Dec 25, 2015

Kitagawa gives Ryukyu big lift against Yokohama

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Shuhei Kitagawa lit up the scoreboard on Christmas night. It wasn’t quite like Bernard King’s 60-point outburst on Dec. 25, 1984, at Madison Square Garden in the New York Knicks’ memorable win over the New Jersey Nets, but for Kitagawa, it’ll be a night ...

Nov 21, 2015

Dynamic duo lead B-Corsairs past Wat's

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The more they play together, the more effective they will become. And when they’re at their best, Jordan Henriquez-Roberts and Carl Hall already form a dynamic one-two punch for the Yokohama B-Corsairs. Call them Yokohama’s own Twin Towers: the 214-cm Henriquez-Roberts, who’s in his ...

Nov 9, 2015

B-Corsairs bounce back to earn series split

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The Yokohama B-Corsairs delivered a gritty performance to close out the weekend, beating the host Akita Northern Happinets 81-75 on Sunday. As a result, first-year B-Corsairs bench boss Taketo Aoki’s club improved to 6-6 and salvaged a series split after Akita won the weekend ...

Oct 23, 2015

Bulls release former Yokohama guard Simmons

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The Chicago Bulls waived former Yokohama B-Corsairs guard Marcus Simmons on Thursday. Chicago also cut veteran guard Jordan Crawford. The 198-cm Simmons, who played college ball at USC, spent last season in the NBA Development League, where he averaged 4.0 points per game for ...

Vets help get Sendai off to quick start

| Oct 22, 2015

Vets help get Sendai off to quick start

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The Sendai 89ers have relied on the stellar contributions of several players en route to six straight wins to open the new season. Credit longtime point guard Takehiko Shimura and irreplaceable forward Wendell White along with several newcomers for setting the tone. Third-year bench ...

Nash guides Firebonds to win over B-Corsairs

Oct 4, 2015

Nash guides Firebonds to win over B-Corsairs

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There are only two games in the books, but Fukushima Firebonds rookie forward Le’Bryan Nash is off to a terrific start. Over the weekend, he delivered two big, bold performances, showing what he’s capable of doing during the 52-game season. A day after putting ...

Sep 29, 2015

Bulls sign ex-B-Corsairs guard Simmons

With their first preseason game just days away, the Chicago Bulls have made final additions to their training camp roster. On Monday, they signed former Yokohama B-Corsairs guard Marcus Simmons. The 198-cm Simmons suited up for Yokohama during the 2011-12 and 2013-14 seasons, helping ...

Jun 5, 2015

Aoki named Yokohama B-Corsairs coach

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After two seasons as a Yokohama B-Corsairs assistant coach, Taketo Aoki has been promoted to bench boss, the bj-league squad announced on Friday. Aoki, 41, worked under ex-coach Michael Katsuhisa during the past two seasons. A Kanagawa Prefecture native, he retired as a player ...

Playoff race gathering momentum

| Apr 2, 2015

Playoff race gathering momentum

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It’s been an up-and-down season for the Yokohama B-Corsairs. Second-year head coach Michael Katsuhisa’s squad endured the 14-game absence of big man Wayne Marshall from November through mid-January and the adjustment of adding key newcomers, including Dzaflo Larkai, Carl Hall and Warren Niles. The ...

Mar 29, 2015

B-Corsairs sink Firebonds

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The Yokohama B-Corsairs dropped a 15-point contest — and yielded 106 points — to the Fukushima Firebonds in Saturday’s bj-league series opener. On Sunday, the B-Corsairs returned the favor. What was an eight-point advantage for the hosts after one quarter turned into a rout. ...

Backcourt stars Karimata, Jones carry Fukushima past Yokohama

Mar 28, 2015

Backcourt stars Karimata, Jones carry Fukushima past Yokohama

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The Fukushima Firebonds put on a shooting clinic from 3-point range at Yokohama International Swimming Pool on Saturday. Yes, their long-range perimeter marksmen did their best impersonation of the Golden State Warriors — indeed, the Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, would’ve enjoyed ...

Mar 22, 2015

Johnson has big game to lead 89ers past B-Corsairs

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It was a game he’ll never forget. Guard Kejuan Johnson sparked the Sendai 89ers with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals in Saturday’s 92-81 victory over the visiting Yokohama B-Corsairs. Johnson, a Long Beach State product, sank 14 of 17 free throws in ...