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 ...

Mar 29, 2015

B-Corsairs sink Firebonds

The Yokohama B-Corsairs dropped a 15-point contest — and yielded 106 points — to the Fukushima Firebonds in Saturday’s bj-league series opener. On Sunday, the B-Corsairs returned the favor. What was an eight-point advantage for the hosts after one quarter turned into a rout. ...

Backcourt stars Karimata, Jones carry Fukushima past Yokohama

Mar 28, 2015

Backcourt stars Karimata, Jones carry Fukushima past Yokohama

The Fukushima Firebonds put on a shooting clinic from 3-point range at Yokohama International Swimming Pool on Saturday. Yes, their long-range perimeter marksmen did their best impersonation of the Golden State Warriors — indeed, the Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, would’ve enjoyed ...