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Paul re-elected as NBPA president

Clippers guard Chris Paul, seen in action earlier this season, begins a new four-year term as president of the National Basketball Players Association. | USA TODAY / VIA REUTERS

via The Japan Times    Jun 24, 2017

Chris Paul has been re-elected president of the National Basketball Players Association. Paul’s new four-year term begins immediately. He will be assisted by the union’s ...

Federer cruises past Mayer, into Weber Open semifinals

Roger Federer plays a shot from Florian Mayer in their quarterfinal match at the Gerry Weber Open on Friday. Federer won 6-3, 6-4. | AFP-JIJI

via The Japan Times    Jun 24, 2017

Roger Federer advanced to the semifinals of the Gerry Weber Open for the 13th time by beating defending champion Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-4 on Friday. ...

Japan’s Hamamura works three scoreless innings, earns victory on 22nd birthday against U.S.

via The Japan Times    Jun 24, 2017

The Japan women’s national softball team defeated the United States 3-0 on Friday in the first game of a three-game exhibition series. Natsuko Suga belted ...

‘Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push For Global Power’: Waking up to China’s dream of holding court

By Tyler Rothmar
- via The Japan Times    Jun 24, 2017

By now, even the most casual observer of goings on in Asia will have noted the aggressive geopolitical maneuvering of China, a country news outlets ...

Coal firm Murray Energy sues HBO’s John Oliver for defamation

via The Japan Times    Jun 23, 2017

Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a “false and malicious broadcast” last Sunday ...

Prolific winner Sako, a JBL legend, joins national team coaching staff

By Kaz Nagatsuka
- via The Japan Times    Jun 23, 2017

The Japan Basketball Association announced on Friday that former star guard Kenichi Sako has been hired as an assistant coach for the men’s national team. ...

Darvish, Tanaka display different moods before first duel in MLB

via The Japan Times    Jun 23, 2017

Texas Rangers hurler Yu Darvish and New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka are approaching their upcoming showdown with contrasting states of mind. A day before ...

Nationals hurler Scherzer comes unglued after losing no-hit bid in eighth inning against Marlins

via The Japan Times    Jun 22, 2017

When Max Scherzer’s bid for the third no-hitter of his big league career ended with an infield single in the eighth inning, he picked up ...

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