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SPORTS SCOPE

Japan Times
OLYMPICS / SPORTS SCOPE
Dec 3, 2018
IOC continues to review esports
Is there a future for esports in the Olympics?
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS / SPORTS SCOPE
May 27, 2018
Disgraced football coach Masato Uchida unfit to follow in legend's footsteps
The 21-time national champion Nihon University Phoenix have always been one of the most respected teams in the 80-plus years of American football in Japan. But the school's elite status is currently in jeopardy because of a fallout from the scandal caused by a dirty tackle.
Japan Times
SPORTS / SPORTS SCOPE
May 24, 2018
Veracity lacking in explanation by coaches
It's an ongoing saga of conflicting narratives.
Japan Times
SPORTS / SPORTS SCOPE
Mar 27, 2018
ESPN playing it for laughs with list
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.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / SPORTS SCOPE
Feb 25, 2018
Organizers and IOC made many mistakes in planning and staging of Pyeongchang Games
Parting thoughts and parting shots from Pyeongchang:
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / SPORTS SCOPE
Feb 20, 2018
Ten interesting notes from Pyeongchang's first 10 days
As the Pyeongchang Games moved into the second week, here are some observations on the first 10 days:
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS / SPORTS SCOPE
Nov 27, 2017
New Hall of Famer Paul Kariya reflects on journey
Paul Kariya defied the odds en route to a Hall of Fame hockey career.
Japan Times
SPORTS / SPORTS SCOPE
Jul 30, 2016
IOC's decision on Russia a disgrace
The IOC has exposed itself as a toothless tiger. The Olympics' global governing body showed it lacked the moral fortitude and backbone to take a necessary stand against Russia.
Japan Times
SPORTS / SPORTS SCOPE
Jun 5, 2016
Veteran writer Izenberg recalls special moments with Ali
A few months ago, Jerry Izenberg, who has seen it all in his one-of-a-kind newspaper career, told me Muhammad Ali was once "one of my five best friends in the world."
Japan Times
SPORTS / SPORTS SCOPE
Jul 28, 2015
Kajikawa using power of sport to improve society
In the increasingly cynical world we live in it seems like true believers are becoming a dying breed. The cold, hard reality of everyday life having taken a toll on optimism and enthusiasm.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / SPORTS SCOPE
Jul 21, 2015
International Stadium Yokohama should be primary venue for a 2020 'Japan' Olympics
Here we go again.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / SPORTS SCOPE
Mar 24, 2015
Why did Matsui pick Yankees over Giants?
Former Yomiuri Giants star Hideki Matsui made news earlier this month with his decision to take a job with the New York Yankees. The move was seen as a curious one here for several reasons.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA / SPORTS SCOPE
Jan 27, 2015
Shameful practice of resting healthy players must end
"Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don't feel like doing them."
Japan Times
SPORTS / SPORTS SCOPE
Jan 16, 2015
USOC gets Olympic bid wrong again
"Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore."
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / SPORTS SCOPE
Sep 2, 2014
Takahashi should light Olympic flame at 2020 Games
We still have more than 2,000 days to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics begin, but it is never too early to speculate on a some of the mystery that will surround the Opening Ceremony.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / SPORTS SCOPE
Aug 19, 2014
Critics of Tokyo 2020 venues misguided
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are still almost six years away, but in many ways the games have already begun.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup / SPORTS SCOPE
Jul 8, 2014
Time for fans, media to get real about Samurai Blue
"The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it."
Japan Times
SPORTS / SPORTS SCOPE
May 22, 2013
Flawed strategy, mistakes jeopardizing Tokyo's bid to host 2020 Olympics
Have you ever given your best effort while striving to achieve something but felt like what you were doing was futile?
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA / SPORTS SCOPE
Apr 10, 2013
King's election richly deserved, but long overdue
It was nothing short of a travesty that basketball great Bernard King was passed over by Hall of Fame voters on five previous occasions.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / SPORTS SCOPE
Jan 28, 2013
Buffaloes need pitchers to succeed in search for redemption
Tomoya Yagi will be attempting to revive his career when the 2013 NPB season begins. So will Shun Tono, Takahiro Mahara, and Kei Igawa.

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