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SoftBank plans $5 billion in rescue financing for WeWork

Business / Corporate Oct 17, 2019

SoftBank plans $5 billion in rescue financing for WeWork

SoftBank Group Corp. is in discussions to provide WeWork with roughly $5 billion of rescue financing in an effort to salvage one of the conglomerate's biggest investments. The funds will come directly from SoftBank, rather than its Vision Fund, according to a person familiar with ...

Goldman blasts Japan plan for rules on foreign stock investments

Business Oct 17, 2019

Goldman blasts Japan plan for rules on foreign stock investments

A plan by the government to impose stricter rules on foreign investment in local equities will be "detrimental" to the market, impede the ability to raise funds and undermine seven years of market reforms, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The Finance Ministry last week ...

China's aircraft carrier 'factory' revealed in satellite images

Asia Pacific Oct 17, 2019

China's aircraft carrier 'factory' revealed in satellite images

High-resolution satellite images show that the construction of China's first full-size aircraft carrier is progressing steadily alongside expansive infrastructure work that analysts say suggests the ship will be the first of several large vessels produced at the site. The images of the Jiangnan shipyard outside ...

Lock Brodie Retallick back for All Blacks against Ireland

Rugby Oct 17, 2019

Lock Brodie Retallick back for All Blacks against Ireland

Lock Brodie Retallick has returned for the All Blacks in arguably their strongest side for Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Ireland at Tokyo Stadium. The three-time world champions gave squad players and those returning from injury some game time and trialed combinations against Canada ...

Manchester United's Paul Pogba ruled out of Liverpool game

Soccer Oct 17, 2019

Manchester United's Paul Pogba ruled out of Liverpool game

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of Sunday's Premier League game against Liverpool, while goalkeeper David de Gea is unlikely to recover in time for the match. Pogba has an ankle problem and Solskjaer confirmed that the ...

Middleweight Ryota Murata to make title defense on Dec. 23

More Sports / Boxing Oct 17, 2019

Middleweight Ryota Murata to make title defense on Dec. 23

Murata, the 2012 London Olympic middleweight gold medalist, reclaimed the championship on July 12, in a technical knockout of American Rob Brant, who had dethroned Murata last October by unanimous decision. The 33-year-old Murata will face ninth-ranked contender Steven Butler of Canada at Yokohama ...

Angels hire Joe Maddon as new manager

Baseball / MLB Oct 17, 2019

Angels hire Joe Maddon as new manager

Joe Maddon is back under the halo. Maddon agreed to a three-year deal to become the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Wednesday, reuniting the World Series-winning former skipper of the Chicago Cubs with the organization where he spent the first three decades of his baseball ...

South Africa's Kolbe looks to get best of old foes

Rugby Oct 17, 2019

South Africa's Kolbe looks to get best of old foes

South Africa wing Cheslin Kolbe is hoping his experience against Kotaro Matsushima and Kenki Fukuoka will hold him in good stead when the Springboks play Japan in Tokyo on Sunday in their Rugby World Cup quarterfinal. Kolbe faced Matsushima back in 2012 in South Africa's ...

Brave Blossoms looking to wear down Springboks

Rugby Oct 17, 2019

Brave Blossoms looking to wear down Springboks

Japan hooker Atsushi Sakate said coordination on defense will be key when the Brave Blossoms collide with South Africa in the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup on Sunday. Sakate and lock Uwe Helu said Japan's preparation and fitness could be the difference, provided the ...

Skate America kicks off GP season

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Oct 17, 2019

Skate America kicks off GP season

by Jack Gallagher

The senior Grand Prix season gets underway on Friday with Skate America in the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, which is hosting its first-ever GP event. Japan will be looking for multiple medals in the women's competition, with a strong team of Kaori Sakamoto, ...

Japan routs Tajikistan in 2022 World Cup qualifier

Soccer Oct 17, 2019

Japan routs Tajikistan in 2022 World Cup qualifier

Japan claimed its third straight win in the second round of Asian qualifying for the 2022 World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Tajikistan on Tuesday. Takumi Minamino scored the first goal in the second half on a header. He finished with two goals, while ...