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Ed Odeven

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.

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Basketball / B. League Oct 17, 2018

Grouses pull away late to keep B-Corsairs winless

The Yokohama B-Corsairs entered Wednesday's game seeking their first victory of the young season. The Toyama Grouses wanted to end a two-game slide. Only one team was assured of achieving its objective. The Grouses accomplished their goal, beating the hosts 88-84 at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in a ...

Tochigi trounces Toyama in series opener

Basketball / B. League Oct 12, 2018

Tochigi trounces Toyama in series opener

The Tochigi Brex played opportunistic pressure defense against the Toyama Grouses on Friday night. And the Brex capitalized on the Grouses' miscues in a big way, scoring 23 points off turnovers in a 104-84 home victory. Tochigi committed just seven turnovers, while Toyama had 15 at ...

Albirex soar past Happinets in series opener

Basketball / B. League Oct 11, 2018

Albirex soar past Happinets in series opener

The Niigata Albirex BB employed a three-guard lineup in Thursday's series opener against the Akita Northern Happinets. Veterans Kei Igarashi and Shinsuke Kashiwagi started alongside combo guard Ryonosuke Watanabe, and the trio scored a combined 28 points in Niigata's 84-74 victory. Igarashi, who played on Japan's ...