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East Bay Athletic League concludes season, heads into March Shaughnessy Tournament

EBYAL 2010-11 Standings: Final Regular Season as of Feb. 20: Division Team W L Shaughnessy Ranking B EBFM B1 (Katz) 9 0 1 (10-12 Grade) Ohtani B2 (Miller) 7 2 2 BCOYC B1 (Kim) 5 4 3 Ohtani B1 (Le) 5 4 4 Eden B1 (Yee) 3 6 Diablo B1 (Steimetz/Uemura) 3 6 EBFM B2 […]

NIKKEI INVITATIONAL TRIOS at Serra Bowl on Tuesdays: Results as of Feb. 23

NIKKEI  INVITATIONAL TRIO’S SERRA BOWL DATE: 02/23/2011 2010 – 2011 Week 22 of 30 CURRENT STANDING SEASON STANDING Place Team Name Tm # W L W L 1 Serra Bowl #16 3 0 37 29 33868 2 Team #15 #15 3 0 34 32 33368 3 Torture #05 2 1 41 25 34031 4 Team […]

OBITUARY: Wally Yonamine

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Former Yomiuri Giants and Chunichi Dragons outfielder Wally Yonamine, the first foreigner to play professional baseball in Japan after World War II, died Feb. 28, 2011 in Honolulu after battling prostate cancer, his family said. He was 85. A former multisport second generation Japanese American who played pro football for the San […]

Northern California Nisei Athletic Union: 2011 Standings, Week 5

2011 NCNAU Standings Aye Plus W L GB PF PA Sacramento Barons 3 1 – 278 256 Gametime 3 1 – 343 307 Setai-Cossa 2 2 1 237 217 San Francisco Drakes 1 3 2 290 338 Sacramento Samurai 1 3 2 197 227 Aye Major W L GB PF PA East Bay Court Jesters […]

NIKKEI INVITATIONAL TRIOS at Serra Bowl, Tuesdays: Results as of Feb. 15

NIKKEI  INVITATIONAL TRIO’S SERRA BOWL DATE: 02/15/2011 2010 – 2011 Week 21 of 30 CURRENT STANDING SEASON STANDING Place Team Name Tm # W L W L 1 Team #10 #10 15 6 37 26 Round 3 Winners 2 Torture #05 13 8 39 24 3 Team #03 #03 13 8 30 33 4 Ai […]

A’s welcome Matsui with Godzilla figure

Cancellation of Spring meet leaves wrestlers at loose end

TOKYO — As the crisis-torn Japan Sumo Association grapples with the sport’s biggest and most damaging scandal, wrestlers are at a loose end following the cancellation of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. In what JSA Chairman Hanaregoma described as the “darkest chapter” in sumo’s centuries-old history, the sport’s governing body confirmed Feb. 6 that the […]

Sumo tournament canceled in wake of match-fixing scandal

The Japan Sumo Association announced the first canceled tournament since 1946 in the wake of a series of text messages that brought to light a seemingly widespread system of match-fixing among sumo wrestlers. According to the New York Times, police found text messages that link as many as 13 wrestlers to rigged bouts. Wrestlers must […]

Nishioka vows to repay Minnesota with results

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Kyodo) — Japanese infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka on Dec. 18 vowed to put up numbers to repay Minnesota after signing with the Twins on a $9 million contract with a club option for 2014. “The process of developing as a player at a team that can be in title contention is a big plus […]

Matsui signs 1-year deal with Oakland A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (Kyodo) — Free agent slugger Hideki Matsui and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a one-year contract, the club announced Dec. 14. The Athletics introduced Matsui at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum during a press conference attended by a swarm of U.S. and mostly Japanese media. “I’m very happy to join a team that […]

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