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Darvish Ks nine, takes loss in return to mound

Jul 17, 2016

Darvish Ks nine, takes loss in return to mound

Yu Darvish was pleased with his first start since June 8 after recovering from shoulder discomfort, even though his pitch count quickly rose and he fell short of pitching five innings. Darvish returned from the disabled list to strike out nine but was inefficient ...

Iwakuma, Cano lift Mariners over Astros

Jul 17, 2016

Iwakuma, Cano lift Mariners over Astros

After losing his first two starts against Houston this season, Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma got the better of the Astros on Saturday with one of his best performances of the season. Iwakuma limited Houston to two hits in seven innings, Robinson Cano provided the only ...

Jul 16, 2016

Broncos, Miller finalize lofty deal

Super Bowl MVP Von Miller practiced both pirouettes and patience this offseason. While his dance moves didn’t earn him the title on “Dancing With The Stars,” Miller’s stare-down in contract negotiations paid off Friday when he signed a six-year, $114.5 million deadline deal with ...

Strasburg baffles Bucs,  moves to 13-0

Jul 16, 2016

Strasburg baffles Bucs, moves to 13-0

Stephen Strasburg so badly wanted to start the Washington Nationals’ first game after the break that he gave up the chance to pitch in the All-Star Game in his hometown of San Diego. His 13th victory was a reward for that. Strasburg allowed one ...

Samurai Japan collegiate squad falls to U.S.

Jul 15, 2016

Samurai Japan collegiate squad falls to U.S.

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Kohei Miyadai has helped pull off some improbable wins for the University of Tokyo on the mound at Jingu Stadium this year. He traded in his Todai colors for the Hinomaru on Friday, but fell just short of being part of another magic moment. ...

Jul 15, 2016

JPBPA opposes potential mid-season change to collision rule

The Japan Professional Baseball Players Association on Friday decided to oppose Nippon Professional Baseball’s potential mid-year introduction of the revised guidelines on preventing home plate collisions. The controversial guideline introduced this season strictly prohibits fielders from remaining in the third-base line as runners approach ...

Jul 15, 2016

Lions cut pitcher Van Hekken

The Seibu Lions terminated left-hander Andy Van Hekken’s contract and placed him on waivers, the Pacific League club announced Friday. The 36-year-old joined Seibu ahead of this season and was in the starting rotation at the beginning of the season, but struggled with a ...