Hello to everyone out in reader land. Appreciate your continued support, though encourage you to post comments. This week, we’ve got some bright spots lined up, including some multimedia!
Ai Miyazato has improved her chances to become the U.S. LPGA’s money leader with her first win on the Japanese Tour in three years, though she’s certainly not happy with fan reaction during the final day at the Sankyo Ladies Open.
In other golf news, Ryo Ishikawa gets an invite, while Anthony Kim maintains his “loose cannon” persona.
Japanese basketball has already begun its season. Takuya Kawamura, featured in the Rafu, has his team off to 3-1 start, tied for second, in the Japan Basketball League (JBL) despite missing his running mate, former Suns guard (briefly) Yuta Tabuse. Kawamura is averaging 25 points, 3.75 rebounds, and 2.25 assists on 55 percent shooting and 50 percent from beyond the arc.
I was told by Kawamura’s American agent at the Dave Yanai Gala last weekend that he still wants to come to the United States and is looking to head over to Spain to play following the end of the JBL season. He should get moving on his transition out of Japan if reports on the JBL are correct.
We’ll end today’s spots with some multi-media. First up, Mets rookie, 40-year-old Ken Takahashi in a dress. Apolo Ohno makes an appearance in his hometown of Seattle. And finally, sophomore, backup QB, Matthew Furuto, all the way out at Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham, Alabama, had this eye-opening TD that made the evening news! Check out the video.
by JORDAN IKEDA