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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 ...

Puerto Rico edges Tunisia to advance at World Cup

Basketball Sep 4, 2019

Puerto Rico edges Tunisia to advance at World Cup

Puerto Rico couldn't even begin qualifying for this World Cup at home two years ago, forced to move its opening game to Florida because of the damage that Hurricane Maria inflicted on the island. They were undeterred then. They're in the World Cup's second round now. Gary ...

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 ...

Ireland coach defends inclusion of Jean Kleyn over Devin Toner

Rugby Sep 4, 2019

Ireland coach defends inclusion of Jean Kleyn over Devin Toner

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has slammed Agustin Pichot's criticism of his decision to select Jean Kleyn instead of Devin Toner in his World Cup squad. World Rugby vice chairman Pichot urged Toner to ask the sport's governing body "for answers" following his controversial absence from ...

Rui Hachimura proving himself on World Cup stage

Basketball Sep 4, 2019

Rui Hachimura proving himself on World Cup stage

Rui Hachimura believes his game has grown this summer. He knows his confidence has. It has been a hectic and nonexistent offseason for the soon-to-be Washington Wizards rookie — he was drafted No. 9 overall in June, played NBA summer league in July and has ...

U.S. gets past Turkey in overtime

Basketball Sep 4, 2019

U.S. gets past Turkey in overtime

In the ultimate moments, everything hinged on free throws. Turkey missed them. The United States made them. And that is how the Americans escaped what would have been a massive World Cup upset. Khris Middleton's two foul shots with 2.1 seconds left in overtime capped a wild ...