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China waiting out Hong Kong protests, but backlash may come

Asia Pacific | ANALYSIS Aug 10, 2019

China waiting out Hong Kong protests, but backlash may come

Analysis China's central government has dismissed Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters as clowns and criminals while bemoaning growing violence surrounding the monthslong demonstrations. That is partly out of concern that protesters' demands for expanded democracy could inspire like-minded officials and intellectuals on the mainland. Yet Beijing shows no ...

Wallabies clobber 14-man All Blacks in Rugby Championship test

Rugby Aug 10, 2019

Wallabies clobber 14-man All Blacks in Rugby Championship test

Australia gave itself a huge boost ahead of the World Cup when it stunned a New Zealand side reduced to 14 men for half the match 47-26 in a thrilling Rugby Championship test on Saturday. Lock Scott Barrett's dismissal for a dangerous tackle just before ...

Tiger withdraws with injury

More Sports / Golf Aug 10, 2019

Tiger withdraws with injury

Masters champion Tiger Woods withdrew Friday from the opening FedEx Cup playoffs event with what he described as a mild oblique strain. It was the first time Woods has pulled out in the middle of a tournament since the Dubai Desert Classic in February 2017, ...

Cubs' Yu Darvish yields three homers in loss to Reds

Baseball / MLB Aug 10, 2019

Cubs' Yu Darvish yields three homers in loss to Reds

Yu Darvish surrendered three home runs and was outdueled by Trevor Bauer on Friday night as the Chicago Cubs suffered a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds. After striking out the first three batters he faced at Great American Ball Park, Darvish ...

Goalkeeper Alisson gets hurt in Liverpool victory

Soccer Aug 10, 2019

Goalkeeper Alisson gets hurt in Liverpool victory

Liverpool opened its bid to end a 30-year English title drought by beating Premier League newcomer Norwich City 4-1 on Friday but lost goalkeeper Alisson to injury. In his first game since Brazil's victorious Copa America final a month ago, Alisson was forced off in ...

Japan beats United States to win Pacific Nations Cup

Rugby Aug 10, 2019

Japan beats United States to win Pacific Nations Cup

Captain Michael Leitch scored two tries as Japan beat the United States 34-20 on Saturday to claim the Pacific Nations Cup for the third time. Winger Kenki Fukuoka also scored a try, had a hand in Leitch's second — one of the best scored in ...

Serena Williams beats Naomi Osaka in rematch

Tennis Aug 10, 2019

Serena Williams beats Naomi Osaka in rematch

Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals on Friday night, beating soon-to-be-top-ranked Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 at breezy York University. Playing her first event since losing the Wimbledon final, Williams faced Osaka for the first time since losing to her last year in the ...