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Suspended Gordon says he unknowingly took PEDs

Apr 30, 2016

Suspended Gordon says he unknowingly took PEDs

Reigning NL batting champion Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins says he unknowingly took the performance-enhancing drugs that led to his 80-game suspension, but will accept the penalty. The announcement of the suspension by Major League Baseball came shortly after the Marlins’ victory at ...

Former Giants pitcher Kasahara arrested in gambling probe

Apr 29, 2016

Former Giants pitcher Kasahara arrested in gambling probe

Former Yomiuri Giants pitcher Shoki Kasahara, who has admitted betting on baseball, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of illegal gambling along with restaurant operator Satoshi Saito. Kasahara is one of four Giants pitchers who have been released and suspended after admitting to betting ...

Apr 29, 2016

BayStars' Tsutsugo sidelined with muscle strain

Yokohama BayStars cleanup hitter Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was deactivated on Friday due to a muscle strain, the Central League club said. Tsutsugo, who left Thursday’s game against the Chunichi Dragons early, is expected back in a minimum of 10 days. According to manager Alex Ramirez, ...

Marlins' Gordon receives 80-game ban for PEDs

Apr 29, 2016

Marlins' Gordon receives 80-game ban for PEDs

Dee Gordon has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after the Miami Marlins second baseman tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Gordon tested positive for exogenous Testosterone and Clostebol, MLB said in a release after the Marlins’ 5-3 victory over the Los ...

Maeda tastes defeat for first time in MLB

Apr 29, 2016

Maeda tastes defeat for first time in MLB

Kenta Maeda got the better of his first matchup with Ichiro Suzuki, but suffered his first big league defeat on Thursday, when he allowed four runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 5-3 to the Miami Marlins, who completed a four-game series sweep. Maeda ...

Sugano's scoreless streak halted at 30 innings

Apr 28, 2016

Sugano's scoreless streak halted at 30 innings

Yomiuri Giants starter Tomoyuki Sugano saw his scoreless streak end at 30 innings on Thursday and his team blew a three-run lead in a 3-3 tie after 12 innings against the Hanshin Tigers on Thursday night. Hayato Sakamoto, who went deep twice in Wednesday’s ...

Red-hot Walker lifts Mets past Reds

Apr 28, 2016

Red-hot Walker lifts Mets past Reds

The New York Mets let Daniel Murphy go in free agency this offseason after his power surge last fall propelled them to the World Series. Turns out, the guy they got to replace Murphy at second base can homer in bunches, too. Neil Walker ...

Apr 28, 2016

BayStars end plan to sign McBride

The Yokohama BayStars have given up on their bid to acquire Matt McBride from the Oakland Athletics’ Triple-A affiliate, it was learned Thursday. The BayStars had reached a broad agreement with McBride, according to club officials, but the deal was scuppered when the 30-year-old ...

Darvish set for first rehab start

Apr 28, 2016

Darvish set for first rehab start

Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish is scheduled to pitch Sunday in his first minor league rehab start since Tommy John surgery more than 13 months ago. The Rangers said Darvish will pitch for Double-A Frisco in its home game against Corpus Christi. Darvish will ...

Nintendo plans to sell Mariners majority stake

Apr 28, 2016

Nintendo plans to sell Mariners majority stake

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Nintendo of America is planning to sell its majority interest in the Seattle Mariners, the company announced Wednesday. Nintendo of America will retain a 10 percent stake in the club, with the remainder of its holdings sold to other members of First Avenue Entertainment ...

Wada, Uchikawa lift Hawks over Buffaloes

Apr 27, 2016

Wada, Uchikawa lift Hawks over Buffaloes

Tsuyoshi Wada pitched six scoreless innings and Seiichi Uchikawa hit the 150th home run of his career as the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks beat the Orix Buffaloes 5-2 on Wednesday. Yuki Yanagita followed up Kenta Imamiya’s one-out double with an RBI single to ...