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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:

Trades of NBA stars all about team harmony

| Oct 31, 2017

Trades of NBA stars all about team harmony

Wonder why so many NBA teams were willing, almost eager, to trade away stars this past offseason? If one is adept at reading between the lines, all the mega-dealing is no mystery. Allow MAS to 'splain what his "See-thru" specs revealed about each of these swaps. Basically, ...

Questions abound as MLB postseason starts

| Oct 3, 2017

Questions abound as MLB postseason starts

Some burning questions (and answers) entering the 2017 MLB postseason. Will Cleveland and Arizona, record-breaking streakers, be able to maintain their regular season momentum? The Indians went on an American League record 22-game win streak near the end of the regular season. (The MLB mark is the ...