Coaches recall trail-blazing '71 Utah State visit

Jan 20, 2016

Coaches recall trail-blazing '71 Utah State visit

Many people enjoy the convenience of today’s digital era, where they rely heavily on things like email, Facebook and Line to send messages. But before that, writing letters was a major method of connecting people. Mailing a letter in an envelope or a card ...

Gardner leads West past East in NBL All-Star Game

Jan 17, 2016

Gardner leads West past East in NBL All-Star Game

Let’s be honest — the game was dull for much of the time as the players abandoned defense and just tried to shoot 3-pointers or dunk the ball. But in the end they found their competitive spirit, and gave the audience some extra time ...

SeaHorses climb back to summit with All-Japan victory

Jan 11, 2016

SeaHorses climb back to summit with All-Japan victory

Despite the numerous titles they’ve won — no, precisely because they’ve won so many and know how sweet it is — anything short of a championship is unacceptable for the Aisin SeaHorses. The Aichi Prefecture club captured its first Emperor’s Cup in five years ...

Tokashiki leads Sunflowers to rout of Iris in All-Japan final

Jan 10, 2016

Tokashiki leads Sunflowers to rout of Iris in All-Japan final

The Jx-Eneos Sunflowers maintained their dominance of Japan’s women’s basketball scene as they completed a three-peat with an 83-44 victory over the Denso Iris in the final of the All-Japan Championship at Yoyogi National Gymnasium on Sunday. Superstar forward Ramu Tokashiki had 19 points, ...

SeaHorses edge Alvark in overtime to reach All-Japan final

Jan 9, 2016

SeaHorses edge Alvark in overtime to reach All-Japan final

The Aisin SeaHorses lost their lead in the final minute of regulation, but came through in overtime as they defeated the Toyota Alvark 94-87 in the semifinals of the All-Japan Basketball Championship at Tokyo’s Yoyogi National Gymnasium on Saturday. Shooting machine Kosuke Kanamaru hit ...

Happinets stars lead bj-league All-Star voting

Jan 8, 2016

Happinets stars lead bj-league All-Star voting

A pair of Akita Northern Happinets players received the most fan votes as the players and coaches were announced for the Jan. 24 bj-league All-Star Game on Friday. Shooter Shigehiro Taguchi led the ballot with 35,226 votes to earn his fourth consecutive all-star appearance. ...

Panasonic prevails in thriller to capture Rice Bowl crown

Jan 3, 2016

Panasonic prevails in thriller to capture Rice Bowl crown

The Panasonic Impulse came out on top at the end of a thrilling contest to win the Rice Bowl national championship game for the first time in eight years with a 22-19 victory over collegiate champion Ritsumeikan University at Tokyo Dome on Sunday. Panasonic, ...

Super featherweight champion Uchiyama defends title for 11th time

Dec 31, 2015

Super featherweight champion Uchiyama defends title for 11th time

Hard hitter Takashi Uchiyama posted a third-round technical knockout victory over Oliver Flores on Thursday night, defending his WBA super featherweight title for the 11th time at Ota City General Gymnasium. It was another no-sweat performance for Uchiyama, who won his previous bout in ...

Kawabuchi using strength to spark basketball revival

Dec 31, 2015

Kawabuchi using strength to spark basketball revival

Japanese basketball marked an unprecedented dark year in 2015 as its national governing body was suspended by FIBA. It was a tough penalty handed down in November 2014. But now its leaders are attempting to take advantage of the chance to develop the sport ...