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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:

Impressive outside shooting carries Brex past Sunrockers

Basketball / B. League Feb 9, 2019

Impressive outside shooting carries Brex past Sunrockers

The Tochigi Brex didn't have a single player carrying the offense on Saturday. Instead, it was an across-the-board effort that produced a 91-71 victory over the Sunrockers Shibuya at Brex Arena Utsunomiya. Hironori Watanabe (22 points), Jeff Gibbs (18 points) and Ryan Rossiter (11 points) score ...

Akita struggling in step up to first division

Basketball / B. League | B. LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Feb 7, 2019

Akita struggling in step up to first division

The Akita Northern Happinets know their limitations. But that hasn't stopped second-year head coach Josep "Pep" Claros from pushing his charges to play an up-tempo game and exert energy from start to finish every time. The Northern Happinets, last season's second-division regular-season champions (54-6), have faced ...

Balanced scoring helps NeoPhoenix defeat B-Corsairs

Basketball / B. League Feb 1, 2019

Balanced scoring helps NeoPhoenix defeat B-Corsairs

The San-en NeoPhoenix built a cushion in the third quarter and cruised past the Yokohama B-Corsairs in Friday's series opener, winning 80-69. San-en outscored the hosts 21-11 in the pivotal third quarter in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. The NeoPhoenix (17-20) also sank 13 of 17 free throws; ...