Tomooka says young athletes should play different sports

Jan 22, 2017

Tomooka says young athletes should play different sports

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The term “strength and conditioning” in sports is relatively unknown in Japan, and specialty coaches are often confused with athletic trainers, who are skilled in prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Strength and conditioning is a method of improving your physical athletic ...

Utley comes through as Dodgers stay alive

/ Oct 12, 2016

Utley comes through as Dodgers stay alive

Clayton Kershaw was out of the game, his head down in the dugout, the Los Angeles bullpen faltering and the season slipping away. Chase Utley plucked the Dodgers from the brink, singling home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the eighth inning. Suddenly, ...

Dodgers capitalize on costly error

/ Jun 23, 2016

Dodgers capitalize on costly error

Yasiel Puig was wearing his “Make Baseball Fun Again” cap after Wednesday night’s game. Did he ever. Puig raced home for the winning run on his own single after center fielder Michael Taylor let the ball skip by him for a three-base error, and ...

Kershaw shines, Jansen sets mark as Dodgers top Nats

/ Jun 21, 2016

Kershaw shines, Jansen sets mark as Dodgers top Nats

After Kenley Jansen became the Los Angeles Dodgers’ franchise leader with the 162nd save of his career, he made sure to compliment the pitcher whose dominance constantly puts him in position to slam the door. Jansen thinks he wouldn’t be the pitcher he is ...

Strasburg raises record to 10-0

/ Jun 11, 2016

Strasburg raises record to 10-0

Stephen Strasburg hasn’t had to be dominant to win games this season. Strasburg struck out 10 and won his 13th straight decision despite a rocky beginning, and the Washington Nationals overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 on Friday night. The ...

Strasburg, Werth power Nationals

/ May 30, 2016

Strasburg, Werth power Nationals

Jayson Werth noticed a difference in Stephen Strasburg in spring training and felt the ace was headed for a big season. So far, so good. Strasburg won his 12th consecutive decision dating to last season and Werth connected for a pinch-hit grand slam to ...

Ichiro gets four hits as Marlins beat Nats

/ May 22, 2016

Ichiro gets four hits as Marlins beat Nats

Ichiro Suzuki had four hits for the first time since last August as the Miami Marlins defeated the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Saturday to snap their three-game losing skid. Ichiro, an emergency addition to the lineup after Christian Yelich was scratched due to back ...

Scherzer ties MLB mark with 20-strikeout game

/ May 12, 2016

Scherzer ties MLB mark with 20-strikeout game

Max Scherzer has thrown two no-hitters, come within one strike of a perfect game and met just about every expectation that accompanied the $210 million contract he signed with Washington. Still, after his latest masterpiece Wednesday night, he said: “There’s something about 20.” Scherzer ...

/ May 12, 2016

National star Harper appeals one-game suspension

Bryce Harper was suspended one game and fined Wednesday by Major League Baseball for his behavior following an ejection this week. Harper decided to appeal the penalty and remains eligible to play until the process is finished, the commissioner’s office said. Last year’s NL ...