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Ed Odeven

Ed Odeven covers primarily basketball for The Japan Times. He reported from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Summer Games for this newspaper. A native of the Bronx, N.Y., Odeven is a graduate of Arizona State University. He previously worked for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff, Ariz., reporting on high school, collegiate, professional and Olympic sports (Flagstaff is a major international Olympic training site due to its high elevation) and writing a weekly column. His articles have also appeared in Venezuela Online News, the Jamaica Gleaner, the Monitor (Uganda), The Moscow Times and Swimming World Magazine.

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Jul 25, 2014

Veteran guard Murry joins Hamamatsu

Nile Murry, a dependable backcourt leader for four bj-league franchises, has joined his fifth club in the fledgling circuit. The Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix on Thursday announced Murry had finalized a contract with the club for the 2014-15 season. The 193-cm Murry spent the past ...

New sports center symbol of Haiti's recovery

| Jul 19, 2014

New sports center symbol of Haiti's recovery

Haiti’s recovery from the 2010 earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation is a slow, difficult process. But part of that recovery involves sports and Olympic-related opportunities. And the IOC has made a commitment to work with Haitian leaders and the international community to help ...

Togashi turning heads at NBA Summer League

Jul 18, 2014

Togashi turning heads at NBA Summer League

Yuki Togashi’s big ambitions have captivated a city filled with endless attractions. The 167-cm point guard, who’s on a quest to latch on with an NBA team for the upcoming season, is the talk of the town in Las Vegas. A short sample of ...

Jul 13, 2014

Togashi debuts for Mavericks in Summer League loss to Knicks

Point guard Yuki Togashi made his NBA Summer League debut on Friday. The 20-year-old came off the bench and saw 6:01 of playing time for the Dallas Mavericks against the New York Knicks at Cox Pavillion in Las Vegas. In the Knicks’ 76-64 victory ...

Ryukyu Golden Kings won't re-sign league icon Newton

Jul 11, 2014

Ryukyu Golden Kings won't re-sign league icon Newton

Big man Jeff Newton, who has played on a bj-league record six championship teams, will not be back with the Ryukyu Golden Kings for the 2014-15 season, his longtime agent Wallace Prather told The Japan Times on Friday. Newton spent the past six seasons ...

Kyoto brings back All-Star forward Warren

| Jul 10, 2014

Kyoto brings back All-Star forward Warren

With a veteran-dominated roster responding to the arrival of a new head coach, the Rizing Fukuoka found a way to salvage their topsy-turvy 2013-14 season after the All-Star break and earn a trip to the playoffs. But the Rizing, who were the league’s championship ...