Star Snippets: Kyuji Fujikawa, Takeshi Okada …..

Right-hander Kyuji Fujikawa has decided to continue his career with the Hanshin Tigers in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) as he signed a contract extension with the same terms in the team. A mainstay with the national team who has played in two World Baseball Classics and Olympics, Fujikawa had 25 saves in 49 appearances [...]

Star Snippets: Mitsuo Ogasawara, Norihiro Akahoshi, Chang Jung-koo …..

Japan’s Mitsuo Ogasawara of Kashima Antlers was named Player of the Year after leading the team to its third straight title in the J. League. The 30-year old midfielder, native of Morioka, Iwate became the second Kashima player to receive such award after Brazilian Marquinos had it last year.

Star Snippets: Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Tiger Woods …..

Philippine boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao is among the nominees for the US Sports Academy’s Athlete of the Year for 2009. The selection runs until Christmas eve. Other nominees for men’s award are sports icons Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. The list also includes those who have excelled in their respective sports disciplines such [...]

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