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Suga ally loses in key local race ahead of national election

Aug. 23, 2021 01:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A close ally of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga was defeated in a high-profile mayoral election in Yokohama, Suga's home turf, in a sharp setback for the already unpopular leader ahead of general elections later this year. Opposition-backed scientist...

Rice pizza, noodle ices: Food shows Japan's punk rock soul

Aug. 07, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Countries' foods are also windows on their souls. Take hamburgers. Hand-held, quick to assemble and wolf down, they embody a quintessentially American idea that founding father Benjamin Franklin put to paper in 1748 and which still powers the...

At 38, Alves helps Brazil to soccer gold by beating Spain

Aug. 07, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Soccer's ultimate winner is still finding time to collect new titles. Dani Alves is an Olympic champion at 38. Draped in the Brazilian flag, the captain cherished the 43rd winners' medal of a career that shows no sign of winding down. ...

'Bittersweet' Alvarez accepts 2nd silver, this one in Summer

Aug. 07, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Eddy Alvarez had to be consoled — scolded, even — after his first silver medal. “My coach had to bring us together and make us snap out of it," he said. "He yelled at us. ... He basically said, ‘You know, you’re silver medalists.’ And...

Japan beats the United States 2-0 to win gold medal in baseball

Aug. 07, 2021 09:06 AM EDT
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Japan beats the United States 2-0 to win gold medal in baseball.

Olympic Latest: Canada wins 1st gold in women's soccer

Aug. 06, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Canada won its first Olympic gold medal in women’s...

Canada wins Olympic women's soccer gold medal, beats Sweden 3-2 on penalty kicks after 1-1 draw.

Aug. 06, 2021 10:52 AM EDT
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Canada wins Olympic women's soccer gold medal, beats Sweden 3-2 on penalty kicks after 1-1 draw.

Scioscia 1 win from matching Lasorda with gold medal

Aug. 06, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Mike Scioscia is one win from matching mentor Tommy Lasorda, the only manager to lead the United States to a baseball gold medal. Host Japan, which stopped its major league season during the Tokyo Olympics, is the favorite in Saturday's gold medal...

Olympic baseball a cross between Double-A and Old-Timers Day

Aug. 06, 2021 06:03 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Imagine Olympic swimming without the world’s top 100. Or track and field missing the 100 strongest and fastest. Or gymnastics, if the 100 most talented weren’t on hand. That’s what the Olympic baseball tournament is, largely a cross between...

Alvarez a summer-winter medalist, US reaches baseball final

Aug. 05, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Eddy Alvarez sat in the U.S. dugout after the final out, buried his face in his hands and wept, even though his biggest game remains ahead. A 7-2 victory over defending champion South Korea on Thursday night set up a...