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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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Joho ignites Toyama offense in triumph over Yokohama

/ Mar 25, 2017

Joho ignites Toyama offense in triumph over Yokohama

Veteran shooting guard Masashi Joho delivered a vintage performance on Saturday to lead the Toyama Grouses to a 94-79 victory over the Yokohama B-Corsairs. Joho, a 34-year-old former bj-league MVP, drained 6 of 8 3-point shots and scored a game-high 29 points at Yokohama ...

Hot-shooting SeaHorses sail past Brave Thunders

/ Mar 17, 2017

Hot-shooting SeaHorses sail past Brave Thunders

In a series-opening showdown of top B. League teams on Friday night, the SeaHorses Mikawa pounded the host Kawasaki Brave Thunders, winning 92-65 at Todoroki Arena. West Division-leading Mikawa (34-10) took a 53-35 lead into the locker room at halftime. The SeaHorses shot 58.7 ...

Brave Thunders hold off Hannaryz

/ Mar 10, 2017

Brave Thunders hold off Hannaryz

Nick Fazekas finished with a double-double and balanced scoring helped lead the Kawasaki Brave Thunders to an 83-80 triumph over the Kyoto Hannaryz on Friday night. Fazekas scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds — game-high totals in both categories — at Todoroki Arena. ...