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The Sunwolves go in search of their second straight Super Rugby win Saturday with a starting XV that shows four changes and one positional switch from the side that started their historic 36-28 win against the Jaguares two weeks ago. Having had a bye last week and trained this week with the Brave Blossoms, Mark […]
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Holiday travelers inconvenienced after electronic signboards fail to display shinkansen line information
East Japan Railway Co. said Thursday it has resolved a computer malfunction that caused all electronic signboards for shinkansen bullet trains to shut down the previous day, causing confusion for travelers during the Golden Week holiday period. The firm, better known as JR East, said the signboards correctly displayed the schedules starting with the first […]
A female Japanese macaque born a year ago, whose naming — after Britain’s Princess Charlotte — created a stir, celebrated her first birthday Thursday at Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden in Oita Prefecture. Ahead of her actual birthday on Friday, a birthday cake decorated with dolls and koinobori (carp streamers) was given to the young monkey. […]
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Tomoyuki Sugano allowed himself a brief expression of frustration after allowing an earned run for the first time in more than a month. He took out the rest of his annoyance on the Hiroshima Carp batters. Sugano threw a complete game and was aided by a tiebreaking single by Hayato Sakamoto and home runs by […]
The last time British boxer Tony Bellew fought for a world title, it was in a Hollywood movie. Bellew played the role of world champion “Pretty” Ricky Conlan in “Creed,” the seventh installment in the “Rocky” series. Bellow, a tough-talking fighter from northern England, was contacted for the part by Warner Bros. in August 2014. […]
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Women’s doubles pair Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo have been named among the nine members for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Thursday by the Nippon Badminton Association. The pair, who won the All-England Championships in March, was ranked No. 1 in the latest world rankings released by the World Badminton Federation. In the […]
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