What is a team to do when its best pitcher is also its best run producer? The answer is to have him swing the bat as often as possible — even if the pitcher is 22-year-old Shohei Otani and has a record-setting 163-kph fastball. That, in a nutshell, is why Japan’s fastest pitcher is not […]
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New Japan coach Jamie Joseph is set for a baptism by fire after it was announced his first game in charge will be against Argentina, the country he won the last of his nine Japan caps against. The Japan Rugby Football Union confirmed the fixture Wednesday saying it would be played on Nov. 5 at […]
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The Kremlin on Tuesday announced a visit by President Vladimir Putin to Japan that was news to Tokyo. “Putin’s long-delayed visit to Japan will take place in December,” presidential aide Yury Ushakov told reporters in Moscow. “The dates of the visit have already been agreed.” Japanese officials scrambled to make sense of it. Officially, they […]
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