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Ed Odeven




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In an action-packed sports month, here are a few recent highlights:

Last weekend’s Japan Sports Notebook featured news items on sumo, the Tokyo Olympics, baseball, gymnastics, tennis, snowboarding, boxing, horse racing, soccer and basketball plus Quotes of the Week.

In March 18’s Odds and Evens column, University of New Hampshire senior Kohei Sato looks back at his trailblazing college hockey career.

Formula One rookie driver Yuki Tsunoda prepares for the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.

Editor’s note: Interested in submitting a news item for possible inclusion in the Japan Sports Notebook? Send an email with relevant information to e.odeven@japan-forward.com, or JAPAN Forward’s comment’s page  or Facebook page and look for future editions of Japan Sports Notebook on our website.

Author:  Ed Odeven

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Ed Odeven is a longtime sports journalist who previously worked for The Japan Times as its chief basketball reporter for nearly 14 years. He also covered a wide range of other sports for the newspaper, including at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Games. A graduate of Arizona State University, Odeven worked for several newspapers in the Grand Canyon State before moving to Japan. He has freelanced for dozens of media outlets around the world.