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 ...

Oct 27, 2015

Darvish's brother arrested in Osaka over gambling

A brother of Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was arrested Tuesday in Osaka for his alleged role in an illegal gambling ring that placed bets on U.S. and Japanese professional baseball games, police said. Sho Darvish, 26, was taken into custody along with seven ...

Tokyo 2020 chiefs recommend five additional sports

Sep 28, 2015

Tokyo 2020 chiefs recommend five additional sports

Five additional sports, including skateboarding and surfing, have been recommended by the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics for inclusion at the 2020 Summer Games, it was announced on Monday. Baseball/softball, karate and climbing were also given the thumbs up under a proposal that will ...