Manager Obana To Take Vacation

Manager Obana to take vacationThe Yokohama BayStars, whose parent company Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings Inc. has reached a broad agreement with mobile-phone gaming company DeNA Co. to sell its majority stake in the team, will force manager Takao Obana to take an involuntary ''vacation'' this fall.

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Pl Teams Against Dena Purchasing Baystars

PL teams against DeNA purchasing YokohamaA number of teams in Japanese baseball's Pacific League have voiced concern over mobile-phone gaming company DeNA Co. buying the Central League's Yokohama BayStars from Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings Inc. (TBSHD), a senior baseball official said Thursday.

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Tanaka's Clutch Hit Helps Yakult

Tanaka's clutch hit helps Yakult Hiroyasu Tanaka hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning as the Yakult Swallows beat the Yokohama BayStars 3-1 on Saturday afternoon to snap a five-game losing streak.

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Japan Holds 'positive' With Wbc Organizers

Japan holds 'positive' with WBC organizersRakuten Eagles owner Toru Shimada said Friday that talks with organizers of the 2013 World Baseball Classic had gone well but that Japan's participation at the tournament was not touched upon during the meeting.

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Carp's Kurihara Monthly Mvp Again

Carp's Kurihara monthly MVP againKenta Kurihara became the first position player from the Hiroshima Carp to win back-to-back monthly MVP awards when the Central League on Thursday announced the MVPs for September.

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Tbs In Neg To Sell Yokohama Baystars

TBS in negotiations to sell Yokohama BayStarsTokyo Broadcasting System Holdings Inc. (TBSHD) is in negotiations to sell its majority stake in the Yokohama BayStars professional baseball team, sources close to the matter said Saturday.

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Rugby: Japan Strong Vs Canada

Japan must start strong vs Canada

John Kirwan watched replays of his team's 31-18 loss to Tonga "about 15 times" so he could figure out what Japan needs to do against Canada to stop its World Cup winless streak.

If there has been one bright spot since Japan's only win at the World Cup — against Zimbabwe in 1991 — it was the 12-12 draw against Canada four years ago.

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Kofu Shock Leaders Gamba

Kofu shock leaders Gamba

Relegation-haunted Kofu shock leaders Gamba in J-League SUITA, Japan - Japan striker Mike Havenaar grabbed his 14th goal of the season as Ventforet Kofu shocked J-League leaders Gamba Osaka 2-0 away on Saturday to claim three vital points in their bid to escape the drop back into the second division.

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Etsuko Tada Defended Her Title

Etsuko Tada defended her titleWBA women's minimumweight champion Etsuko Tada successfully defended her title for the sixth time Thursday, winning a unanimous decision over Nongmuay Kokietgym in the final bout of a world championship tripleheader between Japanese and Thai female boxers.

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Wada, Kawasaki Lead Hawks

Wada, Kawasaki lead HawksTsuyoshi Wada pitched his second shutout of the season and Munenori Kawasaki went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, leading the Softbank Hawks to a 3-0 win over the Orix Buffaloes on Wednesday.

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A's Hope To Open 2012 Season Jp

A's hope to open 2012 season JPOakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane expressed hope Friday that the A's will open their 2012 season in Japan.

The A's are to host a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners from April 6, according to the 2012 regular-season schedule released Wednesday by Major League Baseball.

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Mitsuka In Sole Lead At Jlpga

Mitsuka in sole lead at JLPGAOvernight co-leader Yuko Mitsuka shot a 1-under 71 on Friday to take sole possession of the lead at the midway point of the Japan LPGA Championship, the second major of the year.

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Athletics: Suzuki Places 8th

Yusuke SuzukiJapan's Yusuke Suzuki booked his place at next year's London Olympics after placing eighth in the men's 20-kilometer walk at the world athletics championships on Sunday.

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Sumo: Kaio's Retirement

Sumo: Kaio's retirementSumo's top two ranks of yokozuna and ozeki will be without any Japanese wrestlers at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament as the Japan Sumo Association on Monday released the banzuke rankings for the Sept. 11-25 event at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan.

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