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Jason Coskrey

Jason Coskrey is a sports writer for The Japan Times. His primary focus is Japanese baseball, but he has also covered soccer, American football, boxing and basketball. He previously worked for the Marietta Daily Journal in Marietta, Ga. A native of Detroit, he is a graduate of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

For Jason Coskrey's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Tanaka chosen for MLB All-Star Game

Jul 7, 2014

Tanaka chosen for MLB All-Star Game

The $175 million the New Yankees spent to acquire Masahiro Tanaka is looking more and more like a bargain with each passing day. The Japanese ace had already established himself as one of the best pitchers in the majors this year. Now he can ...

Cruz settling in with Marines

Jul 5, 2014

Cruz settling in with Marines

Luis Cruz wanted to go home. He wanted to see his family again, wanted to be back in a familiar environment. He wanted to get away from that lonely hotel room in Fort Myers, Florida, that was a long way from his native Navojoa, ...

Carp set to make splash in All-Star Series

Jul 3, 2014

Carp set to make splash in All-Star Series

Get ready to see red during the 2014 NPB All-Star Series later this month, because the Hiroshima Carp’s fans might be out in full force. That’s because their team is the most well-represented club on the final All-Star rosters, released Thursday, for the series, ...

UFC plans ambitious project in Japan

Jun 28, 2014

UFC plans ambitious project in Japan

When DREAM and PRIDE were in their heyday about 10 to 15 years ago, Japan might have been considered the epicenter of mixed martial arts around the world. Those days are mostly over now. A number of organizations still remain, but the world’s most ...

UFC returning to Saitama on Sept. 20

Jun 26, 2014

UFC returning to Saitama on Sept. 20

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is bringing its brand of mixed-martial arts back to Japan with not only one of the most highly anticipated heavyweight bouts in recent memory, but also what may be among the most important UFC debuts by a Japanese fighter in ...