ESPN playing it for laughs with list

| Mar 27, 2018

ESPN playing it for laughs with list

by Ed Odeven

It's beyond comprehension how ESPN The Magazine could omit Michael Phelps from its new list dubbed the "Dominant 20" athletes of the past 20 years. The swimming immortal is the winningest Olympian of all time. His collection of 28 Olympic medals, including a jaw-dropping 23 ...

College sports reformers stay positive despite setbacks

Mar 12, 2018

College sports reformers stay positive despite setbacks

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Implementing change is often a painful procedure. That is apparently the case for the leaders working to revamp the landscape of college sports in Japan. It has been a couple of years since discussions aimed at forming a Japanese organization similar to the National Collegiate Athletic ...

Soccer team adds players, renews uniform sponsorship deal

Jan 24, 2018

Soccer team adds players, renews uniform sponsorship deal

The International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS), which aims to foster charity and improve society through sports, has renewed a corporate partnership contract with Tokyo Verdy, a soccer club in the J2 League, continuing as a uniform sponsor for the second year. The ISPS, which is ...

The top sports stories of 2017

Dec 28, 2017

The top sports stories of 2017

The Japan Times newsroom selected these domestic sports stories as the most important of 2017. 1. Fall from grace: Yokozuna Harumafuji retired from sumo to take responsibility for assaulting fellow wrestler Takanoiwa at a restaurant in Tottori. Takanoiwa was left with a fractured skull and ...

Retired athletes put future options in spotlight

Dec 13, 2017

Retired athletes put future options in spotlight

by Kaz Nagatsuka

When Eiji Shiraki retired as an American football player for the powerhouse Fujitsu Frontiers of the semi-pro X League three years ago, he was completely bewildered. Because without his helmet and pads, he felt he did not have any direction for his post-athletic career. "I started ...