Czech Republic cagers edge Japan in exhibition

Aug 14, 2015

Czech Republic cagers edge Japan in exhibition

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On Friday, the Japan men’s national team played its first official international contest since FIBA’s suspension of the Japan Basketball Association was officially lifted last Sunday. The result? Japan fell 68-66 to the Czech Republic in an exhibition match at Chiba Port Arena. Japan ...

Kurihara sparks Japan women in rout of Taiwan

Aug 13, 2015

Kurihara sparks Japan women in rout of Taiwan

Shooting guard Mika Kurihara hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points to lead the Japan women’s national team to a 92-52 win over the Taiwan national squad in an exhibition at Chiba Port Arena on Thursday. For Japan’s top-flight team, it was its first ...

China awarded 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 7, 2015

China awarded 2019 FIBA World Cup

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China will host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the sport’s global governing body announced on Friday night in Tokyo. The organizing committees of the Philippines and China made final presentations at a Tokyo hotel before votes were cast by FIBA Central Board members. ...

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 6, 2015

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

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Before the start of the three-day FIBA Central Board meeting on Friday, the Japan Basketball Association hosted a welcome party for the sport’s executives at a Tokyo hotel. The dignitaries included FIBA president Horacio Muratore and FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann on Thursday night. ...

Jul 30, 2015

FIBA suspends Russia from basketball

The Russian Basketball Federation was suspended Wednesday by FIBA, meaning it could miss the European Championship that doubles as an Olympic qualifier. The suspension comes after two years of infighting at the federation, which culminated last month when a Russian court ordered new elections ...

Fairness prevails in Hiroshima saga

| Jul 4, 2015

Fairness prevails in Hiroshima saga

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It’s no surprise that the Hiroshima Lightning have endured a soap opera-like saga before even playing their first bj-league game. In fact, it’s quite predictable. Leadership woes and institutional ineptitude have plagued Japan basketball for many decades, and a fundamental lack of understanding about ...

Jun 25, 2015

FIBA vice president Xiao investigated for graft

A vice president of basketball’s international governing body has been placed under investigation for possible corruption in his native China. The ruling Communist Party’s disciplinary watchdog said on its website Thursday that Xiao Tian was suspected of serious graft. No details were given. Xiao ...