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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.

For Ed Odeven's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Diamond Dolphins overcome Burrell's absence to beat Alvark

/ Feb 5, 2017

Diamond Dolphins overcome Burrell's absence to beat Alvark

Without injured All-Star forward Justin Burrell’s commanding presence on the court, the determined Nagoya Diamond Dolphins stayed aggressive and relied on all-around hustle over the weekend against the Alvark Tokyo. Nagoya rebounded from a four-point Saturday loss by outlasting the hosts in overtime on ...

Barnett recalls legends Russell, Wilt, Barry

/ | Feb 4, 2017

Barnett recalls legends Russell, Wilt, Barry

Second in a two-part series Watching the sustained excellence of the Golden State Warriors in his job as the team’s longtime TV analyst, Jim Barnett exudes passion when describing the brilliance of the team’s style of play. Fueled by the “Splash Brothers,” stars Stephen ...

Barnett enjoys TV work for Warriors

/ | Jan 28, 2017

Barnett enjoys TV work for Warriors

First in a two-part series Jim Barnett will be the first to tell you that he’s “seen it all” during his long association with the NBA, first as a player for seven franchises (1966-77) and since the 1985-86 campaign as a popular color commentator ...

Hannaryz grind out win over 89ers

/ Jan 27, 2017

Hannaryz grind out win over 89ers

Kevin Kotzur’s double-double and 13-point efforts from Marcus Dove and Shingo Utsumi sparked the visiting Kyoto Hannaryz to a 63-58 victory over the Sendai 89ers on Friday night. Kotzur contributed team-high totals of 17 points and 12 rebounds for Kyoto (15-18), and blocked two ...