Tag Archive | Japan

U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball Draw And Preliminary Round Schedule Announced

FIBA (International Basketball Federation) conducted the draw for the Tokyo Olympics Men’s Basketball competition virtually Tuesday from its headquarters in Mies, Switzerland, and the U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team has been drawn into Group A alongside 2019 FIBA World Cup bronze medalist France, 2017 Asia Cup runner-up Iran, and the winner of the FIBA Olympic […]

USA Women Draw Japan, France, Nigeria for Olympic Preliminary Round Play

FIBA conducted the draw for the Tokyo Olympics Women’s Basketball competition virtually Tuesday from its headquarters in Mies, Switzerland, and the U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team has been drawn into Group A alongside host Japan, France and Nigeria for the July 26-Aug. 2 preliminary round. Rounding out the 12-team field are Canada, Serbia, South Korea […]

O’Hara, Sonnett Named to USWNT’s 2021 SheBelieves Cup Roster

U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Vlatko Andonovski has named Spirit defenders Kelley O’Hara and Emily Sonnett to the 23-player roster for the 2021 SheBelieves Cup set to be held February 18 – February 24 in Orlando, Florida. The SheBelieves Cup features the top-ranked United States, Brazil and Canada (tied for 8th in the FIFA […]

Sky Blue FC Head Coach Freya Coombe Announces 2021 Technical Staff

Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)  announced the members of Head Coach Freya Coombe’s technical staff for the 2021 season. Coombe is entering her second full season as the head coach for Sky Blue after leading the team its first NWSL playoff victory in the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup and a […]

Washington Spirit Re-Sign Japanese International Kumi Yokoyama to Multi-Year Deal

The Washington Spirit have re-signed forward Kumi Yokoyama to a new two-year contract. Yokoyama is the final player from the 2020 roster to re-sign with the Spirit, bringing the total number of players under contract heading into the 2021 preseason camp to 19. Spirit Head Coach Richie Burke had this to say on Yokoyama: “After […]

Fatu vs. ACH for MLW World Title this Wednesday on FUSION

Major League Wrestling (“MLW”) today announced World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu vs. ACH for the championship this Wednesday, January 20 at 7pm ET on MLW’s flagship weekly series, FUSION, available on YouTube, Fubo Sports, DAZN, and the Roku Channel. ACH has waited his whole life for a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. Come this […]

Washington Spirit sign Japanese international Saori Takarada

The Washington Spirit have signed Japanese international Saori Takarada (SA-O-RREE – TA-KA-LA-DA) to a two-year deal from Nadeshiko League Club Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies ahead of the 2021 National Women’s Soccer League season. “Bringing another young international player of Saori’s quality to the Spirit for our 2021 season was a huge priority for our club […]