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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 ...

Stanton's three-run homer leads Marlins past Kershaw, Dodgers

Apr 27, 2016

Stanton's three-run homer leads Marlins past Kershaw, Dodgers

Giancarlo Stanton is heating up, and carrying the Miami Marlins with him. Stanton homered for the third straight game, hitting a go-ahead, three-run shot off Clayton Kershaw, and the Marlins rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 on Tuesday night for their third ...

Darvish playing it safe after live BP session

Apr 27, 2016

Darvish playing it safe after live BP session

Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish wanted to wait a day after his latest live batting practice session before deciding if he is ready for a minor league rehab start. Darvish threw 45 pitches during a session Tuesday that was broken up to simulate three ...

Cano hits grand slam  to fuel Mariners rout

Apr 27, 2016

Cano hits grand slam to fuel Mariners rout

Robinson Cano forgot how many outs there were and failed to turn a double play to end the seventh inning. It was the type of play that could have left the door open for the Astros to get back into Tuesday night’s game. Instead, ...

Carp veteran Arai joins 2,000-hit club

Apr 26, 2016

Carp veteran Arai joins 2,000-hit club

Takahiro Arai reached 2,000 career hits as the 39-year-old helped the Hiroshima Carp defeat the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 11-3 in the Central League on Tuesday. With the Carp leading 3-0 after consecutive second-inning solo homers, Arai doubled in a run in the top of ...

Apr 26, 2016

Eagles' Gomes returns to U.S. for family issues

First-year import Jonny Gomes has returned to the United States to attend to his family’s needs, the Pacific League’s Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles announced Tuesday. Gomes was deactivated on Friday and no timetable has been announced for his return. The 35-year-old was batting .169 ...

Apr 26, 2016

Tokyo 2020 chiefs discuss Jingu Stadium use with officials

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organizing Committee on Tuesday met for the first time with relevant authorities of Jingu Stadium to discuss the six-month closure of Japan’s second-oldest pro baseball stadium. Olympic organizers met with Meiji Jingu Gaien, which manages the roofless ballpark in Tokyo’s ...

Nationals win wild 16-inning affair against Twins

Apr 25, 2016

Nationals win wild 16-inning affair against Twins

Chris Heisey homered in the 16th inning to give the Washington Nationals a 6-5 win Sunday over the Minnesota Twins in a marathon game that spanned almost six hours. At 5 hours, 56 minutes, it was the longest regular-season game in Nationals’ history and ...

Hawks top union's annual payroll ranking for first time

Apr 25, 2016

Hawks top union's annual payroll ranking for first time

An annual survey has ranked the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks’ payroll as the highest in Japan for the first time, the Japan Professional Baseball Players Association said Monday. According to the union, which has conducted the survey since 1988, the average salary of union members ...