Mar 27, 2016

Broncos' woes continue in defeat to Happinets

In the history of professional sports — pick a sport, any sport — very few franchises have achieved the level of futility that’s become the Saitama Broncos’ trademark. Since the start of the 2013-14 season, the Broncos have lost 133 of their 148 regular-season ...

Mar 27, 2016

Johnson leads Phoenix past Hannaryz

Kejuan Johnson, the bj-league’s 2014-15 regular-season MVP while playing for the Sendai 89ers, delivered a big, bold reminder of his talent and impact on Saturday night. Now an integral part of the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix’s lineup, Johnson had team-high totals in points (20), rebounds ...

Mar 20, 2016

Surging Lakestars take care of business against Bambitious

After consecutive defeats to the rival Kyoto Hannaryz on Feb. 20 and 21, the Shiga Lakestars have quietly strung together an eight-game winning streak. The Lakestars recorded their latest victory, a 77-67 decision against the Bambitious Nara, on Sunday in Moriyama, Shiga Prefecture. Veteran ...

Ryukyu clobbers Oita Ehime as West title race heats up

Mar 19, 2016

Ryukyu clobbers Oita Ehime as West title race heats up

The fight for the Western Conference regular-season crown is far from over. The Ryukyu Golden Kings manhandled the host Oita Ehime HeatDevils on Saturday, winning 103-82 in Iyo, Ehime Prefecture. Ryukyu (31-10) is tied with the rival Shimane Susanoo Magic and Kyoto Hannaryz for ...

Balas raised bar with win streak, records

| Mar 19, 2016

Balas raised bar with win streak, records

Outside of her native Romania, Iolanda Balas’ name and athletic accomplishments weren’t common knowledge to a large segment of the global population in recent years. But her death at age 79, on March 11 in Bucharest, brought forth greater recognition of who she was ...

Mar 18, 2016

Hiroshima loses 33rd straight game

The Hiroshima Lightning’s rapid-fire 3-point shooting failed to product the desire result on Friday. The visiting Osaka Evessa dominated on the boards and handed the Lightning a 99-81 defeat, the team’s 33rd straight loss. Hiroshima (1-38) made 16 of 41 3s in the bj-league ...

Mar 17, 2016

Hamamatsu's Johnson seals victory over Fukuoka at free-throw line

Kejuan Johnson was repeatedly sent to the free-throw line in Thursday’s series opener. The Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix star capitalized on those opportunities. The 2014-15 regular-season MVP sank 15 of 17 free throws and scored a game-high 24 points, leading the defending champions to a ...