Fighters edge Hawks to force decisive Game 6

Oct 19, 2014

Fighters edge Hawks to force decisive Game 6

Sho Nakata hit a game-tying solo homer in the eighth inning and Takuya Nakashima broke the balance with a two-run single in the top of the 11th as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 6-4 in Game 5 of the ...

Hawks storm past Fighters in Game 5

Oct 18, 2014

Hawks storm past Fighters in Game 5

Kenichi Nakata threw five innings of two-run ball, Nobuhiro Matsuda delivered a two-run single in a 4-for-4 outing, and the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks beat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5-2 to win Game 4 of the Pacific League Climax Series Final Stage on Saturday ...

Fighters hammer Hawks in Game 3

Oct 17, 2014

Fighters hammer Hawks in Game 3

Daikan Yoh broke out with a pair of homers, Eiichi Koyano hit a three-run blast, and the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters stomped the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 12-4 in Game 3 of the final stage of the Pacific League Climax Series on Friday night. With ...

Yoshimura heroics carry Hawks to Game 1 triumph

Oct 16, 2014

Yoshimura heroics carry Hawks to Game 1 triumph

Yuki Yoshimura saved the day with a dramatic two-run game-winning double in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks to a 3-2 win over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in Game 1 of the Pacific League Climax Series Final ...

Japanese pair miss out to Mahboob

| Oct 3, 2014

Japanese pair miss out to Mahboob

Kohei Matsumura and Yuki Kawauchi lost a footrace against Bahrain’s Ali Hasan Mahboob in the final stage of the men’s marathon and had to settle for the silver and bronze medals, respectively, at the Asian Games on Friday. Mahboob, a specialist at 5,000 and ...

| Oct 1, 2014

Shamed swimmer Tomita departs for Japan

Disgraced swimmer Naoya Tomita departed for Japan on Wednesday, ending a tumultuous week after he was caught red-handed stealing a camera belonging to a South Korean media organization at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. Tomita, 25, who left on an evening flight from ...

Japan misses out on Greco-Roman gold

| Oct 1, 2014

Japan misses out on Greco-Roman gold

Japan was denied two top medal podium spots against host South Korea in Greco-Roman on the final day of the wrestling competition at the 17th Asian Games on Wednesday. Both Ryutaro Matsumoto and countryman Takehiro Kanakubo had to settle for silver medals in front ...