Pitching holds key to PL shakeup

| Sep 29, 2009

Pitching holds key to PL shakeup

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Gaudy pitching numbers may bring home awards and adoration. But it’s coming through in the clutch that leads to titles. More often than not, pitching will make or break a team’s season. A lesson the Seibu Lions may have recently learned the hard way. ...

No hurry for Kitajima to return to spotlight

| Jul 30, 2009

No hurry for Kitajima to return to spotlight

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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

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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

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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 ...