Apr 18, 2014

Hanoi withdraws as 2019 Asian Games host

The Olympic Council of Asia announced Friday that Hanoi has officially withdrawn as host of the 2019 Asian Games. A replacement city will be decided upon on Sept. 20, during the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. But according to Tsuyoshi Aoki, the ...

The most viewed sports stories of 2013

Jan 1, 2014

The most viewed sports stories of 2013

The sports story most read online in the year in which Japan won the bid for the 2020 Olympics should come as no surprise. Baseball fans had plenty to celebrate, and figure-skating followers had no shortage of drama. Let’s hope to see some Sochi ...

| Jun 19, 2013

Washington skipper a cool customer


When a man is in the eye of the hurricane, he is sometimes blissfully unaware of the turbulence all around him. Such was the case with Davey Johnson, both as the manager of the Washington Nationals last season and as a trailblazing Yomiuri Giants ...

| Jun 5, 2013

Lack of American heavyweights sad


What if they held a world heavyweight title fight and no one in America showed up? Or even cared. Well, then, you would be talking about virtually every title tilt involving heavies this century, most of which transpired in Europe. Because of the absence ...

| Apr 24, 2013

Remembering Jackie and lessons learned


One cool thing about being an old coot like MAS is that when Hollywood cranks out a historic docudrama, you often remember experiencing the event portrayed first-hand. So it is with “42” — the movie about Jackie Robinson breaking the big league color barrier ...