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Japan must do more to fix China's image problem: Xi

National / Politics Nov 22, 2019

Japan must do more to fix China's image problem: Xi

In a statement likely to annoy some in Japan ahead of his visit planned for next spring, Chinese President Xi Jinping blamed the unpopularity of his country on Japanese bias and prejudice. "The fact that Chinese people have a more favorable view of Japan shows ...

First Marvel comic sets auction record of $1.3 million

Entertainment News Nov 22, 2019

First Marvel comic sets auction record of $1.3 million

The first comic book produced by Marvel, the famed U.S. publisher behind Spider-Man, X-Men and The Avengers, went under the hammer Thursday, fetching a record $1.26 million, Heritage Auctions said. "This is a historic copy of a historic comic book," Ed Jaster, auction house senior ...

Hakuho one win from 43rd title after dismantling Abi

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 22, 2019

Hakuho one win from 43rd title after dismantling Abi

Yokozuna Hakuho beat komusubi Abi at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, positioning himself just one win away from extending his record for career top-division championships to 43. Hakuho claimed his 12th victory at Fukuoka Kokusai Center to retain a two-win buffer over his ...

Japan's 3x3 squad for Tokyo 2020 takes shape

Basketball Nov 22, 2019

Japan's 3x3 squad for Tokyo 2020 takes shape

by Kaz Nagatsuka

When 3x3 basketball's inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was announced, longtime proponent Tomoya Ochiai was beside himself. At the same time, he wondered if the sport's Olympic inclusion was legitimate. "When I first started playing, we would be playing on the concrete, sometimes in the ...

NFL upholds Myles Garrett's suspension for helmet swing

More Sports / Football Nov 22, 2019

NFL upholds Myles Garrett's suspension for helmet swing

Myles Garrett's goal was to be NFL's top defensive player this season. He won't finish it. Garrett's indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet was upheld Thursday by an appeals officer who decided the severe penalty on ...

Snowboarding pioneer Carpenter dies at 65

More Sports / Winter Sports Nov 22, 2019

Snowboarding pioneer Carpenter dies at 65

Jake Burton Carpenter, the pioneer who brought snowboarding to the masses and helped turn the sport into a billion-dollar business and Olympic showpiece, has died at 65. He died Wednesday night in Burlington, Vermont, according to an email sent to the staff of the company ...