A Japanese court has sentenced former yakuza member Yoshimasa Sakai to prison in connection with charges of taking bets on baseball games.
Shoki Kasahara, a former pitcher for the Yomiuri Giants, has admitted to participating in illegal gambling.
The NPB is relaxing its strict rules, all for the sake of finally ending the gambling scandal that hit the Japanese baseball league.
The Yomiuri Giants, has been ordered to pay ¥5 million in fines after another of its players was found to have bet on baseball.
Yomiuri Giants, are stepping down following news that another of their players was found to have bet on baseball.
Yomiuri Giants pitchers caught gambling on baseball have been banned indefinitely.
Giants President Hiroshi Kubo formally apologized after it was found out that two more pitchers from his team gambled on baseball games.
A probe on illegal betting involving a Japanese baseball player has led to discovery of two more players betting on baseball games.
A pitcher for the Yomiuri Giants Satoshi Fukuda has been suspended for betting on games, including those involving his own team.