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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

World / Politics Dec 1, 2018

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait and who presided during the collapse of the Soviet Union but then lost his re-election bid amid a weak economy, died at age 94 late Friday ...

Top flight: Japan's drone racers are go!

Digital Dec 1, 2018

Top flight: Japan's drone racers are go!

by Andrew McKirdy

The tranquility of a warm autumn morning in Chiba Prefecture is broken by three shapes streaking through the sky above a rugby field. They move so fast it is difficult for the eye to follow, flitting this way and that like angry dragonflies and filling ...

Suntory, Yamaha move on to Top League semifinals

Rugby Dec 1, 2018

Suntory, Yamaha move on to Top League semifinals

Suntory Sungoliath will play Yamaha Jubilo for a spot in the Japan Rugby Top League final after both sides won hard-fought quarterfinals on Saturday. Suntory held on by the skin of its teeth to beat the Kubota Spears 28-26 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, ...

Ex-Barcelona striker David Villa announces move to Vissel Kobe

Soccer / J. League Dec 1, 2018

Ex-Barcelona striker David Villa announces move to Vissel Kobe

Former Spain and Barcelona striker David Villa announced Saturday that he has signed with Vissel Kobe, joining his former teammate Andres Iniesta. The 36-year-old forward is the latest high-profile acquisition by Vissel. Villa, who was watching Vissel's 3-2 win over Vegalta Sendai at Noevir Stadium, got ...

IOC leader Thomas Bach speaks out on many issues

Olympics Dec 1, 2018

IOC leader Thomas Bach speaks out on many issues

by Jason Coskrey

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said the organization is still reviewing multiple proposals concerning the possibility of extreme heat during the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. Speaking during the IOC Executive Board Meeting on Saturday in Tokyo, Bach said in addition to concerns already ...