Baseball

Reports: Otani likely to sign with MLB in costly move

Sep 13, 2017

Reports: Japan's Shohei Otani likely to sign with MLB in move that would cost 23-year-old pitcher/outfielder more than $100 million

Stefen Romero agrees to 3-year contract with Orix Buffaloes

Aug 6, 2017

Former Seattle outfielder Stefen Romero has agreed to a three-year contract through 2020 with the Orix Buffaloes of Japan's Pacific League

Orix Buffaloes sign outfielder Romero to new 3-year contract

Aug 5, 2017

The Orix Buffaloes have signed outfielder Stefen Romero to a new three-year contract effective from next season, the Pacific League club announced Friday

Fiji wins Hong Kong Sevens title for 17th time

Apr 9, 2017

Fiji won the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens for a record-extending 17th time on Sunday, beating South Africa 22-0 in a lopsided final

Japanese baseball star Otani to be out 6 weeks with injury

Apr 9, 2017

Japanese baseball player Shohei Otani will be sidelined for about six weeks because of a left-thigh muscle strain, his team said on Sunday

Dates confirmed for 2018 Rugby World Sevens in San Francisco

Apr 8, 2017

The dates for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco were confirmed on Saturday as July 20-22, avoiding a clash with the soccer World Cup in Russia

Fukushima confirmed as venue for Tokyo 2020 baseball

Mar 17, 2017

Organizers on Friday confirmed that baseball and softball games for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be held in Fukushima, an area hit by the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster

Manny Ramirez' new home far cry from bright lights of Tokyo

Mar 16, 2017

Manny Ramirez is set to begin the next chapter of his baseball odyssey by playing for the Kochi Fighting Dogs of Japan's independent Shikoku Island League

Pitching coach Gondo a big part of Japan's success at WBC

Mar 15, 2017

Japan will be joined by 78-year-old pitching coach Hiroshi Gondo when it travels to Los Angeles for the championship round of the World Baseball Classic

Japan beats Israel 8-3 to reach championship round of WBC

Mar 15, 2017

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo sparked a five-run sixth inning with a solo home run to lead Japan over Israel 8-3 and into the championship round of the World Baseball Classic

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