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Three dead and one injured in Tokyo warehouse fire

National Feb 13, 2019

Three dead and one injured in Tokyo warehouse fire

A fire at a warehouse in Ota Ward, Tokyo, on Tuesday afternoon left three men dead and injured another, as well as causing disruption to some flights at nearby Haneda airport. Firefighters received an emergency call at around 1:25 p.m. reporting a fire at a ...

Wrestlers put aside differences to promote U.S. sumo

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Feb 13, 2019

Wrestlers put aside differences to promote U.S. sumo

by John Gunning

Kelly Gneiting is a religious fundamentalist. The 205-kg bearded giant is also an outspoken member of the ultraconservative Independent American Party, whose social media feeds are filled with inflammatory posts about homosexuality, abortion, politics and vaccinations. Matthew Davis is a cannabis-promoting, dreadlocked atheist who has the ...

Osaka's split with coach shocks tennis world

Tennis Feb 13, 2019

Osaka's split with coach shocks tennis world

by Joel Tansey

Deep into the Melbourne night on Jan. 26, the newly crowned world No. 1 was still fielding questions from a room full of reporters. "For the second grand slam final of your career, what kind of things did you talk about with (coach) Sascha (Bajin) ...

Kei Nishikori rallies to overcome tough Rotterdam opener

Tennis Feb 13, 2019

Kei Nishikori rallies to overcome tough Rotterdam opener

Kei Nishikori rallied from a one-set deficit to beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Rotterdam Open. Nishikori defeated the Frenchman 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in his debut at Rotterdam Ahoy. The world No. 7 is coming off a thigh ...