Niigata outplays Mikawa in series opener

Basketball / B. League Dec 22, 2018

Niigata outplays Mikawa in series opener

Niigata Albirex BB star Davante Gardner received an abundance of Christmas presents from the SeaHorses Mikawa on Saturday afternoon. The B. League's leading scorer was repeatedly sent to the free-throw line, and the Marquette University product drained 12 of 13 attempts in an 86-77 road ...

Diamond Dolphins edge Brave Thunders in series opener

Basketball / B. League Dec 21, 2018

Diamond Dolphins edge Brave Thunders in series opener

Three sets of numbers jump out at you from Friday night's Kawasaki Brave Thunders-Nagoya Diamond Dolphins game at Todoroki Arena: turnovers, points in the paint and 3-point shooting. The visiting Diamond Dolphins had fewer turnovers and a big advantage in inside scoring in a 79-75 ...

Sunrockers improve to .500 with win over NeoPhoenix

Basketball / B. League Dec 16, 2018

Sunrockers improve to .500 with win over NeoPhoenix

Fueled by a potent inside attack and a well-orchestrated passing performance, the Sunrockers Shibuya etched an 80-57 victory over the San-en NeoPhoenix on Sunday afternoon. What's more, after a woeful October, when they won just two of 10 games, the resurgent Sunrockers improved to 12-12. Center ...

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 ...