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  • Nakata slugs three-run homer in 10th as Fighters snap 10-game slide April 27, 2017
    Sho Nakata could not have picked a better time to hit his first home run of the season Thursday, a tiebreaking three-run shot in the 10th inning that lifted the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters past the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 5-4. The Fighters snapped their 10-game losing streak. Nakata homered off Yuito Mori (0-1) with two […] The post Nakata slugs three-run ho […]
  • China rumors fly as gas restrictions in Pyongyang drag on April 27, 2017
    An acute shortage of gasoline in Pyongyang that has sparked price hikes and hoarding is raising fears of potentially crippling pain at the pumps if things don’t get better soon — and driving rumors that China is to blame. The shortage, which is extremely unusual if not unprecedented, began last week when signs went up […] The post China rumors fly as gas res […]
  • Aoki rewrites record as oldest participant in JGTO April 27, 2017
    Isao Aoki rewrote his own record as the oldest golfer to play in the Japan Golf Tour Organization on Thursday after appearing in the first round of The Crowns at the age of 74 years, 7 months and 27 days. Aoki, the current JGTO chairman, shot a 15-over par 85 at Nagoya Golf Club in […] The post Aoki rewrites record as oldest participant in JGTO appeared firs […]
  • Antlers, Reds to meet Dortmund, Sevilla in July friendlies April 27, 2017
    The defending J. League champion Kashima Antlers and the 2016 Levain Cup-winning Urawa Reds will host Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla in a pair of summer friendlies, the league announced Thursday. As part of the newly launched J. League International Series, Urawa will play Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa’s Dortmund on July 15 at Saitama Stadium. A […] The post […]
  • Hawks call up Kawasaki from farm team April 27, 2017
    Munenori Kawasaki has been promoted to the top team for this weekend’s three-game series against the Orix Buffaloes, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks manager Kimiyasu Kudo said Thursday. Kudo said he will play the 35-year-old infielder, who signed a one-year deal with the Pacific League club earlier this month, in Friday’s game at Kyocera Dome, ahead of […] The post H […]
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