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Toyosu wholesalers targeting consumers via online sales

Business May 17, 2020

Toyosu wholesalers targeting consumers via online sales

Intermediate wholesalers at Tokyo's Toyosu food market are focusing more on direct online sales to consumers at a time when seafood demand has plunged due to restaurant closures amid the coronavirus pandemic. Online sales are gradually becoming more popular as high-end fish is often offered ...

About 10 firefighters injured fighting Los Angeles blaze

World May 17, 2020

About 10 firefighters injured fighting Los Angeles blaze

About 10 firefighters were injured in downtown Los Angeles Saturday evening when a fire in a commercial building caused an explosion and spread to nearby structures, fire officials said. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange said the condition of the wounded firefighters was not ...

Park Hyun-kyung triumphs in golf's return to action in South Korea

Golf May 17, 2020

Park Hyun-kyung triumphs in golf's return to action in South Korea

Park Hyun-kyung won the KLPGA Championship title on Sunday as women's golf in South Korea joined the country's professional baseball and soccer leagues to restart amid the coronavirus pandemic. Park signed off with a second successive round of 67 to erase a three-shot deficit and ...

Almond Eye wins Victoria Mile for seventh G1 title

Horse Racing May 17, 2020

Almond Eye wins Victoria Mile for seventh G1 title

Heavy favorite Almond Eye won the 15th running of the Victoria Mile on Sunday to tie the all-time record for most Grade 1 victories by a Japanese racehorse on turf. Ridden by jockey Christophe Lemaire, Almond Eye finished the 1,600-meter race at Tokyo Racecourse in ...

New Zealand players return to 'second preseason' on Monday

Rugby May 17, 2020

New Zealand players return to 'second preseason' on Monday

New Zealand's Super Rugby players will begin what coaches have deemed to be a "second preseason" on Monday as they return to training following a relaxation of health and travel restrictions imposed after the novel coronavirus pandemic. Southern hemisphere rugby's governing body SANZAAR postponed the ...

Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70

Football May 17, 2020

Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70

Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS's "The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died. She was 70. A family spokeswoman said George died Thursday at a Lexington, Kentucky, hospital after a long ...

Spanish league teams cleared to start group training

Soccer May 17, 2020

Spanish league teams cleared to start group training

All Spanish league clubs can begin group training sessions this week despite stricter lockdown restrictions remaining in place in parts of Spain because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cities like Madrid and Barcelona have not been allowed to loosen confinement measures like most of the country, ...

Katerina Stefanidi overcomes heat to win pole vault Garden Clash

Track & Field May 17, 2020

Katerina Stefanidi overcomes heat to win pole vault Garden Clash

The strategy of reigning Olympic champion Katerina Stefanidi throughout a fast-paced, race-against-the-clock pole vault competition: keep cool. Not exactly easy on a sweltering day or with a shaky hand struggling to set the bar back on the holder late in the competition. The Greek standout stayed ...

NHL players organize charity Fortnite tournament

Ice Hockey May 17, 2020

NHL players organize charity Fortnite tournament

The National Hockey League Players' Association is hosting a Fortnite tournament for charity. More than 60 players are set to compete in the tournament, called the NHLPA Open, which will take place on Monday from 2-5 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on Twitch. ...

Bears' quarterback competition on hold during virtual era

Football May 17, 2020

Bears' quarterback competition on hold during virtual era

One thing Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy is certain of is that a quarterback competition can't be staged until both players are on the practice field. The competition between starter Mitchell Trubisky and offseason acquisition Nick Foles remains on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak, ...

WHO head urges global unity to help make Tokyo Olympics safe

Olympics May 17, 2020

WHO head urges global unity to help make Tokyo Olympics safe

The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday it will not be easy to make next year's Tokyo Olympics a safe global gathering after the pandemic. Speaking at a joint news conference with the IOC, the WHO's director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for ...