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 ...

Toshiba prevails over Toyota in series opener

Nov 9, 2013

Toshiba prevails over Toyota in series opener

Toshiba big man Nick Fazekas put up a double-double performance with 19 points and 20 rebounds as the Brave Thunders took the first game of a two-game series over their archrival Toyota Motors Alvark with a 73-65 win at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 ...

Aggressive-minded pitchers find success for Eagles

Oct 30, 2013

Aggressive-minded pitchers find success for Eagles

You’ve got to play aggressively — that’s one of the cliches that has been used millions of times in sports. And also, that’s one of the things that you can hardly execute, especially at the professional level, because audaciousness sometimes turns to recklessness that ...