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Hard Drives
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Preservation is No. 1 for saves leader Jul 27, 2011
Fighters can rely on armed forces Jun 29, 2011
Nelson maximizes 2nd chance May 25, 2011
Carp hurlers have CL seeing red Apr 27, 2011
Sports, public share mutual inspiration Mar 30, 2011
Video replay needs no 'review' Feb 2, 2011
Giving some love to the glove Jan 5, 2011
This Classic was a Series to remember Nov 10, 2010
Let's hope voters get MVPs right Oct 20, 2010
CL race headed for funky finish Sep 15, 2010
Japan needs Brown-like passion Aug 18, 2010
Powell's job is thankless in Seattle Jul 21, 2010
Dragons always seem up in arms May 26, 2010
Buffaloes deserve high times Mar 31, 2010
Losing doesn't deter fan worship Mar 3, 2010
NPB makes right call on video Jan 6, 2010
Cloudy outlook for new skippers Dec 2, 2009
Unheralded Giants make big impact Oct 21, 2009
Surprising swing in Sendai Sep 2, 2009
Matsui losing shine in Big Apple Jul 15, 2009
Hawks' D.J. changes tune for better Jun 3, 2009
Records make Rhodes' path a tough road Apr 22, 2009
A lineup for Hara to face world Jan 28, 2009
For starters, Lions able to bypass bullpen Nov 12, 2008
Orix looking pretty Buff for playoffs Oct 1, 2008
Brown finds life bright in the red Aug 27, 2008
Transition game hard to Swallow Jul 30, 2008
Success in eyes of Tigers Jun 25, 2008
Yamamoto's quest sparks Dragon fire May 28, 2008
Giants stuck in crawl but will make run Apr 9, 2008
Pressure's really on for closer Kroon Mar 12, 2008
Fukudome can blow by flag flack Jan 30, 2008
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Leaving with a bang: Japan heads to semifinals as top team in 2nd-rou... Mar 14, 2013
Sac-flying Dutchmen: Knock off Cuba for 2nd time with sayonara fly af... Mar 13, 2013
Power surge: Japan belts record-tying 6 homers to drub Dutch, advance... Mar 12, 2013
Weary Taiwan falls hard to Cuba Mar 11, 2013
Going Dutch: Netherlands pulls 5 double plays, shocker of tournament ... Mar 9, 2013
Samurai spirit: Japan pulls off miraculous comeback, tops Taiwan in 1... Mar 9, 2013
Giants face tough test in Dragons Oct 17, 2012
Loss fails to quell Giants' CL title buzz Sep 23, 2012
Gonzalez adjusts to make most of 2nd chance Jun 2, 2012
Sugiuchi doesn't rue decision that cost him perfection Jun 1, 2012
CL armed for interleague title run May 25, 2012
Buffaloes roaming in wrong direction again May 19, 2012
Omura falls back in line with return to Marines May 18, 2012
Maeda leads splashy Carp rotation May 11, 2012
From goat to hero / Giants' Kamei bounces back from defensive error to... May 4, 2012
Saito helps give Fighters a puncher's chance Apr 27, 2012
Limping Lions figure things can only get better Apr 22, 2012
Age factors in for Dragons Apr 20, 2012
HRs not the focus of Giants hitters Apr 13, 2012
Swallows aim to purge memories of 2011 Apr 5, 2012
Swallowed up: Yakult rallies as Giants suffer 2nd straight defeat to s... Apr 1, 2012
NPB a growing destination Mar 31, 2012
Giants armed & dangerous to CL rivals Mar 30, 2012
All flash, no pop: Seattle superstar Ichiro 1-for-4 in one-sided loss ... Mar 26, 2012
