NPB, J. League aiming for late April restarts

Sports Mar 23, 2020

NPB, J. League aiming for late April restarts

On a day when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe admitted postponing the Tokyo Olympics may be unavoidable, medical experts suggested it could be possible for the top-flight Japanese baseball and soccer seasons to resume by the end of next month. Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. ...

NPB and J. League join forces to combat COVID-19

Sports Mar 2, 2020

NPB and J. League join forces to combat COVID-19

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. League, two of Japan's biggest professional sports circuits, will form a tag team amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the two entities announced in a Tokyo news conference on Monday. On Tuesday, the two leagues will officially launch a joint task ...

Don Mattingly to manage MLB stars against Samurai Japan

Baseball Aug 21, 2018

Don Mattingly to manage MLB stars against Samurai Japan

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly will lead a team of major league All-Stars against Japan's national team, Samurai Japan, in November. It will be the first time the two sides have met since 2014, ending a drought of visits by the MLB All-Star side. "We are ...

NPB getting on board with boom in esports

More Sports Jul 19, 2018

NPB getting on board with boom in esports

by Jason Coskrey

Nippon Professional Baseball is ready to take a swing at esports. This fall, the league will join forces with Konami to launch the Pawapuro Pro League, an esports league that will bring together pro baseball and pro gamers. Players in the league will compete using ...