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Nishikori, Miyazato hail Matsuyama

1 hour 3 min ago
Kei Nishikori on Tuesday heaped praise on his “amazing” countryman Hideki Matsuyama for reaching No. 2 in the PGA Tour rankings, the best ever position ...
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Fighters’ Otani may be activated Friday

1 hour 3 min ago
Pitcher Shohei Otani, whose season has been derailed by injuries, could be activated prior to Friday’s game against the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, the Hokkaido ...
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Ex-tennis star Becker declared bankrupt by a British court

1 hour 10 min ago
Boris Becker was declared bankrupt by a British court on Wednesday after the former tennis player failed to pay a long-standing debt. A lawyer for ...
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Former U.S. women’s coach DiCicco dies at 68

1 hour 13 min ago
Tony DiCicco, who coached the United States to the 1999 World Cup title before an overflow Rose Bowl crowd in a landmark for women’s soccer, ...
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Pelicans trade point guard Frazier to Wizards for second-round pick

1 hour 20 min ago
The Washington Wizards have acquired point guard Tim Frazier from the New Orleans Pelicans for a second-round pick in the NBA Draft. Wednesday’s deal gives ...
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Superstar Ronaldo steers Portugal past Russia

1 hour 27 min ago
Cristiano Ronaldo set aside his legal troubles to score the winning goal for Portugal on Wednesday in a 1-0 victory over Russia in the Confederations ...
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Dollar eases slightly to around ¥111 in Tokyo

2 hours 4 min ago
The dollar was easier around ¥111 in Tokyo trading Thursday, reflecting lower U.S. long-term interest rates and weaker Japanese stocks. At 5 p.m., the dollar ...
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Tokyo stocks edge down amid lack of incentives

2 hours 4 min ago
Stocks ended slightly lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday amid a dearth of fresh incentives to trade on. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed ...
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Nationals hurler Scherzer comes unglued after losing no-hit bid in eighth inning against Marlins

2 hours 16 min ago
When Max Scherzer’s bid for the third no-hitter of his big league career ended with an infield single in the eighth inning, he picked up ...
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Son to pick successor from Softbank Group

2 hours 40 min ago
Softbank Group Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son said that he will pick his successor from executives at group companies. At a general ...
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Takata likely to file for bankruptcy protection on Monday

2 hours 43 min ago
Struggling air bag maker Takata Corp. is apparently ready to file for bankruptcy protection Monday under the civil rehabilitation law, informed sources said Thursday. Takata, ...
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Feasibility of Koike’s Tsukiji market decision

2 hours 46 min ago
Yuriko Koike's plan to relocate the capital's Tsukiji wholesale market to the new site in the Toyosu waterfront area — while also redeveloping the Tsukiji ...
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North Korea’s real strategy

2 hours 48 min ago
The idea that North Korea will abandon its weapons programs in exchange for the promise of security and regime survival has been tested has failed ...
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The U.S.-Russia game of chicken will end in tears

2 hours 48 min ago
The stakes are rising to perilous levels in the international rivalry between Moscow and Washington.
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USTR urges Japan to make ‘unilateral concessions’ on beef imports to ease trade surplus

2 hours 55 min ago
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer urged Japan on Wednesday to make “unilateral concessions” on beef imports to help reduce its trade surplus with the United ...
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Benchmark Lexus slides in J.D. Power quality rankings as Kia, Hyundai grab top spots

3 hours 9 min ago
Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus line has slipped below the industry average in a closely watched study of new-car quality, while South Korean automakers that only ...
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EU rules courts can link illness to vaccines without evidence

3 hours 15 min ago
The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness, even when there ...
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LDP lawmaker to quit party after exposed alleged abuse of secretary

3 hours 19 min ago
A junior lawmaker from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Thursday indicated her intent to resign following allegations that she physically and verbally attacked one ...
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Intel to sponsor Olympics to showcase VR, 360-degree video, AI and drone technologies

3 hours 23 min ago
Intel Corp. will sponsor the Olympics through 2024 in the company’s latest bid to show off its technology through high-profile sports events. The chipmaker said ...
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U.S. geneticist who pioneered research on health impacts of atomic bomb dies at 95

3 hours 41 min ago
William Schull, a U.S. geneticist who conducted pioneering research on the health effects of radiation from the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, died Tuesday ...
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