Apr 10, 2015

Shiga trounces Oita for fifth straight win

The Shiga Lakestars took a 25-point lead into the fourth quarter against the host Oita HeatDevils on Friday night. Which was too much for the HeatDevils to overcome. Shiga earned an 87-68 victory in the bj-league series opener, extending its winning streak to five ...

Apr 5, 2015

Lakestars thrash Broncos

The Saitama Broncos topped the Shiga Lakestars in three statistical categories on Easter Sunday: turnovers, personal fouls and missed 2-point shots. It was a recipe for disaster. The Lakestars pounded the hosts 104-69 in the bj-league series finale. What’s more, Shiga outscored Saitama 51-21 ...

Hamamatsu torches Nara from 3-point range

Apr 4, 2015

Hamamatsu torches Nara from 3-point range

The Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix found their comfort zone from beyond the 3-point arc on Saturday. The Bambitious Nara only found frustration from the same spot at the opposite end of the court. The Phoenix drained 13 of 28 3-pointers and held the visitors to ...

Olympic channel set to innovate, inspire

| Apr 4, 2015

Olympic channel set to innovate, inspire

The evolution of Olympic TV coverage mirrors technological changes that have transformed broadcast media — and society — over the past 50-plus years. Consider these facts: For the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, NBC devoted 45 minutes per day to on-air coverage, and 12 total hours ...

Apr 3, 2015

Ryukyu whips West rival Fukuoka

Kibwe Trim notched a double-double and five teammates scored in double figures as the Ryukyu Golden Kings steamrolled the host Rizing Fukuoka 108-79 in their bj-league series opener on Friday. Reigning champion Ryukyu (38-9 overall, 18-5 on the road) led 60-45 at halftime, then ...

Apr 2, 2015

Hiroshima Lightning approved as 2015-16 expansion team

The Hiroshima Lightning will replace the Astrais Nagasaki as a new team entering the bj-league for the 2015-16 campaign, it was announced on Wednesday. Last week, Nagasaki Sports Town Management Co. Ltd.’s application to withdraw its entry for the upcoming season was approved by ...

Playoff race gathering momentum

| Apr 2, 2015

Playoff race gathering momentum

It’s been an up-and-down season for the Yokohama B-Corsairs. Second-year head coach Michael Katsuhisa’s squad endured the 14-game absence of big man Wayne Marshall from November through mid-January and the adjustment of adding key newcomers, including Dzaflo Larkai, Carl Hall and Warren Niles. The ...

George Washington, Watanabe could play future games in Japan

Mar 31, 2015

George Washington, Watanabe could play future games in Japan

George Washington’s Yuta Watanabe made a solid impact as a freshman forward this college basketball season. As a result, this has sparked greater interest in his career in Japan among hard-core fans and casual observers — plus the national media spotlight on NHK and ...