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Lions clinch Pacific League pennant

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 30, 2018

Lions clinch Pacific League pennant

The Seibu Lions clinched their first Pacific League pennant in 10 years on Sunday despite losing 4-1 to the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. The Lions, who had won 12-straight games to lower their magic number to one before losing on Saturday, lost their second straight ...

More Sports / Horse Racing Sep 30, 2018

Fine Needle jets past pack to claim Sprinters Stakes

Race-favorite Fine Needle came from behind to claim the Sprinters Stakes on Sunday, as Grade 1 racing resumed after a three-month break. Fine Needle, piloted by Yuga Kawada, triumphed at a rainy Nakayama Racecourse in Chiba Prefecture with a late sprint past runner-up Love Kampf. ...

Paws for peace: North Korea's Kim sends two dogs across DMZ

Asia Pacific Sep 30, 2018

Paws for peace: North Korea's Kim sends two dogs across DMZ

President Moon Jae-in received a pair of North Korean indigenous hunting dogs from Pyongyang, his office said Sunday, the latest token of the rapidly blossoming friendship on the peninsula. "Cheong Wa Dae (the presidential office) was offered a pair of Pungsan dogs from the North ...

Asia Pacific Sep 30, 2018

Young Indonesian air traffic controller hailed as quake hero

An Indonesian air traffic controller is being posthumously hailed as a hero for refusing to leave his post despite devastating earthquakes so that he could guide a passenger jet safely off the ground. Twenty-one-year-old Anthonius Gunawan Agung was on duty in the air traffic control ...

Dodgers clinch berth in playoffs

Baseball / MLB Sep 30, 2018

Dodgers clinch berth in playoffs

The deep, slugging Los Angeles Dodgers took a far more challenging road to their sixth straight playoff berth. Despite it all, they still believe they're the team to beat for a World Series title. A surprising 16-26 start and injuries to some of their biggest ...

Shinzo Koroki lifts Reds in rainy win over Reysol

Soccer / J. League Sep 30, 2018

Shinzo Koroki lifts Reds in rainy win over Reysol

Shinzo Koroki's brace led surging Urawa Reds to a 3-2 home win against Kashiwa Reysol in the J. League first division on Sunday. Urawa's third straight win lifted them to sixth place on 41 points following a poor start to the season with just four ...

Indonesia tsunami toll tops 800 amid search for survivors

Asia Pacific Sep 30, 2018

Indonesia tsunami toll tops 800 amid search for survivors

Rescuers in Indonesia were scrambling Sunday to reach trapped victims screaming for help from collapsed buildings, while looters risked entering an unstable shopping mall to grab whatever they could find after a massive earthquake spawned a tsunami that left more than 800 dead. People could ...