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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.

For Jason Coskrey's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Eagles' Japhet Amador banned six months for doping

/ Aug 9, 2018

Eagles' Japhet Amador banned six months for doping

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles infielder Japhet Amador has been suspended for six months after testing positive for banned substances, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Thursday afternoon. Amador's suspension began the same day and will last until Feb. 8, 2019. According to NPB, Amador was tested following a ...

'Handkerchief Prince' is a quintessential Koshien tale

Aug 3, 2018

'Handkerchief Prince' is a quintessential Koshien tale

Yuki Saito, as a high school senior pitching for Waseda Jitsugyo, may have become the most famous athlete in Japan during Summer Koshien in 2006. Saito stood out at the annual tournament, both for his pitching and the light blue handkerchief he used to wipe ...

NPB getting on board with boom in esports

Jul 19, 2018

NPB getting on board with boom in esports

Nippon Professional Baseball is ready to take a swing at esports. This fall, the league will join forces with Konami to launch the Pawapuro Pro League, an esports league that will bring together pro baseball and pro gamers. Players in the league will compete using ...