Dec 23, 2016

Brain wave: using sound to diagnose concussion

From blows to the head on the sports field, to car crashes and playground falls, concussion is a common brain injury notoriously difficult to diagnose — until now, researchers said Thursday. A U.S.-based team unveiled a fast, portable and reliable test measuring differences in ...

Nov 11, 2015

Fantasy sports websites to stop taking bets in New York state

The New York state attorney general on Tuesday ordered the fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel to stop accepting bets in New York, saying the operations are essentially illegal gambling, according to copies of letters to the companies seen by Reuters. DraftKings and FanDuel ...

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


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'


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


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 ...