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U.K. supermarkets go 'nude' as more test plastic-free zones

World Aug 22, 2019

U.K. supermarkets go 'nude' as more test plastic-free zones

British supermarkets are starting to go "nude." Bowing to pressure from environmentally conscious consumers, big brand shops have begun taking steps to strip their shelves of plastic wrapping over concerns about saving the oceans from waste. "Nude zones" and "Food in the Nude" campaigns are already ...

Editorials Aug 22, 2019

The Greenland episode's lessons

While it has become clear that Trump cannot be constrained in his utterances, it is nevertheless extraordinary that this is how the world's greatest power conducts its diplomacy.

'Dance With Me': A homegrown Japanese musical has landed

Film Aug 22, 2019

'Dance With Me': A homegrown Japanese musical has landed

by Mark Schilling

Genres never really die, but they often mutate into something different on foreign soil. John Ford's cowboys became Akira Kurosawa's samurai, and Kurosawa's samurai became Sergio Leone's serape-clad, cigarillo-chewing "The Man With No Name." And the list goes on. The same is true of that ...

England's Tom Curry, Sam Underhill to start against Ireland

Rugby Aug 22, 2019

England's Tom Curry, Sam Underhill to start against Ireland

Tom Curry and Sam Underhill will line up either side of Billy Vunipola in a new-look, highly mobile back row against Ireland on Saturday as England coach Eddie Jones continues to juggle his resources in the team's penultimate Rugby World Cup warm-up match. Curry and ...

NBA program helps foster young Asian talent

Basketball / NBA Aug 22, 2019

NBA program helps foster young Asian talent

by Ed Odeven

With scorching heat enveloping Tokyo last week, the Basketball Without Borders Asia Camp provided heated competition inside the air-conditioned facilities at Mizumoto General Sports Center. For four days, the NBA and FIBA joint operation staged a testing ground for 64 top-level boys and girls players ...

Riseisha captures Koshien crown

Baseball Aug 22, 2019

Riseisha captures Koshien crown

Riseisha High School claimed its maiden title at Japan's National High School Baseball Championship on Thursday, coming from behind in an action-filled final against Seiryo, 5-3. Competing in its first final, the hard-hitting Riseisha lineup broke a 3-3, eighth-inning tie to lead the Osaka Prefecture ...

Cubs' Yu Darvish shaky in no-decision

Baseball / MLB Aug 22, 2019

Cubs' Yu Darvish shaky in no-decision

After watching the Cubs waste a couple of leads, Kris Bryant felt a loss was almost inevitable. That quickly changed with one swing by the Chicago slugger. Bryant hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Cubs a 12-11 comeback victory over ...

Boston Celtics players a key for U.S. World Cup team

Basketball Aug 22, 2019

Boston Celtics players a key for U.S. World Cup team

Red, white and blue. The colors of USA Basketball. Except this summer, green — Celtics green, to be precise — would work on that palette as well. The Boston Celtics will have at least three and possibly four players on the final 12-man roster that USA ...

Tokyo 2020 organizers launch domestic ticket lottery for Paralympics

Paralympics Aug 22, 2019

Tokyo 2020 organizers launch domestic ticket lottery for Paralympics

Applications for the first 2020 Tokyo Paralympic ticket lottery, open only to residents of Japan, started Thursday. The online ticket lottery, where applications are submitted via an official ticket sales website (ticket.tokyo2020.org/paralympic), will run through 11:59 a.m. on Sept. 9, and results will be announced ...