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ANC keeps power in South Africa but scandals cost it votes

World / Politics May 12, 2019

ANC keeps power in South Africa but scandals cost it votes

The African National Congress easily won South Africa's general election Saturday, but its share of the vote fell, reflecting anger at corruption scandals and racial inequalities that remain entrenched a generation after the party took power. It was the worst electoral performance by the late ...

Antlers beat struggling Vissel Kobe on Serginho goal

Soccer / J. League May 12, 2019

Antlers beat struggling Vissel Kobe on Serginho goal

Serginho struck his first goal of the J. League first-division campaign Sunday as Kashima Antlers outclassed struggling Vissel Kobe 1-0. The Brazilian forward found the net in the 17th minute at Noevir Stadium to consign Vissel to its sixth straight league defeat. With a host of ...

Sunwolves' errors ruthlessly exploited by Brumbies

Rugby May 12, 2019

Sunwolves' errors ruthlessly exploited by Brumbies

The Sunwolves fell to their 10th Super Rugby loss of the season Sunday as they went down 33-0 to the Brumbies at Canberra's GIO Stadium. The victory leaves the Brumbies on top of the Australian Conference with four rounds remaining, while the Sunwolves, who were ...

Sumo 101: Ichimon

Sumo May 12, 2019

Sumo 101: Ichimon

by John Gunning

Sumo's family unit is the stable. A wrestler's life is defined by his heya (stable) to such an extent that "family" is no mere analogy. While they may not be related by blood, a stablemaster and his wrestlers live, eat and sleep in the same building ...

Kakuryu gets off to winning start

Sumo / Basho Reports May 12, 2019

Kakuryu gets off to winning start

Kakuryu kicked off the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on a winning note Sunday, collecting an opening-day victory in front of a sellout crowd at the first basho of Japan's new imperial era. Kakuryu, carrying the burden as the sole yokozuna at Ryogoku Kokugikan following Hakuho's ...

Alphas reach B2 after swatting Bee Trains

Basketball / B. League May 12, 2019

Alphas reach B2 after swatting Bee Trains

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The B. League third-division runner-up Koshigaya Alphas earned a promotion to the second flight with a crushing 86-64 win over the Hachioji Bee Trains in the B2/B3 promotion playoff game before a crowd of 2,057 at Yokohama Arena on Sunday. Power forward Kyle Richardson led ...