Japan wins inaugural Under-23 Baseball World Cup

Nov 7, 2016

Japan wins inaugural Under-23 Baseball World Cup

Japan came from behind to defeat Australia 10-3 in the final of the inaugural Under-23 Baseball World Cup on Sunday. Trailing 3-0 in the fourth inning, the Japanese squad erupted for four runs after Australian errors, a sacrifice fly and an RBI single by ...

Halilhodzic toasts Japan after dramatic win over Iraq

Oct 7, 2016

Halilhodzic toasts Japan after dramatic win over Iraq

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National team manager Vahid Halilhodzic believes his players “deserve two glasses of champagne” after Thursday’s dramatic 2-1 World Cup-qualifying win over Iraq, but warned they will have to sharpen up at set pieces before they take on Australia on Tuesday. Hotaru Yamaguchi scored a ...

Honda lashes out at fair-weather Milan fans

Oct 5, 2016

Honda lashes out at fair-weather Milan fans

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Japan international Keisuke Honda on Tuesday slammed AC Milan supporters as being fair-weather fans, saying their ruthlessness is not helping the storied club turn its fortunes around. Honda, back with the national team for the World Cup qualifiers against Iraq and Australia, two games ...