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Posted in: On the ice, a question: Where are the Black figure skaters? See in context

Hasn’t been a white Cornerback in the NFL for over 30 years. Roger needs to get on that.

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Posted in: Lockdowns hit Pacific islands as COVID-19 defenses falter See in context

Palau was allowing flights from Guam. All passengers had to be vaxed with a PCR before the flight. For the last couple months there have been several who tested positive, some as many as five days after arrival.

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Posted in: Postal worker arrested for dumping 7,000 undelivered mail items, including vaccination tickets See in context

Already burned out on life by age 20.

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Posted in: Man arrested for fatally stabbing mother-in-law See in context

Maybe he thought his MIL was behind his marital problems.

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Posted in: Hong Kong police switch to goose-stepping 'to show patriotism' See in context

Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated.

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Posted in: 20-year-old woman found dead in bathroom of her apartment See in context

@John Brown, would carbon monoxide poisoning cause bruises on her face and arms?

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Posted in: One of a kind: Ohtani wins AP Male Athlete of Year award See in context

Fact is, the Angels sucked last year. Nine wins might not be anything to brag about, but it did lead the team. Unfortunately Ohtani was a frequent victim of poor run support or poor relief pitching. But that’s part of the game. ERA gives a more accurate account of a pitchers value than his win-loss record. And his 3.18 ERA was outstanding. A player who leads the team in most offensive and pitching categories is nothing short of amazing.

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Posted in: Airbus A321LR to enter service for first time in Japan See in context

If they’re bragging about a 30 inch seat pitch that’s not a good selling point.

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Posted in: Japan reverses halt of inbound flight bookings after criticism See in context

This isn’t the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing. The right hand doesn’t even know there is a left hand.

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Posted in: Russia's new ice queen Valieva sets short program record See in context

Russia may very well have three skaters on the podium at Beijing.

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Posted in: Record-setting ski jumper Takanashi primed to break Olympic hoodoo See in context

Good chance for Gold now that Lundby has pulled out. And hopefully a top five finish for Ito.

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Posted in: Kikuchi chooses free agency after Mariners decline option See in context

Only 15 wins and an ERA of nearly 5 in 70 starts is not a good thing. Had the opportunity to stay one more year for $13 mil and took a pass. He and Boras are pretty optimistic if they think a better offer is coming. Even the Angels won’t be stupid enough to sign this guy.

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Posted in: Ohtani gets special award from MLB for 2-way All-Star season See in context

Ohtani is also a finalist for another award, the Silver Slugger Award, which is the best offensive player for each position. In Ohtani’s case, the best DH.

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Posted in: Ohtani gets special award from MLB for 2-way All-Star season See in context

fxgai, it’s called a no decision.

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Posted in: Astros, Braves surge toward World Series showdown See in context

@Japan Violet, the Astros were originally called the Colt .45s.

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Posted in: Man arrested after fatally stabbing 3 people in Ehime See in context

@Michael, I think you’ve got that backwards. The killer, Kono, was posting the insults.

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Posted in: Olympic volunteer referred to prosecutors over hit-and-run See in context

If he had stopped he could have been tended to along with those he hit. Must have been hoping for Olympic immunity from Herr Bachenfuhrer.

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Posted in: Hakuho's retirement leaves sumo facing void at top See in context

@Fighto, do you really think he’s going back to Mongolia? He has a Japanese wife, and acquired Japanese citizenship two years ago. And now, as a citizen, can become a stable master.

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Posted in: Woman arrested after stabbing boyfriend in head with knife See in context

So exactly what were your intentions, Ms. Otsuka, when you stabbed your boyfriend in the head?

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Posted in: Shohei Ohtani ends his brilliant season hungry for winning See in context

Ohtani needs to stay in the AL, where he can play everyday as a DH. Yankee stadium would be a boost to his stats…but please don’t go to New York!

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Posted in: Osaka feels 'itch' to make tennis return 'soon' See in context

Naomi’s interviews were always painful to watch, in victory or defeat.

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Posted in: Ohtani hits consecutive triples as Angels rout Mariners 14-1 See in context

@cracaphat, when you look at Vlad’s teammates you can see why his numbers are so good. Yes, he’s a great hitter…with no speed. But the B-Jays will have 4 guys who will have more than 30 home runs and 100 RBIs. They are all getting good pitches because you can’t pitch around anyone. Ohtani is constantly being pitched around. His pitches-for-strikes is only 43 percent, 4th lowest in MLB. When Trout is back next year Ohtani will be getting more good pitches to hit. As a batter alone, not MVP numbers. But he’s a starting pitcher who has 45 homes runs and 24 steals. Being in first place isn’t everything, Cal Ripken was the MVP with the last place Orioles.

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Posted in: Ohtani hits consecutive triples as Angels rout Mariners 14-1 See in context

Defensively, Ichiro is one of the best right fielders I’ve ever seen, with an amazing arm. Offensively 450 of his 3000 hits were infield hits, sometimes not even advancing on-base runners. He was an excellent base runner…better than Ohtani. Ohtani’s 7 triples leads MLB. Ichiro once had 15 triples in a season. Ichiro was a good bunter, and Ohtani can also lay down a great drag bunt. Let’s see Guerrero Jr. do that. Guerrero has one triple and only four stolen bases. No doubt, Ohtani is the MVP,

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Posted in: Osaka man arrested for scalding toddler to death with hot water See in context

In spite of many wanting to blame the local officials, it was still the mother that left her son alone with this guy. Even her friends have to be asking…what the heck was she thinking?!

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Posted in: Ohtani bounces back with go-ahead run as Angels edge Astros See in context

Ohtani’s only batting around .210 since the all star break, but with no protection in the order they’ve been pitching around him. Pitches for strikes against him is only 43 percent, 4th lowest in MLB. When Trout’s back next season his average will improve 40 points.

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Posted in: Osaka man arrested for scalding toddler to death with hot water See in context

Why did she continue to stay with the guy for three months after she suspected his abuse?

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Posted in: Woman arrested after body of newborn boy flushed down toilet See in context

@Tokyo Joe, did you read the very first sentence, or just jump right to the comments. Clearly says she’s Thai.

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Posted in: Ohtani strkes out 10, but A's beat Angels 3-2 See in context

Striking out a difficult batter with the bases loaded, he’s entitled to show a little emotion.

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy will not be prosecuted over 6-year-old sister’s death See in context

In 20 years we may see this headline, Unemployed 37 year old man kills mother.

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Posted in: 19-year-old woman arrested over theft of ¥13 mil watch on 'papa-katsu' date See in context

In my country we call the ‘manager’ her pimp.

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