The 2022 Japan Series champions seized momentum with back-to-back victories at Kyocera Dome in Games 4 and 5, recovering from two losses and a tie.
Koki Ogawa led the J.League's 22-club second flight with 26 goals, 10 more than any other player, igniting his team's return to J1 next season.
The two American League stars' huge popularity and success on the field make them the top favorites for the award. Both men deserve the recognition.
Japan's national squad is making only its third tournament appearance this century. Therefore, each match is a vital part of its overall development.
Kofu is the first J2 team to reach the title match since 2014, while Hiroshima aims to end its run of disappointment in the tournament final.
Led by slugger Munetaka Murakami, closer Scott McGough, overall pitching depth and strong managerial leadership, Yakult won its second straight pennant.
The longtime doubles partners are No. 1 in the world rankings for the first time, becoming the first Japanese men to achieve the feat.
The 19-year-old became the youngest winner of the JLPGA Championship Konica Minolta Cup, earning the title with an 8-under 64 in the final round.
The San Diego Padres hurler, now in his 17th pro season, joined Hideo Nomo as the only pitchers to amass 3,000 combined strikeouts in NPB and...
“I’m glad that we were able to hold the series this year and that foreign jockeys were able to join us.” ー Yutaka Take, winning jockey.
The 21-year-old took the overall lead in the Moto2 season standings with a narrow victory over teammate Somkiat Chantra at the Austrian Grand Prix.
Due to never-ending information overload, it’s easy to forget the baseball and tennis superstars’ impressive accomplishments 20 years ago.