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SHOHEI OHTANI

Shohei Ohtani has been appointed as the new technology ambassador for Rapsodo, the company announced Monday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 22, 2024
Shohei Ohtani signs deal with sports technology company Rapsodo
Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani has signed a deal to become the technology ambassador for Rapsodo, the company announced on Monday.
Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani hits a two-run home run against the Mets during the third inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday. The home run was the 176th of his MLB career, breaking a tie with Hideki Matsui for the most by a Japanese-born player.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 22, 2024
Shohei Ohtani breaks Hideki Matsui's mark for MLB homers by Japanese-born player
Ohtani's two-run homer helped the Dodgers beat the Mets and snap a three-game skid.
Raptors center Jontay Porter during a game against the Pistons in March. Porter wagered money on his own team to lose, pretended to be hurt for betting purposes and shared confidential information with gamblers, leading to a lifetime ban from the NBA.
MORE SPORTS
Apr 21, 2024
In latest gambling scandal, some see glimpse of sports’ future
There are those who worry that recent sports gambling scandals are just the tip of the iceberg.
Josh Rawitch, president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, holds a baseball thrown by former Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo during a no-hitter in 1996 while seated next to a Dodgers uniform used by Shohei Ohtani this season during a news conference at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Tokyo
BASEBALL
Apr 19, 2024
Baseball Hall of Fame to highlight history of Japan-U.S. ties in new exhibition
The exhibition, "Yakyu/Baseball: The Transpacific Exchange of the Game between Japan and the United States," is slated to open in July 2025.
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani during a spring training game on March 12.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 15, 2024
Ohtani’s dizzying three weeks end in exoneration by authorities
At times, baseball’s biggest star seemed in danger of being tainted by a gambling scandal, before his longtime interpreter was charged with fraud.
Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani hits a home run in the first inning against the Padres to equal Hideki Matsui for the most home runs by a Japanese-born player in MLB.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 13, 2024
Ohtani matches Hideki Matsui's homer mark and collects 1,000th professional hit
Ohtani moved into a tie with Matsui for the most home runs by a Japanese-born player in MLB with his 175th long ball.
Ippei Mizuhara, the 39-year-old former interpreter for Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani, was ordered released on $25,000 bond after his first court appearance to face a bank fraud charge accusing him of stealing $16 million from the Los Angeles Dodgers star to cover illegal gambling expenses.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 13, 2024
Ohtani's ex-interpreter issues apology after release on $25,000 bond
Ippei Mizuhara was released on bond after appearing in court on a bank fraud charge accusing him of stealing $16 million to cover illegal gambling debts.
Ippei Mizuhara and Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani attend a news conference ahead of MLB's season-opening series in Seoul on March 16.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 12, 2024
Texts between Ippei Mizuhara and bookie show the walls closing in
Federal prosecutors say Ippei Mizuhara stole $16 million from Shohei Ohtani from November 2021 to January 2024.
Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani and his interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, in December at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California
BASEBALL
Apr 12, 2024
How Ippei Mizuhara allegedly wired millions from Shohei Ohtani’s account
Crucially for Ohtani, a U.S. investigation clearly paints him as a victim without any involvement in or knowledge of his interpreter's gambling woes.
Shohei Ohtani with then-interpreter Ippei Mizuhara during a news conference in Los Angeles in December
BASEBALL
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.
BASEBALL
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.
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.
BASEBALL / MLB
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.
BASEBALL / MLB
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.
BASEBALL / MLB
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.
The Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani doubles in the Dodgers' 9-7 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Friday in Chicago.
BASEBALL / MLB
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
BASEBALL / MLB
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.
Shohei Ohtani's response, or lack thereof, to the gambling scandal sheds light on the cultural differences in crisis management between Japan and the West.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 2, 2024
Ohtani swings and misses at PR, but he’s not Japan’s first
Shohei Ohtani's response, or lack thereof, to a gambling scandal sheds light on the cultural differences in crisis management between Japan and the West.
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.
BASEBALL / MLB
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.
BASEBALL / MLB
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.

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