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'The West is winning': Misgivings in Europe as U.S. takes on China

World / Politics Feb 16, 2020

'The West is winning': Misgivings in Europe as U.S. takes on China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended on Saturday his nation's global role despite misgivings in Europe, vowing that Western values would prevail over Russian and Chinese desires for "empire." Seeking to reassure Europeans troubled by U.S. President Donald Trump's "America first" rhetoric, his ambivalence ...

Dynaboars hang on to make history with first Top League victory

Rugby Feb 16, 2020

Dynaboars hang on to make history with first Top League victory

Heiden Bedwell-Curtis' second-half try lifted Mitsubishi Sagamihara Dynaboars to the franchise's first Japan Top League victory, a 21-14 win over the NEC Green Rockets on Sunday. The loss on a rainy day before 3,536 at Sagamihara Gion Stadium, dropped NEC into last place in the ...

Jets cruise in dominant win over Evessa

Basketball / B. League Feb 16, 2020

Jets cruise in dominant win over Evessa

by Ed Odeven

The Chiba Jets controlled the second half on Sunday against the Osaka Evessa, dominating for long stretches and getting a big lift from Yuki Togashi and Koh Flippin in the third and fourth quarter, respectively. The result? The Jets steamrolled the Evessa 89-66 at Funabashi Arena. Togashi ...

Ruka Hirano claims first halfpipe World Cup win

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 16, 2020

Ruka Hirano claims first halfpipe World Cup win

Snowboarder Ruka Hirano captured his first World Cup victory in Calgary on Saturday in the men's halfpipe competition, the last of five events of the season. The 17-year-old, who won gold at the Winter Youth Olympics in Switzerland last month, scored 94.75 points at Canada ...