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  • Russian cover-up: ‘Institutional conspiracy’ involved 1,000-plus athletes in doping scandal, McLaren Report reveals December 9, 2016
    A new report into systematic Russian doping details a wide-ranging “institutional conspiracy” that involved more than 1,000 athletes across more than 30 sports, including evidence corroborating large-scale sample swapping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren said Friday the conspiracy involved the Russian S […]
  • Decorated boxing champion Hasegawa hangs up his gloves December 9, 2016
    Three-division belt winner Hozumi Hasegawa announced his retirement on Friday, bringing his decorated 17-year boxing career to an end with a 36-5 record, including 16 knockouts. The fleet-footed 35-year-old retires as WBC super bantamweight champion after he defeated Mexican Hugo Ruiz by technical knockout in September, becoming the fourth Japanese boxer to […]
  • Dentsu to drop principles encouraging hard work after suicide of young employee December 9, 2016
    Dentsu Inc. said Friday it will delete from its employee handbook its 10 principles encouraging hard work amid heightened criticism over the suicide of a young employee. The principles, written in 1951 by former President Hideo Yoshida, include one that says, “Never give up on your task. Do not let go even if you are […] The post Dentsu to drop principles en […]
  • Hokkaido outplays Nagoya in series opener December 9, 2016
    Levanga Hokkaido big man Daniel Miller delivered a noteworthy performance at the defensive end of the court on Friday night. The 211-cm Miller’s game-high 10 rebounds (nine defensive) and four blocks helped guide the Levanga Hokkaido to a series-opening 69-60 triumph over the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins at the Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center in Sapporo. For [ […]
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  • Hundreds missing after fleeing east Aleppo: U.N. December 9, 2016
    Hundreds of men may have gone missing after fleeing into government-controlled parts of Aleppo, the U.N. warned Friday, saying armed groups were reportedly blocking civilians from leaving the shrinking areas under their control. As Syrian government artillery pummeled the rebel territory in Aleppo, the U.N. rights office said both sides appeared to be operat […]
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