Slump frustrates batting champ Uchikawa in Japanese Fall Classic

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Slump frustrates batting champ Uchikawa in Japanese Fall Classic
But that's not the way things have gone in his Japan Series debut. It's been the exact opposite actually, the kind of series where a ball that should result in no worse than a single is turned into a long out. It's been a recurring theme for the …
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The Washington Nationals Have Scouted Yu Darvish, Will They Bid On The Right
The Nippon Series ends today. A decision by the right-hander will probably follow shortly thereafter. NPB Tracker's Patrick Newman quoted Darvish's father from an article out of Japan this weekend in which he said that it was 50/50 right now if his son …
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Rice containing radioactive caesium found in Japan
There have been a series of scares over radiation in food in Japan in recent months – in beef, mushrooms and green tea among other products – but never before in the country's staple, rice. Now caesium in concentrations above the official safety limit …
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Fast track to labor peace
Valentine led the New York Mets to the World Series in 2000, when they lost to the New York Yankees. He was fired by the Mets after the 2002 season. He managed in Japan from 2004-09, winning the Japan Series in 2005 with the Chiba Lotte Marines. …
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