Top Sports Stories in Japan…

7 02 2008

Nice.  Very nice.  Misako YasudaEarth-shattering trades in the NBA… the Shaq-to-Phoenix deal is going to cause tremors all throughout the Western Conference…

 Anyway, in today’s sports headlines in Japanese media:

  • Asashoryu’s back, and sumo’s popularity rockets… [Daily YomiuriClearly having two Yokozuna at the top of the tree is good for sumo.  And do they ever need some ‘good’ post the last year…
  • Mad Buffalo disease rampant in Kansai (NPB)… [Daily YomiuriSome bizarre goings-on in the Orix Buffaloes camp…
  • Soccer World Cup Qualifiers, Asian zone – Japan crushes Thailand… [Mainichi ShimbunExcellent win for Japan who beat the Thais down 4-1…
  • Sumo wrestlers involved in Takashi Saito’s death to be arrested… [Mainichi ShimbunAichi Prefectural Police are set to arrest the 3 wrestlers involved in the fatal beating…
  • Japan’s Handball Association not planning on paying fine… [Japan TimesSet to have a stand off against the powerful Asian Handball Federation…
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