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Double bubble, tapioca tea and garbage trouble

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Aug 24, 2019

Double bubble, tapioca tea and garbage trouble

by Mark Schreiber

Food and beverage fads come and go. On frequent occasions, "Gatten," NHK's health-oriented Wednesday evening program, used to present evidence that eating this food or drinking that beverage achieved seemingly miraculous results, including weight loss, lower blood pressure or relief from constipation. Soon afterward, ...

'Our bigger enemy': Trump escalates attack on Fed chief

Business / Economy Aug 24, 2019

'Our bigger enemy': Trump escalates attack on Fed chief

U.S. President Donald Trump launched a furious and highly personal Twitter attack Friday against the Federal Reserve and Chairman Jerome Powell, fuming that the Fed once more "did NOTHING!" and wondering who is "our bigger enemy" — Powell or China's leader. The outburst came after ...

Japan rallies in second half to beat Germany

Basketball Aug 24, 2019

Japan rallies in second half to beat Germany

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The arena DJ encouraged the jam-packed, 18,355 fans at Saitama Super Arena saying, "Louder! Louder!" But it was perhaps unnecessary because they were already pretty loud, extremely loud. The Japan men's national team bounced back from its early struggles and managed to edge Germany 86-83 on ...

Consadole manage draw against front-running FC Tokyo

Soccer / J. League Aug 24, 2019

Consadole manage draw against front-running FC Tokyo

Jay Bothroyd canceled out an opening goal by FC Tokyo defender Tsuyoshi Watanabe when he deflected in a goal-bound shot from his teammate in a 1-1 draw at Consadole Sapporo on Saturday. J. League leader FC Tokyo has 49 points and remains four points clear ...

Naomi Osaka ready for defense of U.S. Open title

Tennis Aug 24, 2019

Naomi Osaka ready for defense of U.S. Open title

Serena Williams has the U.S. Open spotlight as she chases tennis history, but a host of Grand Slam winners and high-ranked rivals are also taking aim at the title. The 37-year-old American will be the focus of attention when the Flushing Meadows fortnight begins Monday ...

Rugby World Cup teams set to receive special welcome

Rugby Aug 24, 2019

Rugby World Cup teams set to receive special welcome

Rugby World Cup The 20 teams taking part in the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off in four weeks in Tokyo, will all receive a "very special and uniquely Japanese welcome," tournament organizers said Friday. With teams arriving throughout September, the first official engagement will be ...

Billy Hamilton leads Braves past Mets in 14th inning

Baseball / MLB Aug 24, 2019

Billy Hamilton leads Braves past Mets in 14th inning

With Jacob deGrom and the Mets hard-throwing bullpen missing bats at a historic pace, the NL East-leading Braves were ready to win with small ball Friday night. That's exactly what Billy Hamilton is there for — although this first contribution wasn't exactly on script. Hamilton ...

Former NBA, ABA coach Tom Nissalke dies at 87

Basketball / NBA Aug 24, 2019

Former NBA, ABA coach Tom Nissalke dies at 87

Tom Nissalke, who won coach of the year honors in the NBA and ABA, has died. He was 87. Nissalke passed away at his home in Salt Lake City on Thursday after facing a "series of health-related problems" in recent years, according to the Deseret ...