Like old times for Tigers' Messenger Mar 26, 2012
Fighters still armed for PL battle without Darvish Feb 17, 2012
Houlton has happy landing Feb 4, 2012
Best value: Chunichi set-up man Asao wins CL MVP; SoftBank's Uchikawa... Dec 2, 2011
Sawamura, Makita top rookies Dec 1, 2011
Ripken gives Japanese youth a boost Nov 10, 2011
Lions cap incredible comeback with final win Oct 20, 2011
Murton in record books again Oct 10, 2011
Goto leads Buffaloes' charge toward playoffs Oct 6, 2011
Weighty adjustments: Fighters' Scales puts instincts on hold Sep 15, 2011
Giants' Ramirez: New ball has changed game Sep 1, 2011
Healthy Takahashi hits it big again Aug 18, 2011
Chono storms back Aug 14, 2011
Hawks' pen in shuffle mode Aug 12, 2011
WBC talks to continue in U.S. Aug 11, 2011
Nakamura feasts on CL's All-Star pitching Jul 24, 2011
Koike filling in blanks for Chunichi Jul 14, 2011
Miyamoto helps Swallows stay on course Jul 13, 2011
Sumitani discovering identity behind Seibu mask Jul 2, 2011
Nakajima boosts new-look Lions Jun 27, 2011
Run-starved Carp hit rough patch Jun 11, 2011
Swallows settle score with Fighters Jun 5, 2011
Swallows' Balentien flying high after sluggish spring Jun 5, 2011
Yomiuri's Kato catching part of spotlight May 27, 2011
Buffaloes get tough in Tokyo May 23, 2011
CL out to halt PL's interleague run May 19, 2011
Great landing: Koyama, 3 others toss 8-2/3 innings of scoreless relief... May 16, 2011
Tigers turn on power: 4 Hanshin homers spoil Giants' 1st game of seaso... May 4, 2011
Splashing success: Maru has 1st 4-hit game as pro as Carp win 6th stra... Apr 22, 2011
Sato wins pitchers' duel on crazy play Apr 21, 2011
New tide rising: Surprising BayStars scrape out tie with Swallows on I... Apr 17, 2011
Kinjo, BayStars outslug Swallows Apr 16, 2011
Marines strike for 1st victory Apr 15, 2011
Dragons outdistance BayStars Apr 14, 2011
Arbitrators give Wakui salary boost Jan 29, 2011
Toughness pays off as Dragons triumph Oct 25, 2010
Dragons used to walking fine line Oct 24, 2010
Dragons walk off into Series!! Oct 23, 2010
Abe's blast keeps Giants alive in CL series Oct 22, 2010
No place like home for Dragons Oct 22, 2010
Dragons on verge of sweeping Giants Oct 21, 2010
For starters, CLCS is mystery Oct 21, 2010
Marines make history Oct 21, 2010
Central League fired-up Dragons blank Giants in opener Oct 20, 2010
Castillo, 'Stars hand Giants ugly loss Sep 27, 2010
Fire power: Sluggers Harper, Castillo smash BayStars past Giants Sep 24, 2010
Asai gives Giants new spin in chase of Dragons Sep 23, 2010
Swallows may accelerate plan to name skipper Sep 17, 2010
Lions' Graman relieved to be back in action Sep 3, 2010
Yomiuri battling through starter troubles Aug 27, 2010
Yamai unfazed by near misses Aug 25, 2010
Morino earns extra-inning redemption Aug 16, 2010
Araki lifts Dragons over Carp in 12th Aug 15, 2010
Part-timer Wakiya makes his mark Aug 12, 2010
Whitesell provides big boost for Swallows Aug 11, 2010
Buffaloes sweep July MVP honors Aug 7, 2010
No team a sure thing in race for PL playoffs Aug 7, 2010
Hawks' Mahara now revels in role as reliever Jul 30, 2010
