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/ Apr 8, 2017

Otani interview to air on '60 Minutes'

A feature on Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters pitcher Shohei Otani will be aired in the United States on Sunday evening, CBS News said Friday on its website. Otani, whose abilities to pitch and hit prompted reporters group that votes on postseason awards in Japan ...

Hawks end Eagles' unbeaten run with rout

/ Apr 5, 2017

Hawks end Eagles' unbeaten run with rout

A day after suffering their first loss of the season, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks returned the favor, beating the previously unbeaten Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 15-4 in the Pacific League on Wednesday afternoon. Yuya Hasegawa, making his first start of the season for the ...

/ Apr 5, 2017

Carp's Johnson out with throat infection

The Hiroshima Carp’s Sawamura Award winner Kris Johnson was deactivated due to a case of pharyngitis Wednesday. The 32-year-old right-hander was roughed up last Friday on opening day, when he allowed seven runs in 3⅔ innings. He fell ill Monday and developed a fever ...

Eagles beat Buffaloes for third straight win

/ Apr 2, 2017

Eagles beat Buffaloes for third straight win

Carlos Peguero’s two-run, ninth-inning homer overturned a one-run deficit and boosted the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to a 5-4 win over the Orix Buffaloes on Sunday. Peguero, whose 11th-inning homer decided Friday night’s season opener, again went deep at Kyocera Dome as the Buffaloes ...

Kawasaki finalizes agreement to return to Hawks

/ Apr 1, 2017

Kawasaki finalizes agreement to return to Hawks

Popular infielder Munenori Kawasaki joined the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Saturday on a one-year deal believed to be worth ¥90 million (roughly $808,000). The deal brings the 35-year-old back to his roots. Kawasaki turned pro out of high school, joining NPB’s only team on ...