Stories tagged: japan
UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ariel Miranda is now the latest player to leave the Mariners’ organization to pursue a playing opportunity in Japan.
Mon., July 2, 2018
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
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
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.
Thu., June 28, 2018
All yellow cards assessed against Japan and Senegal in the group stage of the World Cup, with player, opponent, time, cause and referee.
UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018
Japan advanced to the knockout round at the World Cup on a tiebreaker by receiving fewer yellow cards than Senegal. The Japanese lost to Poland 1-0 in their final group …
UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018
Keisuke Honda sat on the bench for 72 minutes, knowing a goal would make him the first Japanese player to score at three World Cups.
UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018
Japan did what no other Asian team had ever done at a World Cup by beating a South American squad on the biggest stage in soccer. The 2-1 victory over …
Fri., May 4, 2018
Ichiro Suzuki has not officially retired from baseball. But his move to the front office of the Seattle Mariners is seen by many in Japan as the beginning of a …
Tue., May 1, 2018
The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners will play an opening two-game series in Tokyo on March 20 and 21, the fifth time Major League Baseball will start its season in …
UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018
Rui Hachimura and Killian Tillie weren’t interested in declaring for the NBA Draft unless they were committed 100 percent.
UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018
Rui Hachimura provided an answer to one of Gonzaga’s biggest offseason questions. The talented forward announced Sunday he will return for his junior season with the Zags.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018
It was easy to be mesmerized by Rui Hachimura’s post-up buckets, one- or two-dribble moves and midrange jumpers against Saint Mary’s. But it was the other end of the floor …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018
Kei Saito, a reserve on Japan’s short-track speedskating team, is the first athlete to test positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018
Gonzaga extends television signal to Japan as Rui Hachimura continues to play prominent role on team
Last Thursday’s Gonzaga-San Diego game was the first of four Zag contests to be televised on J Sports in Japan, via an agreement with Root Sports/KHQ through Metta Sport. The …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
Rui Hachimura’s locker sits in between and space was limited with the spillover from a dozen Japanese media interviewing the Zags’ sophomore forward. A year ago, two Japanese reporters chronicled …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017
Former Gonzaga center Robert Sacre is returning to Japan for a second season with the Hitachi Sunrockers.
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017
Gonzaga rising sophomore Rui Hachimura finished with 22 points and 14 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as Japan lost to Italy 57-55 Wednesday in the Round of 16 at the …
Fri., June 30, 2017
Gonzaga basketball recruiting spans the globe and that will be on display in Cairo, Egypt, from July 1-9.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017
Robert Sacre heading to Japan to continue pro career
Sun., March 27, 2016
Coaches, players from Japanese football team visit to WSU to get insight from Leach and watch Cougars practice
While Pac-12 football teams compete every fall for West Coast supremacy, a proxy struggle plays out on the other side of the world.