Baseball

Matsuzaka sustains freak injury during spring training

Feb 13, 2019

Daisuke Matsuzaka has dealt with numerous arm injuries during his career as a pitcher in Major League Baseball and Japan but none quite like this

Before MLB career, Tsutsugo aims to improve baseball at home

Jan 25, 2019

Before he pursues a career in Major League Baseball, Japanese slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo is on a mission to fix the sport in his native country

Acuna honored to be named National League Rookie of the Year

Nov 13, 2018

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. woke up in Japan to news he had been named National League Rookie of the Year

Mexican player Amador suspended in Japan for doping

Aug 9, 2018

Mexican infielder Japhet Amador has been suspended for six months by Nippon Professional Baseball for a doping violation

Author Murakami talks music, running, novels on radio show

Aug 5, 2018

Best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show featuring some of his favorite songs he runs to, says writing novels is about rhythm, as in music and running

Mola dominates run to win World Series Triathlon in Yokohama

May 12, 2018

World champion Mario Mola of Spain dominates 10-kilometer race to win the World Series Triathlon event in Yokohama.

In Japan, Ichiro's move starts long 'Sayonara'

May 4, 2018

In Japan, Ichiro's move the start of a long 'Sayonara' for a national, baseball hero

Ohtani's electrifying start to MLB career a big hit in Japan

Apr 14, 2018

Ohtani's electrifying start to MLB career a big hit in Japan where his games are shown live in the morning by national broadcaster NHK

Japanese baseball fans thrilled with Ohtani's strong start

Apr 5, 2018

Shohei Ohtani's electrifying start with the Los Angeles Angels certainly sent a jolt of excitement through his fans back home in Japan

Japan's former MLB stars looking to make it back home

Mar 29, 2018

Matsuzaka and Uehara are among several former MLB stars looking to resurrect their careers in Nippon Professional Baseball this season

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