Giants' starters keep relievers busy Jul 22, 2010
Lions still ruling despite injuries Jul 16, 2010
Winging it: Ruiz delivers 3-run homer to lift Eagles over PL-leading L... Jul 11, 2010
Getting back in the Fight Jul 9, 2010
Hawks' Falkenborg quietly getting job done Jul 8, 2010
Struggling Marines marching out of step Jul 2, 2010
BayStars give Giants the 'Boot' Jun 28, 2010
Iihara drives in 3 as Swallows tackle Tigers Jun 27, 2010
Seguignol answers another call Jun 25, 2010
Hiroshima foreign legion slays Lions Jun 14, 2010
Lions let Carp off hook Jun 13, 2010
Tigers' Brazell returns to roots at Seibu Dome Jun 10, 2010
U-turn sees Takada quit Swallows May 28, 2010
Araki still making adjustment to infield switch May 22, 2010
Soft-tossing Hoashi hard to handle May 20, 2010
Giants continue push to put up big numbers May 13, 2010
Giants forge on with patchwork mound staff Apr 24, 2010
Punchless Fighters have mound of troubles Apr 17, 2010
Sikorski saving Lions Apr 9, 2010
Realigning the 'Stars: Yokohama looks to find strength in numbers Mar 20, 2010
Fighters strike Gold with 7 fielding awards Nov 11, 2009
Kroon to return to Giants Nov 11, 2009
Giants look to start new golden age Nov 10, 2009
Kimura calls it quits Nov 10, 2009
A Fighting chance / Nippon Ham gets to Giants' Takahashi early, evens ... Nov 5, 2009
JAPAN SERIES NOTEBOOK: Rare mistakes take their toll Nov 5, 2009
JAPAN SERIES NOTEBOOK: Back into the field Nov 4, 2009
Obispo pulls off minor miracle Nov 4, 2009
Rakuten hires Brown Nov 3, 2009
Series thrown for curve Nov 3, 2009
Wakui walks off with Sawamura Award Nov 3, 2009
Ace in the hole / Injured right-hander Darvish gives his best shot as ... Nov 2, 2009
Hard-hitting Fighters lack star power Nov 2, 2009
Giants hold off Fighters in opener Nov 1, 2009
Japan Series notebook: Tricks of the trade Nov 1, 2009
Hara prepared for slugfest with Fighters Oct 31, 2009
Wakiya lifts Giants to 3-1 lead Oct 24, 2009
Obispo puts Giants ahead Oct 23, 2009
'Enter the Dragons,' Part 3 Oct 21, 2009
Giants clinch 3rd straight CL crown Sep 24, 2009
Tying one on / Reserves, lucky bounces help save Giants in longest CL ... Sep 5, 2009
Eagles soar on Marines' miscues Aug 30, 2009
Dragons hold off Swallows Aug 29, 2009
Tono pitches Giants past BayStars Aug 20, 2009
Gonzalez, Giants beat up BayStars Aug 19, 2009
Fight club: Nippon Ham comes back with 4-run 5th to take Tokyo Dome se... Aug 14, 2009
Sayonara, sayonara, sayonara / Kamei slugs 3rd walkoff homer of season... Aug 9, 2009
Lions battle back Aug 6, 2009
Pitching fires up Dragons in CL pennant race Aug 4, 2009
Giants slay Dragons Jul 30, 2009
Dragons fly out of Tokyo Dome Jul 29, 2009
Hasebe provides pitching as Eagles top Lions Jul 17, 2009
Obispo making most of Giant chance Jul 10, 2009
Ace upstaged / Lions reserve Uemoto takes Darvish deep as Seibu holds ... Jul 9, 2009
Yamamoto hurls Buffaloes to win over Marines Jul 4, 2009
Obispo grabs chance, plows through Carp Jul 3, 2009
Gonzalez puts brakes on Swallows / Yomiuri right-hander ends former te... Jun 27, 2009
Giants hoping big bats can keep Swallows at bay Jun 26, 2009
