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First, there was Matsumura Goshun

Art Apr 23, 2019

First, there was Matsumura Goshun

by Matthew Larking

The recent focus on the vibrant idiosyncratic works of the Edo Period (1603-1868) eccentric painters has left the achievements more traditional masters in neglect. "Road to Shijo School" at the Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City, is a welcome reparative.

Kei Nishikori reaches third round in Barcelona

Tennis Apr 23, 2019

Kei Nishikori reaches third round in Barcelona

Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the Barcelona Open on Tuesday following a 7-5, 6-2 win against Taylor Fritz of the United States. The fourth-seeded Nishikori rallied from a slow start in his second clay tournament of the year to collect the straight-sets ...

Israel Folau issue ignites free-speech debate

Rugby Apr 23, 2019

Israel Folau issue ignites free-speech debate

Australian sport has been taking a hard line against racism, homophobia and gender inequality, but plans to fire Israel Folau over his religious views have some bemoaning "political correctness" gone too far. The devoutly Christian player, one of rugby union's highest profile stars, has been ...

Title conquest sets Ronaldo apart from peers

Soccer Apr 23, 2019

Title conquest sets Ronaldo apart from peers

The breakthrough under Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Then the coronation at Real Madrid. And now another title at Juventus. If ever there was a need to emphasize Cristiano Ronaldo's impact as a soccer player, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner did it again last weekend ...