Evessa complete series sweep of Bambitious

Oct 11, 2015

Evessa complete series sweep of Bambitious

The Osaka Evessa improved to .500 with their first series sweep of the young season by beating the Bambitious Nara 83-67 on Sunday. Osaka’s Olu Ashaolu had 23 points on 10-for-11 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds with three assists, two steals and two blocks. ...

Oct 11, 2015

89ers heap more misery on Cinq Reves

The Sendai 89ers hammered the visiting Tokyo Cinq Reves on Saturday night, recording a 108-52 victory. The 89ers took a 28-14 lead into the second quarter and piled on the points as the game progressed. Tokyo, which lost 47 of 52 games last season, ...

Golden Kings to retire Newton's No. 50

| Oct 9, 2015

Golden Kings to retire Newton's No. 50

The Ryukyu Golden Kings will honor league legend Jeff Newton during their Nov. 7-8 series against the Rizing Fukuoka at Okinawa City Gymnasium, retiring his No. 50 jersey. Newton, 34, will travel to Okinawa from his home in Atlanta for the festivities, the team ...

Nash guides Firebonds to win over B-Corsairs

Oct 4, 2015

Nash guides Firebonds to win over B-Corsairs

There are only two games in the books, but Fukushima Firebonds rookie forward Le’Bryan Nash is off to a terrific start. Over the weekend, he delivered two big, bold performances, showing what he’s capable of doing during the 52-game season. A day after putting ...

Oct 4, 2015

Hannaryz deny Samuraiz

The Kanazawa Samuraiz fell short of victory in their regular-season debut in the bj-league, falling 68-64 to the visiting Kyoto Hannaryz on Saturday night. Kyoto, which set a league record for wins (44) last season, built a 38-22 halftime advantage, and the Samuraiz chipped ...

'Munich 72 and Beyond' chronicles aftermath

| Sep 26, 2015

'Munich 72 and Beyond' chronicles aftermath

Forty-three years ago this month, the Munich Massacre shocked the world. It was “the very first time that a terror attack was reported and broadcast, in real time, across the globe,” Time.com reported in an August 2013 retrospective. During the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics, ...

Well-traveled Cousin joins Brave Warriors

| Sep 17, 2015

Well-traveled Cousin joins Brave Warriors

Well-traveled big man Marcus Cousin, who patrolled the middle for the Kyoto Hannaryz during the 2012-13 campaign, has finalized a deal to play for the Shinshu Brave Warriors this season, according to published reports on Wednesday. The 211-cm Cousin helped the Hannaryz reach the ...