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Sep 23, 2016

Sacramento mayor punches pie thrower

A man took a coconut cream pie from a grocery bag, grabbed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson from behind and smacked him in the face with it at a charity event, leading the former NBA star to start swinging and then tackle the man who ...

Sep 23, 2016

Shimane signs veteran guard Aoki

The Shimane Susanoo Magic added veteran point guard Cohey Aoki to their roster for the inaugural B. League season, the second-division club announced on Thursday. The 167-cm Aoki was named to a record nine bj-league All-Star teams. He spent the last three seasons with ...

Kerr speaks out on police shootings

Sep 22, 2016

Kerr speaks out on police shootings

Steve Kerr fully expects NBA players to take up their own version of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s stand against racial oppression. Whether his own Golden State players show some kind of support or opt to protest during the national anthem once the season begins, ...

Sep 22, 2016

Timberwolves working on Garnett buyout

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves are working on a buyout with Kevin Garnett. The two sides have been engaged in talks for some time. When completed it will assure that Garnett will not return ...

B. League ready to begin first-ever season

Sep 21, 2016

B. League ready to begin first-ever season

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A new era in Japan pro basketball begins this week. Thirty-six teams, equally divided among the first and second divisions, will vie for popularity and notoriety in the inaugural B. League season. It all starts on Thursday night at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, where the ...

B. League chairman heralds new era

Sep 19, 2016

B. League chairman heralds new era

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This last decade has marked the darkest period in Japan basketball history, with the sport divided between two rival men’s leagues. What’s more, the Japan Basketball Association was suspended by FIBA, the sport’s world governing body, for its lack of governance, between December 2014 ...

Sep 19, 2016

Japan loses to China in Asia Challenge finale

Japan’s time at the FIBA Asia Challenge ended with a 75-67 loss to China in the fifth-sixth classification game on Sunday. The result was Japan’s fourth defeat in eight games at the men’s tournament being held in Tehran. Iran crushed South Korea 77-47 in ...

Sep 17, 2016

Japan knocked out of Asia Challenge

Japan’s hopes of a FIBA Asia Challenge title ended Friday in Tehran with an 87-80 quarterfinal loss to a rampant Dar Tucker and his Jordan team. The United States-born Tucker had a 33-point, nine-rebound, seven-assist outing against Japan, proving why he has been the ...