Guiel's late show lifts Swallows Jun 19, 2009
Giants go deep to sink Lions in Series rematch Jun 18, 2009
Lions chew up, spit out Swallows Jun 4, 2009
Gonzalez hunts Hawks to win 5 in row May 29, 2009
Houlton's mix leaves Giants' heads spinning May 28, 2009
Kishi keeps consistency for erratic Lions May 22, 2009
Dragons lose late in Lions' den May 21, 2009
Marines ensure Tashiro starts a loser May 20, 2009
Lucky 'Stars / Toyoda plunks Murata with bases loaded in 9th as Giants... May 14, 2009
Giants bounce back against BayStars bullpen May 8, 2009
Ishii too good for Hawks Apr 30, 2009
Wild Lions get past error-prone Hawks Apr 29, 2009
Dragons' Kawai shuts down Giants Apr 27, 2009
Turning it around / Kamei's 3-run homer in bottom of 9th lifts Giants ... Apr 26, 2009
Sledge hammers out win for Nippon Ham Apr 24, 2009
Houlton, Kokubo sink Fighters Apr 23, 2009
Buffaloes' imports spring to life against Eagles Apr 20, 2009
Iwakuma hurls Eagles by Orix Apr 19, 2009
Hard-hitting Fighters KO Lions Apr 18, 2009
Nakamura adjusting to new role Apr 18, 2009
Kawashima hero, just, for Yakult Apr 17, 2009
Giants' Greisinger stops Swallows Apr 16, 2009
Lions eat up Hirano, rout Buffs Apr 10, 2009
Buffs stampede Lions as Yamamoto Ks career-high 11 Apr 9, 2009
Marines set to launch Pacific campaign Apr 3, 2009
Iguchi, Marines jump to join forces Apr 2, 2009
Rasner thrilled to land with Eagles Apr 2, 2009
Shooting for the 'Stars / After flirting with Hanshin, Miura back to r... Apr 2, 2009
Pet project: Hawks' Loe looks sharp Mar 13, 2009
China eliminates Taiwan Mar 8, 2009
As expected / South Korea whips Taiwan to set up showdown with Japan Mar 7, 2009
Japan Series Notebook: Fouling up Kroon's R&R plans Nov 9, 2008
Nakajima puts all ribbing aside to help Lions Nov 9, 2008
Giants look to seal Series Nov 8, 2008
Abe shines with weight on shoulders Nov 7, 2008
Japan Series Notebook: Lions got Greisinger's goat Nov 7, 2008
Seibu squares Series / Nakamura gets double helpings from Greisinger; ... Nov 6, 2008
Greisinger ready to rumble Nov 5, 2008
Guts lives up to name Nov 5, 2008
Watanabe: Lions hitters need to pick it up Nov 4, 2008
Leather-heavy hits spoil Series no-no bid Nov 3, 2008
Ramirez, Giants level Series Nov 3, 2008
Uehara shows renewed confidence Nov 2, 2008
Abe eyes limited return Oct 31, 2008
Tazawa set on The Show Oct 30, 2008
Hara: Giants' win a team effort Oct 27, 2008
Kroon bounces back Oct 26, 2008
Ramirez blasts Giants into Series Oct 26, 2008
As good as a win / Giants blow lead but hold on for 12-inning tie, mov... Oct 25, 2008
Turning on the power / Ogasawara drives in 6 with 2 HRs; Ramirez, Lee ... Oct 24, 2008
Dragons draw 1st blood, tie up series Oct 23, 2008
Giants hold cards in CL showdown Oct 22, 2008
Giants' drive to pennant hits bump Oct 10, 2008
Giants seize control of CL race Oct 9, 2008
Carp still breathing after 9th-inning break at Jingu Oct 3, 2008
Squeezing into the playoffs: Orix edges PL champions to reach 1st Clim... Sep 30, 2008
Lions lose slugfest, fail to clinch Sep 25, 2008
Fernandez delays Seibu's party Sep 24, 2008
Veteran Eto answers call, homers to help Lions stop skid Sep 12, 2008
