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'The Wonderland': Surface-level charm, but no true wonder

Film / Reviews Apr 24, 2019

'The Wonderland': Surface-level charm, but no true wonder

by Matt Schley

"The Wonderland," the new film from director Keiichi Hara ("Miss Hokusai"), certainly has the building blocks of something wondrous: a skilled director, top production values, and a story by beloved children's author Sachiko Kashiwaba. One of Kashiwaba's admirers is Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki, whose Academy ...

Shane Long scores quickest EPL goal in Southampton draw at Watford

Soccer Apr 24, 2019

Shane Long scores quickest EPL goal in Southampton draw at Watford

Shane Long scored the quickest-ever English Premier League goal as Southampton edged another point closer to safety with a 1-1 draw at Watford on Tuesday. The striker netted after 7.69 seconds — more than two seconds quicker than Ledley King managed for Tottenham in 2000 ...

Kashima, Urawa fall in Asian Champions League action

Soccer Apr 24, 2019

Kashima, Urawa fall in Asian Champions League action

Playmaker Takahiro Kunimoto scored the winner in the second half as South Korea's Gyeongnam FC beat Kashima Antlers 1-0 in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday. Former Japan under-20 Kunimoto gave ACL newcomer Gyeongnam its first win in the competition against the reigning champion with ...

Maeda struggles as Dodgers fall against Cubs

Baseball / MLB Apr 24, 2019

Maeda struggles as Dodgers fall against Cubs

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda took his second loss of the season after a nightmare start Tuesday, giving up six runs in a 7-2 defeat to the Chicago Cubs. Maeda surrendered four runs in the first inning at Wrigley Field as the Cubs took ...

Renowned running coach Yoshio Koide dead at 80

More Sports / Track & Field Apr 24, 2019

Renowned running coach Yoshio Koide dead at 80

Long-distance running coach Yoshio Koide, who helped Japan become a powerhouse in women's marathon in the 1990s and 2000s, died Wednesday, sources close to him said. He was 80. Known for his lively personality, Koide coached Naoko Takahashi to Japan's first Olympic women's marathon gold ...