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Sue, the world-famous T. rex, gets a new lair in Chicago

via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

The Tyrannosaurus rex dubbed Sue, the largest and best-preserved example of this well-known meat-eating dinosaur, is pictured in its new exhibition suite at the Field Museum in Chicago in this photo released on Tuesday. | COURTESY MARTIN BAUMGAERTNER / THE FIELD MUSEUM / HANDOUT / VIA REUTERS

Sue, the largest, most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever unearthed, gets to show off its new lair this week at the Field Museum in ...

One Championship raises U.S. profile

By Jason Coskrey
- via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

With fighters such as Mei

One Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong expects the company’s recently-announced deal with U.S. broadcaster Turner Sports will go a long way toward raising the martial arts ...

Four-time Asia champion Paper Cranes to fold in 2019

via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

The  Paper Cranes, seen celebrating after winning the 2010 All Japan Ice Hockey Championship in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, will disband at the end of the current season. | KYODO

Nippon Paper Industries Co. announced Wednesday its decision to shut down its four-time Asia League-winning ice hockey club in a bid to streamline management and ...

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia receives $500,000 bonus despite ejection

via The Japan Times    Dec 18, 2018

Plunking an opponent paid off for CC Sabathia.The New York Yankees gave Sabathia a $500,000 performance bonus, even though the 38-year-old left-hander was ejected from ...

Yusei Kikuchi arrives in Los Angeles to court MLB clubs

via The Japan Times    Dec 17, 2018

Pitcher Yusei Kikuchu has until Jan. 2 to sign with an MLB club or he will have to return to the Seibu Lions for the 2019 season. | KYODO

Left-hander Yusei Kikuchi, who was posted to Major League Baseball two weeks ago, arrived in Los Angeles to a throng of reporters but did not ...

Giants ace Tomoyuki Sugano equals largest reported deal for Japanese player

via The Japan Times    Dec 17, 2018

Giants pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano poses with a sign saying

Pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano signed a ¥650 million contract Monday, equaling Nippon Professional Baseball’s highest reported deal for a Japanese player.The 29-year-old’s one-year deal, ...

Tigers scoop up former Dragon lefty Onelki Garcia

via The Japan Times    Dec 17, 2018

The Hanshin Tigers have signed Cuban lefty Onelki Garcia, the Central League club announced Monday.Garcia went 13-9 with a 2.99 ERA this year, his first ...

A year to forget?

via The Japan Times    Dec 15, 2018

"I've been to so many bonenkai parties this year, it's hard for me to remember which is which."

Caught between China and the U.S., Canada is feeling alone in the world

By Rob Gillies,Paul Wiseman
- via The Japan Times    Dec 14, 2018

Canadian businessman Michael Spavor poses with girls at a school in North Korea's Rason Special Economic Zone in 2012. The Korean characters behind them read, 'Let's study for Korea!' | REUTERS

First U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Canada on trade. Then Saudi Arabia punished it for speaking up for human rights. Now China has the country ...

December: A month to decide what to stop doing

By Yoko Ishikura
- via The Japan Times    Dec 13, 2018

Viewing smartphones in bed should be at the top of everyone's quit list. | GETTY IMAGES

It is time for us to reflect on our routine activities and why we do what we have been habitually doing.




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