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Elijah ‘Pumpsie’ Green, first black player on Boston Red Sox, dies at age 85

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 00:44
Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah “Pumpsie” Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was ...

Cubs’ Yu Darvish earns first home victory of season

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 00:41
Yu Darvish finally had a reason to celebrate at Wrigley Field.Darvish tossed six innings of two-hit, shutout ball to earn his first win at the ...

Former Auburn assistant basketball coach Chuck Person avoids prison in bribery scandal

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 00:31
Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach and NBA star Chuck Person’s lifelong generosity may have driven him to the poorhouse, but it saved him from ...

Jose Lopez goes deep to lead BayStars past Carp

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 06:48
Jose Lopez launched a two-run bomb in the fourth inning to lead the Yokohama BayStars to a 3-1 victory over the Hiroshima Carp in the ...

Japan grouped with Myanmar, Mongolia for 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 06:05
Japan will face Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Myanmar and Mongolia in the second round of 2022 World Cup Asian qualifying after being drawn in Group F on ...

Former Japan manager Akira Nishino named head coach of Thailand’s national, U-23 teams

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 05:03
Akira Nishino, who guided Japan to the last 16 at the 2018 World Cup, was officially named head coach Wednesday of the Thailand national and ...

Just like during career, Mariners great Edgar Martinez prepares for Cooperstown moment

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 05:03
Edgar Martinez trained for every aspect of his career.As a player, he spent nearly two decades doing daily eye exercises to overcome strabismus, a condition ...

Organizers to build recovery monuments for disaster-hit areas

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 05:01
The Tokyo Games organizing committee said Wednesday it will oversee construction of three Olympic monuments made out of materials recycled from temporary housing provided in ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu remains spotless after 11 days in Nagoya

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 04:03
Yokozuna Kakuryu maintained his sole lead after beating former ozeki Kotoshogiku on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.The 33-year-old Kakuryu, who ...

Ramu Tokashiki striving for national team return

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 03:24
Ramu Tokashiki is thrilled to be back on the court. But the star player knows a spot on the national team is no guarantee.Tokashiki has ...

J. League embraces discussion of controversy

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 03:23
Knowledge is not always power, but a little communication can go a long way.That’s perhaps the biggest takeaway from last Saturday’s game between Yokohama F. ...

Regional tours keep wrestlers busy

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 03:23
An oft-heard refrain from fans new to sumo is that wrestlers get paid huge sums for just a few seconds work each day.It’s one of ...

Bolt expecting high-voltage games in Tokyo

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 02:02
Approaching one year to go until the Tokyo Olympics, double individual world record holder and now-retired Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt said he is thrilled ...

Bryce Harper hits walk-off double as Phillies rally to beat Dodgers

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 01:34
Bryce Harper threw his helmet off rounding the bases, thrust his arms in the air and screamed while teammates stormed out of the dugout to ...

Ukraine eyes Olympic bid despite economic struggles

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 21:51
Ukraine’s new president has asked officials to consider a bid to host the Olympics, even with the economy still damaged by years of political turmoil.Former ...

Ben Simmons backflips, withdraws from Australia’s World Cup squad

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 21:00
Ben Simmons’ new contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers came with bad news for Australian basketball fans: The Melbourne-born NBA All-star won’t play for the ...

Takayasu pulls out of Nagoya Basho, leaving tournament without an ozeki

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 20:58
Takayasu became the latest ozeki to withdraw from the ongoing Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, meaning all four wrestlers currently at the sport’s second-highest ...

Buffaloes starter Taisuke Yamaoka fans 10 in eight scoreless innings against Eagles

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 06:50
Taisuke Yamaoka threw eight shutout innings as the Orix Buffaloes outlasted the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1-0 in the Pacific League on Tuesday.The right-hander struck ...

Brandon Clarke notches double-double in Summer League final to lead Grizzlies past Timberwolves

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 05:36
Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins has yet to lead an official NBA game, but he’s bringing some hardware home to Beale Street.Brandon Clarke had ...

Shunsuke Nakamura aims to help Yokohama FC reach J1

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 03:49
Former Japan midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura vowed Tuesday to “return the favor” to Yokohama FC for showing faith in him at age 41.Speaking at his introductory ...

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