Video coordinator Masamoto seizing chance with Cubs

Getting a job in American pro baseball is an uphill battle, even more so for foreigners. But Naoto Masamoto is proof that the American dream is not an impossible one. Masamoto, the video coordinator for the World Series champion Chicago Cubs, spoke little English after graduating from high school in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, and entered […]

NHL still searching for reason to play at 2018 Winter Games

If the NHL needs a compelling reason to compete in the next Winter Olympics, Bill Daly says the league hasn’t found one yet. And the NHL deputy commissioner added Friday that he’s not going speculate on what it might take to convince a majority of the NHL’s board of governors that the world’s best players […]

Former Japan midfielder Ramos suffers stroke

Brazilian-born former Japan international midfielder Ruy Ramos revealed Friday that he has suffered a stroke. The 59-year-old said on his official website that he was diagnosed with a cerebral infarction after undergoing tests at a medical facility on Thursday. Ramos said in the post on his site that he did not know how much sick […]

Colts’ Mathis to retire after season finale

When Robert Mathis speaks, the Indianapolis Colts listen. Every time. It’s a right the outside linebacker earned by playing 14 productive NFL seasons — all with the same team, all with the same passion, all with the same penchant for putting quarterbacks on the ground. So when he finished practice Friday and gathered his teammates, […]

Murray, Farah knighted in New Year’s Honors List

Andy Murray received a knighthood in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year’s Honors list on Friday, recognition from the monarch for reaching the pinnacle of tennis by winning his second Wimbledon and Olympic titles on his way to topping the rankings. The 29-year-old Murray was previously named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, […]