UFC plans ambitious project in Japan

Jun 28, 2014

UFC plans ambitious project in Japan

When DREAM and PRIDE were in their heyday about 10 to 15 years ago, Japan might have been considered the epicenter of mixed martial arts around the world. Those days are mostly over now. A number of organizations still remain, but the world’s most ...

UFC returning to Saitama on Sept. 20

Jun 26, 2014

UFC returning to Saitama on Sept. 20

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is bringing its brand of mixed-martial arts back to Japan with not only one of the most highly anticipated heavyweight bouts in recent memory, but also what may be among the most important UFC debuts by a Japanese fighter in ...

Giants pound Hawks, snatch interleague title

Jun 22, 2014

Giants pound Hawks, snatch interleague title

The Yomiuri Giants and Fukuoka Softbank Hawks met in a winner-take-all matchup with a title hanging in the balance on Sunday afternoon. It wasn’t the prize the two teams are hoping to play for in the fall, but for the Giants at least, it ...

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 ...