Sep 3, 2016

NBA vet Barron signs with Toyama

The Toyama Grouses on Saturday announced the signing of veteran NBA center Earl Barron to a contract for the 2016-17 season. The 211-cm Barron has played for seven NBA teams (Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State ...

Kohama-Casey friendship endures

| Aug 27, 2016

Kohama-Casey friendship endures

A few days before the Rio Olympics kicked off, Mototaka Kohama, the godfather of Japanese basketball, reunited with one of his closest friends. Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey made a long-awaited visit to Japan to see Kohama. The two men hadn’t seen each ...

Playoff MVP Ravenel to join Israel's Maccabi Haifa

Aug 12, 2016

Playoff MVP Ravenel to join Israel's Maccabi Haifa

After being named playoff MVP in May and helping the Ryukyu Golden Kings secure their fourth championship in the bj-league’s 11th and final season, Evan Ravenel is taking his hoop talents to Israel. Instead of remaining with Ryukyu during the inaugural B. League campaign, ...

Jennings predicts jail time for Blatter

Aug 5, 2016

Jennings predicts jail time for Blatter

For decades, British investigative reporter Andrew Jennings has exposed corruption at the highest levels in global sports. Repeatedly, his relentless, painstaking work has paid off. It has led to major scoops that shed light on problems that plagued — and continue to plague — ...

Star Burns a man without a team

| Aug 4, 2016

Star Burns a man without a team

Sixth man extraordinaire Draelon Burns is a man without a team. The DePaul University alum parted ways with the Ryukyu Golden Kings after his contract expired following the team’s fourth title-winning season ended in May by beating the Toyama Grouses 86-7. Now, just weeks ...

IOC's decision on Russia a disgrace

| Jul 30, 2016

IOC's decision on Russia a disgrace

The IOC has exposed itself as a toothless tiger. The Olympics’ global governing body showed it lacked the moral fortitude and backbone to take a necessary stand against Russia. By leaving it up to international sports federations to determine if Russian athletes who compete ...