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G20 summit backs WTO reform ahead of Trump-Xi trade talks

Business Dec 2, 2018

G20 summit backs WTO reform ahead of Trump-Xi trade talks

The leaders of the world's largest economies on Saturday backed an overhaul of the global body that regulates international trade disputes, ahead of high-stakes talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping aimed at defusing a trade war. The Group of 20 ...

Age is no obstacle to Japan's ama free-diving fisherwomen

Lifestyle Dec 2, 2018

Age is no obstacle to Japan's ama free-diving fisherwomen

A group of Japanese grannies emerges from a boat returning to shore. Clad in black wetsuits and bubbling with energy, they are part of a dwindling community of ama — free-diving fisherwomen. Onshore, the women — who range from 60 to 80 years old ...

Kento Momota wins men's singles at national championship

More Sports Dec 2, 2018

Kento Momota wins men's singles at national championship

World No. 1 Kento Momota won his second badminton national championship on Sunday, beating Kenta Nishimoto in the men's singles final. Momota, the reigning world champion, defeated world No. 9 Nishimoto 21-9, 18-21, 21-11 at Tokyo's Komazawa Gymnasium. The 24-year-old Momota won his maiden championship in ...

Verblitz down Wild Knights, Kobe ease past Ricoh to reach semis

Rugby Dec 2, 2018

Verblitz down Wild Knights, Kobe ease past Ricoh to reach semis

Toyota Verblitz and Kobe Kobelco Steelers are set to meet in the Japan Rugby Top League semifinals following two contrasting quarterfinals on Sunday. Clinton Swart scored a try, created two more, and kicked four penalties along with two conversions, as Jake White's Toyota ran out ...

Bremen's Yuya Osako nets third league goal

Soccer Dec 2, 2018

Bremen's Yuya Osako nets third league goal

Japan international Yuya Osako scored his third goal of the season on Saturday in Werder Bremen's 2-1 loss to Bayern Munich. The 28-year-old striker headed the equalizer in the 33rd minute from a right-footed cross by Max Kruse. But Bayern's Serge Gnabry netted the game-winning ...

Yuma Hattori ends Japanese drought in Fukuoka

More Sports / Track & Field Dec 2, 2018

Yuma Hattori ends Japanese drought in Fukuoka

Yuma Hattori became the first Japanese runner in 14 years to win the Fukuoka International Marathon on Sunday. The 25-year-old held off Ethiopia's Yemane Tsegay and Eritrea's Amanuel Mesel to cross the finish line at Heiwadai Athletic Stadium for his first victory. "This was my fourth ...

United overcomes slow start for tie against Southampton

Soccer Dec 2, 2018

United overcomes slow start for tie against Southampton

It seemingly takes a sleepy start to a game to jolt Manchester United's players into action these days. Their latest stirring comeback came at Southampton on Saturday. Trailing 2-0 after 20 minutes against a team without a win in three months, United recovered to earn a ...

No. 1 Gonzaga rallies past Creighton

Basketball Dec 2, 2018

No. 1 Gonzaga rallies past Creighton

Gonzaga's Zach Norvell Jr. got off to a slow start against Creighton for the second year in a row. Like last year, he finished with a flurry. Norvell scored 23 of his career-high 28 points in the second half, and top-ranked Gonzaga wiped out an ...