Medvedev defeats Nishikori to win Japan Open title

Tennis 10/07/18, 06:33

Daniil Medvedev beat local favorite Kei Nishikori 6-2, 6-4 in the Japan Open final on Sunday for his third career ATP title.The third-seeded Nishikori reached the tournament decider without dropping a set but was broken three times by Medvedev.Daniil Medvedev of Russia kisses his champion trophy during the award ceremony ...

Update: Pompeo seeks allied unity in dealing with NKorea

Asia & Pacific 10/06/18, 19:28

The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his visit to Asia (all times local):7:15 a.m.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono, right, walk to attend a meeting at Kono's office in Tokyo Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Pompeo has arrived in Tokyo ...

Nishikori advances to Japan Open final with win over Gasquet

Tennis 10/06/18, 08:29

Third-seeded Kei Nishikori beat Richard Gasquet 7-6 (2), 6-1 Saturday to reach the final of the Japan Open.Nishikori won 84 per cent of first-serve points in front of a home crowd and did not face a break point in the 90-minute win over his eighth-seeded opponent.Denis Shapovalov of Canada returns ...

Hamilton claims pole for Japanese Grand Prix, Vettel 8th

Sports 10/06/18, 08:14

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes and taking a step closer to securing his fifth Formula One title.With rain threatening, Hamilton clocked a lap of 1 minute, 27.760 seconds to lead teammate Valtteri Bottas by 0.299. ...

Hamilton claims pole position for Japanese Grand Prix

Sports 10/06/18, 04:41

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes and taking a step closer to securing his fifth Formula One title.With rain threatening, Hamilton clocked a lap of 1 minute, 27.760 seconds to lead teammate Valtteri Bottas by 0.299. ...

Pompeo in Japan to discuss North Korea en route to Pyongyang

Asia & Pacific 10/06/18, 00:49

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Tokyo for talks with Japanese officials ahead of his trip to North Korea.Pompeo is under pressure to make progress on convincing North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons as President Donald Trump seeks a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un.U.S. Secretary ...

Pompeo goes to North Korea under pressure to show progress

Asia & Pacific 10/05/18, 10:29

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed off to North Korea Friday under pressure to produce tangible progress at convincing the country to get rid of its nuclear weapons as President Donald Trump seeks a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un.Pompeo departed Washington for a packed, three-day tour of East ...

Nuclear experts to test water, fish around Japan power plant

Europe 10/05/18, 04:32

The International Atomic Energy Agency says it will test seawater, marine sediment and fish around Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant this month.The Vienna-based agency said Friday that the tests aim to "support the quality assurance of radioactivity data collection and analysis by the Japanese laboratories."IAEA experts will perform the tests ...

Osaka into China Open semifinals with win over Zhang

Tennis 10/05/18, 03:59

Naomi Osaka powered into the semifinals of the China Open on Friday with a come-from-behind 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over hometown favorite Zhang Shuai.The U.S. Open champion repeatedly found the net in the first set before regaining her rhythm, taking Zhang to five break points in the first game of ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 10/05/18, 03:43

An earthquake and tsunami struck a central Indonesia island a week ago, burying survivors and victims in mud and debris. Boats were washed ashore, buildings and streets crumbled, and people mourned their losses while coping with the damage.In this Sept. 30, 2018, photo, rescuers evacuate an earthquake survivor by ...

United States gets into gear in International Crown

Golf 10/05/18, 01:42

The United States enjoyed a perfect morning on the second day of the UL International Crown team golf tournament, comfortably winning both fourball matches against Thailand to move atop Pool B in the eight-nation tournament.Jessica Korda and Michelle Wie bounced back from Thursday's defeat against Sweden to defeat Moriya Jutanugarn ...

Toyota recalls 2.4 million hybrids due to stalling problems

Business 10/04/18, 22:32

Toyota Motor Corp. says it has issued a recall for 2.43 million hybrid vehicles in Japan and elsewhere for potential problems with stalling.The company said Friday that in rare cases the vehicles might fail to enter a "failsafe" driving mode, lose power and stall. Power steering and braking would still ...

Hamilton fastest in first practice for Japanese Grand Prix

Sports 10/04/18, 19:20

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton clocked the fastest time in the first practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix to lead a 1-2 finish for Mercedes.Hamilton had a time of 1 minute, 28.691 seconds, 0.446 seconds ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was third.Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of ...

Toyota, SoftBank setting up mobility services joint venture

Business 10/03/18, 21:03

Japan's No. 1 automaker Toyota Motor Corp. and technology giant SoftBank Group Corp. say they are setting up a joint venture to create mobility services.The companies said the venture, Monet Technologies Corp., will be running by the end of March. It will work on on-demand vehicle services, food deliveries and ...

Japan city snubs San Francisco over ‘comfort women’ statue

California 10/03/18, 14:22

The mayor of Osaka, Japan, says he's ending a six-decade "sister city" relationship with San Francisco to protest a statue honoring women forced to have sex with Japanese soldiers during World War II.The San Francisco Examiner reports that Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura this week sent a letter to San Francisco ...

Asian markets slip on energy gains, Japan data

Asia & Pacific 10/03/18, 03:07

Asian shares were mostly lower on Wednesday on rising oil prices and lackluster Japanese data.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.7 percent to 24,110.96. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 0.2 percent to 27,064.67 after closing at a two-week low on Tuesday. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.3 percent to 6,146.10. ...

Japanese spacecraft drops device to land on asteroid

Space 10/03/18, 01:12

A Japanese spacecraft has dropped a German-French observation device to land on an asteroid as part of a research effort that could find clues to the origin of the solar system.The Japan Space Exploration Agency, or JAXA, said Wednesday that the Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT, was released from ...

Japan’s PM reshuffles Cabinet; foreign, trade ministers stay

World 10/02/18, 03:28

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reshuffled his Cabinet following his re-election as president of the ruling party, retaining key diplomatic and economy posts as Japan tackles tough trade talks with the U.S.Japan's newly appointed Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya arrives at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. ...

Update: Suzuki will be with Mariners in spring as player

Baseball 10/01/18, 20:17

The Latest on the Major League Baseball's final day heading into the postseason (all times Eastern):7:15 p.m.Ichiro Suzuki will go to spring training next season with the Seattle Mariners as a player.Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto says Suzuki will be in spring training with the Mariners in 2019 and hinted ...

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