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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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Brave Thunders make NeoPhoenix pay for plethora of turnovers

/ Apr 7, 2017

Brave Thunders make NeoPhoenix pay for plethora of turnovers

If teams can dominate in the takeaway department, they often produce successful results. Friday night provided a vivid example in a B. League series opener at Todoroki Arena, where the Kawasaki Brave Thunders outplayed the visiting San-en NeoPhoenix. The result? Kawasaki improved to 42-8, winning 89-76. What's ...

Brex dominate fourth quarter in triumph over Alvark

/ Apr 1, 2017

Brex dominate fourth quarter in triumph over Alvark

After their series opener on Saturday, the Tochigi Brex and Alvark Tokyo have a combined 75 regular-season victories, and only have a combined 21 defeats. In their latest encounter, the fourth quarter belonged to the Brex, who earned an 80-66 triumph. Tochigi (39-9) used an 11-0 ...

Hot-shooting Jets soar past Levanga

/ Mar 26, 2017

Hot-shooting Jets soar past Levanga

The Chiba Jets shot 90.9 percent from the field in an entertaining first quarter. The Jets couldn't maintain that remarkable rate for a full 40 minutes on Sunday against the Levanga Hokkaido, but their high-powered offense clicked for most of the game. Chiba defeated Hokkaido 101-90 ...

Joho ignites Toyama offense in triumph over Yokohama

/ Mar 25, 2017

Joho ignites Toyama offense in triumph over Yokohama

Veteran shooting guard Masashi Joho delivered a vintage performance on Saturday to lead the Toyama Grouses to a 94-79 victory over the Yokohama B-Corsairs. Joho, a 34-year-old former bj-league MVP, drained 6 of 8 3-point shots and scored a game-high 29 points at Yokohama International ...