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Aaamyyy whips up a synth-heavy soundscape for the year 2615

Music Mar 13, 2019

Aaamyyy whips up a synth-heavy soundscape for the year 2615

by Russell Thomas

"Body," the much-anticipated debut album from music maker Amy Furuhara, aka Aaamyyy (stylized as AAAMYYY), opens with an instrumental of tumbling beats, skittering hi-hats, wonky nighttime synth and pitch-shifted samples of a Spanish monologue — the portal of sound aims to transport the listener ...

'Ramen Shop': Finding your family through food

Film / Reviews Mar 13, 2019

'Ramen Shop': Finding your family through food

by Mark Schilling

Food is sustenance, food is pleasure and, as Eric Khoo's nostalgia-drenched "Ramen Shop" reminds us, food is memory. The last is not often seen in Japanese foodie movies, which tend to focus on the hero's arduous journey to mastery of a culinary art. So when the ...

Frontale edges Sydney FC in Asian Champions League

Soccer Mar 13, 2019

Frontale edges Sydney FC in Asian Champions League

Substitute Manabu Saito struck a late winner as Kawasaki Frontale beat visiting Sydney FC 1-0 in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday. Despite taking 20 shots to their opponents' two, Frontale had difficulty breaking down the Australian side, which brought a defensive game plan into ...

Five wrestlers remain undefeated after Day 4

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 13, 2019

Five wrestlers remain undefeated after Day 4

Sekiwake Takakeisho bounced back from his first loss of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament with a win against komusubi Hokutofuji on Wednesday. The 22-year-old ozeki hopeful charged Hokutofuji (1-3) to the edge of the straw in the first bout of the day between highly-ranked wrestlers ...

Rikako Ikee not ready to give up on 2020 Olympics

More Sports / Swimming Mar 13, 2019

Rikako Ikee not ready to give up on 2020 Olympics

Swimming star Rikako Ikee said Wednesday she will not give up on competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite being diagnosed with leukemia a month ago. A day after local organizers marked 500 days until the start of the games, Ikee shared her resolution on ...

Sumo 101: Sword bearers and dew sweepers

Sumo Mar 13, 2019

Sumo 101: Sword bearers and dew sweepers

by John Gunning

Every time a yokozuna performs the traditional ring-entering ceremony, he is flanked by two attendants. They are the tachimochi (sword bearer) and tsuyuharai (dew sweeper). The tachimochi is normally the higher ranked of the two, but both must be makuuchi-division wrestlers, and if possible, from the ...

Saint Mary's knocks off No. 1 Gonzaga for WCC title

Basketball Mar 13, 2019

Saint Mary's knocks off No. 1 Gonzaga for WCC title

Saint Mary's ended both the nation's longest winning streak and Gonzaga's six-year reign as West Coast Conference Tournament champion by grinding out a 60-47 victory in the title game on Tuesday night. Saint Mary's (22-11) all but shut down the nation's highest-scoring team by slowing ...

Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori both lose in upsets at Indian Wells

Tennis Mar 13, 2019

Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori both lose in upsets at Indian Wells

World No. 1 and defending champion Naomi Osaka crashed out of the fourth round of the women's tournament at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, upset by a lower-seeded challenger just hours after fellow countryman Kei Nishikori suffered the same fate in the third ...