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Former longtime Japan resident Dave Wiggins, who was a sports columnist and television analyst in Tokyo, is now a sports writer based in Vero Beach, Florida. He contributes a bi-monthly column on the North American sports scene to The Japan Times. Wiggins, who was a TV sportscaster in Hawaii for several years prior to his time in Japan, is known for his keen observations and acerbic wit. In 2006 he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Foreign Sportswriters Association of Japan.

For Dave Wiggins's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Gomez enthralls with Jekyll-and-Hyde personas

| Jul 1, 2014

Gomez enthralls with Jekyll-and-Hyde personas

Carlos Gomez, star Milwaukee center fielder, is a classic study in contradictions. At first blush, he appears to be an MLB troublemaker. He has been at the center of numerous on-field confrontations as a result of his flamboyant bat-flipping and baserunning antics. But, as ...

Outlook for Nationals reliant upon health of DC3

| May 20, 2014

Outlook for Nationals reliant upon health of DC3

How many times in sports have you heard it: As so-and-so goes, so goes team such-and-such? In the case of the Washington Nationals, outstanding showings by the trio of Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth seem mandatory if the Nats are to excel. ...

| Apr 22, 2014

Ex-NFL star Johnson happy for new shot with CFL

Don’t you just love serendipitous dovetailing? MAS sure does after benefiting from a whole bunch of it while putting this column together. Indulge him, please, while he explains. After the shocking release of star receiver DeSean Jackson by the Philadelphia Eagles, MAS had contemplated ...