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I.M. Pei, a pillar of modern architecture, dies at 102

World May 17, 2019

I.M. Pei, a pillar of modern architecture, dies at 102

I.M. Pei, the pre-eminent U.S. architect who forged a distinct brand of modern building design with his sharp lines and stark structures, has died in New York, his sons' architecture firm said Thursday. He was 102 years old. From the controversial Louvre Pyramid in Paris ...

Diego Schwartzman tops Kei Nishikori in Italian Open quarterfinals

Tennis May 17, 2019

Diego Schwartzman tops Kei Nishikori in Italian Open quarterfinals

Argentina's Diego Schwartzman cruised past Kei Nishikori in straight sets to advance to the Italian Open semifinals on Thursday. Schwartzman won 6-4, 6-2 in 87 minutes in the quarterfinal for his first win against Nishikori, the sixth seed. The 24th-ranked one-time French Open quarterfinalist has not ...

Frontale salvage home draw against Grampus

Soccer / J. League May 17, 2019

Frontale salvage home draw against Grampus

by Dan Orlowitz

Two of the league's strongest attacking clubs, a packed Todoroki Stadium and one of Japan's most popular all-girl rock acts bringing down the house. Business as usual for "Friday Night J. League," which continues to boost the league's image with extra doses of spectacle beyond ...

Stephen Curry's 37 lead Warriors past Blazers, to 2-0 lead

Basketball / NBA May 17, 2019

Stephen Curry's 37 lead Warriors past Blazers, to 2-0 lead

These Golden State Warriors have long been able to score in fabulous, jaw-dropping flurries. Down by eight to the Portland Trail Blazers at home with 4½ minutes to go, they needed every last burst, perfect pass, driving layup and dunk. "Our experience really paid off ...

Naomi Osaka withdraws from Italian Open with right hand injury

Tennis May 17, 2019

Naomi Osaka withdraws from Italian Open with right hand injury

Top-ranked Naomi Osaka withdrew from her Italian Open quarterfinal due to a right hand injury on Friday. Osaka was scheduled to meet Kiki Bertens, who advanced to the semifinals via walkover. "I woke up this morning and couldn't really move my thumb," Osaka said. "I tried ...

Title chase down to two unbeatens

Sumo / Basho Reports May 17, 2019

Title chase down to two unbeatens

Sekiwake Tochinoshin survived a trial of endurance on Friday to remain in a tie with yokozuna Kakuryu after both men collected wins on Day 6 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. The Georgian was put to the test for over a minute at Ryogoku Kokugikan ...

Bruins sweep Hurricanes to reach Stanley Cup Final

More Sports / Ice Hockey May 17, 2019

Bruins sweep Hurricanes to reach Stanley Cup Final

Boston's top line kept finding ways to score, especially on the power play. With a chance to clinch another series, Tuukka Rask was perfect — again. Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference ...

Sumo 101: Online sumo games

Sumo May 17, 2019

Sumo 101: Online sumo games

by John Gunning

Fantasy football is a multi-billion dollar business with millions of participants. The sumo version? Not so much, though the world champion does get a trophy. The present holder of that title is a British native whose shikona (ring name) is Pandaazuma. Currently about 200 players from around ...

Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori advance to Italian Open quarterfinals

Tennis May 17, 2019

Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori advance to Italian Open quarterfinals

Women's world No. 1 Naomi Osaka and seventh-ranked men's player Kei Nishikori both advanced to the Italian Open quarterfinals with two wins apiece on Thursday. A day after rain washed out play on the Foro Italico's red clay, Osaka defeated 39th-ranked Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3, ...