Mar 11, 2014

J. League probes 'Japanese only' banner displayed at Urawa match

The nation’s professional soccer league said Monday it was investigating after an apparently racist banner reading “Japanese only” appeared at a weekend match. The large banner, written in English, was hoisted near a gate to the stands of a stadium in the city of ...

<I>Kemari</I>: a whole old ball game

Jan 2, 2014

Kemari: a whole old ball game

by Jun Hongo

The year of FIFA World Cup is upon us, with Brazil getting ready to host, and Japan scheduled to go head-to-head against Cote d’Ivoire, Greece and Colombia in June for a spot in the final 16. If six months is too long to wait, ...

| Aug 13, 2013

It's not easy being 'Johnny Football'

by Dave Wiggins

Up front, I admit it: MAS has a huge man-crush on “Johnny Football.” That, of course, would be Johnny Manziel, the sensational Texas A&M quarterback who last season became the first freshman ever to win the Heisman Trophy. MAS likes and envies everything about ...

Puppy Bowl grows in leaps, bounds

Feb 4, 2013

Puppy Bowl grows in leaps, bounds

by Maura Judkis

When reporters from The New Yorker, “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Good Morning America,” The Associated Press and The Washington Post, have all converged upon one event, it must be important. An appearance by the president. A press conference about dignified matters, with ...