Former Giants pitcher Kasahara arrested in gambling probe

Apr 29, 2016

Former Giants pitcher Kasahara arrested in gambling probe

Former Yomiuri Giants pitcher Shoki Kasahara, who has admitted betting on baseball, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of illegal gambling along with restaurant operator Satoshi Saito. Kasahara is one of four Giants pitchers who have been released and suspended after admitting to betting ...

Apr 24, 2016

Banned pitcher Kasahara opens up about gambling

Former Yomiuri Giants pitcher Shoki Kasahara, banned indefinitely by Nippon Professional Baseball for betting on baseball, told Kyodo News that gambling in general was customary within his team before he bet on his own sport. “We players were betting money on cards and mahjong ...

Apr 19, 2016

Badminton association warns Nishimoto for casino visit

The Nippon Badminton Association on Tuesday named Kenta Nishimoto as its latest shuttler to have visited an illegal casino. According to the association, Nishimoto, who plays for the Japan A team, said he went to a casino twice in February and March last year, ...

Badminton association says another player visited casino

Apr 18, 2016

Badminton association says another player visited casino

An additional Japan national team player has admitted to entering an illegal casino, the Nippon Badminton Association revealed Monday. The association is investigating illegal gambling on the national team after world No. 2 Kento Momota was found to have frequented casinos, which are barred ...

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, ...