September 18, 2012
On a hot summer day in late August, Akihito Yamada finished up rugby practice with the Panasonic Wild Knights and headed straight to Yokohama Stadium, where he strapped on a...
February 03, 2012
Steve Agreda grew up in Los Angeles, a city rife with menacing territorial street gangs. As a young man, however, he was more interested in gang tackling than gang turf wars.
January 02, 2012
The Obic Seagulls and their soft-spoken "beast" will be aiming for a record fifth Rice Bowl title Jan. 3 at Tokyo Dome, and containing pesky college quarterback Takushiro Hata...
September 02, 2011
With Japan's X League ready to light up the gridiron on Sept. 3, The Asahi Shimbun takes a look at players on two teams ready to run, kick and pass the pigskin on the opening...
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