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Airliner Virgin Australia applies for slot at Haneda Airport

Business / Corporate Sep 25, 2019

Airliner Virgin Australia applies for slot at Haneda Airport

Airliner Virgin Australia has applied for the allocation of a landing and departure slot at Haneda Airport. The airline submitted the application to the International Air Services Commission, the Australian government organ said Wednesday. If it wins the slot, the Australian carrier would achieve entry ...

Forever 21 to pull out of Japan by late October

Business / Corporate Sep 25, 2019

Forever 21 to pull out of Japan by late October

The Japanese unit of fast fashion retailer Forever 21 Inc. said Wednesday it will close all 14 stores in the country and its online shop by the end of October amid intensifying competition with other online apparel retailers. The company did not explain the reason ...

Dragons crush Swallows

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 25, 2019

Dragons crush Swallows

Four pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout on Wednesday for the Chunichi Dragons in a 12-0 Central League win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. Kodai Umetsu (4-1), the Dragons' second-round draft pick last autumn, allowed three hits, issued three walks and struck out six to ...

Injuries continue to impact sumo landscape

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Sep 25, 2019

Injuries continue to impact sumo landscape

by John Gunning

Sumo fans continue to be spoiled, with September serving up yet another incredible and dramatic tournament. What seemed early on like a Kakuryu procession to a second straight title turned into a battle royale, with any of three or four contenders looking like the most ...

Qatar preps for major test

More Sports / Track & Field Sep 25, 2019

Qatar preps for major test

Qatar is preparing to welcome thousands of fans and competitors for the World Athletics Championships starting Friday, an event seen as a staging post toward the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The 10-day event in the capital Doha will be a key test ahead of the ...

Tottenham stunned by fourth-tier Colchester in League Cup

Soccer Sep 25, 2019

Tottenham stunned by fourth-tier Colchester in League Cup

Tottenham's disappointing start to the season hit a new low as it suffered an embarrassing League Cup third-round defeat on penalties at fourth-tier Colchester on Tuesday. Mauricio Pochettino's side was held to a 0-0 draw in normal time before losing 4-3 on penalties against an ...