Nov 17, 2015

Lakestars terminate contract of former league MVP Johnson

The Shiga Lakestars released star guard Kejuan Johnson on Tuesday, two days after he scored a season-low one point. Johnson joined Shiga after a dynamic 2014-15 campaign, when he was named the bj-league’s regular-season MVP while playing for the Sendai 89ers. He led the ...

Grouses cruise to victory over Cinq Reves

Nov 16, 2015

Grouses cruise to victory over Cinq Reves

The Toyama Grouses dominated in all facets of their weekend series against the host Tokyo Cinq Reves. Not only did the Grouses crush the Cinq Reves 93-65 on Sunday afternoon in Inagi, they also blasted the hosts by a stunning 63 points a day ...

Newton reflects on stellar Japan career

| Nov 14, 2015

Newton reflects on stellar Japan career

To define true greatness in pro sports, there’s no greater measuring stick than championships. Which is why Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell remains the quintessential winner in North American pro sports. He starred on 11 NBA championship squads in 13 seasons. In the bj-league, ...

Nov 13, 2015

Defensive effort carries Hannaryz past Evessa

The Kyoto Hannaryz swatted seven shots and defense fueled their 73-70 victory over the visiting Osaka Evessa on Friday night. The Hannaryz (8-3) trailed by five points after the first quarter. Coach Honoo Hamaguchi’s club outscored the visitors 28-19 in the second period to ...

Conte says WADA, IAAF part of problem, not solution

Nov 13, 2015

Conte says WADA, IAAF part of problem, not solution

Hours after the World Anti-Doping Agency released the results of its exhaustive findings in a 323-page report on Monday about the wide-reaching Russian track and field doping scandal, Victor Conte was already weighing in on the matter. And even though Dick Pound, founding president ...

Nov 9, 2015

B-Corsairs bounce back to earn series split

The Yokohama B-Corsairs delivered a gritty performance to close out the weekend, beating the host Akita Northern Happinets 81-75 on Sunday. As a result, first-year B-Corsairs bench boss Taketo Aoki’s club improved to 6-6 and salvaged a series split after Akita won the weekend ...

Nov 9, 2015

Samuraiz score victory over Lakestars

The Kanazawa Samuraiz climbed above .500 with a series-opening, 83-64 victory over the Shiga Lakestars on Saturday. The Samuraiz (6-5), a first-year franchise, received strong efforts from several players to rout Shiga in Kanazawa. Andrew Fitzgerald paced the hosts with 21 points and Gyno ...

Nakamura working old magic with Niigata

| Nov 6, 2015

Nakamura working old magic with Niigata

It shouldn’t be a big shock that the Niigata Albirex BB have made a sizzling start under fiery bench boss Kazuo Nakamura, whose alleged retirement lasted one season. Nakamura, who turns 75 next month, has transformed the East-leading Albirex (9-1) into the league’s highest-scoring ...

Nov 3, 2015

Verdell Jones III joins D-League's Warriors

Guard Verdell Jones III, who helped the Fukushima Firebonds reach the bj-league playoffs as an expansion team last season, has been named to the Santa Cruz Warriors’ 15-man training camp roster, the NBA Development League team announced on Monday. Training camp opened on Tuesday ...