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In pictures: Japan's new emperor

National May 1, 2019

In pictures: Japan's new emperor

Emperor Naruhito ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne on Wednesday, as the new imperial era — known as Reiwa — began following his father's abdication the previous day after three decades as emperor. The 59-year-old new emperor is expected to follow the footsteps of his father, ...

Australia election favorites Labor vow pivot to Asia

Asia Pacific / Politics May 1, 2019

Australia election favorites Labor vow pivot to Asia

Australia will see a "step change" in engagement with Asia and a more "considered" policy toward China if Labor wins the next election, the party's would-be foreign minister vowed Wednesday. Penny Wong — who would become the country's first Asian-Australian top diplomat if her party ...

CC Sabathia throws 3,000th career strikeout in defeat

Baseball / MLB May 1, 2019

CC Sabathia throws 3,000th career strikeout in defeat

CC Sabathia struck out a former teammate for No. 3,000 of his career, celebrated with the rest of the New York Yankees on the field and tipped his cap to the appreciative Arizona crowd. As the big left-hander he walked toward the batter's box, he ...

Sumo wrestlers make beefy salute to first day of Japan's new era

Sumo May 1, 2019

Sumo wrestlers make beefy salute to first day of Japan's new era

Sumo's biggest stars joined some 70 fellow heavyweights of the sport in using their bodies to spell out the two kanji characters representing Japan's new imperial era name, as the country celebrated the enthronement of its new emperor Wednesday. The wrestlers from the top two ...

Ichiro given 'instructor' role with Mariners

Baseball / MLB May 1, 2019

Ichiro given 'instructor' role with Mariners

Ichiro Suzuki has rejoined the Seattle Mariners as a special assistant to the chairman and will work as an instructor with both the major league club and some of the organization's players in the minors. Jerry Dipoto, the Mariners' executive vice president and general manager ...