Disgraced Takagi returns to pro baseball

Nippon Professional Baseball announced the return of Kyosuke Takagi, found guilty of gambling, to professional baseball on Monday, when the reliever’s former club, the Yomiuri Giants, signed him to a developmental contract. Takagi was handed a one-year suspension on March 22 last year after he was found to have bet ...

/ Mar 22, 2017

Giants pitcher Takagi seeking comeback after gambling ban

Relief pitcher Kyosuke Takagi has told the Yomiuri Giants that he wants to return to baseball following his one-year suspension for gambling, the Central League club announced Wednesday. The Giants could file an application for his reinstatement with Nippon Professional Baseball’s commissioner as early ...

Ex-Dragons ace Kawakami retires

/ Mar 19, 2017

Ex-Dragons ace Kawakami retires

Former Chunichi Dragons ace Kenshin Kawakami announced his retirement in a television appearance Sunday. “I’ve decided to take my uniform off for good,” the 41-year-old Kawakami said during ‘Sunday Dragons,’ a local live broadcast. “I’m at peace. It’s a huge load off the shoulders, ...