Tokyo recommends 5 additional sports for 2020 Olympics

TOKYO - Baseball and softball were joined by youth-oriented...five additional sports with 18 events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Karate and sports climbing were also on the list proposed by the Tokyo organizing committee. Bowling, squash and wushu...

Tokyo advances to international title game of Little League World Series

...win that sent the undefeated team from Tokyo right into the international title game of the Little League World Series.Tokyo got down to its last strike in the bottom...afternoon. The winner gets a rematch with Tokyo on Saturday ? the Japanese also beat Mexico...

Global markets mostly fall amid auto woes, Japan drop

TOKYO - World stock markets fell modestly on Thursday as concerns remained over the auto sector in the wake of Volkswagen's car emissions...

European shares weighed down by Glencore and Volkswagen

...think the central bank will sanction its first rate hike in more than nine years at December's policy meeting.ASIA'S DAY: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index fell 1.3 percent to 17,645.11 and Singapore, Bangkok, Manila and Jakarta also retreated. Sydney's...


...Falls."I think he violated the sanctity of what coaches are," Gutierrez said. TennisIvanovic makes the quarterfinalsIn Tokyo, defending champion Ana Ivanovic came from a break down in both sets to defeat Camila Giorgi 7-5, 6-2 and reach the quarterfinals...

Hiroko Richardson

...Hiroko Ozawa Richardson, 84, loving wife to the late retired S/Sgt .John H. Richardson. Mrs. Richardson was born in Tokyo, Japan, but has lived in Augusta for the past 48 years. She was a member of the USA Dance Organization and did karaoke with...

IOC chief confident stadium in Tokyo will be ready for 2020 Summer Olympics

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - The head of the International Olympic Committee remains confident that Tokyo will complete its new national stadium in time for the 2020 Summer Games, even though the original design has been scrapped because...

Japan tops Pennsylvania for Little League World Series title

...000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs...Hidaka said through a translator.Tokyo responded with seven runs in the second...six RBI, and Shingo Tomita hit two of Tokyo's five home runs.Tokyo's third pitcher...

Global markets languish

TOKYO - Global stock markets mostly fell today as initial euphoria over an interest rate cut by China the day before succumbed to lingering...

Business events scheduled for the coming week

...quarter, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates, statement scheduled for 2 p.m.TOKYO - Japan monthly trade data for August.