November 25, 1992 |
Trade watchers say they hate to nag, but there's another industry where the Japanese don't compete fairly: horse racing. In 1990, Japan led the world in money awarded to winners of horse races--$765 million. However, Japan limited to 35% the number of races where foreign horses could compete this year. The United States has no such limits, the General Accounting Office said in a report to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
March 26, 2011 |
Facing match point and feeling lousy, Andy Roddick bent over behind the baseline with his hands on his thighs, looking like someone desperately needing to take a seat in the shade. That's where he was headed one point later. An ailing Roddick lost his opening match Saturday in the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne, Fla., to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Two-time champion Roddick requested three visits from a trainer in the second set and said he had trouble breathing because of chest congestion.
June 16, 1992 |
The trumpets blare, and the horses spring out of their gates. The Nippon Derby is on. Astrogate, offspring of the legendary American racehorse Secretariat, soon falls behind. Mihono Bourbon, however, is the real favorite. A crowd of 162,647, packed in and around the grandstand like commuters on a rush-hour train, roar their approval as he pulls away from the pack for an easy win. So, Mihono Bourbon's owner gets the $1.3-million purse, the biggest of the year.