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Famous Soccer Athletes
June 9, 2014

Famous Soccer Athletes

Soccer players occupy more than one-third of the spots in ESPN’s 2017 “World Fame 100, ” a ranking of the world’s most famous athletes. Cristiano Ronaldo is No. 1 in the world, with Lionel Messi at No. 3. In all, there are, but only one — Hope Solo — from the United States. LeBron James of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers was No. 2 on…

Japanese College Football
September 17, 2016

Japanese College Football

American Football has a much longer tradition in Japan than in Europe where league competition did not start until the end of the 70 s. The history of American Football in Japan goes back to 1934 when Paul Rusch, a teacher and missionary from Kentucky (USA), who came to Japan in 1925 to help rebuild the Yokohama and Tokyo YMCAs that were destroyed in a 1923 earthquake…

South Asian Football Federation Cup
February 14, 2016

South Asian Football Federation Cup

India has won the 2015 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) championship for record seventh time. In the final match played at Thiruvanantapuram (Kerala), India defeated defending champion Afghanistan by 2-1 goal score. Jeje Lalpekhlua (72nd minute) and Sunil Chhetri (101th) had scored goals for India. For Afghanistan single goal was scored by Zubayr Amiri…

Asian Football Championships
October 2, 2016

Asian Football Championships

The UK Asian Football Championships, now in its eighteenth consecutive year has successfully raised the profile of Asian in football and in doing so continues to stimulate much debate around the issues that prevent full participation of this particular community. The Championships are supported by Sporting Equals through the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards…

Japanese Word for Football
December 1, 2016

Japanese Word for Football

Consistently named among Washington state’s top 10 web development studios by revenue, according to Puget Sound Business Journal, Pacific Software Publishing (PSP) is a champion of diversity in the region. The Bellevue company celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and now has around 50 employees from seven different countries who speak six languages. In…

Japan Football Players
October 8, 2016

Japan Football Players

Gyo Shojima doesn’t consider what he’s doing anything special. He’s just playing football, a game the UCLA center has loved since his freshman year at Redondo High. Then again, second-string offensive linemen don’t usually field calls from Sports Illustrated or linger for a lengthy interview with reporters a few days after playing toward the end of what became…

Japan Women Football
March 15, 2021

Japan Women Football

At 8 a.m. Hideto Nakajima normally takes his kids to school but he begged his wife to let him off drop-off duty. It s a special day today! he told me and her. It wasn t just the adults. Ethan and Ryan Narimatsujayne took the morning off elementary school to catch the game. Their dad, Kevin, said: World Cup only happens once every four years, right? So you…

Japan Football Games
June 25, 2019

Japan Football Games

Princeton will face the Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters. (@PUTigerFootball) Maybe your college football team is doing something pretty cool for its spring game this year. Sorry, it s not as cool as what Princeton is doing. The Tigers announced this week that their 2015 spring game will take place March 21 at Kincho Stadium in Osaka, Japan, against the Kwansei…

South Korean Footballers
April 12, 2019

South Korean Footballers

You re in the army now, oh, oh, you re in the army now. Photograph: Getty. Plus: have any Nobel Prize winners represented their countries on the pitch?; do Panathinaikos have secret Irish connections?; and Matt Jansen: record holder. Email your questions and answers to Do many players actually do their military service, in countries that have conscription…

List of AFC Champions
January 31, 2018

List of AFC Champions

Over the course of the past week, more than a dozen players and staff members in the Pittsburgh Steelers organization have come down with a flu bug that has made its way around the team. Some players were forced to sit out a day or two of practice, and it really could not have come at a worse time. No matter what, though, all of those on the Steelers roster are…