TOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been cut out. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities — typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roman Safiullin of Russia won the boys singles title and Slovakia’s Tereza Mihalikova won the girls singles title at the Australian Open on Saturday.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — T.J. McConnell jumped into passing lanes for steals and reached in to strip unsuspecting players of the ball.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist, and Patrick Sharp assisted on every Chicago goal in the Blackhawks’ 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Xavier Ford had a career-high 25 points Friday night, and Buffalo knocked off conference-leading Kent State 80-55, snapping the Golden Flashes’ six-game winning streak.