RB Gray blazing trail for Japanese football with Utes

Apr 8, 2015

RB Gray blazing trail for Japanese football with Utes

For the majority of football players in Japan, taking the gridiron in the sport’s mother nation, the United States, is beyond their imagination. But running back James Takada Gray has made his boyhood dream a reality. Gray, who was born to an American father ...

WJBL star Tokashiki signs with WNBA's Storm

Apr 7, 2015

WJBL star Tokashiki signs with WNBA's Storm

Two-time WJBL MVP Ramu Tokashiki has signed with the WNBA’s Seattle Storm her Japanese club, JX-Eneos Sunflowers, announced Monday. The Sunflowers said that the 192-cm center/forward will head to the United States in early May for the Storm’s training camp. The 2015 WNBA season ...

Kiryu focused on improving

Apr 6, 2015

Kiryu focused on improving

The hype is similar to what it was two years ago, when he ran a 10.01 in the 100 meters as a high school senior. But Yoshihide Kiryu is a different sprinter now, one who is still in the middle of a developing process. ...

Kurihara enthused by showing at veteran combine

Mar 31, 2015

Kurihara enthused by showing at veteran combine

Takashi Kurihara’s ultimate dream of playing in the National Football League isn’t over yet. In fact, he feels stronger than ever. The Japanese wide receiver tested himself at the inaugural NFL Veteran Combine on March 22 in Arizona. He was one of over 100 ...

Kawabuchi doubles down on Japan 2024 Task Force agenda

Mar 25, 2015

Kawabuchi doubles down on Japan 2024 Task Force agenda

Change can be quite difficult, and there’s often resistance to it. Reforming the Japan Basketball Association fits that description, too. And ushering in a new, unified era for men’s professional basketball here does not go hand in hand with all key leaders nodding their ...

Nadeshiko League raring to go in World Cup year

Mar 23, 2015

Nadeshiko League raring to go in World Cup year

With the Women’s World Cup taking place in June, Japanese women’s soccer is entering a key year and hopes are high. The domestic Nadeshiko League gets under way this weekend across the nation, with the captains and managers of the 10 first-division clubs speaking ...

Pilots coach Reveno cherished time in Japan

Mar 21, 2015

Pilots coach Reveno cherished time in Japan

“Konnichiwa.” As he came out of the locker room after his team’s regular season finale against the University of San Diego at the Chiles Center and found this Japanese reporter waiting for him, Eric Reveno used the Japanese greeting instead of the standard English ...