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Dave Wiggins

Former longtime Japan resident Dave Wiggins, who was a sports columnist and television analyst in Tokyo, is now a sports writer based in Vero Beach, Florida. He contributes a bi-monthly column on the North American sports scene to The Japan Times. Wiggins, who was a TV sportscaster in Hawaii for several years prior to his time in Japan, is known for his keen observations and acerbic wit. In 2006 he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Foreign Sportswriters Association of Japan.

For Dave Wiggins's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Tough to root against Tebow in attempt to make MLB

| Mar 21, 2017

Tough to root against Tebow in attempt to make MLB

Tim Tebow sat alone in a corner of the New York Mets clubhouse, quietly working his iPhone. In an hour or so, Tebow would make his big league spring training debut against the Boston Red Sox. Amid nationwide hoopla. He looked relaxed enough, considering the situation. So, MAS ...

Peripatetic Magic in for a real challenge with Lakers

| Mar 7, 2017

Peripatetic Magic in for a real challenge with Lakers

Reading or watching the sports news in recent years has been like playing that arcade game Whack-A-Mole. But in place of mole-pounding, it's been Whack-a-Magic. Earvin "Magic" Johnson, the former Los Angeles Laker superstar, keeps popping up all over the place. Whether you wish to see him ...