Apr 2, 2016

Matsui angry about betting scandal

Former New York Yankee Hideki Matsui admitted Saturday that the recent banning of four Yomiuri Giants pitchers for their involvement in baseball gambling touched a nerve, but he offered no advice to Japanese baseball on how to prevent a reoccurrence of the problem. “It’s ...

BayStars hand Giants first loss of season

Mar 30, 2016

BayStars hand Giants first loss of season

Rookie right-hander Toshiki Sakurai blew a three-run lead and the Yomiuri Giants suffered their first loss of the season as the Yokohama BayStars came from behind to win 6-3 in the Central League on Wednesday. Sakurai (0-1), the No. 1 draft pick last October, ...

NPB bans pitcher Takagi one year for gambling

Mar 22, 2016

NPB bans pitcher Takagi one year for gambling

Yomiuri Giants pitcher Kyosuke Takagi has been banned for one year for his involvement in gambling on baseball, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Tuesday. NPB commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki handed down the decision to the 26-year-old reliever following a meeting of the investigation panel. The Giants, ...

Mar 20, 2016

BayStars pitchers took part in annual pool bet

Yokohama BayStars pitchers had been placing annual pool bets on their individual season statistics, the Central League club said Sunday. The BayStars were the final Nippon Professional Baseball team to disclose the results of its inquiries into whether its players had bet on baseball ...

Mar 14, 2016

Giants say players engaged in pool betting on team's games

The Yomiuri Giants confirmed Monday that the team’s players routinely took part in pool betting on the Central League team’s games. Six days after a fourth Giants pitcher was found to have gambled on Nippon Professional Baseball games, the head of NPB’s investigations committee, ...