Yoelkis Guibert provided a key hit for Cuba, the 2006 World Baseball Classic runner-up, and clutch performances from two NPB pitchers secured the win.
Although Japan struggled in the opening rounds of the 2006 WBC, subsequent victories over South Korea and Cuba delivered a championship to Sadaharu Oh's team.
The Kansai-based club opened the season with nine consecutive defeats, a Central League record to start a season.
The 29-year-old Omara Durand Elias’ unbeaten streak began in 2011.
“I am full of gratitude that, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we were able to have these Olympics,” commented Sone following her gold-medal win.
After competing at the 2014 Sochi Games as a speedskater, Alvarez became a pro baseball player and later earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.
This is a grave situation that cannot be brushed off as a bad joke. On October 13, the United Nations General Assembly voted...