Panthers suffer first defeat

More Sports / Football Dec 28, 2015

Panthers suffer first defeat

For the first time this season, there was no big comeback for Carolina. No clutch play at a key moment. No costly mistake by its opponent in the last few minutes. The perfect start is over for Cam Newton and the Panthers. After Julio Jones' spectacular ...

Freeman plays starring role for Falcons against Texans

More Sports / Football Oct 5, 2015

Freeman plays starring role for Falcons against Texans

Devonta Freeman just wanted a chance. He's sure making the most of it. Dazzling as both a runner and a receiver, Freeman had another three-touchdown game for the Atlanta Falcons, who remained unbeaten with a 48-21 rout of the hapless Houston Texans on Sunday. "Opportunity is everything," ...

Jones leads Falcons past Eagles in Quinn's debut

More Sports / Football Sep 15, 2015

Jones leads Falcons past Eagles in Quinn's debut

In his first game with that big contract, Julio Jones was worth every penny. Jones hauled in nine passes for 141 yards, including a pair of touchdowns, and the Atlanta Falcons rallied after squandering a 17-point halftime lead to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-24 Monday ...

Manning unconcerned by rusty preseason form

More Sports / Football Aug 30, 2015

Manning unconcerned by rusty preseason form

Sure, Peyton Manning said, he'd like to have played more this summer — and better. He swears he's not worried. "I think we can still win games as we're developing the identity," Manning said Saturday night when Denver rode its stifling defense and good ground game ...

Packers hold off Falcons

More Sports / Football Dec 9, 2014

Packers hold off Falcons

Eddie Lacy and Aaron Rodgers powered the Green Bay Packers to another big first half in a home victory. But the Atlanta Falcons' furious late rally provided the Packers' potential playoff foes some hope. Maybe Lambeau Field won't be that impenetrable after all in the postseason. Lacy ...

Hester sets return mark in rout

More Sports / Football Sep 19, 2014

Hester sets return mark in rout

Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone. The result: One of the biggest wins in Atlanta Falcons history. Hester set an NFL record with ...

Saints roll past Falcons

More Sports / Football Nov 22, 2013

Saints roll past Falcons

The New Orleans Saints have won plenty of games with their dazzling offense. The defense is doing its part, too. Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half and the guys on the other side made sure that was enough, sending the ...

Editorials Oct 19, 2011

Preparing for future disasters

Following discussions in the wake of the March 11 quake and tsunami, an experts' panel of the Central Disaster Management Council submitted its final report to post-disaster reconstruction minister Tatsuo Hirano in late September. The report called on the central and local governments to ...

Commentary / World Sep 1, 2011

Common cause could draw India, China closer

by Benjamin Brady, Imelda Hamada, harranda, semitani@gmail.com, John, natyunpi, tapon, Pavel Litvinov, Mas, Ray, Hwakyong Rahat Namkung, Isaac Herrera, Jess Gates and Harsh V. Pant

In an unusual outburst, China has for the first time publicly blamed Pakistan for the trouble in Xinjiang province where around 20 people we killed in a flareup last week. Even as ISI chief Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha was visiting China, the state-run Xinhua ...