Koshien Bowl enjoys long, rich history

Dec 11, 2013

Koshien Bowl enjoys long, rich history

Located on the outskirts of Osaka with a unique ambience, Koshien Stadium is the symbolic sports icon in Japan. But it doesn’t represent just baseball. It has a significant meaning here for American football and is considered the mecca of the sport, just like ...

Murata learning lessons as pro

Dec 7, 2013

Murata learning lessons as pro

Ryota Murata learned many valuable lessons from the second professional fight of his career on Friday in Tokyo. The 27-year-old finished Dave Peterson, of the United States, with an eighth-round technical knockout to win in front of the large crowd that gathered at Ryogoku ...

Yaegashi, Murata post wins in boxing extravaganza

Dec 6, 2013

Yaegashi, Murata post wins in boxing extravaganza

It was a night that core Japanese boxing fans couldn’t take their eyes off the action for even a second. And they were fortunate that all the local stars left the ring as the winners. WBC flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi retained his belt by ...

Kiryu reflects on special year

Dec 4, 2013

Kiryu reflects on special year

It feels like track phenom Yoshihide Kiryu has been in the spotlight longer than he has been. But his breakout year was 2013, which is, of course, this year. Yes, it was only seven months ago that many first heard this teenager’s name. Kiryu, ...

Japan relay squad striving for consistent success

Dec 2, 2013

Japan relay squad striving for consistent success

Competing as a team is something Japan is good at in sports. So why not do so in track and field? With the IAAF World Relays set to be inaugurated in Nassau, Bahamas, next May, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations has decided to ...

Brave Thunders keep roll going against Brex

Dec 1, 2013

Brave Thunders keep roll going against Brex

The Toshiba Brave Thunders continue their supremacy in the NBL Eastern Conference. The League’s leading scorer, center Nick Fazekas, had a game-high 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Kawasaki-based club in extended its 10-game winning streak with a 86-64 over the the ...

Gibbs carries Toyota Motors to OT victory over Hitachi

Nov 30, 2013

Gibbs carries Toyota Motors to OT victory over Hitachi

Toyota Motors’ Jeffrey Gibbs clicked in overtime, scoring 14 points in that period alone, to help the Alvark to a 98-84 victory over the Hitachi Sunrockers at Ota City General Gymnasium on Saturday. The Sunrockers, who are tied for last place with the Chiba ...

Fujitsu import adjusts

Nov 30, 2013

Fujitsu import adjusts

Once, or twice at most. That’s the number of times that a quarterback usually throws a pass to the side of the field occupied by a great cornerback. In Japan’s X League, that’s the area where Al-Rilwan Adeyemi operates. You can’t blame quarterbacks for ...