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No major damage reported after magnitude 5.8 quake in Hokkaido

National Feb 21, 2019

No major damage reported after magnitude 5.8 quake in Hokkaido

Four people were injured and hundreds of others left stranded in train carriages and at an airport early Friday after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit Hokkaido the previous night. While no major damage was reported from the quake, which struck at 9:22 p.m. Thursday, more ...

Fire kills at least 70 in old part of Dhaka

Asia Pacific Feb 21, 2019

Fire kills at least 70 in old part of Dhaka

A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 70 people, officials and witnesses said Thursday. The fire in Dhaka's Chawkbazar area was mostly under control after more than 10 hours of frantic efforts. Some ...

Scott Hansen avoids big changes despite flat start from Sunwolves

Rugby Feb 21, 2019

Scott Hansen avoids big changes despite flat start from Sunwolves

Sunwolves acting head coach Scott Hansen resisted making wholesale changes Thursday as his side looks to put aside a disappointing start to the 2019 Super Rugby season. Following a flat 45-10 opening-round loss to the Sharks in Singapore, Hansen has made four changes and one ...

Steve Stricker appointed U.S. captain for Ryder Cup

More Sports / Golf Feb 21, 2019

Steve Stricker appointed U.S. captain for Ryder Cup

Steve Stricker is going to his seventh straight Ryder Cup, this time in his home state of Wisconsin as the American captain. Stricker officially was appointed Ryder Cup captain Wednesday morning in Milwaukee, an hour south of where the Americans will try to win back ...

North Carolina routs Duke after Zion gets hurt

Basketball Feb 21, 2019

North Carolina routs Duke after Zion gets hurt

Zion Williamson blew out his shoe, and then No. 8 North Carolina blew out top-ranked Duke. Luke Maye took full advantage of a freak injury to the freshman sensation, finishing with 30 points and 15 rebounds to help the Tar Heels rout Duke 88-72 on ...

Rivera denies child support allegations

Baseball / MLB Feb 21, 2019

Rivera denies child support allegations

Just weeks after becoming baseball's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, Mariano Rivera is defending himself from accusations in his native Panama that he has failed to support two children he had outside his marriage. The former New York Yankees' closer on Tuesday called the ...

High school baseball federation wants review of pitch limits

Baseball Feb 21, 2019

High school baseball federation wants review of pitch limits

The Japan High School Baseball Federation said Wednesday it will ask a local prefectural body to review its decision to implement the country's first pitch limits in high school baseball, which are aimed at preventing injuries to the arms of young players. The national federation ...