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Dodgers' Kuroda Worries About Family, Friends After Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

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Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, one of 14 Japanese baseball players on 2010 Major League rosters, still hasn't heard from his brother. His wife and children live with him in L.A. but he is concerned about several friends from Sendai, where hundreds of bodies are reported to have washed ashore following the tsunami.

"I started looking at the pictures, and the pictures got worse and worse," Kuroda told ESPN through a translator. "Then I turned on the TV and saw devastating images, and it was horrifying."

All professional sports in Japan have been postponed at least through the weekend in the aftermath of Friday's devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami, according to the AP.