Stories tagged: Japan
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Former Gonzaga Bulldog forward Jeremy Jones will begin his professional basketball career in Austria. Jones has signed with the Kapfenberg Bulls, according to the team’s Website.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 7:17 p.m.
The 30-year-old Sacre announced his retirement recently, surprising many in Japan because he was at the top of his game, but not those who know what means the most to …
UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 8:51 p.m.
More than 1,000 media credentials were distributed for the 15th NBA Summer League, and the league’s communication department confirmed it was the largest contingent of international media ever.
UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 9:06 p.m.
Gonzaga’s starting five at the NBA draft: Projected first-round picks Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke, head coach Mark Few and assistant coaches Brian Michaelson and Tommy Lloyd.
UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 3:28 p.m.
England remained undefeated at the Women’s World Cup and clinched top spot in its group with a 2-0 victory over Japan. Ellen White scored both goals against Japan and has …
Fri., June 14, 2019, 8:28 a.m.
Mana Iwabuchi had an early goal and then Japan held off a late charge from Scotland for a 2-1 victory at the Women’s World Cup. Iwabuchi was on the Japanese …
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 10:24 p.m.
Longtime track and field coach Linda Lanker jokes that her paychecks are deposited into her gas tank, not her bank account.
Mon., April 15, 2019, 5:43 p.m.
A look back at some of Rui Hachimura’s finest moments as a Zag. On Monday, Hachimura became the ninth player in Gonzaga history to declare early for the NBA draft.
UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 6:33 p.m.
Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura has declared for the NBA Draft, the school announced. Hachimura made it official Monday, but the announcement isn’t a surprise. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from …
Mon., April 1, 2019, 9:27 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura is positioned to add another significant accomplishment to his basketball career.
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 6:49 p.m.
Larry Stone: After emotional trip to Japan, Mariners need to turn page to realities of regular season
It was swallowed up by the afterglow of Ichiro’s emotional departure, but there was another memorable heartstring-tugging moment in the eighth inning of the Mariners’ Tokyo finale.
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 5:41 p.m.
If there were any justice in the world, Ichiro would have beaten out the slow roller to shortstop in the eighth inning of Thursday’s game against the Oakland A’s in …
Wed., March 20, 2019, 8:57 p.m.
Whether they stayed up into the early-morning hours to watch or decided to catch the highlights, Marco Gonzales’ former coaches at Gonzaga saw a familiar scene when the southpaw took …
Wed., March 20, 2019, 2:16 p.m.
As the Mariners open 2019 season in Japan, Ichiro receives a fitting – if a bit awkward – hero’s welcome
At about 1 p.m., the Tokyo Dome’s outside concourse was abuzz with baseball fans avoiding their jobs and responsibility – an opening-day tradition that can be found even in Japan’s …
UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 4:34 p.m.
Much about the start to this Mariners season is a bit off kilter. But that stands to reason, I suppose, in a year of such seismic change and philosophical recalibration.
UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
There will be as much attention on what is happening in the minors as what is happening with the major league club.
Sun., March 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
Clint Roig was an eager listener whenever his grandfather Tony wanted to share one of the many stories related to his baseball career.
UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 6:26 p.m.
The two players and their manager walked through the underground tunnel that took them from the basement of the Tokyo Dome to the banquet room floor of the Tokyo Dome …
UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:08 p.m.
The Seattle Mariners are about to experience firsthand what Ichiro Suzuki means to his home country. Suzuki’s return to Japan is one of the big attractions as Seattle and Oakland …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 7:23 p.m.
Back to when Ira Brown first started playing professional basketball in Japan in 2011. Back before Hachimura started playing basketball.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 7:19 p.m.
Who is Rui? How an uncatchable fastball turned Gonzaga’s Hachimura from baseball prodigy to potential NBA lottery pick
Looking back, Rui Hachimura is grateful he stayed at Gonzaga through a stressful first year in Spokane.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 7:58 p.m.
Rui Hachimura led the way Monday, scoring 25 points as Japan picked up another huge win, 75-60 over Iran, in the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers. Hachimura, Gonzaga’s 6-foot-8 junior …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 4:24 p.m.
A couple of Gonzaga basketball players, current junior forward Rui Hachimura and former Zag wing Ira Brown, helped Japan cruise to victory Thursday in the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers.
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 5:57 p.m.
While his teammates – all of them likely unaware of his decision – conversed/yelled in the Mariners’ clubhouse before Tuesday’s game at loud decibels to overcome the blaring music already …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 4:47 p.m.
Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura has had a busy offseason and that figures to continue as publications and college basketball websites roll out their All-America teams for the upcoming season.
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Kelsey Stewart drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the United States beat Japan 7-6 in the final of the women’s world softball championship …
Thu., July 5, 2018, 5:42 p.m.
Ariel Miranda is now the latest player to leave the Mariners’ organization to pursue a playing opportunity in Japan.
Mon., July 2, 2018, 6:41 p.m.
Jan Vertonghen started Belgium’s comeback with a wild, looping header and Nacer Chaldi capped it by finishing off a 10-second, end-to-end attack in the final moments. It added up to …
Mon., July 2, 2018, 10:31 a.m.
Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura scored 13 points for Japan, which crushed Chinese Taipei 108-68 Monday to advance to the next round of FIBA World Cup qualifying.
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
Gonzaga rising junior Rui Hachimura scored 24 points and seven rebounds as Japan stunned Australia 79-78 Friday night for a crucial FIBA World Cup qualifier victory.