Hiroshi Ikezawa

For Hiroshi Ikezawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

New CFL-X League alliance spans the Pacific

More Sports / Football Dec 28, 2019

New CFL-X League alliance spans the Pacific

Since becoming the Canadian Football League's 14th commissioner in 2017, Randy Ambrosie has set a new goal for the nation's domestic pro league: globalization of the CFL and football. Having seen the success of the Premier League, MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL to expand their ...

South Africa pounds 14-man Italy to stay alive at Rugby World Cup

Rugby Oct 4, 2019

South Africa pounds 14-man Italy to stay alive at Rugby World Cup

South Africa fullback Cheslin Kolbe scored two tries to lead his team's seven-try attack and flyhalf Handre Pollard added 14 points on four conversions and two penalty goals as the Springboks trounced Italy 49-3 on Friday at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa. South Africa (2-1) earned five ...

Fiji bounces back with rout of Georgia

Rugby Oct 3, 2019

Fiji bounces back with rout of Georgia

The Flying Fijians are back. Semi Radradra scored two tries and Levani Botia made five conversions, leading previously winless Fiji to a 45-10 rout of Georgia on Thursday in the World Cup Pool D action. Fiji, which earned four points for a win and a bonus ...

England easily dispatches tryless Tonga

Rugby Sep 22, 2019

England easily dispatches tryless Tonga

Manu Tuilagi scored two tries and captain Owen Farrell added 15 points on three conversions and another three penalty goals, leading England to a 35-3 triumph over Tonga in their Rugby World Cup Pool C match on Sunday at Sapporo Dome. England, which failed to ...

Australia staves off upset bid by Fiji

Rugby Sep 21, 2019

Australia staves off upset bid by Fiji

Hooker Tolu Latu scored two tries in the second half to help Australia escape a historic upset by Fiji and win 39-21 on Saturday in the teams' Rugby World Cup Pool D opener. The Wallabies, who have never lost to Fiji since 1954 in any ...