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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:

Northern Happinets soar past Levanga in overtime

Basketball / B. League Dec 14, 2018

Northern Happinets soar past Levanga in overtime

Momentum can change a game in the blink of an eye. For instance, Kohei Sekino's layup and free throw had given the Levanga Hokkaido a 74-72 lead with 2:35 to play in overtime against the visiting Akita Northern Happinets on Friday night. Akita turned the tide ...

Andreas Zagklis takes reins at FIBA

Basketball Dec 14, 2018

Andreas Zagklis takes reins at FIBA

Nearly two months after longtime secretary general Patrick Baumann's death on Oct. 13 in Buenos Aires, FIBA has appointed his successor. At a FIBA Central Board meeting on Dec. 7 in Mies, Switzerland, Andreas Zagklis was unanimously approved as the next secretary general. The 38-year Greek ...

George Foreman became business giant after boxing career

More Sports / Boxing Dec 7, 2018

George Foreman became business giant after boxing career

Third in a three-part series In his book "Only in America: The Life and Crimes of Don King," the late author Jack Newfield noted that Sonny Liston had made a big impression on George Foreman. This influenced Foreman's demeanor as a fighter, including his facial expressions, ...

Basketball Dec 1, 2018

Utsunomiya to host 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final

Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, has been chosen to host next year's FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final, basketball's global governing body announced on Friday. The event is scheduled to be held Nov. 2 and 3, providing local fans with a glimpse of the halfcourt version of the ...