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Michigan St. into Final Four

Mar 31, 2015

Michigan St. into Final Four

Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn’t going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior guard’s vow lasted no more than 10 seconds once the final horn sounded following Michigan State’s 76-70 ...

Nets keep up playoff push

Mar 31, 2015

Nets keep up playoff push

Alan Anderson patrolled the locker room area in a Michigan State hat, screaming “Spartan!” so loudly that his teammates wondered how they could live with him for the next week. The swingman’s college team is thriving again in March, and suddenly so is his ...

Mar 29, 2015

B-Corsairs sink Firebonds

by Ed Odeven

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. ...

No. 1 Kentucky downs Notre Dame in thriller

Mar 29, 2015

No. 1 Kentucky downs Notre Dame in thriller

With everything at stake for Kentucky, the Wildcats stayed calm and made just enough plays to keep their unblemished season intact. The shot at history and another NCAA title are still in reach. Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and ...

Warriors win 60th, clinch top seed

Mar 29, 2015

Warriors win 60th, clinch top seed

The Golden State Warriors achieved two impressive milestones with another double-digit win on the road. Now it’s a matter of staying healthy and feeling good going into the postseason for the team with the best record in the NBA. Stephen Curry scored 25 points, ...

Mar 29, 2015

bj-league lifts ban on JT

by Jack Gallagher

The professional basketball bj-league has rescinded its ban on media access by The Japan Times with immediate effect. The ban was instituted on Oct. 11, 2013, and continued for more than 17 months. The bj-league informed The Japan Times of the decision via e-mail ...

Backcourt stars Karimata, Jones carry Fukushima past Yokohama

Mar 28, 2015

Backcourt stars Karimata, Jones carry Fukushima past Yokohama

by Ed Odeven

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 28, 2015

Longtime Jazz announcer Hot Rod Hundley dies at 80

Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80. The Jazz said Hundley died at his home in the Phoenix area. Hundley broadcast 3,051 Jazz games from 1974-2009. He ...

Gonzaga dumps UCLA to reach Elite 8

Mar 28, 2015

Gonzaga dumps UCLA to reach Elite 8

Growing up in Poland, Przemek Karnowski had to stay up until 2 or 3 a.m. to watch the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga’s big man got to star in the show in prime time on Friday night, scoring 18 points with nine rebounds to lead the ...

Splash Brothers help Warriors top Grizzlies

Mar 28, 2015

Splash Brothers help Warriors top Grizzlies

The Golden State Warriors matched their franchise record for wins in a season by routing the closest team to them in the Western Conference. And, whatever is bothering the Memphis Grizzlies continues to plague the team that is now losing its grip on what ...