Kikuchi shackles Tigers

May 21, 2013

Kikuchi shackles Tigers

Yusei Kikuchi was nearly untouchable with his heater over eight strong innings as the Seibu Lions defeated the Hanshin Tigers 5-1 in an interleague matchup on Monday. The Lions roared in a five-run fourth to send Hanshin starter Jason Standridge to an early shower, ...

Error sends Lions to loss against Giants

May 19, 2013

Error sends Lions to loss against Giants

Shinnosuke Abe hit a game-tying homer to lead off the sixth inning, and the go-ahead run scored on an error by Hideto Asamura in the 10th inning as the Yomiuri Giants beat the Seibu Lions 2-1 in a walk-off in their interleague game on ...

Anai ends career with All Japan title

Apr 30, 2013

Anai ends career with All Japan title

Former world champion Takamasa Anai went out with a bang, defeating rising star Hisayoshi Harasawa in the final to win the All Japan Judo Championship a day after announcing his retirement.

Ogata upsets Tachimoto to claim national judo crown

Apr 22, 2013

Ogata upsets Tachimoto to claim national judo crown

Akari Ogata let her feet do the talking as she pulled off an upset with a victory over Megumi Tachimoto in the final to claim her first title at the All Japan Women’s National Championship on Sunday. In the first major domestic tournament since ...