The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks skipper, who has guided his club to five Japan Series titles since 2015, is not expected to remain in charge in 2022.
The all-time winningest rikishi's longevity at the top and work ethic triggered admiration from his peers and former standouts.
The third-year pro leads the Japanese professional women's tour with eight victories this season.
Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez share the thrill of victory after coming close in each of the past three seasons.
A 12-match unbeaten streak puts Marinos in contention for the title, moving the club within four points of reigning champion Kawasaki Frontale.
"I had to save fuel, and I wouldn't have had a chance without yellow [a caution flag]. I was really disappointed.” ーTakuma Sato on race's outcome.
Hélio Castronoves was the last driver to win back-to-back Indy 500 races, doing so in 2001 and 2002.
The AlphaTauri driver passed Lance Stroll on the final lap to earn points at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.
The 20-year-old set the second-fastest time in pre-season testing at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, an early indication he intends to go all out.
The now-retired Iwakuma will dispense his knowledge of pitching in his new job with the MLB club.
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