To borrow the words of his manager, retiring star pitcher Daisuke Miura was a “professional player.” That’s how BayStars manager Alex Ramirez described the Yokohama legend. A few hours before Miura’s final start, Ramirez mused about the career of a man who was one of his rivals, then a teammate and now one of the […]
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Sam Allardyce admitted an “error of judgment” on Wednesday after his one-game career as England manager came to a humiliating end following controversial comments made to undercover reporters. “Entrapment has won on this occasion and I have to accept that,” Allardyce told reporters outside his home in Bolton, northwest England. “I think that on reflection […]
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Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts had dinner with president of baseball operations Theo Epstein in Arizona around the start of spring training. If Epstein had any doubt about a contract extension, it ended right there. And on Wednesday, it became official. Chicago announced a five-year extension, rewarding Epstein for an overhaul that has the long-suffering franchise […]
Optimism is the common emotion shared by all teams as the new season unfolds in the early stages. Players, coaches and fans are fired up to be a part of something new, something unified after a directionless decade for Japan pro basketball. There’s also been an impressive turnout of local and national media, chronicling action […]
The heads of the committee said any changes would need fresh approval from the IOC and the governing bodies of the sports involved.
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The Chunichi Dragons announced Thursday their acting manager Shigekazu Mori will take on the job full-time next season. In August, the Dragons placed third-year manager Motonobu Tanishige on leave, effectively firing him and promoting Mori, who was the bench coach at the time. Chunichi is finishing last in the Central League this year for the […]