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[NPB NOTEBOOK] Former Major Leaguer Freddy Galvis Struggles to Find His Rhythm in Japan
The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks are hoping the veteran infielder can get back into the swing of things down on the farm.
[NPB NOTEBOOK] Highlighting Some of the Year’s Best Performers So Far
Tigers slugger Teruaki Sato, Giants rookie closer Taisei Ota and Marines catcher Ko Matsukawa are shining for their respective teams.
[NPB NOTEBOOK] Tigers Looking to Rebound After Record-Breaking Slow Start
The Kansai-based club opened the season with nine consecutive defeats, a Central League record to start a season.
Features/ 1 year ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Golfer Mao Saigo Off to a Great Start in the JLPGA Tour Season
The 20-year-old has won three of the first five tournaments to open the 2022 campaign.
News/ 1 year ago
[Remembering 3.11] Tohoku Today is a Thriving Part of Nation’s Sports Landscape
The region’s recovery from the 3.11 disasters is deeply connected to its residents’ leisure activities and their fervent support of individual...
Features/ 1 year ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Nebraska’s Keisei Tominaga Raises Profile with Strong Performances Early in the Season
The sophomore guard scored a season-high 23 points, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range, against South Dakota on November 27.
Olympics and Paralympics/ 2 years ago
BASEBALL | Takuya Kai's Clutch Hit Sends Japan to Semifinals Against South Korea
Ryoji Kuribayashi holds the U.S. in the 10th to pick up the win.
BASEBALL | Buffaloes Ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto Expected to Start Samurai Japan’s Olympic Opener Against Dominicans
That Yamamoto started the first of two tuneup games is a fairly strong indication that Inaba plans to have him start...
Shohei Ohtani Enjoys Winning Experience in His First MLB All-Star Game
Ohtani tossed a scoreless first inning and earned the victory. He also went 0-for-2 as the American League’s starting designated hitter.
Features/ 2 years ago
[ODDS and EVENS] Olympic Countdown a Ho-Hum Ordeal a Week Before First Events Kick Off
In normal times, spirited anticipation marks the final days before the Olympics. This summer, cautious optimism for the power of sports...
Japan Will Have Plenty of Options on the Mound as it Bids for First Gold Medal
~~ If you believe the old adage that good pitching beats good hitting, Japan should be well positioned to win its...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] NPB-Best Tigers Forced to Sit Out Weekend Series Due to Carp's COVID-19 Outbreak
~~ The Hanshin Tigers are the winningest team in Nippon Professional Baseball this season. Manager Akihiro Yano's club had six more...