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Fighters hold off Marines at Sapporo Dome

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 10, 2018

Fighters hold off Marines at Sapporo Dome

Starter Bryan Rodriguez battled through five innings before the bullpen took care of the rest as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters held on for a 5-4 win over the Chiba Lotte Marines in the Pacific League on Wednesday night. Dominican right-hander Rodriguez improved to 3-2 ...

Lions clinch Pacific League pennant

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 30, 2018

Lions clinch Pacific League pennant

The Seibu Lions clinched their first Pacific League pennant in 10 years on Sunday despite losing 4-1 to the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. The Lions, who had won 12-straight games to lower their magic number to one before losing on Saturday, lost their second straight ...

Kei Hirata earns second shot with Thunder Girls

Basketball / NBA | HOOP SCOOP Aug 11, 2018

Kei Hirata earns second shot with Thunder Girls

by Ed Odeven

Passion is something that younger and older generations can both detect immediately. After all, it's either there or it isn't. When elementary school students encouraged Kei Hirata to return to cheerleading overseas, their support inspired her. She decided to pursue her passion once again. Now, almost a ...

Fighters use late six-run rally to edge Marines

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 1, 2018

Fighters use late six-run rally to edge Marines

Yuki Ariyoshi pitched seven solid innings Wednesday but the Chiba Lotte Marines' bullpen gave up seven runs and allowed the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to stage a late rally for an 8-7 sayonara victory. Ariyoshi, the Marines' fifth pick in the 2016 draft, scattered four ...