| 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 ...

| Oct 25, 2008

Hasegawa qualified to manage WBC team

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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

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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, ...