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SPORTS
Mar 5, 2021
Study finds few pro athletes suffer heart disease after mild COVID-19
The review of nearly 800 athletes from among North America's professional leagues who tested positive for the coronavirus found just five cases of inflammatory heart disease.
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BASEBALL / MLB
Feb 9, 2021
MLB will change its baseballs after record home run rates
After years of fielding questions about record home run rates and variations in its baseballs, Major League Baseball informed its 30 teams in a memorandum Friday of changes to the balls — and how they will be handled — for the 2021 season. Chief among the differences will be a slightly reduced weight...
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Feb 1, 2021
Masahiro Tanaka's return to Rakuten benefits both sides
With the return of its former ace, the Tohoku team gets a player who can help win games on the field and comes with a massive amount of star power.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jan 28, 2021
Former Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka returning to Japan with Eagles
Tanaka's move is the biggest of the NPB offseason and comes just days before the start of spring camp on Feb. 1.
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BASEBALL
Jan 17, 2021
With an eye toward Japan, fans call on MLB to protect crowds from dangerous foul balls
One activist believes the methods used by NPB teams to prevent injuries in the stands could easily be applied to the majors.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Jan 9, 2021
Bad timing spoils Tomoyuki Sugano's MLB aspirations
Given a market where he apparently didn't get a deal he liked and an offseason changed by the coronavirus, it's not hard to see why Sugano chose another year with the Kyojin.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jan 8, 2021
Tomoyuki Sugano fails to find MLB team, will return to Giants
The two-time Sawamura Award winner has been offered a four-year contract by Yomiuri that he will have the right to unilaterally terminate.
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MORE SPORTS
Dec 31, 2020
In 2020, sports was about staying safe and speaking out
When the pandemic subsides, what will endure from 2020 in sports?
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Dec 26, 2020
Hawks ace Kodai Senga can't persuade club to post him, gets raise instead
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks ace Kodai Senga said Saturday his desire to move to the majors is unchanged, but he's no closer to going overseas via the posting system following a reported ¥100 million ($967,000) raise from the Pacific League club.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Dec 19, 2020
Oscar Colas ready to apply lessons learned in Japan on road to MLB
After a tumultuous year away from baseball, powerful outfielder Oscar Colas said he is now ready to sign with a big league club.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Dec 17, 2020
Tomoyuki Sugano and Yuki Yanagita win MVP honors in NPB
The Giants ace and Hawks slugger each won the award for the second time.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Dec 8, 2020
Giants ace Tomoyuki Sugano made available to MLB teams
The two-time Sawamura Award winner is the fourth Japanese player to be posted this offseason and perhaps the biggest prize, with the Yankees and Red Sox reportedly interested.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Dec 4, 2020
Giants ace Tomoyuki Sugano asks club to post him to majors
Once posted, the two-time Sawamura Award winner will have thirty days to find an MLB club willing to offer a contract or he will return to Yomiuri for the 2021 season.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Dec 3, 2020
Fighters make Haruki Nishikawa available to MLB clubs through posting system
The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters said Thursday that center fielder Haruki Nishikawa has been made available for major league clubs through the posting system.
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BASEBALL / MLB
Oct 4, 2020
Yu Darvish's season finale best outing of year, says Trey Hillman
A day after Yu Darvish pitched his final game of the year for the Chicago Cubs, his first pro manager on Saturday called it the right-hander's best performance in the majors.
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BASEBALL / MLB
Sep 30, 2020
Masahiro Tanaka and Shogo Akiyama gear up for expanded postseason
The two players are among six Japanese players participating in the wild-card round, including three experiencing their first big-league playoffs.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Sep 29, 2020
Twins' Kenta Maeda aiming to be pitch-perfect in playoff opener
The 32-year-old right-hander will start against the Astros on Tuesday in Game 1 of a best-of-three wild-card series.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 1, 2020
Hanshin's Kyuji Fujikawa 'fired up' about quest to reach 250 saves before impending retirement
With five saves to collect before the NPB season ends in November, the 40-year-old right-hander is aiming to join an elite group of pitchers.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 1, 2020
Tigers reliever Kyuji Fujikawa to retire at end of season
Drafted with the top pick by the Tigers out of high school in 1999, Fujikawa became renowned for his explosive 'fireball' four-seam fastball.
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BASEBALL / MLB
Jun 2, 2020
MLB owners propose 50-game micro season: report
In the back-and-and-forth negotiations between Major League Baseball players and owners, intended to get the 2020 season started during the coronavirus pandemic, the latest counterproposal from owners is for a micro season in the neighborhood of 50 games, ESPN reported Monday.

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