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Mitsubishi and Mesa to explore potential 100-plane SpaceJet deal

Business Sep 6, 2019

Mitsubishi and Mesa to explore potential 100-plane SpaceJet deal

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. saw a boost this week to sales of its long-delayed SpaceJet regional aircraft, as Mesa Air Group Inc. signed a pact to negotiate a potential 100-plane deal. The memorandum of understanding, signed Thursday, calls for Mitsubishi and Mesa to discuss terms for ...

Rui Hachimura to sit out remainder of FIBA World Cup

Basketball Sep 6, 2019

Rui Hachimura to sit out remainder of FIBA World Cup

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Star forward Rui Hachimura will not play in Japan's consolation games against New Zealand and Montenegro in order to rest his weary body, the Japan Basketball Association announced on Friday. A decision was made regarding Hachimura after discussions between the JBA and the Washington Wizards, ...

Springboks aim for return to top

Rugby Sep 6, 2019

Springboks aim for return to top

Siya Kolisi dreams of becoming the first black Springboks skipper to lift the Rugby World Cup trophy, and complete the remarkable transformation of the team from "a dark place to a good space." South Africa and defending champion New Zealand, which clash on Sept. 21 ...

Yokohama commemorates its rugby history ahead of RWC

Rugby Sep 6, 2019

Yokohama commemorates its rugby history ahead of RWC

With the Rugby World Cup starting in just two weeks, a monument was unveiled Thursday, marking the city's place in the 150-year history of the sport in Japan. With the help of donations, the Kanagawa Rugby Football Union erected the monument to commemorate the Yokohama ...

All Blacks' title hopes hinge on tactical switch

Rugby Sep 6, 2019

All Blacks' title hopes hinge on tactical switch

The All Blacks are confident they can win an unprecedented third straight Rugby World Cup in Japan, even if they have to shift one of the team's star players from his favored position to do it. No one on the current New Zealand squad can ...

Serena to face Canadian teen in U.S. Open final

Tennis Sep 6, 2019

Serena to face Canadian teen in U.S. Open final

By no means was Serena Williams perfect at the start of her U.S. Open semifinal. She faced three break points in the opening game and managed to pull it out. She trailed 40-0 in the second, then came through again. Another trio of break points ...

Packers beat Bears as NFL opens 100th season

More Sports / Football Sep 6, 2019

Packers beat Bears as NFL opens 100th season

Aaron Rodgers doesn't have to lay waste to a defense to enjoy Packers football. He sure had a good time seeing what his guys on the other side of the ball did Thursday night to the archrival Bears. "Yeah, it was fun to watch," Rodgers said ...

Jerry West receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Basketball / NBA Sep 6, 2019

Jerry West receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Jerry West, the NBA legend who delivered championships to the Los Angeles Lakers as both a player and an executive, said, "It never ceases to amaze me the places you can go in this world chasing a basketball" as he was honored Thursday with ...

U.S. crushes Japan in World Cup group game

Basketball Sep 6, 2019

U.S. crushes Japan in World Cup group game

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The result was anticipated. Nevertheless, the game left the Akatsuki Five with grief and a sigh. The Japan men’s national team posted a third straight loss in the first round of the FIBA World Cup with a 98-45 pounding to reigning tournament and Olympic champion ...