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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.

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Jets, Alvark advance to B. League Championship final

/ May 20, 2018

Jets, Alvark advance to B. League Championship final

The Chiba Jets Funabashi were tough on defense, applying additional pressure at key moments in the fourth quarter. The Jets were confident on offense, making key baskets when they needed them. The Jets, only in business since joining the now-disbanded bj-league for the 2011-12 campaign as ...

Final four set to clash

/ | May 17, 2018

Final four set to clash

And now it's down to four teams still chasing after the B. League Championship crown. This weekend, the East Division champion Chiba Jets Funabashi play host to the West champ Ryukyu Golden Kings and the Central champ SeaHorses Mikawa face the visiting Alvark Tokyo. Games ...