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Aoki looking to set B-Corsairs on even keel

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As the season marches closer to the finish line, the Yokohama B-Corsairs are striving to develop consistency and climb in the Eastern Conference standings. Since the start of December, first-year bench boss Taketo Aoki’s club has had the following results: win, loss, loss, win, win, loss, loss, loss, loss, win, ...

Feb 6, 2016

Ryukyu's Kishimoto shines in triumph over Kyoto

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Ryuichi Kishimoto ignited the Ryukyu Golden Kings on offense on Saturday. The perimeter marksman sank 4 of 9 3s and shot 4-for-4 from inside the arc and 5-for-5 at the free-throw line in a 25-point effort in Ryukyu’s 84-78 triumph over the host Kyoto ...

Feb 1, 2016

Family ties lead Toyama past Gunma

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Bob and Bobby Nash, a father-son coaching tandem, have kept the Toyama Grouses in the hunt for the Eastern Conference title in the bj-league’s final season. The Grouses recorded their eighth straight victory on Sunday, posting a 93-62 home triumph over the Gunma Crane ...

League blows chance to honor Aoki

| Jan 23, 2016

League blows chance to honor Aoki

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It’s absolutely ridiculous that the most popular player in bj-league history is not going to play in the circuit’s 10th and final All-Star Game. But it’s not surprising. Really, it isn’t. The bj-league has often failed to do things logically. And it’s often failed ...

Happinets stars lead bj-league All-Star voting

Jan 8, 2016

Happinets stars lead bj-league All-Star voting

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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. ...

Jan 2, 2016

Soma sparks Osaka in rout of Niigata

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The Osaka Evessa didn’t shy away from feeding the ball to Takuya Soma on the perimeter on Saturday. Smart move. The 24-year-old swingman sank 9 of 16 3-pointers and scored a game-high 29 points, leading the Evessa to an 85-64 victory over the Niigata ...

Dec 28, 2015

Crews dazzles in Grouses' victory over HeatDevils

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Seven days after making 11 of 11 shots from the field in a game against the Kanazawa Samuraiz, forward Duke Crews delivered another jaw-dropping offensive performance for the Toyama Grouses. On Sunday, Crews made all 10 of his shots, including a trio of crowd-pleasing ...