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 […]

A’s can’t wait for Matsui to start swingin’

OAKLAND, Calif. (Kyodo) — Hideki Matsui’s new Oakland teammates have welcomed him with open arms after the former World Series MVP finalized his deal with the Athletics on Dec. 14. “To have Godzilla by the bay instead of Anaheim — that’s big for us,” pitcher Dallas Braden said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “It’s […]

Wakamatsu lands spot on Blue Jays bench

The Toronto Blue Jays announced Nov. 8 that former Seattle Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu — the first Asian American to manage a major league club — will serve as the team’s bench coach for the 2011 season under new manager John Farrell. Wakamatsu has also been selected as one of several candidates slated to interview […]

Lotte wins Game 7 to take Japan Series title

NAGOYA — Yoshifumi Okada hit a tiebreaking RBI triple in the 12th inning as the persistent Lotte Marines prevailed to beat the Chunichi Dragons 8-7 in Game 7 to clinch their first Japan Series title in five years on Nov. 7. The Marines, who won the series four games to two with one tie, became […]

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