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Yukinori Yanagi: Resurrecting Akitsushima

Art Nov 20, 2019

Yukinori Yanagi: Resurrecting Akitsushima

by John L. Tran

For Yukinori Yanagi, whose work from the late '80s and '90s featured ants burrowing through national flags made of sand, nature is not synonymous with an anthropomorphically friendly "harmony" or "balance"; it's disruption, chaos, decay and metastasis.

Hakuho steps toward another title

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 20, 2019

Hakuho steps toward another title

Hakuho took another step toward his record-extending 43rd top-level championship with a victory over Ryuden at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. The Mongolian-born yokozuna maintained his outright lead, improving to 10-1 as he forced out the No. 5 maegashira in the final bout ...

JFA takes leap with new women's pro league

Soccer | From the Spot Nov 20, 2019

JFA takes leap with new women's pro league

by Dan Orlowitz

Eight years ago, Japan won the FIFA Women's World Cup and earned its place among women's soccer's elite nations. Now, as the sport known as "WoSo" packs stadiums in London, Madrid, Monterrey and Philadelphia, the country that introduced the likes of Homare Sawa and Saki ...

Rafael Nadal leads Spain to win over Russia in Davis Cup Finals

Tennis Nov 20, 2019

Rafael Nadal leads Spain to win over Russia in Davis Cup Finals

Rafael Nadal kept Spain's hopes alive, then Marcel Granollers and Feliciano Lopez completed the comeback in the decisive doubles match to give the hosts a 2-1 win over Russia in the inaugural Davis Cup Finals. Granollers and Lopez defeated Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev 6-4, ...

Rob Manfred says has broad authority for Astros discipline

Baseball / MLB Nov 20, 2019

Rob Manfred says has broad authority for Astros discipline

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred hopes the investigation into sign stealing by the Houston Astros will be complete by next season and says he has authority to impose discipline beyond the loss of amateur draft picks. Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers says that when he was with ...

Dave Rennie appointed as Wallabies head coach to replace Michael Cheika

Rugby Nov 20, 2019

Dave Rennie appointed as Wallabies head coach to replace Michael Cheika

Dave Rennie has been hired as Australia's head coach to replace Michael Cheika, who stood down following the Wallabies' quarterfinal exit last month at the Rugby World Cup. Rugby Australia announced Wednesday that Rennie will continue working with the Glasgow Warriors in Scotland before joining ...

Jose Mourinho replaces Mauricio Pochettino at slumping Tottenham

Soccer Nov 20, 2019

Jose Mourinho replaces Mauricio Pochettino at slumping Tottenham

Jose Mourinho sealed a return to coaching after almost a year out when he was hired as Tottenham manager on Wednesday, a day after the Premier League club fired Mauricio Pochettino. "In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football," Tottenham chairman ...