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|" Japan's crisis-hit national badminton team suffered a further blow on Tuesday after another player was yanked from its -roster in the wake of an illegal casino scandal.
The Nippon Badminton Association said it removed 21-year-old Kenta Nishimoto from the squad's player list after learning he had visited a casino at least twice last year. Gambling is mostly illegal in Japan.
Tuesday's shock announcement closely followed world No.2 Kento Momota being kicked off Japan's Olympic badminton team for gambling at an illegal casino Nike Air Force 1 Suede , dealing a major blow to the country's medal hopes at Rio this summer.
The association threw the book at 21-year-old Momota, banning him from competition indefinitely.
Teammate Kenichi Tago, also found guilty of placing illegal bets, was removed from the organization's official player list for an indefinite period.
""Nishimoto told us he went to an illegal casino in Tokyo twice between February and March last year Nike Air Force 1 White ,"" association -official Yuichi Tando told AFP. ""He said he went to the casino but didn't do any gambling.""
It is not clear if Nishimoto could be recalled for the Olympic squad.
Earlier this month, top--ranking Momota dyed his highlighted hair black as an act of contrition as he appeared in front of the cameras to apologize for his actions. He admitted visiting a casino six times and gambling away 500,000 yen (around $4,500).
Tago Nike Air Force 1 Black , a six-time Japanese champion, spent almost $100,000.
The incident comes after a betting scandal sent shock waves through the country's most popular sport - baseball - just as it is bidding for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
People found guilty of gambling in Japan can face jail terms of up to 5 years, but publicly operated gambling for sports such as horse racing and ""keirin"" bicycle racing is not -illegal.
BEIJING Nike Air Force 1 , July 26 (Xinhua) -- China will select its third group of astronauts this year, Yang Liwei, deputy director of China Manned Space Engineering Office said Wednesday.
The first and second astronaut groups were all previously airforce pilots. However, the selection of the third group will also include engineers who will be responsible for maintenance Cheap Air Force 1 , assembly and other tasks, Yang, China's first astronaut, said at the opening ceremony of the country's inaugural astronaut photography exhibition.
Photos taken by astronauts from different periods reflect the development of China's space exploration Air Force 1 Sale , he said.
"When I was on the spacecraft, I took photos through two windows. Astronauts on the Tiangong space lab had more perspectives for photography. They had a better working environment and living space than before," he said.
Looking at the Earth from space is different with looking out from an airplane, Yang said. "The higher you are Air Force 1 Mens , the larger your angle of view is. The Earth seen from space is sphere-shaped, and mountains and rivers also look different."
"As Chinese, we are so proud when we look at the Earth." he said, reminiscing about viewing the motherland from space.
Yang hopes the exhibition will cultivate an increased interest in space among the general public. "Space exploration is a massive project which needs the support of more people Air Force 1 Womens , especially youth," said Yang.
SHANGHAI， March 1 (Xinhua) -- It's hard to imagine that Yao Ming， the former NBA all-star player， disliked basketball for eight to nine years when he was young.
"How did I manage to make basketball from my dislike to like? Devote yourself into it." said Yao， who was newly elected as president of Chinese Basketball Association， shared his experiences with some pupils in Shanghai on Wednesday.
Yao was the first speaker of the Soong Ching-ling Forum of the Soong Ching-ling School， funded by the China Welfare Institute and named after wife of Sun Yat-sen， one of the leaders of the 1911 revolution.
"I started to practice basketball when I was nine. Although I didn't like it， I put my heart and soul into it. When I was seventeen or eighteen， basketball became part of my life." Yao said.
"The voice of friction between sneakers and ground， the breeze whispering in my ears when I am running， shooting and hitting...I enjoy everything on the court when basketball became my interest." Yao said.
Everyone will meet dislikes in their lives. If you only refuse it， you will suffer more from it; If you listen from others and share your feelings， you can gradually make it as one of your interests， Yao said.
"Then， you will enjoy it." Yao added， "In this progress， you will forge a good character and benefit a lot from it."
"Uncle Yao gave us a great speech. I will put more energy into practicing piano and make it as my interest." said Zhang Tianyi， a pupil of Soong Ching-ling School.
RIO DE JANEIRO, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Brazil legend Ronaldo has defended the use of police force to quell violent protesters during the World Cup.
Brazilian police were widely criticized for firing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse anti-government protesters during last year's Confederations Cup.
"As far as the vandals go, I think that we have to hit them and get them off the streets Air Force 1 Suede ," Ronaldo told Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo.
Protesters have vowed to return to the streets when football's showpiece tournament begins on June 12. Many have expressed anger at the rising cost of staging the event while essential services like health and education continue to suffer from underinvestment.
Ronaldo, a member of the World Cup local organizing committee, rejected claims that demonstrators were against Brazil staging the quadrennial event.
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