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Quake-hit Hokkaido taps Hong Kong to revive tourism

Oct 12, 2018

Quake-hit Hokkaido taps Hong Kong to revive tourism

Hokkaido is trying to tempt back tourists from overseas in the wake of last month's massive earthquake, targeting vibrant Asian economies including Hong Kong. The hotel industry in Hokkaido is still reeling from the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that jolted the southwest of the prefecture on ...

Albirex soar past Happinets in series opener

/ Oct 12, 2018

Albirex soar past Happinets in series opener

by Ed Odeven

The Niigata Albirex BB employed a three-guard lineup in Thursday's series opener against the Akita Northern Happinets. Veterans Kei Igarashi and Shinsuke Kashiwagi started alongside combo guard Ryonosuke Watanabe, and the trio scored a combined 28 points in Niigata's 84-74 victory. Igarashi, who played on Japan's ...

Kei Nishikori reaches Shanghai Masters quarterfinals

/ Oct 12, 2018

Kei Nishikori reaches Shanghai Masters quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters on the strength of a third-round, straight-sets win over American Sam Querrey on Thursday. The eighth-seeded and world No. 12 Nishikori managed the match's only service break on his second match point to take the ...

Aston Villa hires ex-England captain John Terry as assistant coach

Oct 12, 2018

Aston Villa hires ex-England captain John Terry as assistant coach

Former England captain John Terry took his first steps into coaching on Wednesday when he was named as right-hand man to new Aston Villa boss Dean Smith. The second-tier English club also appointed Jesus Garcia Pitarch as sporting director as the former European champions moved ...

Capitals win Stanley Cup Final rematch

/ Oct 12, 2018

Capitals win Stanley Cup Final rematch

Evgeny Kuznetsov is dancing with the puck and celebrating when it's in the net just like last June. Kuznetsov continued his wizardry against the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday night, scoring a goal and assisting on three more as part of a 5-2 Washington Capitals ...

Japan hopes to spread word about wheelchair rugby in 2020

Oct 12, 2018

Japan hopes to spread word about wheelchair rugby in 2020

With Tokyo playing host to the next Paralympic Games in 2020, the members of Japan's wheelchair rugby team, the reigning world champion, know they're in a unique position to promote the fast-paced, hard-hitting sport. The Japanese team clinched its first-ever world championship in August, knocking ...

Portugal adapts to life without Cristiano Ronaldo

Oct 12, 2018

Portugal adapts to life without Cristiano Ronaldo

It's not only Real Madrid that has to adapt to life without Cristiano Ronaldo. Portugal's national soccer team also has had to cope without the star forward as he takes a break from international duty following his transfer to Juventus and amid a rape allegation ...

LeBron James preparing for next chapter with Lakers

/ Oct 12, 2018

LeBron James preparing for next chapter with Lakers

When LeBron James chose the Los Angeles Lakers, the burgeoning entertainment mogul realized many people would think he joined a mediocre team with a five-year playoff drought because he wanted to be in Hollywood. James simply scoffs at the notion he's thinking about anything but ...