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Lions finish strong in win over Buffaloes

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 30, 2019

Lions finish strong in win over Buffaloes

Takeya Nakamura blew open the game with a three-run double in the bottom of the seventh as the Saitama Seibu Lions overpowered the Orix Buffaloes 11-3 in the Pacific League on Sunday. Sosuke Genda drove in the go-ahead run in the fourth, while Shuta Tonosaki ...

Universities divided over whether or not to enforce no-smoking rules

National Jun 30, 2019

Universities divided over whether or not to enforce no-smoking rules

With Japan's revised health promotion law, which includes enhanced measures against secondhand smoke, set to partially take effect at the beginning of July, universities across the country are divided over rules governing smoking. The partial implementation prohibits smoking in principle at the premises of public ...

Rugby Jun 30, 2019

Former PM Yoshiro Mori invites Vladimir Putin to Rugby World Cup

Former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori on Saturday invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off Sept. 20 in Tokyo. The former premier extended the invitation, which Putin said he would give full consideration to, when the pair met in ...

Israel arrests Palestinian official in Jerusalem

World Jun 30, 2019

Israel arrests Palestinian official in Jerusalem

Israeli police said Sunday they had detained and were questioning the Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs, while a source close to the official said he was arrested in his home. Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs Fadi al-Hadami was detained and was being questioned for "activities ...

Naomi Osaka returns to hunter role at Wimbledon

Tennis Jun 30, 2019

Naomi Osaka returns to hunter role at Wimbledon

by Joel Tansey

A shocking coaching change, off-court distractions, the pressure of added expectations as world No. 1: There's no one-size-fits-all explanation for Naomi Osaka's struggles since winning the Australian Open. All three were among the reasons American tennis legends and commentators Chris Evert and John McEnroe cited ...