Returning Hanshin Tigers reliever Kyuji Fujikawa said Tuesday he’ll happily give his all to his old team, even if it meant collapsing on the field. The 35-year-old right-hander is rejoining the Tigers on a two-year deal worth an estimated ¥400 million ($3.3 million) after two-plus seasons in the United States. “I feel amazingly happy to […]
The door may be open for Hiroshima Carp ace Kenta Maeda to move to the majors this winter. Maeda, a two-time winner of the Sawamura Award as Japan’s most impressive pitcher, asked the Carp on Tuesday to allow him to move to the major leagues through the posting system. Rather than turn Maeda down immediately, […]
It’s the defense, stupid. That’s a famous paraphrase from the 1992 U.S. presidential election. George H.W. Bush had been so popular after the Gulf War in 1991 that few Democrats even wanted to run for president. So a little known southern U.S. governor named Bill Clinton took a shot, and famously his campaign manager said […]
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Former Barcelona and Real Madrid star Michael Laudrup has turned down the post as coach of Denmark, a Danish federation spokesman said on Monday. “Michael has terminated discussions because he doesn’t think that the position of coach is the right one for him at the present time. He has personal reasons,” Danish Football Association (DBU) […]
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said Real Madrid remains fully behind coach Rafa Benitez despite the humiliating loss to Barcelona last weekend. Perez pledged his full support to Benitez in a hastily called news conference on Monday, two days after the 4-0 defeat to Barcelona prompted widespread calls for the coach’s resignation. It was the […]
Michael Jordan and a supermarket chain have reached an agreement in a years-long lawsuit that alleged misuse of the basketball star’s name in advertising, according to spokespeople for both sides. The case involved Jewel-Osco’s use of Jordan’s name in a 2009 Sports Illustrated ad that congratulated the six-time NBA champion on his induction into the […]
George Washington University sophomore forward Yuta Watanabe has helped the Colonials open the 2015-16 college basketball season with four consecutive victories. A starter, Watanabe is averaging 6.8 points and 4.8 rebounds in 24 minutes. He has six assists, five blocks and four steals. The Colonials have rattled off victories over Lafayette (85-76), Virginia (73-68), Southern […]
The Davis Cup final is set to go ahead as planned in Ghent this weekend with increased security measures because of the ongoing terror alert in Belgium, the International Tennis Federation said Monday. After delaying the trip by a day, Britain’s team flew into Ghent on Monday ahead of the three-day final against Belgium, which […]
Lloyd McClendon is returning to the Detroit organization as manager of the Tigers’ Triple-A team. The Toledo Mud Hens have hired McClendon for the 2016 season. McClendon managed the Seattle Mariners for two seasons before being fired in October. He also managed the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2001-05. In between managerial stints in the majors, he […]
Hall of Famer Rod Carew is hoping to qualify for a heart transplant after a massive heart attack two months ago. The 70-year-old Carew told Sports Illustrated he was stricken while golfing alone in Corona, California, on Sept. 20. He tells the magazine “they brought me back to life.” He underwent six hours of open […]
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe orders his team to work toward designating fresh food as the only category subject to lower tax rates when the consumption tax goes up to 10 percent in 2017.
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