Giants hurler Sugano aims for winning season

Jan 23, 2016

Giants hurler Sugano aims for winning season

Tomoyuki Sugano returned to Japan recently after spending several days training in Hawaii. He told reporters at Narita Airport that his workouts yielded great results and allowed that “my condition is the best it’s been in three years.” The Giants fell short of winning ...

Iwaki FC owners aiming for the stars with new club

Jan 15, 2016

Iwaki FC owners aiming for the stars with new club

Dome Corporation president Shuichi Yasuda has the vision, Satoshi Okura the know-how and former Dutch international and Rangers player Pieter Huistra the experience. The goal now is to combine their respective talents as they embark on the task of building a professional soccer club ...

Fortuitous move to bullpen led Barnette to majors

| Dec 30, 2015

Fortuitous move to bullpen led Barnette to majors

The last game pitcher Tony Barnette ever started for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows came against the Chunichi Dragons on March 8, 2011, during spring training. Barnette had already had one life-altering moment that spring — he’d proposed to now-wife Hillary before leaving Arizona for ...

South Korea crushes U.S. to win Premier 12 title

Nov 21, 2015

South Korea crushes U.S. to win Premier 12 title

South Korea didn’t need any ninth-inning heroics in the Premier 12 final. It had this one well in hand pretty early on. Kim Hyun-soo drove in three runs, slugger Park Byung-ho, likely MLB-bound, connected on a towering three-run homer, and the South Koreans battered ...