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Fujioka blossoming into star, leader

Aug 18, 2017

Fujioka blossoming into star, leader

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There is probably nobody else that shines as brightly as Manami Fujioka does in Japanese women's basketball right now, and many believe that she has the potential to eventually transform into a superstar player. The 23-year-old largely contributed to Japan winning its third straight Asian ...

Aug 15, 2017

South Korea eliminates Japan at FIBA Asia Cup

Japan's FIBA Asia Cup campaign was emphatically halted on Monday when South Korea used a 17-1 fourth quarter run to grab an 81-68 victory in the teams' quarterfinal qualifier in Beirut. South Korea blew the game open to start the fourth quarter, turning a ...

/ Aug 12, 2017

Oakley to play in Big3 season finale

Charles Oakley is checking himself in for the Big3's regular-season finale. Oakley plans to play for the first time this season on Sunday in Los Angeles, the league announced Friday. The former New York Knicks All-Star is the coach of the Killer 3s, who have ...

Aug 10, 2017

Japan routs Taiwan for first win of FIBA Asia Cup

Japan crushed Taiwan to grab its first win of the FIBA Asia Cup on Thursday, Takatoshi Furukawa's 15 points helping his team run out a 38-point win in Beirut. Backing up from a heavy loss to Australia in the first Group D game, Japan was ...

Japan loses to Australia in FIBA Asia Cup opener

Aug 9, 2017

Japan loses to Australia in FIBA Asia Cup opener

Japan's opening game of the FIBA Asia Cup ended in a disappointing 16-point loss to regional heavyweights Australia in Lebanon on Tuesday. The first game of Group D at Beirut's Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex was close through the first quarter, but Australia broke away in ...

Curry shoots a 74 in pro golf debut

/ Aug 4, 2017

Curry shoots a 74 in pro golf debut

Stephen Curry pumped his right fist, raised his arms in the air with club in hand and gave a firm shoulder bump to caddie Jonnie West, his golf partner on road trips with the Golden State Warriors. After three bogeys in five holes of his ...

Japan revels in Asia Cup three-peat

Jul 31, 2017

Japan revels in Asia Cup three-peat

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The Japanese women's national basketball team made a triumphal return home on Monday, fresh from winning the Asia Cup for the third straight time. The Akatsuki Five, who edged Australia 74-73 in Saturday's thrilling championship game, flew back to Narita airport on Monday morning with ...

Japan beats Uruguay to hand coach Lamas first win

Jul 30, 2017

Japan beats Uruguay to hand coach Lamas first win

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Slasher Makoto Hiejima racked up a game-high 16 points as the Japanese men's national team cruised past Uruguay 72-57 in the second game of a two-game exhibition series at Aoyama Gakuin University on Sunday. Japan, which lost 79-69 to the South Americans on Saturday, was ...

Japan beats Australia to win FIBA Women's Asia Cup title

Jul 30, 2017

Japan beats Australia to win FIBA Women's Asia Cup title

A 26-point explosion from Saki Mizushima helped carry Japan past Australia in the final of the inaugural FIBA Women's Asia Cup on Saturday. Mizushima had been a non-factor through most of the tournament played in Bangalore, India, but her scoring punch proved the difference in ...