WJBL's Antelopes focus on positive gains

Dec 4, 2015

WJBL's Antelopes focus on positive gains

In Japan’s sports culture, you are supposed to be disappointed and mourn when you lose a game. That’s, of course, a natural reaction for competitors. But you also need positive energy to channel that frustration into a vital force to move forward. This season, ...

Hachimura signs with powerhouse college program Gonzaga

Nov 25, 2015

Hachimura signs with powerhouse college program Gonzaga

Japanese basketball phenom Rui Hachimura will play for the Gonzaga University Bulldogs next year, head coach Mark Few revealed on the team’s official website. According to the website, the team has signed 17-year-old Hachimura to a national letter of intent. He is one of ...

Japan wins third-place game

Nov 21, 2015

Japan wins third-place game

Samurai Japan disappointed its home crowd in a stunning semifinal loss to South Korea two days previously. But the Premier 12 cohost bounced back with an 11-1 rout of Mexico in the third-place game on Saturday at Tokyo Dome. Japan’s leadoff hitter, Shogo Akiyama, ...

South Korea ready to face Japan in semifinals of Premier 12

Nov 18, 2015

South Korea ready to face Japan in semifinals of Premier 12

The South Korean national team was completely overpowered by Japanese fireballer Shohei Otani in the opening game of the Premier 12 in Sapporo on Nov. 8. The South Koreans don’t plan to let that happen again on Thursday when the Asian archrivals meet in ...