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May 24, 2016

Fighters exploring possibility of building own ballpark

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters are considering building a new ballpark in Sapporo or its vicinity, baseball sources said Tuesday. “We owe it to Sapporo Dome for being able to play baseball even when it snowed,” Nippon Ham manager Hideki Kuriyama said. “We are ...

May 24, 2016

Rangers' Darvish expected to make season debut against Pirates

Yu Darvish is in line to make his first start for the Texas Rangers in nearly 22 months against Pittsburgh on Saturday. Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Monday that Darvish, who has had five minor league outings this month post-Tommy John surgery, will start ...

May 24, 2016

Royals' Gordon placed on DL with broken wrist

When Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas collided while chasing a foul ball on Sunday, the Kansas City Royals gasped at the prospects of losing two All-Stars on one play. A day later, the news could have been much worse. Gordon was placed on the ...

May 23, 2016

Padres under fire for gay chorus flub

The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus is criticizing the San Diego Padres for mishandling the group’s scheduled performance of the national anthem. The chorus said on its Facebook page that 100 of its members gathered to perform the song before the game Saturday against ...

Dodgers outlast Padres in epic; Maeda gets no-decision

May 23, 2016

Dodgers outlast Padres in epic; Maeda gets no-decision

It took 17 innings, nearly six hours and pretty much everyone on the roster for Yasiel Puig and the Los Angeles Dodgers to beat the San Diego Padres 9-5 on Sunday. Kenta Maeda blew up after four no-hit innings and was not involved in ...

Darvish completes final rehab start in style

May 23, 2016

Darvish completes final rehab start in style

Yu Darvish convinced his teammates that he is ready to return to the Texas Rangers rotation when he wrapped up his minor-league rehab assignment in style on Sunday. Darvish, who underwent surgery on his right elbow in March 2015, proved that he is close ...

Fighters cruise as Otani blanks Eagles

May 22, 2016

Fighters cruise as Otani blanks Eagles

Shohei Otani threw six shutout innings to claim his second win of the season as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters defeated the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 8-0 on Sunday in the Pacific League. The 21-year-old, who threw two 162 kph pitches in his last ...

Tanaka finds groove as Yankees beat A's

May 22, 2016

Tanaka finds groove as Yankees beat A's

With his surgically repaired right elbow no longer throbbing in pain, Masahiro Tanaka is back to pitching the way the Yankees envisioned when they outbid several teams to lure him from Japan two years ago. Tanaka allowed one run over seven innings to get ...

Ichiro gets four hits as Marlins beat Nats

May 22, 2016

Ichiro gets four hits as Marlins beat Nats

Ichiro Suzuki had four hits for the first time since last August as the Miami Marlins defeated the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Saturday to snap their three-game losing skid. Ichiro, an emergency addition to the lineup after Christian Yelich was scratched due to back ...