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Myanmar's 'shadow' parliament urges united opposition to coup

Asia Pacific Mar 14, 2021

Myanmar's 'shadow' parliament urges united opposition to coup

Anti-coup demonstrators pushed on with protests Sunday as Myanmar neared its seventh week under military rule, as a group of members of parliament in hiding urged them to move with "invincibility" to overcome the nation's "darkest moment." The country has been in turmoil since the ...

Cherry blossoms again start blooming early in Tokyo

National Mar 14, 2021

Cherry blossoms again start blooming early in Tokyo

Tokyo saw cherry blossoms begin blooming Sunday, the same date as last year and the earliest date since records began in 1953, the Meteorological Agency said. A sample Somei-Yoshino cherry tree at Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda Ward began flowering on the day, 12 days earlier ...

Daizen Maeda brace propels Marinos to win over Urawa

J. League Mar 14, 2021

Daizen Maeda brace propels Marinos to win over Urawa

Daizen Maeda struck a first-half brace and Ryuta Koike added a third after the break as Yokohama F. Marinos outclassed Urawa Reds 3-0 in the J. League first division on Sunday. Both first-half goals at Yokohama's Nissan Stadium came after Marinos applied pressure high up ...

Rui Hachimura scores season-high 29 in Wizards' loss to Bucks

NBA Mar 14, 2021

Rui Hachimura scores season-high 29 in Wizards' loss to Bucks

Rui Hachimura scored a season-high 29 points Saturday but could not get the Washington Wizards across the line in a closely fought 125-119 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. The second-year forward stepped up in the absence of NBA scoring leader Bradley Beal, who missed the ...

World No. 1 golfer Dustin Johnson to skip Tokyo Olympics

Golf Mar 14, 2021

World No. 1 golfer Dustin Johnson to skip Tokyo Olympics

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson confirmed on Saturday he did not put his name forward for a spot on the U.S. team for this summer's Tokyo Olympics and will instead focus on the PGA Tour. Johnson, who said he had not given the Olympics much ...

Tomokazu Harimoto and Mima Ito claim singles titles in Doha

More Sports Mar 14, 2021

Tomokazu Harimoto and Mima Ito claim singles titles in Doha

Japanese players swept the singles events at the inaugural World Table Tennis Star Contender tournament in Doha on Saturday, with Mima Ito winning the women's title before 17-year-old prodigy Tomokazu Harimoto claimed the men's crown. With Chinese players staying home because of concerns about the ...

NFL prospects seize on few chances to impress ahead of draft

Football Mar 14, 2021

NFL prospects seize on few chances to impress ahead of draft

National Football League prospects are navigating an unusual path to the draft this year, with the annual NFL Scouting Combine canceled after a chaotic collegiate football season that left fewer opportunities to impress. League scouts are descending on college campuses across the country through April ...