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Fujioka shines as Japan stuns China to make final

Jul 29, 2017

Fujioka shines as Japan stuns China to make final

Japan's women's national team has continued its meteoric rise at the FIBA Women's Asia Cup, beating 11-time champion China on Friday to set up a meeting with Australia in Saturday's final. All looked lost for Japan when China opened the first four minutes of the ...

Durant hopes to boost sport with clinic in India

/ Jul 29, 2017

Durant hopes to boost sport with clinic in India

NBA MVP Kevin Durant set a world record in India on Friday but admitted it will take a lot more for basketball to overtake cricket in the country. Durant said that India will have to be patient and find its own Yao Ming to become ...

Japan roster unveiled for FIBA Asia Cup

Jul 25, 2017

Japan roster unveiled for FIBA Asia Cup

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Star guards Yuki Togashi, Makoto Hiejima and Daiki Tanaka headline the Japan men's national team's 12-man roster for the upcoming FIBA Asia Cup, the Japan Basketball Association announced on Tuesday. Most of the squad that competed at June's East Asia Championship in Nagano, where the ...

Jul 25, 2017

Yoshida steers Japan women past South Korea

Asami Yoshida steered Japan to its second win in two days at the FIBA Women's Asia Cup in Bangalore, India on Monday, beating South Korea to ensure a top-two finish in Group B. After Japan coach Tom Hovasse sat her for almost all of the ...

Jul 23, 2017

Japan wins big in Women's Asia Cup opener

Japan blew out the Philippines by 51 points for a 106-55 win in its opening match of the Women's Asia Cup on Sunday. Keyed by 21 points from 22-year-old small forward Evelyn Mawuli, Japan broke the Filipinos' spirit early and was never challenged before closing ...

/ Jul 22, 2017

Wall, Wizards reach agreement on four-year extension: source

All-Star point guard John Wall has agreed to a $170 million, four-year contract extension with the Washington Wizards that will start with the 2019 season, a source familiar with the deal said. The person confirmed the terms of the agreement on Friday night on condition ...

Cavs' Irving fired up about 2020 Games

/ Jul 22, 2017

Cavs' Irving fired up about 2020 Games

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Kyrie Irving made his first trip to Japan this week, and the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard already has plans to come back. In the summer of 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Olympics. "I can't wait," Irving said on Friday night, after the Clutch Bucket ...