Former NFL player, coach Kaumeyer helps boost Fujitsu's defense

Dec 13, 2014

Former NFL player, coach Kaumeyer helps boost Fujitsu's defense

The Fujitsu Frontiers have found some missing pieces to the puzzle and are a completely different —and better — team this year. And those pieces aren’t just newly acquired American players in quarterback Colby Cameron and defensive end Austin Flynn, both of whom participated ...

Ice Bucks strive to build brand, promote league

Dec 12, 2014

Ice Bucks strive to build brand, promote league

“Hard work, every day.” Huge orange banners bearing this phrase hang majestically on the walls and from the ceiling of the Nikko Kirifuri Ice Arena, the home of the Nikko Ice Bucks hockey club. The motto may sound like a cliche for a sports ...

Revamped Tsukuba Robots fall to 0-17

Dec 6, 2014

Revamped Tsukuba Robots fall to 0-17

Gloria Gaynor’s “I will Survive” was playing in the arena. The Tsukuba Robots intentionally did so and that was their message: they have made a fresh start. The Ibaraki Prefecture-based team played its first game under new management on Saturday, two days after it ...

FIBA hands down Japan ban; JBA sorry

Nov 27, 2014

FIBA hands down Japan ban; JBA sorry

It was something everyone expected to happen, so there shouldn’t have been any surprise whatsoever. That, however, did nothing to lessen the gravity of the situation. The Japan Basketball Association was informed on Wednesday that it’d been suspended by FIBA, the sport’s world governing ...

Otani impresses visiting MLB stars

Nov 19, 2014

Otani impresses visiting MLB stars

Shohei Otani exhibited some of the immaturity of a 20-year-old pitcher but also some of the potential that could eventually see him playing on American soil. Looking on the bright side, Otani, who started for Samurai Japan in its 3-1 defeat in Game 5 ...

Murata determined to tame 'Beast' Nicklow

Nov 11, 2014

Murata determined to tame 'Beast' Nicklow

Middleweight boxer Ryota Murata will be in the ring for his sixth professional fight, against the United States’ Jessie Nicklow, while former double weight-class champion Jorge Linares will take on Javier Prieto for the WBC lightweight title at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Dec. 30, ...