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54 articles published


On Huawei and autos, Trump aligns trade with U.S. security

Business / Economy May 18, 2019

On Huawei and autos, Trump aligns trade with U.S. security

U.S. President Donald Trump is taking his trade wars into a new realm likely to both extend them and make them harder to resolve. With his crackdown on Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co. and a new directive targeting European and Japanese carmakers, his administration ...

Grumpy Cat, the face that launched a thousand memes, dead at 7

World May 18, 2019

Grumpy Cat, the face that launched a thousand memes, dead at 7

She died just as she had lived, in a blizzard of memes, tweets and news reports celebrating her distinctly unamused expression. On Friday, the world learned that Grumpy Cat, the internet sensation whose scowl launched a thousand memes, earning her 1.5 million Twitter followers, 2.5 ...

Hawks' Kodai Senga fans nine, improves to 5-0

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 18, 2019

Hawks' Kodai Senga fans nine, improves to 5-0

Kodai Senga allowed a run over seven innings to win his fifth straight start as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks exploited their opponent's mistakes in a 2-1 win over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters on Saturday. Trailing 1-0 in the fifth inning, Go Kamamoto reached on ...

Kris Bryant slugs three late homers as Cubs pound Nationals

Baseball / MLB May 18, 2019

Kris Bryant slugs three late homers as Cubs pound Nationals

Kris Bryant matched a career high with three home runs and drove in five as the Chicago Cubs routed the Washington Nationals 14-6 on Friday. Albert Almora Jr., Kyle Schwarber and Willson Contreras also homered to help the NL Central-leading Cubs snap a two-game skid. ...

Kakuryu, Tochinoshin tied for lead

Sumo / Basho Reports May 18, 2019

Kakuryu, Tochinoshin tied for lead

Yokozuna Kakuryu and sekiwake Tochinoshin stayed undefeated Saturday to remain joint leaders of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Pre-tournament favorite Kakuryu took another step at Ryogoku Kokugikan toward his sixth top-level title by beating No. 3 maegashira Chiyotairyu, who remains winless in 11 matches against ...

Sumo 101: Endorsements

Sumo May 18, 2019

Sumo 101: Endorsements

by John Gunning

One of the unique aspects of sumo's attire is a lack of associated wearable merchandise. While manufacturers are able to sell an endless array of baseball or football jerseys, caps, and jackets, there isn't much of a market for branded mawashi or "Air-Hakuho" seta (traditional ...

FC Tokyo continues superb start to season

Soccer / J. League May 18, 2019

FC Tokyo continues superb start to season

by Dan Orlowitz

A crucial lesson in FC Tokyo’s 12-game unbeaten run to start the 2019 J. League first-division campaign has been that goals don’t need to come from top striker Diego Oliveira, so long as they come from someone. That was all too true on Saturday at ...