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Angel Sanchez steers Giants to victory over Carp

Japanese Baseball May 5, 2021

Angel Sanchez steers Giants to victory over Carp

Angel Sanchez tossed seven shutout innings and Hiroyuki Nakajima drove in the decisive run as the Yomiuri Giants subdued the Hiroshima Carp 4-0 in the Central League on Wednesday. Right-hander Sanchez (2-2) gave up six hits but no walks as he largely kept the Carp ...

Shohei Ohtani to return to mound on Wednesday

MLB May 5, 2021

Shohei Ohtani to return to mound on Wednesday

Shohei Ohtani will return to the mound for the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday after skipping his previous scheduled start with a sore throwing arm. The two-way star, who has continued batting since he was hit by a pitch against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, ...

Roma appoints Jose Mourinho as manager for next season

Soccer May 5, 2021

Roma appoints Jose Mourinho as manager for next season

AS Roma has named Jose Mourinho as their new head coach on a three-year contract, the Italian first-division club announced on Tuesday, 15 days after the Portuguese was sacked as manager of Tottenham Hotspur. The 58-year-old will replace Paulo Fonseca for the start of next ...

Samurai Blue head coach says Takuma Asano 'not someone who betrays'

Soccer May 5, 2021

Samurai Blue head coach says Takuma Asano 'not someone who betrays'

Japan manager Hajime Moriyasu on Tuesday said Takuma Asano is "not someone who betrays people or his team" after the forward terminated his contract with Serbian club Partizan over alleged unpaid salary. Moriyasu managed the 26-year-old when they were together at Sanfrecce Hiroshima, and was ...

Yuki Yanagita hits 3-for-4 as Hawks hold off Eagles

Japanese Baseball May 5, 2021

Yuki Yanagita hits 3-for-4 as Hawks hold off Eagles

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks relied on their batting and pitching depth in a 6-4 win over Pacific League rivals the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Tuesday, with Yuki Yanagita going 3-for-4 as one of five Hawks hitters with RBIs. Yuki Tsumori (1-0) earned his first ...