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Shohei Ohtani with then-interpreter Ippei Mizuhara during a news conference in Los Angeles in December
Apr 12, 2024
Prosecutors say Ohtani’s interpreter stole $16 million from star
The account provided by authorities largely confirms what Ohtani told the public in late March.
Ippei Mizuhara (left) allegedly stole millions of dollars from Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani in order to cover gambling debts.
Apr 11, 2024
Ippei Mizuhara, Shohei Ohtani’s former interpreter, said to be negotiating guilty plea
By quickly pleading guilty, Mizuhara would increase his chances of receiving a more lenient sentence.
Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Shane Bieber will spend this season off the pitch, after his team disclosed that he needed to undergo Tommy John surgery.
Apr 9, 2024
MLB insiders 'pretty worried’ by rise in young pitchers' arm injuries
There is reason to believe it is getting even more challenging to keep pitchers healthy.
Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani needs to find a way to keep his eye on the ball as he plays his first 162-game season without his former interpreter Ippei Mizuhara.
Apr 9, 2024
Can Shohei Ohtani achieve Michael Jordan-level mental resilience?
One expert says ensuring that he can pivot smoothly into a new support system is crucial for the player.
Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani runs out a fly ball against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Apr 8, 2024
Hard feelings after catching Ohtani's first Dodgers home run ball
Ambar Roman and her husband were left feeling pressured and possibly swindled by Dodgers security staff.
Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani singles during the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Saturday.
Apr 7, 2024
MLB commissioner says Ohtani and interpreter gambling probe to wrap up in 'short' time
The top MLB official also praised the Los Angeles Dodgers superstar for his move to stem questions over his involvement in the scandal.
Dodgers pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto delivers against the Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Saturday.
Apr 7, 2024
Yoshinobu Yamamoto and the Dodgers end Cubs' five-game winning streak
In his first MLB win, Yamamoto racked up eight strikeouts and scattered three hits over five innings
The Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani doubles in the Dodgers' 9-7 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Friday in Chicago.
Apr 6, 2024
Ohtani homers in second straight game, but Dodgers fall to Cubs
The Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani homered for the second straight game and finished 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.
Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani before playing against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday
Apr 4, 2024
Ohtani blasts first homer for Dodgers in Giants sweep
"I've just been working on making sure I can swing the way I want to without rushing things," Ohtani said.
The Dodgers, with Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, could be in line to play in next year's MLB season-opening series in Japan, reports have suggested.
Apr 4, 2024
Japan to host MLB season opener next year, baseball commissioner says
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs could be the teams to play the series, reports suggested.
A giant mural of baseball star Shohei Ohtani appears on the side of a hotel in downtown Los Angeles in March. ANA Holdings said it has reached a multi-year deal to be the official Japanese airline for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 2, 2024
ANA to be official Japanese airline of Ohtani's LA Dodgers
The carrier will also collaborate with the Dodgers in celebrating Japanese culture at heritage nights events.
A mural showing Dodgers player Shohei Ohtani is seen on the side of the Miyako Hotel in Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles, on Thursday. The mural is by artist Robert Vargas and is 46 meters tall.
Apr 1, 2024
Ohtani’s arrival brings hope and nostalgia home to Little Tokyo
In Los Angeles, home to one of the nation’s oldest Japanese American enclaves, rooting for the Dodgers is a cherished tradition.
Dodgers starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Cardinals on Saturday at Dodger Stadium.
Mar 31, 2024
Yamamoto bounces back as Cardinals outlast Dodgers
Yamamoto, who signed a 12-year, $325 million contract in the offseason, struck out five and gave up just two hits.
A mural showing Los Angeles Dodgers player Shohei Ohtani is seen on the Miyako Hotel in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday. The mural, by artist Robert Vargas, is 150 feet (46 meters) tall and is titled "LA Rising."
Mar 30, 2024
Shohei Ohtani is home and focused on baseball. Dodgers fans are relieved.
Los Angeles finally got a close look at baseball’s megastar, as a gambling situation involving his former interpreter took a back seat to opening day.
Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani celebrates with outfielder Teoscar Hernandez after an opening day win against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday.
Mar 29, 2024
'Sho-time' at last as Ohtani delights in Dodgers home debut
The 29-year-old did enough in a 7-1 victory to suggest that the Dodgers' money was well spent.
The Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani delivers a statement during a news conference at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday.
Mar 26, 2024
Ohtani denies betting on baseball and accuses ex-interpreter of lying and theft
The baseball star expressed shock over the gambling scandal involving his long-time ex-interpreter, in his first public comments on the matter.
Interpreter Ippei Mizuhara watches the season opener against the Padres next to the Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani in Seoul on Wednesday. Concerns have emerged over how the scandal might affect Ohtani's future in the MLB.
Mar 25, 2024
Ohtani’s former interpreter’s gambling scandal: What we know so far
Here is a breakdown of events leading to the interpreter’s firing ahead of the baseball superstar's plan to speak to the media about the scandal.
Ippei Mizuhara interprets next to the Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in February.
Mar 25, 2024
Ohtani to speak Monday on allegations surrounding ex-interpreter
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he hoped two-way superstar's plans to speak on the press would bring "clarity."
Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani and his then-interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, attend a news conference at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on March 16, ahead of the 2024 MLB Seoul Series baseball game between the Dodgers and San Diego Padres.
Mar 23, 2024
MLB launches investigation into scandal involving Ohtani and ex-interpreter
MLB is expected to request interviews with all parties, including Ohtani and Ippei Mizuhara, the slugger's longtime interpreter and close friend.
Dodgers pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto looks on after the Padres' Luis Campusano hit an RBI double in the top of the first inning of his MLB debut in Seoul on Thursday.
Mar 22, 2024
Yamamoto back to drawing board after disastrous Dodgers debut
Yamamoto’s MLB career got off to a difficult start on Thursday night and the long-time Orix Buffaloes ace only lasted one inning.


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