noguchi to earn her first season title in women's bouldering after finishing runner-up in the final event of ISFC Bouldering World Cup season on Saturday. Both Nonaka, who won one World Cup event this season and placed second ...

Hataoka six back after three rounds at Indy

More Sports / Golf Aug 19, 2018

Hataoka six back after three rounds at Indy

Nasa Hataoka bogeyed three of her last four holes Saturday as she reached a 15-under total of 201, six shots off the lead, after three rounds at the Indy Women in Tech Championship. Hataoka had seven birdies before she reached No. 15 on a day ...