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Japan, U.S., EU propose new WTO subsidy rules

Business Jan 15, 2020

Japan, U.S., EU propose new WTO subsidy rules

Japan, the United States and the European Union on Tuesday proposed expanding a ban on market-distorting subsidies under World Trade Organization rules, a measure apparently targeted at China. The three economies hope to win support for the proposal from a wide range of WTO members ...

Nino Caruso's monumental contribution

Art Jan 15, 2020

Nino Caruso's monumental contribution

by Matthew Larking

More than 100 pieces, documents and designs have been selected for the Nino Caruso exhibition "Forms of Memory and Space — the world's first retrospective of the Italian ceramist-cum-sculptor's work since his death in 2017.

Australian Open qualifying delayed due to wildfire smoke

Tennis Jan 15, 2020

Australian Open qualifying delayed due to wildfire smoke

Qualifying rounds for the Australian Open were delayed Wednesday as toxic smoke from widespread bushfires continued to choke Melbourne, throwing the Grand Slam's schedule into chaos. The decision to suspend the action followed heavy criticism when players were affected by hazardous conditions after play was ...

Keisuke Honda planning to establish amateur soccer team

Soccer Jan 15, 2020

Keisuke Honda planning to establish amateur soccer team

Former Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda has said he plans to establish an amateur soccer club in Tokyo following a failed venture in Austria. The 33-year-old will have to register the team, named One Tokyo, in the fourth tier of the Tokyo Shakaijin Soccer League under ...

Top-ranked doubles player Robert Farah tests positive for steroids

Tennis Jan 15, 2020

Top-ranked doubles player Robert Farah tests positive for steroids

Top-ranked doubles player Robert Farah says he tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid. Farah made the announcement on social media hours after he pulled out of the Australian Open for what he initially said were personal reasons. Farah said the International Tennis Federation had ...

MLB could fight tech with tech to stop sign stealing

Baseball / MLB Jan 15, 2020

MLB could fight tech with tech to stop sign stealing

by David Brandt

If Major League Baseball really wants to stop its teams from electronically stealing signs, it might consider fighting technology with more technology. In a sport that's increasingly driven by analytics and advancements, the majority of signs between players and coaches are still transmitted by low-tech ...

Tochiazuma's bloody rivalry with Asashoryu a spectacle

Sumo Jan 15, 2020

Tochiazuma's bloody rivalry with Asashoryu a spectacle

by John Gunning

In terms of sumo's vintage years, 1976 was one of the best. The bumper crop included three-time champion Chiyotaikai, fellow ozeki Kotomitsuki (also a title winner), long time sanyaku (the three ranks below yokozuna) occupant Wakanosato and several other top-division stalwarts. A third ozeki, Tochiazuma, was ...

Kakuryu suffers second straight loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 15, 2020

Kakuryu suffers second straight loss

New sekiwake Asanoyama took his first loss of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, while yokozuna Kakuryu fell to his third defeat. Asanoyama fell down the leaderboard along with top-ranked maegashira Endo after getting brushed aside by komusubi Abi on Day 4 at ...

Tottenham, Newcastle advance from F.A. Cup replays

Soccer Jan 15, 2020

Tottenham, Newcastle advance from F.A. Cup replays

Tottenham held off a late fightback from second-tier Middlesbrough to win 2-1 in their F.A. Cup replay and advance to the fourth round on Tuesday. Newcastle was a much more comfortable winner, scoring three times in the first 26 minutes on the way to a ...

Man United scraps planned training camp in Middle East

Soccer Jan 15, 2020

Man United scraps planned training camp in Middle East

Manchester United has scrapped a planned midseason training camp in the Middle East amid high tensions in the region, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Tuesday. "If there's one thing that worries me, it's not on the football pitch," Solskjaer said. "It's other things that worry ...

Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired in sign-stealing scandal

Baseball / MLB Jan 15, 2020

Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired in sign-stealing scandal

The Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sport's sign-stealing scandal. Cora was the bench coach for the Houston Astros when they illicitly stole signs and won the 2017 World Series. Baseball ...

Badminton world champion Kento Momota departs for Japan

More Sports Jan 15, 2020

Badminton world champion Kento Momota departs for Japan

Men's badminton world No. 1 Kento Momota returned to Japan on Wednesday after being injured in a car crash in Malaysia earlier this week. Momota left a hospital in Putrajaya, Malaysia's federal administrative capital, on Tuesday evening, according to a hospital source. He landed at Narita ...