A Steller's sea eagle that flew from Russia for the winter is pictured near Lake Biwa in Nagahama in Shiga Prefecture, western Japan, on Feb. 2, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

The following is the latest list of selected news summaries by Kyodo News.


Former Pakistan ruler Musharraf, U.S. ally after 9/11 attacks, dies

ISLAMABAD - Former Pakistan ruler Pervez Musharraf, who served as a key U.S. ally following the 2001 terror attacks, has died at a hospital in Dubai after living in self-imposed exile there for years, the country's military said Sunday. He was 79.

The former military general took over the government in a bloodless coup in 1999 and ruled Pakistan until his 2008 resignation as president amid the threat of impeachment.


Football: Kaoru Mitoma repays manager's trust with late winner

BRIGHTON, England - Even with Kaoru Mitoma not at his best, Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi stuck with the Japan winger and he delivered a late winner in a 1-0 home victory Saturday over Bournemouth in the English Premier League.

After Mitoma netted a memorable game-sealing goal late Sunday against Liverpool in the FA Cup, Brighton struggled to break down a stubborn Bournemouth, but with the 25-year-old having scored in two straight games, the Brighton manager kept the faith.


Football: Former Japan star Shinji Kagawa buoyant upon Cerezo return

TOKYO - Former Japan, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa on Sunday promised to deliver upon his J-League return after sealing his recent move back to his first club, Cerezo Osaka.

The playmaker joined Cerezo in 2006 and is back in the J-League for the first time since departing for Dortmund in the summer of 2010, having left Sint-Truiden in Belgium this winter.


Athletics: Djibouti's Ibrahim Hassan wins Beppu-Oita Marathon

OITA, Japan - Ibrahim Hassan of Djibouti won the Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon in Oita, southwestern Japan, with a meet record of 2 hours, 6 minutes and 43 seconds Sunday.

Kenya's Daniel Kipchumba crossed the finish line five seconds later for second place, and Japan's Tsubasa Ichiyama placed third in 2:07:44.


Tennis: Japanese doubles pair clinches Davis Cup tie against Poland

MIKI, Japan - Doubles pair Ben McLachlan and Yosuke Watanuki secured victory for Japan in its Davis Cup World Group I playoff against Poland on Sunday, beating Lukasz Kubot and Jan Zielinski 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(2) to take a decisive 3-0 lead in the best-of-five tie.

Japan came into the third rubber in a commanding position thanks to singles wins by Yoshihito Nishioka and Taro Daniel the previous day at Bourbon Beans Dome in Miki, Hyogo Prefecture.


Rugby: Seiya Ozaki hat-trick lifts Sungoliath over Brave Lupus

TOKYO - Seiya Ozaki's second hat-trick of the season earned him man-of-the-match honors Sunday in Tokyo Sungoliath's 40-34 derby win over Brave Lupus Tokyo in Japan Rugby League One.

The Sungoliath wing, who has 13 tries this season, made the most of his open-field running ability, while Brave Lupus' Fiji-born pair of center Seta Tamanivalu and wing Jone Naikabula combined for four electric tries to keep the game in doubt.