Honda joins select group with win at world juniors

| Mar 22, 2016

Honda joins select group with win at world juniors

The depth of Japan’s skating prowess was on full display at the world junior championships in Debrecen, Hungary, over the weekend, where Marin Honda, Wakaba Higuchi and Yuna Shiraiwa took three of top four places in the women’s competition. Honda, a 14-year-old from Kyoto, ...

Miyahara primed for a run at first world title

| Feb 23, 2016

Miyahara primed for a run at first world title

Before the recent Four Continents Championships in Taipei, Satoko Miyahara said she was “tired of finishing second at international events.” Staying true to her words, the reigning world silver medalist tore off two personal best performances on the way to her first major international ...

Fernandez improving, but still not in Hanyu's class

| Feb 2, 2016

Fernandez improving, but still not in Hanyu's class

World champion Javier Fernandez made history last week when he won his fourth consecutive European title in Bratislava. In accomplishing the feat the Spaniard became the first skater since Czechoslovakia’s Ondrej Nepela in 1972 to capture the Euro crown four straight times. The late ...

MLB confirms probe in Darvish gambling case

Jan 19, 2016

MLB confirms probe in Darvish gambling case

Texas Rangers star pitcher Yu Darvish is being investigated by Major League Baseball in the wake of his brother Sho being charged last year with running an illegal gambling ring that allegedly took bets on both MLB and NPB games, The Japan Times has ...