Hawks get back on track with win over Lions

Sep 21, 2014

Hawks get back on track with win over Lions

Jason Standridge allowed a run in 6⅔ innings on Sunday, helping the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka Softbank Hawks snap a four-game losing skid with a 3-1 win over the Seibu Lions. Before 29,431 at Seibu Dome in Saitama Prefecture, Standridge (11-7) equaled his career best ...

Obuchi starts nuclear power pitch

Sep 21, 2014

Obuchi starts nuclear power pitch

New industry minister Yuko Obuchi started to spin a clear pro-nuclear message Sunday, seeking to convince a deeply skeptical public of the upside of atomic power by arguing that the resource-poor Japan should be realistic about meeting its energy needs. More than three years ...

Sep 21, 2014

Kitagawa shines for Panasonic in 100th Top League game

Tomoki Kitagawa marked his 100th Top League game in style Sunday as he crossed four times in Panasonic Wild Knights’ 80-7 thrashing of Munakata Sanix Blues. The flying wing crossed three times in the first half as the defending champions responded to an early ...

Yokozuna pair perfect

Sep 21, 2014

Yokozuna pair perfect

Hakuho and Kakuryu remained on a collision course as both yokozuna extended their unbeaten records with comfortable victories at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. The Mongolian pair stayed tied for the lead at 8-0 in the 15-day meet, one ahead of up-and-coming ...

Brewers stay in playoff chase

Sep 21, 2014

Brewers stay in playoff chase

Matt Garza provided the edge, even if it ended his night early. The Milwaukee Brewers took it from there, tightening the NL wild-card race with a contentious 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. Garza was ejected in the fifth inning after hitting ...

Ronaldo powers Real Madrid with hat trick in rout

Sep 21, 2014

Ronaldo powers Real Madrid with hat trick in rout

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick and Gareth Bale and Javier Hernandez added braces as Real Madrid rolled past Deportivo La Coruna 8-2 to emphatically end its two-game losing skid in the Spanish League on Saturday. After Madrid romped, defending champion Atletico Madrid slipped ...