Jan 11, 2015

Akita dominates second half, rolls to 12th straight win

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The Akita Northern Happinets erupted for 62 second-half points against the Saitama Broncos on Sunday. They turned a seven-point halftime deficit into an afterthought, clobbering the Broncos 102-87 for their 12th straight victory. Eastern Conference-leading Akita (24-4 overall, 15-1 on the road) dropped two ...

| Oct 2, 2014

Key questions entering 10th season

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Japan’s first men’s pro basketball circuit tips off its 10th season with 10 games on Saturday. Now with a new title sponsor on board, the Turkish Airlines bj-league will have one franchise making its regular-season debut on the same day. The Fukushima Firebonds play ...

Akita veteran guard Hasegawa to retire after season

Apr 3, 2013

Akita veteran guard Hasegawa to retire after season

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What has been expected for many months is now official: Makoto Hasegawa is set to retire after this season, the Akita Sakigake Shimpo and other media outlets reported on Tuesday, Hasegawa’s 42nd birthday. The veteran point guard, who has only appeared in eight games ...