Alvark down Diamond Dolphins in Emperor's Cup quarterfinals

Jan 5, 2014

Alvark down Diamond Dolphins in Emperor's Cup quarterfinals

The Toyota Motors Alvark didn’t have much spark offensively, but still managed to finish with a W, thanks to their defensive efforts in a 67-56 win over the Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Dolphins in the quarterfinals of the All-Japan Championship on Sunday. The Alvark will ...

Aisin routs Tsukuba, books spot in Emperor's Cup semifinals

Jan 4, 2014

Aisin routs Tsukuba, books spot in Emperor's Cup semifinals

Former UConn player Gavin Edwards and NBL rookie Makoto Hiejima scored 22 points apiece to help the Aisin SeaHorses advance to the semifinals of the 89th All-Japan Championship with a 96-79 win over the Tsukuba Robots on Saturday. Edwards, a 207-cm player, had a ...

Hachimura powers Meisei High to Winter Cup title

Dec 29, 2013

Hachimura powers Meisei High to Winter Cup title

Freshman sensation Louis Hachimura scored 32 points to guide Sendai’s Meisei High School to its second-ever Winter Cup title with a 92-78 victory over Fukuoka University Ohori in the boys’ final of the 44th All-Japan High School Tournament on Sunday. “I was so moved,” ...

Parker stars as West beats East in NBL All-Star Game

Dec 29, 2013

Parker stars as West beats East in NBL All-Star Game

Wakayama Trians player Michael Parker scored 27 points and cleaned the boards 15 times as the Western Conference defeated the Eastern Conference 114-106 in the NBL All-Star Game at Tokyo’s Ota City General Gymnasium on Sunday night. Parker was named MVP after the game. ...

Oka Gakuen captures back-to-back Winter Cup titles

Dec 28, 2013

Oka Gakuen captures back-to-back Winter Cup titles

Oka Gakuen didn’t repeat its nearly miserable state of the previous day. But it did repeat as champion. The Nagoya school kept its cool in the significant phase of the final quarter and successfully grabbed its second straight Winter Cup trophy with a 79-69 ...

Gamba wait for new site

Dec 28, 2013

Gamba wait for new site

Gamba Osaka, one of the original J. League members, will move into a brand-new stadium as early as 2016. And their new house will be built in an unprecedented way. The Kansai club tried to erect it through fundraising and smartly capitalizing on national ...

Oka Gakuen edges St. Catalina Girls in Winter Cup semifinals

Dec 27, 2013

Oka Gakuen edges St. Catalina Girls in Winter Cup semifinals

High school basketball giant Oka Gakuen survived a late surge from St. Catalina Girls to earn a 68-65 win in the girls semifinals of the 44th All-Japan High School Tournament at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Friday. Oka (Aichi Prefecture), the reigning champion, has advanced ...

Aisin's Kanamaru fits in well with new team

Dec 25, 2013

Aisin's Kanamaru fits in well with new team

The Aisin SeaHorses (24-2) are tied with the Toshiba Brave Thunders for the NBL’s best record through Sunday. That alone isn’t anything unusual for the powerhouse NBL team. But if you look at the team’s personnel, you’ll notice the Aichi Prefecture-based club made some ...

FIBA warns JBA about problems

Dec 21, 2013

FIBA warns JBA about problems

FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann has advised the Japan Basketball Association to resolve issues that exist inside the nation’s basketball circles or face greater problems in the future, according to Japanese media reports. Baumann asked JBA executives during a Tuesday meeting in Tokyo to ...

Fukushi, Kiryu honored by JAAF

Dec 17, 2013

Fukushi, Kiryu honored by JAAF

Veteran long-distance runner Kayoko Fukushi received the athlete of the year trophy and high school sensation Yoshihide Kiryu also grabbed the spotlight with two accolades at the annual JAAF Athletic Awards on Tuesday. Fukushi, who nabbed the award for the first time, claimed a ...