The Lakers and Dodgers make massive trades on the same day, Cade Cunningham goes #1 overall in the NBA Draft and Big 12 has a big problem.
Attendance of the 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention — nearly four times what it was in 2019 — is an indication of an industry that remains hot.
The bus transporting Olympic officials and media from downtown Fukushima to the suburban Azuma Baseball Stadium features a slickly produced video boasting of the region's recovery from a devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown. It includes images of ruin and reconstruction, recognition of the more than 30,000 people still evacuated from their homes, an elaborate dance number and an anime segment where a scientist helps a cartoon garlic bulb convince an ill-tempered alien that the region’s food is delicious — and free of nuclear contaminants. Such is the difficulty for Japan in telling a story to an audience barred from entering its borders.