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Ishida's streak ends but BayStars beat Dragons

May 25, 2016

Ishida's streak ends but BayStars beat Dragons

Second-year right-hander Kenta Ishida had a scoreless-inning streak snapped at 26 with a seventh-inning run, but the Yokohama BayStars held on to beat the Chunichi Dragons 4-1 in the Central League on Wednesday and earn their first four-game win streak of the season. At ...

Frontale stay afloat in Nabisco Cup

May 25, 2016

Frontale stay afloat in Nabisco Cup

A brace from little-used Shohei Otsuka just kept Kawasaki alive in the Nabisco Cup as Frontale defeated Group B leaders Vegalta Sendai 2-1 on Wednesday. Otsuka opened the scoring in the 43rd minute before doubling Kawasaki’s lead early in the second half. Substitute Ramon ...

Nishikori, Osaka move on at French Open

May 25, 2016

Nishikori, Osaka move on at French Open

Kei Nishikori and Naomi Osaka both advanced to the third round at the French Open on Wednesday. Nishikori, ranked sixth in the world and seeded fifth at Roland Garros, rolled past Russian world No. 40 Andrey Kusnetsov 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. The 18-year-old Osaka, ranked ...

Japan captain Hasebe mulls next club move

May 25, 2016

Japan captain Hasebe mulls next club move

Japan captain Makoto Hasebe will take his time to decide his new club after helping Eintracht Frankfurt retain its top-flight status in the German Bundesliga. “The contract will expire and there are many possibilities,” Hasebe said at Narita airport on Wednesday. “I’ll sort things ...