Tsao takes bow
Taiwanese pitcher Tsao Chin-hui (曹錦輝) made his first Major League Baseball appearance of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday when he pitched 1.1 scoreless innings during the team's 2-7 loss to the Colorado Rockies. Tsao replaced Dodgers starter Derek Low with two outs and runners on second and third with two outs in the fifth. He induced a ground ball from catcher Yorvit Torrealba to end the inning, then retired three of the four Rockies he faced in the sixth, striking out two and walking one without giving up a hit.
Tsao has spent most of the season in the minor leagues, but has been called up to fill in for starter Jason Schmidt, who went on the disabled list on Tuesday with a shoulder inflamation. Tsao was also called up last week as a temporary replacement, but was sent back to the minors without getting a chance to pitch. But with Schmidt out for at least two weeks Tsao may get an extended opportunity.
Uni Lions suspend staff
In Taiwanese baseball, the Uni Lions have responded to their dreadful 4-13 start to the season by suspending manager Ohashi Yutaka, hitting and bench coach Inoue Osamu and pitching coach Saka Kojiro for one week. Fielding coach Luo Kuo-chang (
Chan wins in Alabama
Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然) won her first round match at the International Tennis Federation tournament in Dothan, Alabama on Wednesday, defeating Yurika Sema of Japan 6-3, 6-2. Chan, ranked fifth in the tournament, is next scheduled to play Irena Pavlovic of France. Chuang Chia-jung (莊佳容) lost her first round singles match, but she and Chan defeated Czech pair Eva Hrdinova and Michaela Pastikova 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of women's doubles, in which they are seeded first.
Badminton cup starts today
The 36th Chingchen Badminton Cup (
Academy holding tourney
On Sunday, April 22, The Taichung International Soccer Academy will be hosting a club tournament for youth teams from all across Taiwan. The one-day tournament will be held at Morrison Academy. There will be four divisions for players under 13, under 11, under 9 and under 7.
‘CRIMINAL ACT’: The UCI said it ‘strongly condemns’ Dylan Groenewegen’s ‘dangerous behavior,’ which left Jakobsen in critical condition and injured other cyclists Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen was in a coma on Wednesday, in “serious” condition, after he was thrown into and over a barrier at 80kph in the conclusion to the opening stage of the Tour de Pologne. Footage showed 23-year-old Jakobsen, of the Deceuninck-Quick-Step, racing elbow-to-elbow with fellow Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen of Jumbo-Visma as both men frantically tussled in a tight sprint to the line in Katowice. However, Jakobsen came off worst, somersaulting over the barriers before colliding with a photographer after Groenewegen had veered suddenly to the right, squeezing his rival into the security wall. “His condition is very serious. His life is
Taiwan Steel on Sunday grabbed three points with a narrow 1-0 win against Hang Yuan FC, to move into the No. 2 spot on the Taiwan Football Premier League (TFPL) log, while Taipower FC beat NTUS 2-0 to maintain first place. Taking advantage early in the match of opposition defenders who had not yet settled down, Taiwan Steel’s attacking trio of Wu Chun-ching, Marc Fenelus from the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Benchy Astama from Haiti pushed forward with good passes. After only one minute of play, Fenelus dribbled from the right flank, feeding a short pass inside the penalty area to
LEAVING IT LATE: Rakuten added late runs last night to add to wins on Wednesday against the Brothers and the Lions on Friday that went down to the last batter The Rakuten Monkeys rallied to post three late runs for another close win, prevailing 5-3 over the Uni-President Lions yesterday as Taiwan’s second-half CPBL season got started with lower scoring output, but exciting finishes. It was Rakuten’s third win in a row. In two games this week, they seized victory in dramatic fashion with their last at-bat and have drawn level with the CTBC Brothers on top of the table after yesterday’s results, 0.5 games in front of the Fubon Guardians and 1.5 games ahead of the Lions. It was tied at 1-1 early, with Rakuten hosting the Lions at the Taoyuan Intenational
STAYING COOL: Hamilton said that his ‘heart nearly stopped’ when he noticed the puncture, but he kept going to beat Alain Prost’s total of six home wins in France Lewis Hamilton said he feared he might not make it home when a last lap puncture almost derailed his charge to a record seventh British Grand Prix victory on Sunday. “I didn’t think I would make it round the last two corners,” the world champion said. The front left tire of his Mercedes had delaminated and deflated on his final lap, leaving the six-time world champion to nurse his vehicle to the finish as second-placed Max Verstappen hunted him down. “I just can’t believe it,” Hamilton said. “It was heart-stopping. I backed off and stayed chilled and was so glad it happened on