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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. ...

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 ...