Olympic chiefs back five sports for Tokyo 2020

Jun 2, 2016

Olympic chiefs back five sports for Tokyo 2020

Five sports, including baseball, skateboarding and surfing, are set to feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after the IOC on Wednesday recommended them to attract a younger audience and boost local support for the games. The International Olympic Committee must now rubber-stamp the inclusion ...

Ex-baseball star Kiyohara freed on ¥5 million bail

Mar 17, 2016

Ex-baseball star Kiyohara freed on ¥5 million bail

Former pro baseball player Kazuhiro Kiyohara was released on ¥5 million bail on Thursday following his arrest last month and subsequent indictment for alleged drug possession and use. Media failed to capture the face of the 48-year-old celebrity as he left the Metropolitan Police ...

Baseball great Canseco hits out at 'dumb' Bank of Japan

Feb 4, 2016

Baseball great Canseco hits out at 'dumb' Bank of Japan

Retired Major League Baseball superstar Jose Canseco, no stranger to bizarre online ramblings on random topics, has panned the Bank of Japan’s shock decision to adopt negative interest rates, calling the move “dumb.” The former Oakland A, who also played with several other teams ...

Jan 15, 2016

Japan honors Hank Aaron with Order of the Rising Sun

Japan has honored former home-run king Hank Aaron with one of its highest awards on Thursday, saying he is a symbol of its close relationship with the United States and their shared love of baseball. The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with ...