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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:

Cartier Martin brings NBA skills to B. League

/ Oct 14, 2017

Cartier Martin brings NBA skills to B. League

Cartier Martin made a dynamic debut last weekend for the San-en NeoPhoenix. By doing so, he instantly became one of the must-watch names in the B. League's new season. In week two of the 2017-18 campaign, the veteran swingman made quite an impression in his first ...

Hannaryz stage late rally to edge Storks

/ Oct 13, 2017

Hannaryz stage late rally to edge Storks

The Kyoto Hannaryz rallied past the visiting Nishinomiya Storks in the final 91 seconds of Friday's series opener. Kyoto scored the final six points of the game and recorded a 65-61 victory at Hannaryz Arena. The Storks (0-5) took a 61-59 lead on Connor Lammert's 3-pointer ...

/ Oct 10, 2017

Balanced scoring carries Levanga past B-Corsairs

The Levanga Hokkaido completed a two-game sweep of the visiting Yokohama B-Corsairs on Monday night, winning 89-82. Marc Trasolini paced Hokkaido (3-1) with 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Asahi Tajima poured in 14 points, Takehiko Orimo had 12 and Daniel Miller and Ryota Sakurai ...

NeoPhoenix roll past lethargic Sunrockers

/ Oct 8, 2017

NeoPhoenix roll past lethargic Sunrockers

There wasn't a way to sugarcoat the facts. The final score — San-en NeoPhoenix 64, Sunrockers Shibuya 54 — spelled out the fact that the hosts didn't do enough on offense to win Sunday afternoon's game at Aoyama Gakuin University Memorial Hall. The facts were the ...