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Former Yomiuri Giants general manager Hidetoshi Kiyotake sued the baseball club, its chairman and the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper group Tuesday, seeking ¥62 million in damages, arguing he was unfairly dismissed and discredited by them.

The Giants fired Kiyotake on Nov. 18 after he divulged at a news conference club personnel decisions that apparently overrode his say-so regarding the coaching staff for next season, according to the suit filed with the Tokyo District Court.

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