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Apr 16, 2016

Nash's 42-point night ignites Fukushima

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Rookie forward Le’Bryan Nash scored a game-high 42 points and the Fukushima Firebonds snapped a four-game losing streak on Saturday, beating the visiting Sendai 89ers 94-93. As a result, Fukushima also halted Sendai’s 10-game winning streak. Nash, an Oklahoma State product, made 17 of ...

Aoki, Maki cherished chance to play for Hill

| Apr 16, 2016

Aoki, Maki cherished chance to play for Hill

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Second in a three-part series For the team’s inaugural 2005-06 season in the bj-league, the Tokyo Apache hired a head coach with a catchy nickname and a globally renowned son named after a Japanese delicacy. Yes, Kobe’s father, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant. The elder Bryant, ...

Apr 16, 2016

Sponsor logos to appear on NBA jerseys

  The NBA will begin putting sponsorship logos on player uniforms in 2017-18, a move that could generate at least $100 million annually and a step that the NFL, MLB and NHL have yet to take. The three-year trial was approved Friday by NBA ...

Warriors set NBA wins mark

Apr 14, 2016

Warriors set NBA wins mark

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors took their last shot at Michael Jordan and history and they swished it — for 73. Down to their final chance at the record, the Warriors became the first 73-win team in NBA history on Wednesday night ...

Kobe signs off with 60-point night

Apr 14, 2016

Kobe signs off with 60-point night

Kobe Bryant went out with a Hollywood ending to his remarkable career. Bryant scored 60 points in his final game Wednesday night, wrapping up 20 years in the NBA with an unbelievable offensive showcase in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 101-96 victory over the Utah ...

Suns assistant Gaines to guest-coach Japan

Apr 13, 2016

Suns assistant Gaines to guest-coach Japan

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Corey Gaines, a Phoenix Suns assistant who formerly played in Japan, will be invited to coach the Japanese women’s national team, team assistant Tom Hovasse revealed on Tuesday. Gaines will join the women’s team, which has already secured a spot at this summer’s Rio ...

Cavs beat Hawks to clinch Eastern Conference top seed

Apr 12, 2016

Cavs beat Hawks to clinch Eastern Conference top seed

LeBron James did all he could to downplay getting the No. 1 seed. And then did everything he could to get it. James scored 34 points with six rebounds and six assists in just three quarters, Kyrie Irving scored 35 and the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

Warriors beat Spurs in San Antonio to tie Bulls' record

Apr 11, 2016

Warriors beat Spurs in San Antonio to tie Bulls' record

The Golden State Warriors got a momentous victory in the one place they hadn’t won in nearly two decades. Now, they’re one win away from pushing Michael Jordan and the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls off a major record. Stephen Curry had 37 points and the ...

Apr 10, 2016

Aomori surges late to defeat rival Fukushima

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The growing rivalry between the Aomori Wat’s and Fukushima Firebonds reached another level over the weekend, when fourth-quarter offensive fireworks intensified in both games. In the series finale on Sunday, Aomori used a 30-point fourth quarter to close out a hard-fought 84-79 home win ...