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Kabuki looks to Olympics to broaden its audience

Stage Aug 6, 2019

Kabuki looks to Olympics to broaden its audience

In an effort to reach a broader audience ahead of next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Japan's National Theatre is accommodating international guests of traditional kabuki performances by using in-show commentary and English subtitles. On a day during the early summer rainy season, the venue ...

Hinako Shibuno stunned by her achievement

More Sports / Golf Aug 6, 2019

Hinako Shibuno stunned by her achievement

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Hinako Shibuno made a heroic return home Tuesday evening after becoming a household name by winning the Women's British Open on Sunday. What was awaiting the country's newest golf star upon her arrival at Haneda airport was a large flock of fans, reporters and TV ...

Maguire's move from Leicester to Manchester United complete

Soccer Aug 6, 2019

Maguire's move from Leicester to Manchester United complete

Manchester United made Harry Maguire the world's most expensive defender on Monday, signing him from Leicester City for around $100 million. United said the 26-year-old center-back signed a six-year contract with an option for another season. A person with knowledge of the deal said Friday that ...

Raiders legendary wideout Branch dead at 71

More Sports / Football Aug 6, 2019

Raiders legendary wideout Branch dead at 71

Cliff Branch, one of the Raiders' career-leading wide receivers who won three Super Bowls in 14 seasons with the franchise, has died. He was 71. Branch was found dead Saturday in a hotel room in Bullhead City, Arizona, the city's police department said. It said ...

Australia wins first Ashes test by 251 runs

More Sports / Cricket Aug 6, 2019

Australia wins first Ashes test by 251 runs

Australia won the first Ashes test by a huge margin of 251 runs on Monday after dismissing England for 146 in its second innings on the final day. Offspinner Nathan Lyon was often unplayable with 6-49 and passed 350 test wickets in a remarkable turnaround ...