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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Yuta Watanabe helps Memphis Hustle improve to 5-0

Basketball Nov 19, 2019

Yuta Watanabe helps Memphis Hustle improve to 5-0

The Memphis Hustle have opened their NBA G League season with five straight victories. Second-year pro Yuta Watanabe, who's on a two-way contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, shined in the Hustle's latest win, a 137-120 triumph over the visiting South Bay Stars on Monday in ...

Koshigaya Alphas sign forward Jawad Williams

Basketball / B. League Nov 14, 2019

Koshigaya Alphas sign forward Jawad Williams

The Koshigaya Alphas have signed veteran forward Jawad Williams, who played a key role for the Alvark Tokyo in their back-to-back B. League first division championship seasons in 2017-18 and 2018-19. The Alphas, who were promoted to B2 from the third division for the current ...

Hiroshima leads B2 with 15-2 mark

Basketball / B. League | B. LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Nov 14, 2019

Hiroshima leads B2 with 15-2 mark

Through last weekend, there are two B1 teams with double-digit win totals: the Kawasaki Brave Thunders (11-3) and Utsunomiya Brex (10-4). In the second flight, which is also an 18-team circuit, seven clubs have 10 or more wins, with the Hiroshima Dragonflies (15-2), Shinshu Brave ...