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  1. Puerto Rico eliminates defending champion Japan from WBC

    The surprising Puerto Ricans first eliminated the star-studded United States, then took care of two-time World Baseball Classic champion Japan two days later with a 3-1 victory in Sunday night's semifinal.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 17, 2013
  2. WBC - Japan's loss Puerto Rico's gain

    Jim Caple

    A key hit by Alex Rios and a key baserunning mistake to squelch a rally helped propel Puerto Rico past Japan, ending a WBC three-peat threat.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2013
  3. Japan defeats the Netherlands 10-6 at WBC

    Shinnosuke Abe homered twice in an eight-run second inning as two-time defending champion Japan beat the Netherlands 10-6 to secure first place in Pool 1 of the World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2013
  4. 2013 World Baseball Classic -- Cuba beats Japan, finishes 1st in ...

    Alfredo Despaigne hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, helping Cuba defeat two-time defending champion Japan 6-3 Wednesday to finish first in Group A of the World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  5. 2013 World Baseball Classic -- Japan beats China 5-2 to improve t...

    Two-time defending champion Japan beat China 5-2 on Sunday to improve to 2-0 in Group A of the World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2013
  6. Japan defeats Brazil in World Baseball Classic

    Two-time defending champion Japan rallied to beat Brazil 5-3 on Saturday in its opening game of the World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2013
  7. No MLB players for Japan as World Baseball Classic roster made

    Two-time defending champion Japan has announced its final 28-player team for the World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  8. Venues, pools announced for 2013 World Baseball Classic

    Two-time defending champion Japan and Cuba will face off in the first round of pool play in next year's World Baseball Classic. Home-field advantage: Japan.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  9. World Baseball Classic 2013 -- Japan players threaten boycott

    Japan's players' association has threatened to boycott the 2013 World Baseball Classic because calls for a larger share of tournament revenue weren't met.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2012
  10. Orioles-Pirates Preview

    Orioles-Pirates Preview

    Preview | June 20, 2011
  11. South Korea reaches World Baseball Classic final

    Cleveland Indians outfielder Choo Shin-Soo hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run first, Yoon Suk-Min allowed two runs in 6 1-3 innings, and South Korea beat mistake-prone Venezuela 10-2 at Dodger Stadium.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 21, 2009
  12. ESPN experts: Who will win World Baseball Classic?

    Who will win the World Baseball Classic? According to some of our ESPN experts, Japan is the favorite to repeat.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2009
  13. South Korea tops Ichiro, defending champ Japan for spot in semis

    South Korea qualified for the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic by beating defending WBC champion Japan and its slumping star, Ichiro Suzuki, 4-1 on Tuesday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 17, 2009
  14. Kim drives in only run as Korea shuts out Japan

    Kim Tae-kyun drove in the only run Monday to help South Korea beat defending champion Japan 1-0 and finish first in Pool A of the World Baseball Classic.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 09, 2009
  15. Korea joins Japan in WBC's next round

    Korea roughed up China 14-0 on Sunday to join defending champion Japan in the second round of the World Baseball Classic.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 08, 2009
  16. Japan's bats come alive in mercy-rule win over Korea

    Ichiro Suzuki broke out of a slump Saturday as defending champion Japan trounced South Korea 14-2 in seven innings to advance to the second round of the World Baseball Classic.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 07, 2009