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BASEBALL
Aug 2, 2016
Tokyo will host two rounds of 2017 WBC
Samurai Japan's quest to reclaim the World Baseball Classic title will begin in the nation's capital.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 24, 2016
Swallows star Yamada firmly on MLB radar
For the first time in a long time, the next big major league player to come out of Japan could well be a position player, Tokyo Yakult Swallows second baseman Tetsuto Yamada.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 19, 2016
Ichiro's three-hit game puts him within six of 3,000 in MLB
Ichiro Suzuki started for the first time in 10 games and paid dividends with his fifth three-hit game of the season in the Miami Marlins' 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 1, 2016
Walt Disney agrees to buy stake in MLB Advanced Media
Walt Disney Co. agreed to acquire a one-third stake in the video-streaming unit of MLB Advanced Media, in a deal valued at about $3.5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.
BASEBALL / BASEBALL BULLET-IN
Feb 27, 2016
Exploring quirky history of season schedules
Is a 162-game professional baseball season too long?
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Feb 15, 2016
Otani turns heads with bat during Fighters' trip to U.S.
Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters ace Shohei Otani has attracted a crowd of scouts to Arizona this past week with his pitching, but his batting has left them speechless.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jan 24, 2016
Darvish cleared by MLB
Major League Baseball has found no links between Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish and the alleged illegal gambling activities of his younger brother, Sho, U.S. media quoted a source as saying on Saturday.
BASEBALL
Nov 22, 2015
For Eibner, call-up to Royals' 40-man roster a 'bittersweet' end at Premier 12
One of the biggest moments in his career left Brett Eibner conflicted, and the U.S. team without one of its key players just hours before the Premier 12 final on Saturday at Tokyo Dome.
BASEBALL
Sep 4, 2015
MLB players won't be at Premier 12
Major league players will not take part in the inaugural Premier 12 tournament this fall in Japan and Taiwan.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Aug 19, 2015
MLB stars' participation in Premier 12 doubtful
This autumn's inaugural Premier 12 international tournament will likely be without any active major leaguers, a Major League Baseball executive suggested Wednesday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Aug 18, 2015
Diamondbacks representatives help promote MLB Cup in Japan
Major League Baseball enlisted a little star power to help announce its latest youth initiative in Japan.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jun 9, 2015
Time for hitters to do the shifting against defenses
It took teams close to 100 years to make the drastic defensive shifts we see now. And it's evident every day the effect they're having on offensive performance.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / SPORTS SCOPE
Mar 24, 2015
Why did Matsui pick Yankees over Giants?
Former Yomiuri Giants star Hideki Matsui made news earlier this month with his decision to take a job with the New York Yankees. The move was seen as a curious one here for several reasons.
Japan Times
SPORTS / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Mar 24, 2015
Hall of Famer Molitor facing real challenge with Twins
If you're a Minnesota Twins fan, it's been either feast or famine over the last quarter century.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jan 16, 2015
Kuroda speaks out on decision to pitch in NPB this season
Workhorse big league right-hander Hiroki Kuroda said Thursday that he could not have just retired without pitching again in Japan.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Dec 18, 2014
NPB teams keep eye on shift in U.S.-Cuba relations
For one year, at least, Nippon Professional Baseball has been the prime destination for Cuban ballplayers wishing to play overseas legally, but those days may be numbered.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Nov 20, 2014
Japan grabs exhibition victory over MLB All-Stars in tour finale
Samurai Japan halts a two-game losing streak on Thursday, beating a team of major leaguers 6-4 in an exhibition that wrapped up MLB's tour of Japan.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 19, 2014
Samurai Japan, MLB stars not ready to ease up in exhibition
After Samurai Japan beat an MLB team 3-2 in the Japan-MLB All-Star Series, Thursday's exhibition in Okinawa gives the big leaguers a chance to ostensibly go home with a .500 record against the host nation.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 19, 2014
Otani impresses visiting MLB stars
Shohei Otani exhibited some of the immaturity of a 20-year-old pitcher but also some of the potential that could eventually see him playing on American soil.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Nov 18, 2014
MLB capitalizes on Otani's shaky performance
Right-hander Shohei Otani showed flashes of brilliance on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough to pave the way to victory as Samurai Japan lost 3-1 in the concluding game of the Japan-MLB All-Star Series.

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