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U.S., Canada agreement on NAFTA 2.0 appears to be in reach

Aug 31, 2018

U.S., Canada agreement on NAFTA 2.0 appears to be in reach

A deal on an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement appears to be within reach, as Canada and the United States were set to continue negotiations Thursday aimed at getting the pact done by the end of the week. The two sides will ...

Minyo Crusaders sing a song from every corner of Japan

Aug 31, 2018

Minyo Crusaders sing a song from every corner of Japan

by Alex Martin

A muffled bass line is soon matched by Katsumi Tanaka's staccato electric guitar riff loosely emulating a shamisen. Congas and timbales start grooving in the rhythm of cumbia before the horn section dives in, setting the stage for Fredy Tsukamoto to belt out a ...

Japan men reign supreme in 100-meter relay

/ Aug 31, 2018

Japan men reign supreme in 100-meter relay

Japan's men's 4x100-meter sprint foursome showed on Thursday it has not lost a step since its runner-up finish in Rio, winning the Asian Games title with ease. Running a 38.16-second time, the team of 100-meter bronze medalist Ryota Yamagata, Shuhei Tada, Yoshihide Kiryu and Asuka ...

Nadeshiko head coach Asako Takakura wary of final opponent China

Aug 31, 2018

Nadeshiko head coach Asako Takakura wary of final opponent China

Japan women's soccer head coach Asako Takakura praised China's improvements since their last encounter in April as the two teams prepared for Friday's gold-medal match. In a Thursday news conference, Takakura said China has become a big threat to her country's hopes of winning a ...

Christian Yelich goes 6-for-6 as Brewers top Reds in 10th

/ Aug 31, 2018

Christian Yelich goes 6-for-6 as Brewers top Reds in 10th

Christian Yelich led Milwaukee's big comeback by hitting for the cycle, and Jesus Aguilar homered in the 10th inning, powering the Brewers to a 13-12 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. Aguilar connected off Raisel Iglesias (2-3) for Milwaukee's fourth homer of the ...

Japan advances to final against South Korea

Aug 31, 2018

Japan advances to final against South Korea

Japan made it to the Asian Games men's soccer final for the first time since winning in 2010 with a 1-0 semifinal victory over United Arab Emirates on Wednesday night. In Sunday's final, Japan will play South Korea, after the defending champion beat Vietnam 3-1 ...

Tsunoda defeats Park for 52-kg gold

/ Aug 31, 2018

Tsunoda defeats Park for 52-kg gold

Natsumi Tsunoda shrugged off an injured back to win a gold medal Wednesday, scoring a convincing victory over South Korean Park Da-sol in the women's 52-kg class on the first day of the judo competition at the Asian Games. While Tsunoda, the 2017 world silver ...