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Jim Mattis tours contaminated Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site

Asia Pacific Oct 17, 2018

Jim Mattis tours contaminated Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site

U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis toured a former Agent Orange storage site in southern Vietnam on Wednesday, revisiting one of the war's darkest chapters that lives on among a million Vietnamese with severe birth defects, cancers and disabilities linked to the toxic defoliant. Standing near ...

Kyushu Basho an underrated gem for fans

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Oct 17, 2018

Kyushu Basho an underrated gem for fans

by John Gunning

Sumo's Autumn Regional Tour has reached Kansai and will continue winding its way westward until it arrives in Yamaguchi prefecture at the end of the month. From there it's just a short hop across the Kanmon Straits to Fukuoka, where the November Grand Sumo Tournament ...

More Sports / Gymnastics Oct 17, 2018

U.S. gymnastics chief quits after criticism

The newly appointed head of USA Gymnastics resigned just four days after being named to the job on Tuesday following stinging criticism of her appointment by Olympic stars Simone Biles and Alexandra Raisman. Former Republican politician Mary Bono, who had only been revealed as interim ...

New stars shine for Samurai Blue

Soccer Oct 17, 2018

New stars shine for Samurai Blue

by Dan Orlowitz

A squad in transition following a surprisingly successful run in the World Cup. A new head coach establishing his vision. A South American opponent ranked fifth in the world. A sold-out Saitama Stadium. An impressive win that fans will look back on as having ...

Cody Bellinger's late hit lifts Dodgers over Brewers

Baseball / MLB Oct 17, 2018

Cody Bellinger's late hit lifts Dodgers over Brewers

Cody Bellinger singled home the winning run in the 13th inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday night and tying the NL Championship Series at two games apiece. Bellinger grounded a 3-2 pitch from Junior Guerra into right field, ...