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Yamaguchi whalers return with haul just shy of quota

National Oct 5, 2019

Yamaguchi whalers return with haul just shy of quota

A Japanese whaling ship has returned home to southwestern Honshu after almost meeting its annual quota, ending the operator's commercial whaling season. Operator Kyodo Senpaku Co. said its main factory ship Nisshin Maru returned to its home port of Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Friday after ...

Novak Djokovic powers through to Rakuten Japan Open final

Tennis Oct 5, 2019

Novak Djokovic powers through to Rakuten Japan Open final

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Saturday cruised into the Rakuten Japan Open final, thrashing David Goffin 6-3, 6-4. In the final, Djokovic will face Australian qualifier John Millman, who squeezed past American opponent Reilly Opelka 6-3, 7-6 (7-4). The Serbian star dominated his semifinal, starting ...

Australia overwhelms Uruguay after slow start

Rugby Oct 5, 2019

Australia overwhelms Uruguay after slow start

Two-time world champion Australia overcame a sloppy start to crush Uruguay 45-10 on Saturday, forging toward the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals with some exhilarating running rugby despite its problems with high tackles resurfacing at Oita Stadium. Wrecking ball center Tevita Kuridrani and Dane Haylett-Petty each ...

Jets overcome 4-0 deficit to defeat Devils

More Sports / Ice Hockey Oct 5, 2019

Jets overcome 4-0 deficit to defeat Devils

The Winnipeg Jets extended their winning streak over the New Jersey Devils to seven games in a way coach Paul Maurice can't recall in 25 years of coaching. The Jets overcame a late 4-0 second-period deficit, got shootout goals from Kyle Connor and Blake Wheeler ...

Tonga relies on Telusa Veainu

Rugby Oct 5, 2019

Tonga relies on Telusa Veainu

Telusa Veainu was far away when he watched Tonga's Rugby World Cup upset win over France in 2011, even though he was in New Zealand. Far away from international rugby, far from becoming one of the stars of the team. "I was in New Zealand, at ...

Astros, Yankees win ALDS openers

Baseball / MLB Oct 5, 2019

Astros, Yankees win ALDS openers

Asked what went wrong for his Tampa Bay Rays, manager Kevin Cash invented a word. "We got Verlandered," Cash said. Justin Verlander looked every bit the October ace, Jose Altuve polished his postseason resume and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating the Rays 6-2 on Friday ...