Rui Hachimura tops NBA jersey sales in Japan

Basketball / NBA Feb 26, 2020

Rui Hachimura tops NBA jersey sales in Japan

Rui Hachimura's impact on Japanese basketball extends far beyond the court. The Washington Wizards rookie forward's No. 8 is the top-selling NBA jersey in Japan, it was announced by the NBA on Tuesday. Jersey sales for Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and Golden State Warriors ...

Jets cruise in dominant win over Evessa

Basketball / B. League Feb 16, 2020

Jets cruise in dominant win over Evessa

The Chiba Jets controlled the second half on Sunday against the Osaka Evessa, dominating for long stretches and getting a big lift from Yuki Togashi and Koh Flippin in the third and fourth quarter, respectively. The result? The Jets steamrolled the Evessa 89-66 at Funabashi Arena. Togashi ...

Ryukyu finds a way in narrow victory over Akita

Basketball / B. League Feb 15, 2020

Ryukyu finds a way in narrow victory over Akita

The Ryukyu Golden Kings stepped to the free-throw line for 30 shots on Saturday night. The Golden Kings made 25, eight more than the Akita Northern Happinets did, and that proved to be a key factor in their hard-fought series opener. Ryukyu earned an 80-76 victory ...

Netflix to air Naomi Osaka documentary series

Tennis Feb 15, 2020

Netflix to air Naomi Osaka documentary series

Two-time Grand Slam singles winner Naomi Osaka will be featured in an upcoming documentary series to air on Netflix, and the project has the backing of one of global sports' most prominent individuals. The Uninterrupted, the media brand founded by NBA superstar LeBron James and ...

Much-improved Lakestars complete weekend sweep of NeoPhoenix

Basketball / B. League Feb 9, 2020

Much-improved Lakestars complete weekend sweep of NeoPhoenix

The Shiga Lakestars thoroughly dominated the second quarter on Sunday against the San-en NeoPhoenix, outscoring the visitors 21-7 in that 10-minute span. That played a pivotal role in the Lakestars' 83-67 victory over the NeoPhoenix in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture. Shiga (19-18) extended its winning streak to ...