Football camp chief thinks outside box

Mar 22, 2014

Football camp chief thinks outside box

As a player, Tomotsuna Inoue wasn’t able to fulfill his wish to reach the NFL. But his dream continues, now as someone who presents a chance for Japanese youngsters to achieve that big goal. Inoue has organized Tomotsuna Academy Football Camp as its director ...

Tokyo Excellence shooting for NBDL championship

Mar 21, 2014

Tokyo Excellence shooting for NBDL championship

The Tokyo Excellence, who are in their first season in the National Basketball Development League (formerly the JBL2), have posted a splendid 29-3 record to date. The club is aiming to win the championship in the four-team playoffs this weekend. “It’s unbelievable, because we ...

J. League seeks to widen scope in Asia

Mar 1, 2014

J. League seeks to widen scope in Asia

As two decades have now elapsed since its inception, the J. League is entering a new era. And as one of its most conspicuous projects for the next decade and beyond, the Japanese professional soccer circuit is looking to expand its presence in Asia, ...

Geary, Jets hoping to overcome NBL turbulence

| Feb 25, 2014

Geary, Jets hoping to overcome NBL turbulence

The Chiba Jets have been hit with a severe reality — that much is certain. But that’s something they expected when they defected from the bj-league to the NBL before this season. “We understood there would be a challenge,” Jets head coach Reggie Geary ...

Encouragement, advice helped steer Watanabe to GWU

Feb 19, 2014

Encouragement, advice helped steer Watanabe to GWU

The recent decision by promising basketball prospect Yuta Watanabe to attend George Washington University next season came as bright news for his home country. And as much as Watanabe has rare talent, the 19-year-old out of Kagawa Prefecture has received valuable support from people ...

Team effort gives SeaHorses win over Sunrockers

Feb 16, 2014

Team effort gives SeaHorses win over Sunrockers

The Aisin SeaHorses took advantage of their deep roster and had five players scoring in double digits in a 84-74 win over the Hitachi Sunrockers at Ota City Gymnasium on Sunday. The SeaHorses, a Western Conference club, swept a two-game series against Hitachi and ...