LEADING OFF: Rockies-Dodgers duel, Red Sox try to clinch

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: LAST CHAPTER Locked in a tight race for the NL West title, the Rockies and Dodgers meet for the final time i...

Alfaro's HR overshadows Matz's big night; Phillies top Mets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jorge Alfaro hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied past the New York Mets 5-2 on Tuesday night to boost their faint playoff hope...

Tourism Bureau holds ‘Door to Taiwan’ event in Busan, S. Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Tourism Bureau opened the “Door to Taiwan” at an event to promote tourism at Gwangan Beach in the South Korean city of Busan on Sept. 16. Incorpora...

Man City led out by 102-year-old mascot for EPL match

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City went with an extremely experienced lineup — with its mascots — for its English Premier League match against Fulham on Saturday. The roles, ...

Taiwan's KMT chickens out on winning mascot design

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday (Sept. 6) announced that the party will not adopt the controversial winning design from a mascot contest, which has become ...

Trademark bullies? Many big colleges fiercely protect brands

Never get between a university and its trademarks. That's the lesson dozens of people learn every year when they unwittingly provoke the wrath of big universities and the lawyers the...

Homeward-bound Schooling set for next phase at Asian Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The hardest lap for any swimmer is usually the one coming home. That's when they have to try their hardest, giving it everything they have to get to the fin...

Kuo Yuan Ye teams up with OhBear to treat passengers to ‘OhBear Moon Cake’ at Taipei Songshan Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s cake and pastry brand Kuo Yuan Ye teamed up with Taiwan’s tourism ambassador OhBear on Tuesday (Aug. 14) to treat passengers at Taipei Songshan Airport ...

KMT defends comical 'charging chicken man' mascot, designer comes forward

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After many Taiwanese netizens mocked the odd looking "charging chicken man" Kuomintang (KMT) mascot design, and many questioned that they party was being tr...

Cheeky tweet by MOFA on China's 'Pooh' ban bears fruit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A tongue-and-cheek tweet posted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (Aug. 7) mocking China's banning of the latest Winnie the Pooh film with the mascot OhB...

Taiwan's OhBear 'dismayed' at China's ban of Winnie the Pooh

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Barely four days after Beijing officially banned the new Disney film about Winnie the Pooh, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) tweeted an image of Taiwan'...

Taiwan's KMT on verge of selecting 'energetic chicken' as party mascot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The KMT is currently holding an online competition, allowing the public to select a new party mascot, in an effort to promote the party with younger generations in Taiwan....

UConn's mascot becomes part of wedding party

SIMSBURY, Conn. (AP) — The Siberian Husky that serves as the mascot for the University of Connecticut is taking on a new role: assistant ring bearer for two university alumni. Jonath...

Plant-watering workout machines unveiled at Daan Park, Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first stage of a new Tapiei greenery project was unveiled in Daan Park today, showcasing a new type of exercise machine that also waters nearby grass, reported CNA. ...

Taiwan's KMT holds contest for new party mascot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Youth Department of the KMT, in an effort to promote the party with young people in Taiwan, is holding a competition to select a new cartoon mascot ahead of the electi...