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Sanchez leads the way as Argentina beats Japan in rugby test
TOKYO (AP) — Argentina's Nicolas Sanchez scored two tries as the Pumas overpowered Japan 54-20 on Saturday in their first test under new coach Jamie Joseph.
Sanchez kicked three penalties and added a try late in the first half as the visitors took a comfortable 21-6 lead at halftime.
Any chance for a comeback by Joseph's team was dashed when Santiago Cordero ran in a try three minutes after the break which Sanchez converted for a 28-6 lead.
Matias Moroni added another try in the 48th to give Argentina a 35-6 advantage. Japan responded with an Amanaki Lelei Mafi try converted by Yu Tamura to cut the lead to 35-13.
But Sanchez crossed on the hour mark to make it 40-13 and Cordero and Ramiro Herrera added further tries to complete the win.
S.Korea issues arrest warrants for two ex-presidential aides
Former senior presidential secretary for policy coordination, Ahn Jong-beom, arrives for questioning as part of the investigation into a political scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and Choi Soon-sil, at a prosecutor's office in Seoul, South Korea, November 2, 2016. Photo by Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji A South Korean court said on Sunday it had issued arrest warrants for two former presidential aides under investigation in an influence peddling scandal that has sent President Park Geun-hye's… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Sousa ousts Ramos-Vinola at ASB Classic
SYDNEY (AP) — The ASB Classic lost its first seeded player Tuesday when fifth-seeded Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinola was beaten 6-1, 7-5 in the first round by close friend and training partner Joao Sousa.Ramos-Vinola, ranked 27, and Portugal's Sousa, ranked 44, are both based in Barcelona and are supporters of the city's rival football clubs and Sousa described their match as "a kind of a derby.""On court we are no friends but off court we are," he said.Ramos-Vinola's main weapon is his powerful… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
NYC tackles discrimination after hate crimes spike
New York (AFP) - New York City launched a campaign against discrimination and harassment Tuesday after a 30 percent rise this year in hate crimes and other forms of intolerance.It features ads in English and Spanish in subway stations, social media and newspapers.The initiative also boasts a hotline for people to report this kind of offenses and will create a team to monitor them and help victims."New York City will not stand for discrimination or harassment of any kind," said Mayor Bill de… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Reports: Nissan CEO Ghosn to head troubled Mitsubishi Motors
TOKYO (AP) — Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Japan's Nissan Motor, was due to hold a news conference Thursday amid reports he will become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors, presiding over efforts to turn the troubled automaker around.The Brazilian-born Frenchman, who already heads Nissan and Renault, planned to meet media along with Mitsubishi's current chairman and CEO, Osamu Masuko.Nissan plans to take a 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi, maker of the Outlander sport-utility vehicle and the i-MiEV electric… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
More travel sickness for Burnley as Stoke wins 2-0 in EPL
STOKE, England (AP) — Burnley continued to struggle away from home with a 2-0 defeat at Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday.Two first-half goals lifted Stoke into the top half of the table.Jonathan Walters scored his first goal since March with a looping volley before center back Marc Muniesa, who had never scored in the Premier League, broke upfield to add a second.Mark Hughes' Potters are ninth in the table after inflicting a fifth defeat in six on the road for the Clarets.Burnley… chat_bubble_outline Read More...