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Taiwan's Fubon gets foot in Premier League door with Chelsea bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fubon Financial Holding Co. has been involved in football since 2006, according to a report that aims to shed some light on news this week that one of Taiwan’s riche...

Taiwan's baseball team sets record with 156 ceremonial first pitches

The Tianmu-based Wei Chuan Dragons professional baseball team celebrated their 2021 home opener on Friday (March 26) by breaking a world record, as some 156 people simultaneously threw out the ceremon...

Oscar winner Ang Lee throws out first pitch at Taiwan baseball game

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academy-award winning Taiwanese director Ang Lee (李安) on Friday (March 19) threw out the first pitch at the Xinzhuang Baseball Stadium in New Taipei City, as the Fubon Gua...

Taiwan pro baseball league to start preseason

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) will launch its 2021 preseason Friday (Feb. 26) as players get ready for the regular season. Entering its 32nd ...

Will open seats be familiar sight in sports as virus fades?

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Empty seats have been the norm the past few years at the University of Kansas, where a succession of football coaches has failed to turn around the flailing fortunes of the Jayha...

Taiwan considers allowing 2,000 fans to attend baseball games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After baseball games with 1,000 fans present were played without incident on Friday (May 8), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is considering doubling the limit. ...

Taiwan the first to open pro baseball games to fans in 2020

Taiwan's professional baseball league has become the first in the world to play before spectators, admitting up to 1,000 fans to each of its two scheduled games Friday evening. In addition to t...

Taiwan baseball fans allowed inside stadium but sit apart

NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan (AP) — There were fans in the stands for baseball in Taiwan on Friday, albeit spaced far apart as a safeguard against the spread of the coronavirus. Up to 1,0...

Baseball in full swing in Taiwan, even in empty stadiums

NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan (AP) — When Wang Wei-chen had a base hit for the Chinatrust Brothers, no one booed or cheered from the stands at the suburban Taipei ballpark. No one hurled insults at the umpi...

Video shows bench-clearing brawl break out during Taiwan baseball game

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bench-clearing brawl broke out during a Taiwanese professional baseball game on Sunday (April 19), getting extra attention from the outside world as Taiwan is the only c...

Taiwan's pro baseball league to broadcast games in English

Taiwan's baseball season, the only one scheduled anywhere in the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, will include English broadcasts from Wednesday (April 15) to showcase Taiwan baseball to a wide...

Taiwan launches world's first baseball season amid pandemic

Taiwan's baseball season, the only one scheduled anywhere in the world during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, got off the ground in Taichung on Sunday after the first two games were pos...

Japanese owners rename Taiwan's Taoyuan baseball team Rakuten Monkeys

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten on Tuesday announced "Rakuten Monkeys" as the new name of the Lamigo Monkeys, a Taiwanese professional baseball team, three months after acquiring the Taoyu...

Six-time Taiwan pro baseball league champion team up for sale

Taipei (CNA) - Six-time Taiwan professional baseball league championship team the Lamigo Monkeys created a bombshell Wednesday when its owner announced that the team is being put up for sale. The d...

Video shows Taiwanese baseball player accept getting tagged out with Mother's Day hug

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Apparently feeling the spirit of Mother's Day, a Taiwanese baseball player bizarrely accepted getting tagged out at home plate during a game on Sunday (May 12). During a...