Posts Tagged Japan

Suzuki says new sense of enthusiasm behind Marlins deal

Ichiro Suzuki, right, and Miami Marlins president David Samson, left, speak during a news conference in Tokyo, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Ichiro says a renewed sense of enthusiasm was behind his decision to sign a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins. His deal includes $2.8 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $400,000 for 300 and the same amount for each additional 50 through 600. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki says a renewed sense of enthusiasm was behind his decision to sign a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins.

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A chupacabra in Japan? Depp says it came from his suitcase

U.S. actor Johnny Depp poses for photographers during a photo session prior to a press conference to promote his latest film "Mortdecai" in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO (AP) — Johnny Depp has recovered from a cold. And a chupacabra attack.

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Sochi hockey team thriving a year after Winter Olympics

In this photo taken on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, children shout during the KHL hockey match between Sochi and Atlant teams in the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia. The subtropical resort of Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Games, now boasts a decent hockey team and a steady following of fans who turn the otherwise deserted Olympic park into a noisy busy place it was a year ago. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Many Russians laughed when Sochi was selected to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Not only was Sochi one of the warmest places in Russia, it also had no history of winter sports.

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WADA gets tough on athletes with coaches involved in doping

TOKYO (AP) — Athletes who become involved with coaches who have a previous doping record will be punished by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

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After making history, Nishikori still getting used to No. 5

In this Jan. 16, 2015 photo, Japan's Kei Nishikori poses for photo with a fan following  a press conference ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.  It's only been a couple months since Nishikori moved into the No. 5 ranking, and he's not yet comfortable with the number. "I'm really new to be No. 5, so I'm still not comfortable," Nishikori told the cheering crowd at Rod Laver Arena on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015,  where Japanese flags were waving during the windy afternoon match as he beat the supremely athletic No. 9-ranked David Ferrer in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. 6-3. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It’s only been a couple of months since Kei Nishikori moved into the No. 5 ranking, and he’s not yet comfortable with the number.

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