The World Baseball Classic is set to return for its third go-around in 2013, and the field is as open as it has ... Sixteen teams divided into four pools will play at the Fukuoka Dome in Fukuoka, Japan, the Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium.
Leiter, who pitched in the first WBC in 2006, recalled what NBA player Yao Ming did for basketball in China ... and the Dominican Republic earned the WBC title in 2013. “The best thing we can do to serve our American fans in particular is to put on.
Tears of joy filled Fukuoka on Saturday as Rino Sashihara won pop group AKB48’s 41st Single Election ... after having previously won it in 2013. Last year’s winner, Mayu Watanabe, took third place and Yuki Kashiwagi took second. Fan-favorite Minami.
Employees of Nissan Motor Co. work on the assembly line at the company's Kyushu plant in Kanda town, Fukuoka Prefecture ... The Japanese automaker said this is the fourth recall since 2013 to address problems with occupant classification systems that.
Former AKB48 leader Atsuko Maeda ... Also, AKB sub-group HKT 48, which was formed on July 20 at Fukuoka YafuOku Dome, was officially introduced at the concert. The seven members of the unit performed for the first time after 10 days of intense training.
Another Cuban baseball star bites the dust, fleeing the island in hope to make it as a pro in the United States. An official newspaper of Cuba reported that star first baseman Jose Dariel Abreu has defected to try and play in the majors. The weekly.
According to multiple reports, Cuban slugger Jose Dariel Abreu escaped his home country this week and will become an MLB free agent once he establishes residency elsewhere and is cleared by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control. That could take months.
Japan trailed 3-2 before adding three runs in the top of the eighth inning in front of a crowd of 28,181 at the Fukuoka Dome. Hirokazu Ibata came off the bench to tie the game with a single to right that scored Seiichi Uchikawa from second. Japan took a 4.
With Japan up 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth at Fukuoka Dome, Yoshio Itoi broke the game open with a bases-clearing double to centre field that made it 5-0 for the hosts. Japan starter Kenta Maeda picked up the win after striking out six and giving up one.
Cuba faces the Netherlands in the first second-round matchup of the 2013 World Baseball Classic ... home runs when a pitch is left up in the strikezone. They made the Fukuoka Dome in Japan look like a backyard. With the Cuban team it's like you're picking.