With the tutelage of a former pro kicker, the Yokohama native is aiming to become the NFL's first Japanese player.
Kaz Nagatsuka is a staff writer covering Japanese sports, including Japanese professional baseball, basketball, American football and individual sports. He has covered big sporting events such as the World Baseball Classic, the NFL Super Bowl and soccer's World Cup.
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Tokyo Aquatics Centre will host swimming, artistic swimming and diving during the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The 207-cm center impressed his coach and teammates during his seven-game stint on loan from the B3's Veltex Shizuoka.
Having been in the same conference since the B. League’s inaugural season in 2016-17, constant clashes have led to a rivalry between the two teams.
A shortened regular season and mandatory mouth shields are among changes put into effect due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Japan Basketball Association announced Monday that it would host the annual All-Japan High School Tournament in December. The event, which started in 1971 and is widely known as the Winter Cup, is considered the high school basketball equivalent of baseball’s Koshien tournament. A total of ...
The sports bodies have sought input from epidemiologists and other experts as they seek ways to boost attendance at games.
Sunday's ceremony honoring Takuya Kita and Takahiro Setsumasa had been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
San-en opened the B. League season without its head coach or two of its new signings after the trio's entry into Japan was delayed.
Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. League will explore the possibility of raising the current caps on attendance, a process that will include consultations with an epidemiologist, among others, the two leagues announced following the latest meeting of their joint COVID-19 task force on ...