Abe to meet with Trump as scandals swirl at home
Abe to meet with Trump as scandals swirl at home

Domestic political scandals and sinking approval ratings are weighing on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he headed to US President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida for two days of talks starting on Tuesday. Before boarding his flight from Tokyo, Abe took the unusual step of pledging to clean…

Coach Spoelstra keeps cool after Heat star's rant
Coach Spoelstra keeps cool after Heat star's rant

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said the team is “moving on” from Hassan Whiteside’s rant about his playing time, which the center said he regrets. Whiteside played just 20 minutes against the Brooklyn Nets in Saturday’s 110-109 loss and was not on the court at all during the fourth quarter…

Charting a course to glory
Charting a course to glory

CLPGA has a long-term plan to hone homegrown talent by mixing the old and the new Feng Shanshan, icon of women’s golf in China, has been on top of the world since she captured her ninth win on the US-based LPGA tour last November – a victory that shot her…

Wildcats whip Wolverines
Wildcats whip Wolverines

DiVincenzo makes it rain as Villanova overpowers Michigan for second NCAA title in three years SAN ANTONIO – When he wasn’t dribbling behind his back, winking to the TV announcers, stuffing shots or dishing out assists, Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo was making it rain. First, 3-pointers. Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Smartening up China's image
Smartening up China's image

The Palace Museum announced on Friday that it will stop selling its popular “Gege” dolls, based on a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) princess, after they were said to be too similar to a product made by a foreign manufacturer, especially in terms of their head-body proportion and joints, which led to…

Good call to give phone booths new lease on life
Good call to give phone booths new lease on life

SIX PUBLIC PHONE booths in the Xuhui district of Shanghai have been transformed into reading booths, which is a good exploration of urban modernization. The Paper.cn comments: Six public telephone booths in a conservation zone in Xuhui were recently launched as reading booths in a pilot project. People can still…

G20 meeting in Argentina eclipsed
G20 meeting in Argentina eclipsed

BUENOS AIRES – Finance ministers and central bankers from the 20 leading industrial and developing countries are meeting in Argentina at a meeting that has been eclipsed by growing concerns over the potential of a global trade war following US President Donald Trump’s decision to slap import tariffs on steel…

'Great 8' joins elite list of snipers
'Great 8' joins elite list of snipers

Ovechkin becomes fourth-fastest to reach 600-goal plateau in NHL WASHINGTON – Make it 600 goals and counting for Alex Ovechkin. And give the Washington Capitals two more points in the tough Eastern Conference playoff race. Ovechkin – aka ‘The Great 8’ – scored twice in another historic performance and Evgeny…

China craving new pool of superstars
China craving new pool of superstars

World Series serves as showcase for next generation of champions China’s diving chief has admitted that the sport urgently needs another superstar in order to boost its popularity. The nation has been a dominant force in diving for decades, producing high-profile stars such as Guo Jingjing, Wu Minxia and Tian…

Pep plays down prospect of derby-day title win
Pep plays down prospect of derby-day title win

MANCHESTER – Pep Guardiola on Monday tried to play down growing excitement among Manchester City supporters over the possibility of winning the Premier League title when it faces bitter rival United in the derby early next month. Jose Mourinho’s side visits Etihad Stadium on April 7 for a game which…