Sep 10, 2013

Kyoto signs swingman Ubiles

The Kyoto Hannaryz have bolstered their roster with the addition of guard/forward Edwin Ubiles, who has spent the majority of the past two seasons in the NBA Development League. Ubiles also appeared in four games for the Washington Wizards — on a 10-day contract ...

Sep 6, 2013

Knicks' Tyler recovering from foot surgery

New York Knicks big man Jeremy Tyler underwent surgery on Thursday to repair “a stress fracture of his right fifth metatarsal,” the team announced. The former Tokyo Apache post player underwent the procedure on his foot at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Dr. ...

Sep 6, 2013

Akita releases star guard Burns

Star guard Draelon Burns sustained an eye injury playing pickup basketball in late August in Milwaukee, and his plans to play for the Akita Northern Happinets have been derailed. The bj-league team announced on Thursday it has voided his contract after an eye doctor ...

Aug 31, 2013

Shimane parts ways with big man Singleton

The Shimane Susanoo Magic on Friday announced recently signed center Rashaad Singleton will not play for the bj-league team this season, citing family issues as the reason. The team news release contradicts what this newspaper uncovered during interviews with several league sources this past ...

Nearly 50 years after epic win, Mills backs Tokyo for 2020

Aug 31, 2013

Nearly 50 years after epic win, Mills backs Tokyo for 2020

Billy Mills’ rise to prominence began nearly 50 years ago. Now, as he looks back on his highly successful career as a distance runner, author, humanitarian and motivational speaker, he reflects on how significant a role the 1964 Tokyo Olympics played in his life. ...

Nakamura's coaching tree stretches throughout league

| Aug 29, 2013

Nakamura's coaching tree stretches throughout league

Now entering his third season in charge of the Akita Northern Happinets, septuagenarian sideline supervisor Kazuo Nakamura’s influence goes far beyond his current team. Nakamura’s proteges are working throughout the bj-league, with three of them serving as head coaches in the 21-team circuit: Ryuji ...

Casey Hill named Santa Cruz head coach

Aug 27, 2013

Casey Hill named Santa Cruz head coach

Casey Hill, a former Tokyo Apache assistant coach, has been appointed as the new head coach of the Santa Cruz Warriors, the NBA Development League team announced over the weekend. Hill, 30, was the franchise’s assistant coach for two seasons, including the 2011-12 campaign ...

A look back at when Tokyo was awarded 1964 Olympics

Aug 24, 2013

A look back at when Tokyo was awarded 1964 Olympics

It’s been more than 50 years since Tokyo was awarded the 1964 Summer Olympics, and it was done before several landmark events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Consider the following: ■ The IOC’s decision on May 26, 1959, occurred in ...