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Ed Odeven covers primarily basketball for The Japan Times. He reported on a wide range of sports from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Summer Games for this newspaper. A native of the Bronx, N.Y., Odeven is a graduate of Arizona State University. He previously worked for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff, Ariz., reporting on high school, collegiate, professional and Olympic sports (Flagstaff is a major international Olympic training site due to its high elevation) and writing a weekly column. His articles have appeared in Venezuela Online News, The Gleaner (Jamaica), the Monitor (Uganda), The Moscow Times, Swimming World Magazine and numerous other publications.

For Ed Odeven's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Evessa hand NeoPhoenix ninth consecutive loss

Basketball / B. League Mar 16, 2019

Evessa hand NeoPhoenix ninth consecutive loss

The San-en NeoPhoenix are in the midst of their worst stretch of basketball in recent memory. The Osaka Evessa defeated the host NeoPhoenix 86-68 on Saturday afternoon, extending San-en's losing streak to nine games. Osaka big man Josh Harrellson powered the visitors with 30 points, including ...

Josh Duncan leads Jets to win over B-Corsairs

Basketball / B. League Mar 10, 2019

Josh Duncan leads Jets to win over B-Corsairs

With 44 games in the books, there aren't any big surprises remaining regarding the Chiba Jets Funabashi's roster and playing style. They are built to win now, and they execute at a high level at both ends of the court. Blessed with a deep bench and ...

Sunrockers cruise past Albirex

Basketball / B. League Mar 8, 2019

Sunrockers cruise past Albirex

Frontcourt mates Robert Sacre and Ryan Kelly combined for 52 points as the Sunrockers Shibuya outplayed the visiting Niigata Albirex BB in Friday's B. League series opener. In the Sunrockers' 92-77 victory, Sacre put 27 points on the board, making 10 of 17 shots from ...