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To the roo-scue! Kangaroo caught in surf saved with CPR

World / Offbeat Oct 28, 2018

To the roo-scue! Kangaroo caught in surf saved with CPR

A kangaroo that hopped into the sea for a dip at a Melbourne beach had to be rescued by Australian police and brought back to life with CPR, officers said Sunday. Officers were called to Safety Beach in Melbourne on Saturday afternoon amid reports the ...

Duchamp and Japan: No rest for the urinal

Art Oct 28, 2018

Duchamp and Japan: No rest for the urinal

by John L. Tran

If you want someone to blame for Banksy's stunt of shredding "Girl With Balloon" after selling it for $1.4 million at auction, your prime suspect currently has a major retrospective at the Tokyo National Museum. Skepticism of the British graffiti artist's aesthetic value may not ...

B-Corsairs run out of steam in loss to Sunrockers

Basketball / B. League Oct 28, 2018

B-Corsairs run out of steam in loss to Sunrockers

by Ed Odeven

The Yokohama B-Corsairs played a stellar first half on Sunday afternoon, building a sizable lead against the Sunrockers Shibuya. Facing a 15-point deficit, the hosts then regrouped at halftime and responded to the challenge of replicating the B-Corsairs' first-half intensity. Yokohama, on the other hand, ...

Kei Nishikori cruises into Erste Bank Open final

More Sports / Tennis Oct 28, 2018

Kei Nishikori cruises into Erste Bank Open final

Kei Nishikori advanced to the final of the Erste Bank Open with a straight-sets semifinal victory over Mikhail Kukushkin on Saturday. Nishikori, ranked 11th in the world, defeated his 71st-ranked opponent from Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-3 in one hour, 29 minutes. Kukushkin did not have a ...

Japanese rugby history embedded in Hanazono

Rugby Oct 28, 2018

Japanese rugby history embedded in Hanazono

by Andrew McKirdy

Harumi Okuno pours another batch of octopus-filled batter into the round hollows of the hot griddle and looks out of the serving hatch toward the rugby stadium at the end of the street. "Even if people here didn't play rugby when they were kids, once ...

Yuta Watanabe makes NBA debut for Grizzlies

Basketball / NBA Oct 28, 2018

Yuta Watanabe makes NBA debut for Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies forward Yuta Watanabe made his NBA regular season debut in a win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, becoming the first Japanese player to appear in the league since Yuta Tabuse 14 years ago. The 24-year-old rookie finished with two points and two ...

Kenta Maeda flops in ninth as BoSox seize Game 4

Baseball / MLB Oct 28, 2018

Kenta Maeda flops in ninth as BoSox seize Game 4

Kenta Maeda was tasked with getting one out, but four ninth-inning runs scored before he could do so and it cost the Los Angeles Dodgers dearly in a 9-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox in World Series Game 4 on Saturday. The win gives ...

Leicester owner in downed chopper: report

Soccer Oct 28, 2018

Leicester owner in downed chopper: report

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was on board a helicopter which crashed outside the club's stadium, the BBC reported on Sunday, quoting a source close to his family. The helicopter crashed in a ball of flames in the stadium parking lot on Saturday after the ...