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High-speed 5G game integration in spotlight at Tokyo Game Show

Business / Tech Sep 12, 2019

High-speed 5G game integration in spotlight at Tokyo Game Show

The Tokyo Game Show opened on Thursday with the spotlight on how game-makers will take advantage of ultrahigh speed 5G mobile data networks ahead of the technology's commercial rollout in Japan in 2020. Game-makers, related network developers, and esports promoters cite their sector as one ...

'Glory to Hong Kong': Protesters chorus a new anthem

Asia Pacific Sep 12, 2019

'Glory to Hong Kong': Protesters chorus a new anthem

A defiant anthem penned by an anonymous composer has become the new soundtrack to Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests. "Glory to Hong Kong" first appeared on YouTube on Aug. 31 and has quickly won a huge following among those pushing for greater democratic freedoms in the ...

U.S. clinches worst big-tourney finish, loses 94-89 to Serbia

Basketball Sep 12, 2019

U.S. clinches worst big-tourney finish, loses 94-89 to Serbia

The United States will leave the FIBA World Cup with its worst finish in a major international tournament, assured of finishing no better than seventh after falling to Serbia 94-89 in a consolation playoff game Thursday night. The previous worst finish for a U.S. men's ...

Former top-ranked Kim Clijsters planning another comeback

Tennis Sep 12, 2019

Former top-ranked Kim Clijsters planning another comeback

Four-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters is planning another comeback. A mother of three, the Belgian who retired after the 2012 U.S. Open wants a new challenge, she told the WTA in an interview on its website on Thursday. The 36-year-old Clijsters, who started her professional ...

Sumo 101: Kitanofuji

Sumo Sep 12, 2019

Sumo 101: Kitanofuji

by John Gunning

Sumo tournaments are shown daily on NHK. While the play-by-play men rotate, one ever present is acerbic color commentator Kitanofuji. Often decked out in traditional Japanese attire, the sharp-tongued 77-year-old rarely sugarcoats his views. If anyone has earned the right to voice their opinion, however, it's ...

Rory McIlroy named PGA Tour Player of the Year

More Sports / Golf Sep 12, 2019

Rory McIlroy named PGA Tour Player of the Year

Rory McIlroy was named the PGA Tour's Player of the Year on Wednesday, winning the prestigious Jack Nicklaus Award for the third time. The Northern Ireland star, who was also handed the accolade in 2012 and 2014, came out on top after a vote by ...

Bruins extend coach Bruce Cassidy's contract

More Sports / Ice Hockey Sep 12, 2019

Bruins extend coach Bruce Cassidy's contract

The Boston Bruins signed coach Bruce Cassidy to a multiyear contract extension Wednesday, a reward for leading the team to the Stanley Cup Final in just his second full season on the bench. "I think it's a good marriage," Cassidy said at the team's training ...