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Scoreboard Roundup – 6/24/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/24/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — World Cup: Group C: Greece 2 – Ivory Coast 1 
Colombia 4 – Japan 1 
Group D: Costa Rica 0 – England  0 – Draw
Uruguay 1 – Italy 0 
MLB: New York Mets 10 (36-41) – Oakland Athletics 1 (47-30)
Pittsburgh Pirates 6 (39-38) – Tampa Bay Rays 5 (31-48)
Toronto Blue Jays 7 (44-35) – New York Yankees 6 (39-37)
Chicago White Sox 4 (36-42) – Baltimore Orioles 2 (40-36)
Philadelphia Phillies 7 (35-41) – Miami Marlins 4 (38-39)
Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (43-36) – Kansas City Royals 0 (40-37)
Atlanta Braves 3 (39-37) – Houston Astros 2 (33-45)
Detroit Tigers 8 (41-32) – Texas Rangers 2 (35-41)
Chicago Cubs 7 (32-43) – Cincinnati Reds 3 (38-38)
Los Angeles Angels 8 (42-33) – Minnesota Twins 6 (36-39)
San Diego Padres 7 (34-44) – San Francisco Giants 2 (45-32)
Colorado Rockies 10 (35-42) – Saint Louis Cardinals 5 (42-36)
Seattle Mariners 8 (42-36) – Boston Red Sox 2 (35-43)
Washington Nationals 4 (41-35) – Milwaukee Brewers 2 (47-32) 16 Innings
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Kevin Youkilis Set to Play in Japan Next Season

Kevin Youkilis Set to Play in Japan Next Season

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  Kevin Youkilis wants to play just one more season, but it will not be in the major leagues.
The 34-year-old Youkilis has agreed to a one-year contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in…

Japan Wins the Little League World Series

Japan Wins the Little League World Series

Rob Carr/Getty Images(WILLIAMSPORT, PA.) — In exciting fashion, Japan has won the 2013 Little League World Series over California.
Japan took down The Eastlake Little League All-Starts from Chula Vista.
This was the fifth straight year a team from Jap…

Japanese Political Campaigns Go Digital

Japanese Political Campaigns Go Digital

KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) — For a country known for its high-tech prowess, Japan has had surprisingly archaic election laws.Political parties have traditionally been banned from using the internet to aid their campaigns, thanks to a decade…

Commander of US Army Forces in Japan Suspended

Commander of US Army Forces in Japan Suspended

http://www.usarj.army.mil/cmdstaffs/CG2.jpg(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Army suspended Maj. Gen. Michael Harrison, commander of the U.S. Army Forces in Japan from his duties for alleged failure to report or investigate at least one allegation of sexual ass…

Global Stocks Plunge After Japan Selloff

Global Stocks Plunge After Japan Selloff

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street may be in for a wild ride Thursday after a sharp retreat for stocks in Japan. U.S. stock futures dropped after the Nikkei index in Tokyo plunged 7.3 percent overnight, its worst one-day loss in mo…

Kerry on NKorea: US Would Not Rule Out Talks, but only if Denuclearization Steps Taken

Kerry on NKorea: US Would Not Rule Out Talks, but only if Denuclearization Steps Taken

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Tokyo Sunday for the last leg of his Asia trip, reiterating the Obama Administration’s pledge to seek a “peaceful resolution” on the Korean peninsula, amid increasing unease a…

New Technique Could Detect Pancreatic Cancer Early

New Technique Could Detect Pancreatic Cancer Early

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Pancreatic cancer is a brutal and deadly disease. Fewer than five percent of patients who are diagnosed with it survive more than five years.Doctors believe that early detection could increase survival rates. However, t…

Puerto Rico Eliminates Team USA

Puerto Rico Eliminates Team USA

Tom DiPace/WBCI/MLB Photos via Getty Images(MIAMI) — Nelson Figueroa got the best of the USA on Friday night.  The 38-year-old led his team to the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic on Friday with big six inning performance in Puerto Rico’s…

Japan Marks Second Anniversary of Deadly Earthquake and Tsunami

Japan Marks Second Anniversary of Deadly Earthquake and Tsunami

Sankei via Getty Images(TOKYO) — Services were held in Japan on Monday to mark the second anniversary of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that took nearly 19,000 lives and triggered the worst nuclear power plant accident since the Chernobyl disast…

On Eve of Quake Anniversary, Thousands Demand End to Nuclear Power

On Eve of Quake Anniversary, Thousands Demand End to Nuclear Power

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — Thousands rallied against a government plan to restart idle nuclear reactors in Japan on Sunday.The protests come as the country marks the second anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Two years later, 160,000 peo…

Japan Rattled by 6.2 Magnitude Quake, No Tsunami Warning Issued

Japan Rattled by 6.2 Magnitude Quake, No Tsunami Warning Issued

Zoonar/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook Japan on Monday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. The quake hit at 4:23 p.m. local time in northern Tochigi Prefecture and was 10 kilometers deep. It registered 5 on the Japan…

Japan’s Sweet Twist on Valentine’s Day

Japan’s Sweet Twist on Valentine’s Day

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — Nobody does Valentine’s Day quite like the Japanese — more specifically, Japanese women.While Feb. 14 has been set aside as the day of romance in the U.S., Japanese tradition calls for women to give chocolates …

Japan Scrambles Jets in Island Dispute with Russia

Japan Scrambles Jets in Island Dispute with Russia

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — The Japanese government lodged a protest with Moscow on Thursday after two Russian fighter jets briefly violated Japanese air space above disputed islands off the northern coast of Hokkaido island, the defense ministry …

Did China Aim Radar at Japanese Ship?

Did China Aim Radar at Japanese Ship?

George Doyle/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — Tokyo has lodged a formal protest against Beijing after a Chinese warship aimed a radar used to direct missiles at a Japanese naval ship, reports The New York Times.On Tuesday, Itsunori Onodera, Japan’s defense ministe…

Japanese Pop Star Shaves Head for Dating Remorse

Japanese Pop Star Shaves Head for Dating Remorse

AKB48/YouTube(TOKYO) — In a long list of publicity stunts thought up by Japan’s most popular pop group AKB48, this may be the most bizarre.Minami Minegishi is one of the most popular idols in the 90-plus member super unit.  The 20-year-old …

Investigation into Boeing’s Dreamliner Shifts to Monitoring System

Investigation into Boeing’s Dreamliner Shifts to Monitoring System

Duncan Chard/Bloomberg via Getty Images(TOKYO) — The investigation into Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is now shifting from the battery maker to the company that manufactures its monitoring system.On Monday, Japan’s Transport Ministry said its inspectors and…

Top Japanese Official Urges Elderly to ‘Hurry Up and Die’

Top Japanese Official Urges Elderly to ‘Hurry Up and Die’

Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images(TOKYO) — Taro Aso has never been one to hold his tongue.  But Japan’s deputy prime minister may have outdone himself with his latest gaffe.At a government panel to discuss social security reforms, the …

Japan Makes Bold Move to Help Boost Economy

Japan Makes Bold Move to Help Boost Economy

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — Japan’s prime minister is making a bold move — and staking the country’s financial future on it.Shinzo Abe has proposed the unlimited printing of money and a 2 percent inflation target to lift Japan out of decades of eco…

FAA, Boeing and NTSB Reps in Japan for 787 Dreamliner Investigation

FAA, Boeing and NTSB Reps in Japan for 787 Dreamliner Investigation

Duncan Chard/Bloomberg via Getty Images(TOKYO) — Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and Boeing arrived in Japan on Friday to join the investigation into the 787 Dreamliner that made an emerge…

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