Nippon Professional Baseball

The Japanese government is considering the legalisation of gambling on football and baseball that could open the door to an estimated $65bn (€53.8bn) sports betting market, it has been reported.

Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league will admit increased numbers of fans to its games from this weekend, following the Japanese government's relaxation of Covid-19 spectator limits

Fifa said there is "no reason" for the Swiss criminal investigation into president Gianni Infantino, and he will continue in his role as normal

Thai pay-television broadcaster TrueVisions is threatening not to show the end of the extended Thai League 1 football season, and is demanding a reduction in its rights fees for the competition

Sport in Japan is making tentative progress in its return after the Covid-19 shutdown, as authorities and organisers implement various measures to re-admit fans and lay the ground for the Tokyo Olympics…

Japan’s biggest domestic sports league, Nippon Professional Baseball, commenced its 2020 season on June 19 following a three-month delay due to Covid-19.

Japan's biggest domestic sports league, Nippon Professional Baseball, started its 2020 season on Friday after a three-month delay due to the Covid-19 shutdown

The Singapore-based Global Esports Federation has appointed a Brand, Marketing, Commercial and Communication Commission featuring an array of experienced sports industry executives

Sports streaming service DAZN has acquired rights in Japan for Nippon Professional Baseball pre-season practice matches ahead of the 2020 season start on June 19

Japan's Naomi Osaka was the world's highest-paid female athlete last year, according to Forbes, earning $37

Nippon Professional Baseball commissioner Atsushi Saito has said the league's 12 teams are aiming to start the 2020 season in the second half of June following postponement due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Turkmenistan on Sunday joined the small handful of countries around the world to continue hosting sports events amid the Covid-19 pandemic, as its domestic football season restarted

Japanese advertising and sports marketing agency Dentsu yesterday ordered its 5,000 employees at its Tokyo headquarters to work from home, after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus

Formula One managing director of motorsports Ross Brawn has said it is "unlikely" this year's Shanghai Grand Prix will go ahead as scheduled on April 19 due to the coronavirus

Nippon Professional Baseball club, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, will change the name of its baseball stadium to the PayPay Dome next season to promote Softbank’s cashless services subsidiary.