Fujitsu QB Cameron gains redemption with Japan X Bowl triumph

Dec 14, 2016

Fujitsu QB Cameron gains redemption with Japan X Bowl triumph

Despite being in the X League championship game for a fourth straight season, the Fujitsu Frontiers and ace quarterback Colby Cameron entered this year’s contest with a chip on their shoulders. Last year, Cameron threw three interceptions, and the Panasonic Impulse were able to ...

Sunwolves name squad for second Super Rugby campaign

Dec 12, 2016

Sunwolves name squad for second Super Rugby campaign

Japan’s Sunwolves endured a rocky debut season in Super Rugby, posting only one win. As they head into their second campaign, the Sunwolves’ see the glass as half-full, because the only way left to go is up. The team announced 36 of their players ...

JBA hopeful new plan helps strengthen men's national team

Dec 7, 2016

JBA hopeful new plan helps strengthen men's national team

The Japan Basketball Association recently announced plans to hold training camps more often as it becomes more serious, and desperate, about developing the men’s national team ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. On Wednesday, the sport’s national governing ...

Childress trying to get up to speed with NeoPhoenix

Dec 2, 2016

Childress trying to get up to speed with NeoPhoenix

The San-en NeoPhoenix’s recent acquisition of former NBA player Josh Childress came as a surprise near the middle of the inaugural B. League season. Landing in another country to play basketball is a totally different animal, and there is no exception to that even ...

Murata keeps focus on upcoming bout, aims to secure title shot

Dec 1, 2016

Murata keeps focus on upcoming bout, aims to secure title shot

Middleweight boxer Ryota Murata will join other Japanese star fighters in a Dec. 30 event at Ariake Colosseum, where he will take on Mexico’s Bruno Sandoval, Teiken Gym announced on Thursday. It will be the 12th professional bout for the unbeaten Murata, who has ...

Otani, Arai win MVP awards

Nov 29, 2016

Otani, Arai win MVP awards

Shohei Otani’s historic season of rewriting the record books and challenging conventional baseball wisdom reached its logical conclusion on Monday night. In a result that came as a surprise to no one, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters’ two-way star was crowned Pacific League MVP, ...

Game-winning field goal sends Frontiers to X Bowl

Nov 27, 2016

Game-winning field goal sends Frontiers to X Bowl

Fujitsu kicker Hidetetsu Nishimura nailed a game-winning 45-yard field goal as time expired to help the Frontiers book a spot in the Japan X Bowl for the fourth consecutive year with a 28-26 win over the IBM Big Blue in the X League playoff ...