No hurry for Kitajima to return to spotlight

| Jul 30, 2009

No hurry for Kitajima to return to spotlight

by Ed Odeven

With four Olympic gold medals on his sterling resume, breaststroker Kosuke Kitajima has already attained a level of success that millions of athletes can only dream of. Now, with the spotlight on the 13th FINA World Championships being held in Rome, Kitajima, serving as ...

| Jun 10, 2009

'Random' drug tests make JSA look bad

by Ed Odeven

What a joke. What other words can be used to describe the Japan Sumo Association’s latest round of “random” drug tests? For the drug testing to actually be legitimate, it needs to be done without advanced notice. But as Kyodo News reported on Monday ...

Setoguchi emerges as bright star

| Apr 12, 2009

Setoguchi emerges as bright star

by Ed Odeven

In his first full NHL season, San Jose Sharks right wing Devin Setoguchi has established himself as a formidable offensive force for the league’s top team. Before the start of the 2008-09 season, first-year Sharks coach Todd McLellan, a former assistant coach for the ...

| Oct 25, 2008

Hasegawa qualified to manage WBC team

by Ed Odeven

There has been much discussion about who should be the manager for Japan’s 2009 World Baseball Classic team. The now-retired Sadaharu Oh won’t be the skipper and Senichi Hoshino has repeatedly stated he will refuse to accept the job if it is offered to ...