| 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 ...

Athletics squad faces pressure in Beijing

| Jul 27, 2008

Athletics squad faces pressure in Beijing

by Ed Odeven

There was a mild dose of optimism Japan would collect a bunch of medals at the 2007 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Osaka. Some said the nation’s athletes would benefit from the home stadium advantage and the fact they were acclimated to the hot, ...

Swim fed made right call on suits

| Jun 15, 2008

Swim fed made right call on suits

by Ed Odeven

It’s been a strange year in the pool. The swimsuit has created more headlines than the swimmer. Specifically, of course, I’m referring to the latest technological craze, Speedo’s LZR Racer, which has been donned by dozens of elite-level swimmers this year en route to ...