ASAHIKAWA, Hokkaido (Kyodo) Another three players and a coach of the Nippon Ham Fighters tested positive Tuesday for influenza A after rookie catcher Shota Ono came down with the bug earlier.

Outfielder and designated hitter Terrmel Sledge, pitchers Naoki Miyanishi and Takayuki Kanamori, and top assistant coach Junichi Fukura turned up positive after about 20 players and team officials were tested in a hospital in Asahikawa.

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