Russian Pm May Visit Japan-claimed Island

Russian PM may visit Japan-claimed island

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev may visit one of the four Russian-controlled islands that Japan claims as early as Friday.

The prime minister arrived on Thursday at Sakhalin's capital, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, and conferred with the acting governor of the region.

Medvedev May Visit Japan-claimed Island

Medvedev may visit Japan-claimed island

Sources say Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev plans to visit one of the four Russian-controlled islands that Japan claims.

Officials in Etorofu Island say Medvedev is making arrangements to visit the island via Sakhalin as early as August, and that local officials are making preparations.

Honda Claimed Two Out Of Three Moto3 Podium Places Qatar 2014

Honda claimed two out of three Moto3 podium places Qatar 2014In the Moto3 class, where rival manufacturers battle it out using 250cc four-stroke engines, Honda claimed two out of three podium places. The company’s revised RS250FW missed victory in the first race of the evening by a mere 0.233 of a second, in a last-lap brawl that put the first five riders over the line within 0.369 seconds, the last podium slot decided by a photo-finish.

Baseball: Takahashi Claimed By Pittsburgh Pirates

Baseball: Takahashi claimed by Pittsburgh PiratesReliever Hisanori Takahashi has been claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team said Friday.

Takahashi went 0-3 for the Los Angeles Angels this year, recording a 4.93 ERA with 41 strikeouts over 42 relief appearances. He was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Aug. 19 shortly before being placed on waivers.