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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:

Diamond Dolphins overturn big deficit to sink NeoPhoenix

/ Feb 4, 2018

Diamond Dolphins overturn big deficit to sink NeoPhoenix

The Nagoya Diamond Dolphins trailed by 20 points entering the second half of Sunday's series finale. For Nagoya, it wasn't time to push the panic button. It was time to chip away at the lead. Mission accomplished. The Diamond Dolphins earned a 77-74 victory over the San-en NeoPhoenix ...

B. League boosts Kumamoto recovery

/ | Feb 2, 2018

B. League boosts Kumamoto recovery

Sometimes, the combined efforts of government officials, volunteers, local residents and sports leagues team up to produce a certifiable winner. Such was the case with the second annual B. League All-Star Game on Jan. 15 at Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium. All in all, the weekend was ...

Alex Kirk helps Alvark overpower Lakestars

/ Jan 28, 2018

Alex Kirk helps Alvark overpower Lakestars

The Alvark Tokyo have the luxury of a deep bench and a versatile, experienced cast of players. And even when they are not playing their best game, that depth and talent often shines through. On Sunday, the Alvark soared to victory thanks to Alex Kirk's ...

Promoted Storks stun powerhouse SeaHorses

/ Jan 21, 2018

Promoted Storks stun powerhouse SeaHorses

It's been a challenging season for the Nishinomiya Storks, who earned promotion to the top flight after winning the B2 title last spring. No one predicted it would be an easy adjustment. On Sunday, the Storks earned a big victory to savor, beating the powerhouse SeaHorses ...