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'Good as gold' not good enough: New labels promote ethical metal

Business Apr 21, 2019

'Good as gold' not good enough: New labels promote ethical metal

Forget how many carats — how ethical is your gold? As high-end consumers demand to know the origin of their treasures, some jewelers are ensuring they use responsibly sourced, eco-friendly or recycled gold. Specialized producers now tack a "fairmined" ecologically friendly label on their output, ...

Editorials Apr 21, 2019

Jokowi wins a second term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo should use his second term to double down on his reform efforts as well as resist more strongly the creep of hard-line Islam into what has been a model of tolerance for the Muslim world.

Rikuto Tamai becomes Japan's youngest indoor diving champion

More Sports Apr 21, 2019

Rikuto Tamai becomes Japan's youngest indoor diving champion

Although it will not earn him a berth at the world championships, 12-year-old Rikuto Tamai announced his name as one to watch on Sunday after winning Japan's indoor diving championship. The 143-cm Tamai, a first-year junior high school student, won with 474.25 points at Tokyo ...

Hawks hammer Lions with 16 hits

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 21, 2019

Hawks hammer Lions with 16 hits

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks' lineup combined for 16 hits on Sunday to claim their three-game series on the road against the Saitama Seibu Lions. While the Hawks' bullpen thwarted the Pacific League's defending champions, last year's Japan Series winners had back-to-back five-run innings in their ...

Yuto Nagatomo nabs first goal for Galatasaray since 2018 transfer

Soccer Apr 21, 2019

Yuto Nagatomo nabs first goal for Galatasaray since 2018 transfer

Japanese defender Yuto Nagatomo returned from injury to score his first goal for Galatasaray since his transfer last year in the Turkish top-flight team's 3-1 win over Kayserispor on Saturday. The 32-year-old Nagatomo, who completed a transfer to Galatasaray in June after being loaned to ...

Osaka hopes to recover missing form on clay in Stuttgart

Tennis Apr 21, 2019

Osaka hopes to recover missing form on clay in Stuttgart

World No. 1 Naomi Osaka hopes to bounce back from her recent defeats and conquer a new surface as she launches her clay-court season in Stuttgart, Germany, this week. The reigning Australian and U.S. Open champion has enjoyed a dazzling rise to the top of ...

Blues beat Jets in Game 6 to reach next round

More Sports / Ice Hockey Apr 21, 2019

Blues beat Jets in Game 6 to reach next round

Jaden Schwartz knew there would be a silver lining during his struggles in the regular season. The St. Louis forward found it the last two games of the first round of the playoffs. Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the ...

Mariners lefty Yusei Kikuchi earns first MLB win

Baseball / MLB Apr 21, 2019

Mariners lefty Yusei Kikuchi earns first MLB win

Pitcher Yusei Kikuchi picked up his first MLB win as the Seattle Mariners edged the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night in Anaheim. Kikuchi (1-1), who attended Hanamaki Higashi High School in Iwate Prefecture, the same school injured Angels star Shohei Ohtani attended, finally won ...

Fabio Fognini stuns Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo semifinals

Tennis Apr 21, 2019

Fabio Fognini stuns Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo semifinals

Fabio Fognini ended Rafael Nadal's winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters, stunning the defending champion 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final for the first time and hand Nadal his first defeat here since a loss to Novak Djokovic in the 2015 semifinals. Fognini ...