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Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell

Business / Corporate Aug 14, 2019

Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell

Narita International Airport may find it hard to retain its standing as a pan-Asian transport hub after Delta Air Lines Inc. decided to leave. The U.S. airline plans to transfer all U.S.-Tokyo flights to Tokyo International Airport at Haneda in March 2020, when new routes ...

Trade spat sees K-pop caught in the middle

Music Aug 14, 2019

Trade spat sees K-pop caught in the middle

by Patrick St. Michel

The Japanese debut performance of Korean pop group Stray Kids planned for next month should be an unquestionably good thing. The fledgling male outfit has been gaining steam since emerging in 2017, with its nine members having already played shows in Southeast Asia, Australia, ...

Phillies hire former manager Charlie Manuel as hitting coach

Baseball / MLB Aug 14, 2019

Phillies hire former manager Charlie Manuel as hitting coach

The Philadelphia Phillies have turned to the most successful manager in franchise history to revive their feeble offense. The Phillies hired Charlie Manuel to replace John Mallee as hitting coach on Tuesday before a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs. Manuel, who was working as ...

Ajax escapes early Champions League exit against PAOK

Soccer Aug 14, 2019

Ajax escapes early Champions League exit against PAOK

Last season's Champions League semifinalist Ajax came close to crashing out in qualifying Tuesday, coming from behind to beat PAOK Thessaloniki 5-4 on aggregate. On a night when former European champions Porto and Celtic were both knocked out, Ajax faced elimination when its former youth ...

Venus Williams upsets Bertens in Ohio; sister Serena withdraws

Tennis Aug 14, 2019

Venus Williams upsets Bertens in Ohio; sister Serena withdraws

Going small paid off big for Venus Williams. Tuesday didn't go as well for sister Serena. On a day when back problems forced the younger Williams to withdraw before her second-round match, Venus Williams reached the third round of the Cincinnati Masters with a 6-3, 3-6, ...

Giants' Golden Tate suspended for fertility drug use

More Sports / Football Aug 14, 2019

Giants' Golden Tate suspended for fertility drug use

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate has had the appeal of his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance enhancers turned down. The decision by an independent arbiter was announced Tuesday and means the 10-year-veteran will miss the first four ...

Curt Schilling says he may run for Congress in Arizona

Baseball / MLB Aug 14, 2019

Curt Schilling says he may run for Congress in Arizona

Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's thinking about running for Congress in Arizona. Schilling confirmed in an email to The Arizona Republic on Monday that he's considering a run. He declined to say which district he'd run in and wrote that "the illegal ...