Stories By Ed Odeven
Baseball/ 2 days ago
[ODDS and EVENS] Samurai Japan Excellence in WBC a Catalyst for Baseball's Global Growth
With a 7-0 record in the WBC, Samurai Japan, led by manager Hideki Kuriyama, featured quality hitting and pitching along with...
Figure Skating/ 4 days ago
#22 Sports Talk – Jack Gallagher Previews the World Figure Skating Championships
Reigning gold medalists Shoma Uno and Kaori Sakamoto are the favorites to defend their titles at the World Figure Skating Championships...
Features/ 7 days ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Kosuke Kitajima to be Inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame in September
A four-time Olympic gold medalist, Kosuke Kitajima became the first swimmer to claim the breaststroke golden double in consecutive Summer Games.
Sports Talk/ 1 week ago
#21 Sports Talk — On the Spot for the World Baseball Classic with Jim Armstrong
Title favorite Samurai Japan had four impressive wins in the first round of the World Baseball Classic and has lived up...
Baseball/ 2 weeks ago
[ODDS and EVENS] Samurai Japan Savored the WBC Pool B Joyride, but From Now Every Game's 'Do or Die'
For Samurai Japan, impressive wins over China, South Korea, the Czech Republic and Australia underscore the team's tremendous talent and roster...
Baseball/ 2 weeks ago
Former NL Cy Young Award Winner Trevor Bauer Signs with BayStars
Trevor Bauer, who was suspended by Major League Baseball in 2022 after a domestic violence investigation, won 10 or more games...
Features/ 2 weeks ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Naoya Inoue Puts Reputation on the Line in Latest Title Quest
Facing American WBC and WBO champion Stephen Fulton in his first bout as a super bantamweight presents challenges and intrigue for...
Basketball/ 2 weeks ago
[ODDS and EVENS] Keisei Tominaga Displays Impressive Scoring Skills in Breakthrough Season
University of Nebraska guard Keisei Tominaga emerges as the team's top scorer and energizes the improved Cornhuskers over the past several...
Sports Talk/ 2 weeks ago
#20 Sports Talk ― JapanBall's Shane Barclay Discusses Baseball Tours and Love of the Game
Owner Shane Barclay outlines his company's baseball tour plans for Japan and elsewhere in 2023, highlighting his joy of sharing fun...
Golf/ 3 weeks ago
Ayaka Furue Finishes Tied for 3rd at HSBC Women's World Championship
Jin Young Ko wins the tournament by two strokes over Nelly Korda, with Ayaka Furue and two others one shot further...
Basketball/ 3 weeks ago
Anyang Tops Seoul to End EASL Champions Week on a High Note
Led by tourney MVP Omari Spellman, Anyang KGC outplays the Seoul SK Knights, their Korean Basketball League rivals, en route to...
Features/ 3 weeks ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Kenta Maeda Getting Back in the Swing of Things
Minnesota Twins starter Kenta Maeda, who missed the 2022 season after having Tommy John surgery, has pitched effectively in two spring...