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Top seeds Cirstea, Svitolina win openers in Baku

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Top seed Sorana Cirstea of Romania struggled past wild card Ons Jabeur of Tunisia 6-3, 6-3 to open her account in the Baku Cup on Tuesday.

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Maeda to lead Japan against MLB stars in November

TOKYO (AP) — Hiroshima Carp pitcher Kenta Maeda will take the mound for Japan against a team of all-stars from Major League Baseball in a six-game series in November.

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Vinci, Nara, Pliskova make Istanbul quarters

ISTANBUL (AP) — Second-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy advanced to the Istanbul Cup quarterfinals when Romanian qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru retired with a right shoulder injury while trailing 6-3, 4-1 on Thursday.

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Yomiuri Giants sign Cuban pitcher Mendoza

TOKYO (AP) — Pitcher Hector Mendoza has signed with the Yomiuri Giants, becoming the third Cuban to join Japan’s Central League team this season.

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Japan high school baseball looks to save pitchers

Saibi High School's Tomohiro Anraku delivers a pitch against Mishima High School in their baseball qualifying game in Saijo, southwestern Japan, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Anraku, who many consider the future of Japanese baseball, took the mound and pitched a complete-game shutout an 8-0 win in the qualifying tournament for the summer tourney. The 17-year-old Anraku, who experienced pain in his right elbow last year, is no stranger to the type of marathon pitching performances that are legendary in Japanese high school baseball. Japan's High School Baseball Federation is considering introducing measures such as a tiebreaker and pitch counts limits in order to protect the health of the country's future stars. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORYJAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

TOKYO (AP) — The marathon pitching exploits of Japan’s high school baseball players may soon be a thing of the past.

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