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FUKUOKA SOFTBANK HAWKS

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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 10, 2020
PL-champion Hawks wrap up regular season with win
The Pacific League champion Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks moved into the postseason on a high on Monday, wrapping up the regular season with a 6-2 thumping of the Saitama Seibu Lions, winners of the previous two PL pennants.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Oct 28, 2020
Hawks capture predictable pennant in unpredictable season
SoftBank's quest for Pacific League dominance began in empty stadiums and ended in front of just under 20,000 fans at PayPay Dome.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 28, 2020
Dominant Hawks clinch 21st pennant
Manager Kimiyasu Kudo's men led the league defensively on the way to their first Pacific League pennant since 2017.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / The week in NPB
Oct 19, 2020
NPB stars prepare to say goodbye as season winds down
It's retirement season in NPB.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / The week in NPB
Oct 12, 2020
Marines soldier on after virus outbreak
What a week it was for the Chiba Lotte Marines.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / The week in NPB
Sep 28, 2020
Virus-hit Tigers endure tough, eventful week in Central League
The difference between playing a mostly representative NPB season — as opposed to 50 or 60 games — or having it all fall apart was always as tenuous as some dinner plans.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 10, 2020
Hawks pitcher Dennis Sarfate facing up to reality career may be over due to injury
Sarfate isn't retiring yet, he says, but he knows he may have already thrown his last pitch.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / The week in NPB
Aug 31, 2020
Giants and Hawks in driver's seat at halfway mark in NPB
Despite the shortened schedule, there's still plenty to look forward to in the 2020 campaign.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 8, 2020
Hawks reliever Dennis Sarfate says he's played final game in Facebook post
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks star reliever Dennis Sarfate has played in his last game, according to a post on his Facebook page.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 3, 2020
BayStars starters setting tone on mound
For all of the noise that's surrounded the Yokohama BayStars recently — namely people taking swipes at the manager and closer Yasuaki Yamasaki's troubles — the team is keeping its head above water.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 2, 2020
Hawks postpone game against Lions after player tests positive for coronavirus
Veteran outfielder Yuya Hasegawa is the first NPB player to test positive since the league resumed in June.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 2, 2020
Hawks' Ryoya Kurihara, Shuta Ishikawa overpower Lions
Ryoya Kurihara belted a three-run first-inning home run and Shuta Ishikawa threw a one-hitter as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks beat the Pacific League champion Seibu Lions 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / The week in NPB
Jul 13, 2020
Yuki Yanagita powers Hawks past Eagles in six-game series
With no All-Star Game, Yuki Yanagita held his own personal home run derby last week in Fukuoka.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 5, 2020
Hawks veteran Tsuyoshi Wada gets first win
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks southpaw Tsuyoshi Wada held the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters hitless through the sixth inning in an 8-3 Pacific League victory on Saturday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 26, 2020
Hawks' Rick van den Hurk and Wladimir Balentien bag Lions
Rick van den Hurk took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and Wladimir Balentien homered twice to lead the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks to a 4-2 win over the defending Pacific League champion Saitama Seibu Lions on Thursday.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NPB Preview
Jun 18, 2020
Loaded Hawks ready to reclaim PL crown
The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks will be vying to win the league pennant for the first time since 2017.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 13, 2020
Oscar Colas case highlights Latin players' troubles with Japanese baseball
Many Latin players have been locked into team-friendly NPB contracts that weren't fully explained to them.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 10, 2020
'Cuban Ohtani' Oscar Colas wants out of deal with SoftBank, calls current contract invalid
SoftBank's Oscar Colas wants to change the terms of his deal in order to pursue a career in MLB.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 30, 2020
Hawks pitcher Carter Stewart eager to prove himself in Japan
Carter Stewart is determined to prove that the Hawks made the right decision by taking a chance on him at such a young age
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Apr 11, 2020
Japanese athletes helping people stay fit at home amid pandemic
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