Murofushi relaxed heading to nationals

Jun 18, 2016

Murofushi relaxed heading to nationals

Japan’s track and field icon is back. Koji Murofushi, a two-time Olympic medalist in the men’s hammer throw, has been more of a scholar and sports administrator in the last couple of years. But now the time has come to take off his suit, ...

B. League teams to play 60 games in first season

Jun 10, 2016

B. League teams to play 60 games in first season

The B. League unveiled its inaugural regular-season schedule, which begins this fall, on Friday. The 2016-17 season will start in late September and end in early May. Each team in the first (B1) and second divisions (B2) will play 60 games during the regular ...

Japan names provisional hoop squad with Olympic qualifying looming

Jun 8, 2016

Japan names provisional hoop squad with Olympic qualifying looming

With a month to go until Olympic qualifying in Belgrade, the provisional Japan men’s national basketball team entered its third training camp at Tokyo’s National Training Center on Wednesday. Head coach Kenji Hasegawa selected 16 players for the squad on Tuesday, but Ryusei Shinoyama ...

Brave Thunders ride momentum to wrap up NBL title

Jun 5, 2016

Brave Thunders ride momentum to wrap up NBL title

The Toshiba Brave Thunders are the last men standing in the NBL. The Kawasaki-based club showed lots of resilience and energy in winning the final three games of the best-of-five NBL Finals, clinching the title with a 76-70 victory in Game 5 over the ...

Cambridge dreaming of big future

Jun 4, 2016

Cambridge dreaming of big future

Born to a Jamaican father and a Japanese mother, maybe sprinter Aska Cambridge has a slight edge genetically over most other runners in Japan. But that fact alone isn’t enough to make him an elite athlete. He needs to get physically stronger. In the ...