Kaneko capitalizes in clutch as Lions edge Carp

Jun 12, 2014

Kaneko capitalizes in clutch as Lions edge Carp

The Seibu Lions were late to the party, but they finally did what the other five Pacific League clubs had already accomplished. They beat the Hiroshima Carp. Yuji Kaneko connected on a tiebreaking RBI double in the bottom of the eighth, and the Lions ...

Uphill battle awaits Seibu's Tanabe

| Jun 9, 2014

Uphill battle awaits Seibu's Tanabe

Haruki Ihara made sure the Seibu Lions kept their hair black, their faces free of stubble and their pant legs high. The idea was to make them look professional. But it doesn’t matter how good you look if you’re losing. Ihara wasn’t able to ...

PS3 game predicts success for Japan in early soccer stage

Jun 6, 2014

PS3 game predicts success for Japan in early soccer stage

Right now, soccer fans across the globe are wondering how their nation will fare at the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. Usually some company finds a psychic animal to “predict” the results: Paul the Octopus for the 2010 World Cup, an Indian elephant for ...

Bowker relishing second chance

| Jun 2, 2014

Bowker relishing second chance

John Bowker’s second chance presented itself one morning in late April. Bowker was just sitting down for breakfast at his apartment in Campeche, a port city on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, when his telephone rang. He answered the call to find a scout from the ...

Tough luck for Kaneko

| Jun 1, 2014

Tough luck for Kaneko

Chihiro Kaneko no-hit the Yomiuri Giants for nine innings on Saturday. He then watched his team lose the game. Kaneko had the type of night that usually ends with a celebration. This time, he and the rest of the Orix Buffaloes simply filed into ...