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New Zealand Rugby: 17 Women's World Cup winners given contract for first time

bbc - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 19:26
New Zealand Rugby give 17 of their Women's World Cup-winning players contracts for the first time.
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Wallabies prop James Slipper receives two-month ban for cocaine use

japantimes - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 19:25
Wallabies prop James Slipper was banned Thursday for two months after testing positive for cocaine, with the apologetic Queensland Reds skipper revealing he was being ...
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Mariners have new 25-year lease at Safeco Field

japantimes - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 19:25
The Washington State Major League Baseball Public Facilities District has approved terms of a new 25-year lease with the Seattle Mariners for Safeco Field.Combined with ...
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Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda fans 12 in impressive outing

japantimes - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 19:24
Kenta Maeda dominated Colorado’s hitters, retiring 10 of his final 14 batters on strikeouts.Maeda is coming up big at a time when the Los Angeles ...
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Former UNC star Phil Ford undergoes surgery for prostate cancer

japantimes - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 19:23
North Carolina has announced that former point guard Phil Ford has had surgery for prostate cancer.Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Wednesday that Ford underwent the ...
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Ex-MLB star Lenny Dykstra accused of putting gun to Uber driver’s head

japantimes - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 19:23
Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to the head of an Uber driver when the driver declined to change the trip’s destination, police ...
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NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

japantimes - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 19:23
NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during ...
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5 things you need to know today

cnn - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 19:21
Uber posted a rare profit in the first quarter of the year, but it might be the last one for a while. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)
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Japan’s daunting long-term social welfare costs

japantimes - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 19:06
Discussions must start now on making sure the social welfare system can meet Japan's future needs.
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China moving slowly into Hokkaido

japantimes - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 19:05
Chinese money is pouring into Hokkaido at a much greater scale than imagined. In his recent visit to the island prefecture, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang ...
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Can multiparty democracy work in multiethnic Malaysia?

japantimes - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 19:04
Building a framework that allows dissenting voices to be heard, and heeded, must be Malaysia's highest priority.
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Andres Iniesta: Barcelona legend 'had a lot of offers' before signing for Japan's Vissel Kobe

bbc - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 19:04
Andres Iniesta dismissed other offers to join Japanese side Vissel Kobe because of 'trust and confidence' club showed in him.
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Bank of Japan board member urges winding down stimulus to avoid destabilizing banking system

japantimes - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 18:57
Bank of Japan board member Makoto Sakurai said on Thursday excessive monetary easing could destabilize the economy and suggested the bank could whittle down its ...
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Lacking direction from Tokyo, Japan’s municipalities struggle to implement anti-hate speech law

japantimes - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 18:50
With Thursday marking two years since the enactment of a law against hate speech targeting ethnic Koreans and other minorities, local governments — required to ...
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Shibuya Stream — with Google Japan occupying top half — set to open in September

japantimes - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 18:46
Tokyu Corp. announced Thursday that a new complex comprising a hotel, office and commercial space near Shibuya Station is scheduled to open in September, with ...
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Ovechkin powers Caps to victory in Game 7

japantimes - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 18:38
Alex Ovechkin lifted the Prince of Wales Trophy, spun around and set it back down on a table.The rest of the Capitals joined him for ...
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Lunch and dinner menus offer flavors of Oita

japantimes - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 18:37
Through June 30, Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel and Towers is presenting a variety of unique dishes made with ingredients sourced from the Kyushu region, particularly ...
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For sake of kin, Korean residents of Japan seek any thaw with Pyongyang but doubt Abe can bring results

japantimes - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 18:33
If and when a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un takes place, it will be a day of ...
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George Zimmerman tells court he's $2.5M in debt

cnn - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 18:24
A court allowed George Zimmerman to use a public defender in his alleged stalking case after he filed documents saying he's $2.5 million in debt and has zero income.
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