Ikeda is thrilled about his new challenge with the Broncos, perhaps more than ever before, because as owner he has the freedom to do things his way.
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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Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. League will allow up to 5,000 fans to attend games starting Friday.
Going to Orlando to resume the NBA season was a no-brainer for the Wizards' Japanese forward.
The Gunma Prefecture native has been tapped to run the B. League second-division side, four decades after he became a local legend for his Koshien heroics.
Sakuragi would not have played as long as he did without a love for the game.
Yuko Mitsuya's new term as the JBA president will run until September of 2021.
The 23-year-old shooting guard is the first to join the B. League under a new rule encouraging the use of other Asian players.
The left-handed guard struggled with the different rules and culture on the court during his first year, but is already set to transfer to Nebraska.
An economic impact report on the 2019 Rugby World Cup confirms the 44-day event was the success organizers were hoping it would become when Japan was named host. The report, which was done by Ernst and Young and released Wednesday by the tournament organizing committee, ...
Shooting guard Isaiah Murphy intends to suit up for a B. League team next season.