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Two men, including Briton, killed in Japan avalanches

National Feb 1, 2020

Two men, including Briton, killed in Japan avalanches

Two people, including a British man, were killed separately on Saturday as two avalanches struck mountains in Japan, local officials and media said. The 34-year-old Briton was caught in an avalanche in Hokkaido while skiing with two other people, a local official said. "He was sent ...

Trump curbs immigrants from six more nations in election-year push

World Feb 1, 2020

Trump curbs immigrants from six more nations in election-year push

The Trump administration announced Friday that it was restricting immigrants from six additional countries that officials said failed to meet minimum security standards, as part of an election-year push to further clamp down immigration. Officials said immigrants from Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania ...

Brexit is here, but what changes?

World / Politics Feb 1, 2020

Brexit is here, but what changes?

At midnight on Friday — 1,317 days after British voters decided to leave the European Union — Brexit finally came about. So what changed? So far, not much. Daily business between the United Kingdom and the EU will continue as before during an 11-month transition ...

Britain leaves the EU, leaping into the unknown

World / Politics Feb 1, 2020

Britain leaves the EU, leaping into the unknown

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu. With little fuss and not much fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the bloc. The U.K.'s departure became official at 11 p.m., ...

Alvark edge Brave Thunders, earn series split

Basketball / B. League Feb 1, 2020

Alvark edge Brave Thunders, earn series split

by Ed Odeven

The visiting Alvark Tokyo avenged their Friday defeat by outplaying the Kawasaki Brave Thunders in Saturday's marquee rematch. In the two-time reigning champions' 72-68 victory, they were held to seven third-quarter points, but they got back on track in the final quarter to secure the ...

Suntory Sungoliath pound winless NEC Green Rockets

Rugby Feb 1, 2020

Suntory Sungoliath pound winless NEC Green Rockets

A hat trick of tries from man-of-the-match Tevita Li lifted Suntory Sungoliath to a 40-14 bonus-point victory over the winless NEC Green Rockets on Saturday. The 24-year-old wing from New Zealand opened the scoring in each half, crossing the chalk in the fifth minute and ...

Sunwolves down Rebels in final season opener

Rugby Feb 1, 2020

Sunwolves down Rebels in final season opener

The Sunwolves began their farewell season in Super Rugby in blistering fashion Saturday, with flyhalf Garth April orchestrating a 36-27 upset over the visiting Melbourne Rebels. Keisuke Moriya, Jaba Bregvadze, Tautalatasi Tasi, James Dargaville and April all scored tries in the Fukuoka sunshine, the mercurial ...

Lakers salute Kobe Bryant before loss to Trail Blazers

Basketball / NBA Feb 1, 2020

Lakers salute Kobe Bryant before loss to Trail Blazers

The Los Angeles Lakers dried their eyes and took the Staples Center court for the first time since Kobe Bryant's death with a resolve that would have made him proud. Damian Lillard played through the basketball world's collective heartbreak with his own remarkable effort. Lillard scored ...

Chiefs, 49ers ready for battle

More Sports / Football Feb 1, 2020

Chiefs, 49ers ready for battle

The Chiefs and 49ers went through their final practices Friday in preparation for the Super Bowl, and both coaches said their teams have everyone healthy and available for when they step on the field at Hard Rock Stadium. The Chiefs have listed four players on ...

FIFA launches Arsene Wenger-led global coaching, talent project

Soccer Feb 1, 2020

FIFA launches Arsene Wenger-led global coaching, talent project

FIFA launched a global program led by Arsene Wenger on Friday to help close the gap on Europe's dominance in soccer by improving coaching and identifying young talent. It's the first major project for Wenger since the former Arsenal manager was hired in November as ...

Former IAAF chief Lamine Diack attends court hearing

General Feb 1, 2020

Former IAAF chief Lamine Diack attends court hearing

Lamine Diack, the former head of track and field's world governing body, returned to court in Paris on Friday for questioning over bribery charges and the allocation of major athletics events and two Olympic Games. The 86-year-old Senegalese arrived in court at around 9.30 a.m. ...

Keisuke Honda signs with Brazilian club Botafogo

Soccer Feb 1, 2020

Keisuke Honda signs with Brazilian club Botafogo

Former Japan international Keisuke Honda posted a short video of himself on his Twitter account on Friday, saying in Portuguese he is joining Brazilian club Botafogo. The 33-year-old midfielder, whose last club was Dutch first-division side Vitesse Arnhem, reportedly signed an 11-month contract which will ...

Curtis Granderson retires after 16 seasons

Baseball / MLB Feb 1, 2020

Curtis Granderson retires after 16 seasons

Three-time All-Star outfielder Curtis Granderson announced his retirement Friday after 16 seasons in the major leagues. Granderson played for seven teams. He was an All-Star for the Detroit Tigers in 2009, and for the New York Yankees in 2011 and 2012. In 2011, he led the ...