Miyazaki has solid debut in Spain

ALCOBENDAS, Spain (Kyodo) Handball standout Daisuke Miyazaki scored three times in his debut as Alcobendas drew 28-28 with Reale Ademar Leon on the opening day of the season in Spain’s top league on Saturday.

Miyazaki scored all three of his goals in the first half to help Alcobendas lead 16-11 at the break, but the 28-year-old was given tight marking in the second period as the visitors came back to earn a draw.

“It was like a dream having all the fans cheer me on,” said Miyazaki, who secured a one-year deal with the Liga Asobal club in June after a successful trial.