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, ...

NBL executive Yamaya steps down; president Maruo plans to quit

Oct 29, 2014

NBL executive Yamaya steps down; president Maruo plans to quit

NBL executive Takashi Yamaya stepped down as chief operating officer, while league president Mitsuru Maruo also expressed his intention of resigning, the league announced on Wednesday. The league issued a statement that the two made the decision to take responsibility for the the managerial ...

JBA head Fukatsu to resign

Oct 23, 2014

JBA head Fukatsu to resign

Japan Basketball Association president Yasuhiko Fukatsu announced his resignation from the helm during a Tokyo news conference on Thursday with the sport’s national governing body likely to face a ban from FIBA. Fukatsu said that during a JBA board meeting on the same day ...

Yamanaka defends belt against gritty Suriyan

Oct 23, 2014

Yamanaka defends belt against gritty Suriyan

WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka fell short of posting another KO win in a world title bout, but managed to retain his belt for the seventh consecutive time by defeating Thailand’s Suriyan Sor Rungvisai in an unanimous decision (114-110, 116-108, 115-109) at Yoyogi National ...

Samurai Japan unveils remaining players for MLB series

Oct 9, 2014

Samurai Japan unveils remaining players for MLB series

The organizers of the 2014 Nichibei Yakyu all-star series announced the remaining players for the Japan national team and 10 more players for the major league squad on Thursday. For the Japanese team, dubbed Samurai Japan, young star hurlers Shohei Otani (Hokkaido Nippon Ham ...