Swimmer Mark Spitz’s praise for fellow Olympic legend Michael Phelps several years ago and judoka great Tadahiro Nomura’s current support for Teddy Riner are vivid examples.
The Los Angeles Angels star hits his 32nd homer of the season to surpass Godzilla's mark set in 2004, and continues on a torrid hitting tear.
"Even the non-baseball fan can really latch onto this and become interested." ーLos Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon
"I feel a great responsibility being appointed captain of the Japanese delegation to the Olympics held in our own nation.”
The Angels star is the first Japanese player to be chosen as an All-Star starter since Ichiro Suzuki in 2010.
The 2020 National League Cy Young Award runner-up is showing that he is one of the best top-of-the-rotation pitchers in the game.
Four sports ー gymnastics, judo, swimming and wrestling ー have provided the vast majority of the nation’s top-three finishes in Olympic competitions.
The two-way star smashed six home runs in seven games from June 14-20 and collected his third victory of the season. Ohtani received the award for...
While Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said that he hopes to see people sitting in the stands during competition, Shigeru Omi, the government's coronavirus adviser, has...
Manager Atsunori Inaba’s team features a mix of veteran standouts and rising stars, including Orix Buffaloes hurler Yoshinobu Yamamoto.
"It was baseball, a quintessentially American sport, that gave me my first true connection to Japan and its people," Robert Whiting reveals.
Japan, the defending Olympic men's gymnastics team champion, will compete at the Tokyo Games with four Olympic debutantes, Daiki Hashimoto, Kazuma Kaya, Wataru Tanigawa and Takeru...