Dec 6, 2016

Pete Rose's ex-bookie found dead

A man found dead in his Ohio apartment last month has been identified as a former bookie for baseball hits leader Pete Rose. The Warren County coroner’s office said Monday that Ronald Peters was found dead Nov. 19 during a welfare check by Franklin ...

Japan preparing bill to cut adult age to 18

Nov 14, 2016

Japan preparing bill to cut adult age to 18

The government plans to submit a bill to the Diet during next year’s ordinary legislative session to lower the age of adulthood under the Civil Code from 20 to 18. If approved by the Diet, the change could take place by 2021 following a ...

Oct 6, 2016

Barton accused of betting on 44 matches

Controversial Rangers midfielder Joey Barton was issued with a formal “notice of complaint” by the Scottish Football Association on Wednesday after being accused of betting on football matches. The SFA issued a statement on Wednesday in which it claimed Barton placed 44 bets between ...

Sep 27, 2016

Brother of Yu Darvish convicted of gambling on baseball

A younger brother of Texas Ranger pitcher Yu Darvish was convicted Tuesday of gambling on baseball games, with the Osaka District Court handing the 27-year-old business owner a suspended sentence. Sho Darvish, of Habikino, Osaka Prefecture, was found guilty of taking bets on professional ...