Softbank named top B. League partner

Mar 10, 2016

Softbank named top B. League partner

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The B. League officially revealed on Thursday that Softbank Group Corp. has become the circuit’s top partner, starting with the inaugural 2016-17 season. Japan Basketball Association president Saburo Kawabuchi emphasized that the sport has enormous potential both globally and domestically and the participation of ...

Tochigi's Brenton a multitalented player

Jan 29, 2016

Tochigi's Brenton a multitalented player

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In Japanese basketball, teams usually ask import players to provide size and scoring ability. But what Tommy Brenton supplies is much more than that. Brenton is averaging just 8.7 points per game this season, but he has still found his comfort zone in his ...

NBL's second season tips off this weekend

Oct 9, 2014

NBL's second season tips off this weekend

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In many ways, the National Basketball League’s first year was a trial-and-error period. And Year Two is geared to provide more diversion and success. As the 2014-15 NBL campaign opens on Friday night with a game between the reigning champion Toshiba Brave Thunders and ...

Alvark storm past Brex in decisive Game 3

May 5, 2014

Alvark storm past Brex in decisive Game 3

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Once again, the Toyota Alvark encountered a fearless challenge from the Link Tochigi Brex. But the Alvark displayed better composure and the knack for winning a big game. The Alvark defense prevailed in the second half, holding the Brex to just 20 points as ...

Brex beat Alvark to tie semifinal series

May 4, 2014

Brex beat Alvark to tie semifinal series

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The Brex players gave it their all for the entire game, and sent their loyal fans nuts with an emotional victory. Guard Hironori Watanabe had a team-high 23 points, going 3-for-6 from outside the 3-point arc, and veteran big man Daiji Yamada gave the ...

Alvark clobber Brex in teams' playoff opener

May 3, 2014

Alvark clobber Brex in teams' playoff opener

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Though they dealt with some threatening moments, the Toyota Motors Alvark buckled down when it mattered most and came out on top in the end. American Jeff Gibbs had a double-double performance with 22 points and 15 rebounds, followed by compatriot Philip Ricci, who ...