| Mar 7, 2010

Olympic memories are priceless

by Ed Odeven

It was only fitting that hockey’s beloved icon lit the Olympic torch and Canada’s top current star scored the gold medal-clinching goal — in overtime, the proverbial icing on the cake — on the final day of the Vancouver Winter Games. Wayne Gretzky, known ...

| Oct 9, 2009

Kameda clan stoops to a new low

by Ed Odeven

BOO — Good sportsmanship isn’t something the Kameda family comprehends. Review the facts from October 2007 to see the stunts the Kameda brothers pulled in the ring. Bad publicity has returned for the family. And it’s a shame that Kameda gym’s head honcho, Noriyuki ...

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 ...