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For David Hueston's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Nishikori, Raonic move into Rakuten Open quarterfinals

Oct 3, 2013

Nishikori, Raonic move into Rakuten Open quarterfinals

Reigning champion Kei Nishikori made quick work of Feliciano Lopez, walloping the Spaniard in a straight-sets victory Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Rakuten Japan Open. The world No. 13 Nishikori needed little over an hour to put away Lopez, 7-6 (7-4), 6-0 ...

Marines rout new PL champion Eagles

Sep 27, 2013

Marines rout new PL champion Eagles

A night after breaking out the bubbly to celebrate their first ever Pacific League title, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles were understandably in need of a collective pick-me-up during a sluggish performance against the second-place Chiba Lotte Marines. Left-hander Takahiro Matsunaga (4-1) allowed four ...

JOC delegates in radiation spin control

Sep 5, 2013

JOC delegates in radiation spin control

What was to have been a resounding kickoff for the Tokyo 2020 bid with the International Olympic Committee's looming vote turns into a fencing match as bid chief Tsunekazu Takeda parries media questions about Fukushima.

BayStars stage wild comeback against Tigers

Aug 20, 2013

BayStars stage wild comeback against Tigers

Reality really is sometimes stranger than fiction, and the Yokohama BayStars proved it by overcoming a 7-0 deficit en route to a 9-8 victory over the Hanshin Tigers on Tuesday night. Pinch hitter Norihiro Nakamura hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning, Takayuki ...

Swallows prevail over Carp in slugfest

Jul 12, 2013

Swallows prevail over Carp in slugfest

Kazuhiro Hatakeyama’s three-run homer keyed a four-run second inning, the bullpen barely stitched things together after starter Masato Nakazawa imploded and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows held off the Hiroshima Carp 11-9 on Friday night. The Carp struck in the opening frame at Jingu Stadium. ...

Kikuchi shows poise as Lions hold off Buffaloes

Jun 22, 2013

Kikuchi shows poise as Lions hold off Buffaloes

Esteban German broke a scoreless deadlock with a two-run single in the sixth inning, Yusei Kikuchi threw seven gritty innings and the Seibu Lions beat the Orix Buffaloes 2-0 to resume league play with a victory on Friday night. The Lions improved to 4-3 ...

Togame leads Lions past Giants

Jun 3, 2013

Togame leads Lions past Giants

Ken Togame yielded one run and three hits over nine innings and got a boost from his teammates as the Seibu Lions romped 5-1 over the Yomiuri Giants in interleague play on Sunday. The Lions played their hearts out in the matinee in dedication ...

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, ...