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Ed Odeven

Ed Odeven covers primarily basketball for The Japan Times. He reported on a wide range of sports 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 appeared in Venezuela Online News, The Gleaner (Jamaica), the Monitor (Uganda), The Moscow Times, Swimming World Magazine and numerous other publications.

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Levanga earn narrow win over Akita

/ Apr 11, 2017

Levanga earn narrow win over Akita

Potent 3-point shooting carried the Levanga Hokkaido past the Akita Northern Happinets on Tuesday night in Sapporo.The hosts sank 10 of 20 3s in a 66-65 victory, completing a two-game series sweep. The hosts needed the long-range scoring — every 3-point basket in fact ...

Suzuki shines for South Georgia Tech

| Apr 8, 2017

Suzuki shines for South Georgia Tech

The South Georgia Technical College women’s basketball team has quietly built a stellar program in recent years. With a vision and purposeful planning, coach James Frey, in his fifth season at the helm, and his staff have recruited smartly and found players, from near ...

Brex dominate fourth quarter in triumph over Alvark

/ Apr 1, 2017

Brex dominate fourth quarter in triumph over Alvark

After their series opener on Saturday, the Tochigi Brex and Alvark Tokyo have a combined 75 regular-season victories, and only have a combined 21 defeats.In their latest encounter, the fourth quarter belonged to the Brex, who earned an 80-66 triumph. Tochigi (39-9) used an ...