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Jason Coskrey

Jason Coskrey is a sports writer for The Japan Times. His primary focus is Japanese baseball, but he has also covered soccer, American football, boxing and basketball. He previously worked for the Marietta Daily Journal in Marietta, Ga. A native of Detroit, he is a graduate of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

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Crashed Ice makes Asian debut in Yokohama

More Sports / Winter Sports Dec 10, 2018

Crashed Ice makes Asian debut in Yokohama

Four skaters, all wearing hockey gear, brace themselves in their starting gates on the lip of a 22-meter drop atop a long course covered entirely in a layer of ice about 20 cm thick. The race announcer gives them a five-second warning, enough time to ...

IOC continues to review esports

Olympics | SPORTS SCOPE Dec 3, 2018

IOC continues to review esports

Is there a future for esports in the Olympics? It's a question some have begun to ask as competitive gaming continues to rise in popularity and the International Olympic Committee continues to search for ways to get younger audiences interested in the Olympic Games. Gaming and ...

IOC leader Thomas Bach speaks out on many issues

Olympics Dec 1, 2018

IOC leader Thomas Bach speaks out on many issues

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said the organization is still reviewing multiple proposals concerning the possibility of extreme heat during the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. Speaking during the IOC Executive Board Meeting on Saturday in Tokyo, Bach said in addition to concerns already ...

Japan SailGP team joins new global circuit

More Sports Nov 20, 2018

Japan SailGP team joins new global circuit

"This is like Formula One on water." That's how Sir Russell Coutts, who won a gold medal for New Zealand in sailing at the 1984 Olympics and won the America's Cup five times, describes SailGP, the nation vs. nation sailing circuit set to launch early ...

Yuki Yanagita makes major impression on MLB All-Stars

Baseball Nov 12, 2018

Yuki Yanagita makes major impression on MLB All-Stars

If there was one standout talent from the first half of the six-game Japan All-Star Series, it was without a doubt Yuki Yanagita. The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks star spent the first three games of the series showing off his ability at the plate for Japan's ...