James Wagner

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Mexico Makes Its Olympic Baseball Debut Against the Dominican Republic

The national team qualified for the tournament for the first time, instilling hope that baseball could assume a higher profile back home.YOKOHAMA, Japan — Mexico, a country where soccer reigns supreme, has...

Japan Tops United States for Softball Gold

The United States had the top-ranked softball team in the world, but it lost the gold medal game the same way it did in 2008: At the hands of pitcher Yukiko Ueno.YOKOHAMA,...

When the Olympics Delay Gets You to the Games

The yearlong postponement of the Olympics let some athletes recover enough from injuries for another shot at the Games.TOKYO — Had there been no coronavirus pandemic, Dayshalee Salamán wouldn’t be at the...

Baseball and Softball Return to the Olympics: What to Watch and Expect

For the first time in 13 years, baseball and softball will be contested at the Olympics.Thanks to Japan’s ardent love of both sports, baseball and softball are back in the Games after...

Richard Carapaz of Ecuador Wins Gold in the Men's Road Race

TOKYO — Six days after finishing third in the Tour de France, Richard Carapaz of Ecuador flew to Japan, battled the steamy conditions, pushed his body past exhaustion and won gold in...

Softball Is Back in the Olympics, and So Are 10 Veterans of 2008

Softball was dropped from the Olympic program after the 2008 Beijing Games. Now the sport, and 10 veterans of that tournament, are back.TOKYO — During the 2008 Olympics, Kaleigh Rafter was 21...

The U.S. softball team again needs few runs as it gets win No. 2.

– United States Softball Opening Round...

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