Mongolian-born sumo wrestler Kiribayama, who won the Emperor's Cup at the Spring Basho in March, has changed his ring name to Kirishima.
Lone yokozuna Terunofuji easily defeated Takakeisho on the final day of the Summer Basho to cap a successful comeback to the raised ring.
After two rough outings, the Yokohama DeNA BayStars sent veteran pitcher Trevor Bauer down to their Eastern League farm team to work on his game.
On a tumultuous day of upsets, lone yokozuna Terunofuji was the model of consistency and calm at Ryogoku Kokugikan, improving to 8-0.
Lone yokozuna Terunofuji looked shaky at the outset, but recovered with an arm throw at the edge to defeat Shodai on the first day of the...
Coming off a prolonged absence, Terunofuji will face stiff competition from Kiribayama and several others in the 15-day Summer Basho in Tokyo.
Fueled by seven straight wins to end April, the BayStars (18-8) have been bolstered by the arrival of 2020 NL Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer.
Scattering seven hits over seven innings, 2020 NL Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer plays a starring role in Yokohama's 4-1 win over the Hiroshima Carp.
Chiaki Matsumura and Yasumasa Tanida went 8-1 in round-robin play in South Korea and nabbed the silver with a loss to the United States in the...
Tigers manager Akinobu Okada pulled Shoki Murakami six outs shy of perfection against the Giants. Okada said that he struggled with the decision.
The hard-throwing right-hander struck out 11 batters and gave up just one hit as the Chiba Lotte Marines beat the reigning NPB champion Orix Buffaloes 2-0.
Relying on a blazing fastball, 21-year-old Marines right-hander Roki Sasaki had an impressive 2023 debut against the Fighters.