Tag Archives: Yomiuri Giants
- Ex-gang member in Giants betting scandal gets 18 months in jail
December 12, 2016
A Japanese court has sentenced former yakuza member Yoshimasa Sakai to prison in connection with charges of taking bets on baseball games that involve ex-players of the Yomiuri Giants, Kyodo reported. According to the news outlet, Tokyo District Court Judge Yuko Ito ordered the 37-year-old to spend 18 months in...
- Former Yomiuri Giants pitcher admits to betting illegally
July 12, 2016
Shoki Kasahara, a former pitcher for the Yomiuri Giants, has admitted to participating in illegal gambling. The 25-year-old arrested in April on charges of placing wagers on 15 Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) and Japanese high school games. Kasahara admitted to the charges during Monday’s hearing at the Tokyo District Court,...
- Japan going for carrot and stick approach to end baseball gambling scandal
April 6, 2016
The Nippon Professional Baseball is relaxing its strict rules, all for the sake of finally ending the gambling scandal that hit the Japanese baseball league. Early this week, the organization announced it will offer limited suspension to members—players or team staff—who would come forward and admit their involvement in betting...
- Yomiuri Giants faces ¥5M fine, pitcher banned from playing over baseball gambling scandal
March 23, 2016
Japan’s oldest professional baseball, the Yomiuri Giants, has been ordered to pay ¥5 million in fines after another of its players was found to have bet on baseball. The player, pitcher Kyosuke Takagi, has been suspended for one year, the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) announced on Tuesday, according to Kyodo...
- Giants top executives resign amid baseball gambling scandal
March 9, 2016
Three top officials of Japan’s oldest professional baseball team, Yomiuri Giants, are stepping down following news that another of their players was found to have bet on baseball. Local media outlet Japan Times reported that Kyosuke Takagi, a left-handed reliever who has pitched in 139 games in the past four...
- Yomiuri Giants pitchers banned indefinitely over betting
November 10, 2015
Yomiuri Giants pitchers caught gambling on baseball have been banned indefinitely from the sport they love. Nippon Professional Baseball Commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki announced during a press conference on Tuesday the decision to ban Yomiuri Giants pitchers Satoshi Fukuda, Shoki Kasahara and Ryuya Matsumoto indefinitely after they were found to have...
New Japan law recognizes bitcoin as method of payment
March 31, 2017
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August 9, 2017
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October 10, 2017
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April 25, 2017