May 29, 2010 | Bryan Armen Graham
IF THE BLUE SAMURAI DON'T ADVANCE FROM THE GROUP STAGE, IT WON'T BE FOR LACK OF AMBITION. JAPAN COACH TAKESHI OKADA IS AIMING FOR THE SEMIS—A SEEMINGLY QUIXOTIC goal for a country that's never won a World Cup match...
March 30, 2009 | Joe Lemire
it thrived abroad, the World Baseball Classic remained an afterthought in the U.S. Heading into last weekend's semifinals, ESPN's viewership for the three-week tournament was up 30% from 2006, but the 1.3 rating was...
March 16, 2009 | Tom Verducci
To see the WBC is to love it. Too bad many in the U.S. aren't paying attention
April 19, 2004
Since it means taking a bumpy trip down a steep hill on the back of a 12-ton log, townspeople in Shimosuwa, Japan, must be happy that the Year of the Tiger and the Monkey only comes once every six years. The...
September 01, 2003 | Lars Anderson
A 'new' Japan rules Little League