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Australian police raid public broadcaster ABC amid crackdown on leaks

Asia Pacific Jun 5, 2019

Australian police raid public broadcaster ABC amid crackdown on leaks

Australian police raided the headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corp., the country's public broadcaster, Wednesday in the second high-profile probe into news outlets in 24 hours, amid a crackdown on sensitive leaks. ABC executives said police searched the corporation's offices in Sydney, targeting three journalists ...

Shogi legend Yoshiharu Habu collects record 1,434th victory

National Jun 5, 2019

Shogi legend Yoshiharu Habu collects record 1,434th victory

Professional shogi player Yoshiharu Habu earned his 1,434th win at a tournament in Tokyo on Tuesday, setting a record for victories in the traditional Japanese board game. The 48-year-old achieved the feat by beating Takuya Nagase, the 26-year-old Eio title holder, after last month matching ...

Japan comes up empty in scoreless draw with Trinidad and Tobago

Soccer Jun 5, 2019

Japan comes up empty in scoreless draw with Trinidad and Tobago

Japan showed plenty of attacking energy but was foiled by Trinidad and Tobago 'keeper Marvin Phillip in Wednesday's scoreless draw. Although fans at Toyota Stadium were denied a national team debut from 18-year-old wunderkind Takefusa Kubo, who was left off the bench, Japan, ranked 26th ...

Beach cleanup held at Olympic surfing venue

Olympics Jun 5, 2019

Beach cleanup held at Olympic surfing venue

Surfers and students participated in a trash-picking event at the surfing venue of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday in a bid to raise awareness about ocean plastic pollution in the buildup to the games. Teen surfer Minori Kawai, who is hoping to qualify for ...

Stephen Strasburg earns 100th win as Nats rally past White Sox

Baseball / MLB Jun 5, 2019

Stephen Strasburg earns 100th win as Nats rally past White Sox

Stephen Strasburg didn't turn in a vintage performance. He still did enough — with plenty of help from the Washington Nationals' offense — to reach a career milestone. Strasburg earned his 100th victory, Anthony Rendon homered and drove in five runs and Washington rallied past ...

IAAF to fight Swiss court ruling on Caster Semenya

More Sports / Track & Field Jun 5, 2019

IAAF to fight Swiss court ruling on Caster Semenya

The IAAF said Tuesday it will fight a Swiss court decision to suspend its rules obliging athletes, including double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, to lower their testosterone levels in order to compete in certain events. Switzerland's highest court on Monday temporarily suspended the IAAF rules ...