Jeter, Matsui team up for good cause

Mar 18, 2015

Jeter, Matsui team up for good cause

When Derek Jeter was asked whom he idolized growing up, he immediately mentioned Dave Winfield, saying the former Yankees player was “larger than life,” and that he had a poster of Winfield in his room as a child. Then a wry smile flashed across ...

Japan still building for Premier 12, WBC

| Mar 14, 2015

Japan still building for Premier 12, WBC

Atsunori Inaba knows a thing or two about the highs and lows of international competition. In 2008 Inaba represented Japan in the Beijing Olympics, where the Japanese, who, had harbored serious thoughts of gold, were beaten by a group of Triple-A players from the ...

Baseball may slowly be on rise among Czechs

Mar 12, 2015

Baseball may slowly be on rise among Czechs

Among the over 100 or so media credentials issued for the two-game Global Baseball Match 2015 between Samurai Japan and Team Europe on Tuesday and Wednesday were two for Jakub Starik and David Agner, a pair of journalists from the Czech Republic. Baseball is ...

Tigers' Fujinami may be ready to roar

| Mar 7, 2015

Tigers' Fujinami may be ready to roar

Shintaro Fujinami was included on Samurai Japan’s roster for next week’s games against Europe probably because the Hanshin Tigers can give the ball to Randy Messenger, coming off an excellent 2014, or stalwart Atsushi Nomi on opening day. Fujinami is probably the biggest name ...

Mar 2, 2015

Yamamoto bout ends in no contest

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto is still looking for his first victory in UFC. The mixed martial arts great had hoped to finally taste victory in his fourth attempt in the UFC Octagon on Saturday at UFC 184, but instead saw his bout against Roman Salazar ...