Senga impresses in WBC debut

Mar 9, 2017

Senga impresses in WBC debut

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Just when Australia thought it was safe to get back in the batter’s box, with Japan ace Tomoyuki Sugano on the bench and out of pitches, it ran into the buzz saw that is Kodai Senga. It didn’t take long for Senga to display ...

Call-up lights fire under Fujinami

Nov 23, 2016

Call-up lights fire under Fujinami

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Shintaro Fujinami’s recent Samurai Japan call-up may have been taken him by surprise, but he said the opportunity won’t be taken for granted. Although Fujinami had been a regular member of manager Hiroki Kokubo’s pitching staff, the right-hander was coming off his worst season ...

Yamanaka knocks out Guevara to retain bantamweight title

/ Nov 10, 2013

Yamanaka knocks out Guevara to retain bantamweight title

WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka defended his title for a fifth time with a ninth-round knockout of Mexican Alberto Guevara on Sunday in Tokyo. Japanese southpaw Yamanaka hit the challenger with a left hand — dubbed “God’s left” by his fans — 25 seconds ...