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Japan loses to Australia in FIBA Asia Cup opener


via The Japan Times    Aug 09, 2017

Japan’s opening game of the FIBA Asia Cup ended in a disappointing 16-point loss to regional heavyweights Australia in Lebanon on Tuesday.The first game of ...

Sugano, home runs help Giants overwhelm Dragons

Giants pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano (left) and outfielder Daikan Yoh pose with team mascot Giabbit after Yomiuri

via The Japan Times    Aug 05, 2017

The Yomiuri Giants belted three home runs for the sixth straight game and Tomoyuki Sugano went eight innings as the Kyojin clobbered the Chunichi Dragons ...

Japan pounds Hong Kong to clinch spot in FIBA Asia Cup quarterfinal qualifier

via The Japan Times    Aug 12, 2017

Japan won its second game of the FIBA Asia Cup Saturday, beating Hong Kong 92-59 to secure a place in a quarterfinal qualifier by finishing ...

Tigers’ Messenger sidelined with broken calf bone

via The Japan Times    Aug 11, 2017

Hanshin Tigers pitcher Randy Messenger is in doubt for the rest of the season following his deactivation on Friday for a broken fibula.The right-hander, who ...

Matsuyama trails leaders by two shots at Bridgestone

via The Japan Times    Aug 06, 2017

Hideki Matsuyama shot his second-straight 3-under-par 67 to sit two shots behind co-leaders Zach Johnson and Thomas Pieters on Saturday with one round to go ...

Give Los Angeles the Olympics for good

By Adam Minter
- via The Japan Times    Aug 05, 2017

Rotating the Olympic Games between a few select cities would be better than risking having none at all due to spiraling costs.

Fukuoka bar is a veritable temple of whiskey with over 3,000 bottles

By Oscar Boyd
- via The Japan Times    Aug 05, 2017

If not for a long-lost article extolling the virtues of Wild Turkey in the late 1980s, Yu Sumiyoshi might never have discovered whiskey. But a ...

George Tokoro: ‘An unreliable vintage car will teach you patience’

By Parker J. Allen
- via The Japan Times    Aug 05, 2017

Singer-songwriter and comedian George Tokoro is no stranger to vintage cars. A self-proclaimed “car guy,” he is famous not only as one of the most ...

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