All posts tagged "naomi osaka"
Features/ 2 months ago
[NOTES on a SCORECARD] Superstar Shohei Ohtani's Earning Potential is Growing Exponentially
Shohei Ohtani tripled his endorsement haul by attracting 17 sponsorship endorsements in 2022 and appeared on the covers of Sports Illustrated,...
Tennis/ 2 months ago
Naomi Osaka Announces Pregnancy and Intends to Relaunch Tennis Career in 2024
Four-time Grand Slam singles champion Naomi Osaka hasn't played a WTA Tour match since the first round of the Toray Pan...
Features/ 3 months ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Chiba Jets Adapting to New Coach John Patrick's Style of Play
With more than one-fourth of the season complete, the Chiba Jets are thriving under Patrick's leadership, relying on high-energy play and...
Features/ 4 months ago
[NOTES on a SCORECARD] Skipping Rural Games, Annual Trip to Tokyo a Mistake by Nipponham Fighters
The Nipponham Fighters will play all of their 2023 home games at the new ES CON Field Hokkaido instead of at...
Basketball/ 6 months ago
Warriors Prevail Against Wizards in NBA Japan Games Opener
Golden State enjoyed a winning start to its preseason schedule, and Washington forward Rui Hachimura electrified the crowd with high-energy play.
Tennis/ 6 months ago
Liudmila Samsonova Outplays Qinwen Zheng in Toray Pan Pacific Open Final
The Russian earned her third WTA Tour title of the season without dropping a set in her five matches at Tokyo’s...
Tennis/ 6 months ago
Naomi Osaka Exits Pan Pacific Open Due to Stomach Pain
Osaka arrived in Tokyo as the tournament’s defending singles champion. The event wasn’t held in 2020 and 2021 because of the...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Naomi Osaka's Long Slump Overshadows Past Glory
Osaka’s career appears to be at a crossroads. To play consistent, winning tennis again, she would benefit from a revamped leadership...
[NOTES on a SCORECARD] Shohei Ohtani’s Fate Complicated by Possible Sale of Angels
The wise course of action for Ohtani is to move on to a franchise that has a history of winning and...
[NOTES on a SCORECARD] Javelin Star Haruka Kitaguchi’s Summer to Remember
A pair of Diamond League victories and a bronze medal at the world championships serve notice of Kitaguchi’s rise to stardom.
Tennis/ 8 months ago
Naomi Osaka Pulls Out of First-Round Match in Toronto with a Back Injury
The timing of the injury sparks speculation that the two-time US Open champion will skip this year’s final Grand Slam event.
Features/ 8 months ago
[NOTES on a SCORECARD] LIV Golf Makes Staggering Offer to Hideki Matsuyama
The new golf tour’s aggressive plans to make a big publicity splash are on full display in pursuit of marquee names.