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Quake-hit Hokkaido taps Hong Kong to revive tourism

National 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 ...

Japan glides past Panama in friendly

Soccer Oct 12, 2018

Japan glides past Panama in friendly

Takumi Minamino and Junya Ito each scored an international goal for the second game running as Japan eased to a 3-0 win over Panama on Friday night. Salzburg striker Minamino put Japan ahead three minutes before halftime with a skillfully taken strike inside the box ...

Tochigi trounces Toyama in series opener

Basketball / B. League Oct 12, 2018

Tochigi trounces Toyama in series opener

by Ed Odeven

The Tochigi Brex played opportunistic pressure defense against the Toyama Grouses on Friday night. And the Brex capitalized on the Grouses' miscues in a big way, scoring 23 points off turnovers in a 104-84 home victory. Tochigi committed just seven turnovers, while Toyama had 15 at ...

Aussies win back respect in Dubai

More Sports / Cricket Oct 12, 2018

Aussies win back respect in Dubai

Leading a scandal-hit team dismissed as Australia's worst in 30 years, captain Tim Paine's pledge to win back hearts and minds seemed a fanciful, if noble aspiration in the lead-up to the test series against Pakistan. In the end, it took only five days of ...

Michael Bradley returns, but U.S. outmatched by Colombia

Soccer Oct 12, 2018

Michael Bradley returns, but U.S. outmatched by Colombia

This loss did not sting for Michael Bradley, far different from the previous one. Carlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja scored second-half goals to lead Colombia over the United States 4-2 on Thursday night in an exhibition that marked the return of Bradley to ...

Red Sox glad ALCS begins at home

Baseball / MLB Oct 12, 2018

Red Sox glad ALCS begins at home

The Red Sox hope home-field advantage makes a difference after consecutive Division Series eliminations. Boston began the postseason 0-2 on the road at Cleveland in 2016 and again at Houston last year. By winning a club-record 108 games this season, the Red Sox ensured home-field advantage ...

Postseason play set to start

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 12, 2018

Postseason play set to start

The race to the Japan Series begins Saturday as the Central and Pacific League Climax Series' first stages get underway in Tokyo and Fukuoka. Each league's second-place team will host their third-place league rival in the three-game first stages. Each first-stage winner will advance to ...