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Hong Kong police fire beanbag rounds in clashes with protesters

Asia Pacific Sep 4, 2019

Hong Kong police fire beanbag rounds in clashes with protesters

Hong Kong police fired beanbag rounds and used pepper spray in skirmishes with pro-democracy protesters Tuesday night, broadcaster RTHK said on Wednesday, as unrest that has gripped the Chinese-ruled city for months showed little sign of abating. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to ...

Japan eager to show improvement on hardwood

Basketball Sep 4, 2019

Japan eager to show improvement on hardwood

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Most of the players on Japan's roster for the current FIBA World Cup didn't make the trip to Belgrade three years ago for the Olympic Qualification Tournament ahead of the 2016 Rio Games. Despite not being part of that team, which looked helpless in an ...

Nats rally for 7 runs in ninth in wild victory over Mets

Baseball / MLB Sep 4, 2019

Nats rally for 7 runs in ninth in wild victory over Mets

A few cheering fans caught the attention of Nationals manager Dave Martinez as he finally began his nightly debrief with reporters. "Thank you for staying," Martinez said. They couldn't have been blamed for leaving early. No doubt, they're glad they didn't. Kurt Suzuki capped the largest ninth-inning ...

Moriyasu relies heavily on overseas players

Soccer | From the Spot Sep 4, 2019

Moriyasu relies heavily on overseas players

by Dan Orlowitz

The Samurai Blue are coming from increasingly far away. Head coach Hajime Moriyasu's squad for Japan's Thursday friendly against Paraguay and next Tuesday's Asian joint qualifier at Myanmar in Yangon features 19 Europe-based players — the largest overseas contingent ever summoned for the side. The number ...