Imae swats away Marines' distractions Sep 5, 2008
Lions survive swooping Eagles Aug 29, 2008
Omichi goes long Pinch-hit specialist's rare homer beats 'Stars Aug 28, 2008
Giants wallop sinking 'Stars Aug 27, 2008
Giants' Takahashi engineers fish kill Aug 17, 2008
Grand Central / CL rebounds to pound Pacific for 11 runs, 19 hits behi... Aug 2, 2008
AL-STAR GAME 1: Home run derby runs into foul territory Aug 1, 2008
ALL-STAR GAME 1: Yamasaki halts CL win streak at 6 Aug 1, 2008
All-Stars ready to rise in Osaka Jul 31, 2008
Ramirez brings down Swallows Jul 27, 2008
Olympian Darvish plucks Eagles with 4-hitter Jul 18, 2008
Takasu gives Eagles lift Jul 17, 2008
Murata continues to be Yokohama's shining Star Jul 11, 2008
Seibu's big man Nakamura back for more Jul 11, 2008
Matsunaka powers up Hawks Jul 10, 2008
Sugiuchi wings past Lions Jul 9, 2008
Giants' Greisinger grinds up old team Swallows Jul 4, 2008
Giants' Furuki slugs Swallows Jul 3, 2008
Swallows continue to pester Giants Jul 2, 2008
Burnside puts Giants in the black for 1st time Jun 19, 2008
Tigers leave Lions flailing Jun 12, 2008
Wada seizes moment to help Dragons grab win Jun 6, 2008
Marines land skipper's 1,500th win Jun 5, 2008
Hosokawa, Lions eclipse 'Stars Jun 4, 2008
Bird of prey: Iwakuma leads Eagles to new heights May 31, 2008
Eagles tag Giants with tough loss May 30, 2008
Battery-powered Giants beat Eagles May 29, 2008
Surprising Kimura KO's Fighters May 27, 2008
Giants overcome faulty starter May 26, 2008
Sato's performances lift Lions over Swallows May 23, 2008
Ramirez leads Giants' sweep in Chiba May 22, 2008
Giant comeback downs Marines May 21, 2008
Swallows pin 5-run 1st on shaky Kawakami May 16, 2008
Fighters win extra-inning firefight May 15, 2008
Chiba teen overpowers Fighters May 14, 2008
Okubo puts weight behind Seibu's power surge May 9, 2008
Ramirez gets his revenge May 9, 2008
Akamatsu, Lewis leave Giants seeing red May 2, 2008
Tempers flare; Lions' home runs fly May 1, 2008
Hawks outlast Lions in 12 Apr 30, 2008
Giants complete sweep of falling 'Stars Apr 25, 2008
Giants' Sakamoto realizes heroic ambition Apr 24, 2008
Otsuka's 'accident' sparks Marines Apr 23, 2008
M's treat Naruse: 6 runs more than enough against Buffaloes Apr 21, 2008
Hot Rhodes powers struggling Buffs past Marines Apr 20, 2008
Kanemoto hits 2,000 mark / Snaps slump to become 37th in Japan pro his... Apr 13, 2008
'Star-struck Kanemoto stuck on 1,999 Apr 12, 2008
Giants continue downward plunge Apr 6, 2008
Ford drives Giants crazy / Homers, has 3 RBIs in 3-for-4 effort to kee... Apr 5, 2008
Giants blast away skid / Back-to-back-to-back homers off Kawakami topp... Apr 4, 2008
Giants still searching for 1st win of season Apr 2, 2008
Teen Sakamoto taking Giant steps Apr 1, 2008
Swallows sweep Giants out of Jingu Mar 31, 2008
Tough to Swallow High-powered Giants suffer 2nd straight beating at Ji... Mar 30, 2008
Giants drop opener Mar 29, 2008
New Giant Ramirez to start season in familiar setting Mar 28, 2008
Money talks: Giants buy blue-chip talent Mar 19, 2008
Nori riding high with Dragons Mar 19, 2008
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