Basketball / BJ-League Feb 4, 2013

Rizing hold off Cinq Reves

by Ed Odeven

This season Rizing Fukuoka head coach Atsushi Kanazawa's message to his players has been consistent. "Don't back down," or some similar expression has been the message, according to Rizing power forward Reggie Warren. And Warren was reminded of that during the hard-fought third quarter against the ...

Parker shines as West wins All-Star Game

Basketball / BJ-League Jan 21, 2013

Parker shines as West wins All-Star Game

by Ed Odeven

Recognized as a dynamic playmaker since entering the bj-league in the 2007-08 season as a member of the run-and-gun Rizing Fukuoka, Michael Parker hauled in four straight regular-season scoring titles into the fledgling circuit's eighth season. Now in his second season with the Shimane Susanoo ...

National / Social Issues Jan 18, 2013

Coach linked to suicide beat another student

The 47-year-old basketball coach at Osaka's Sakuranomiya Senior High School whose beating of the team's 17-year-old captain allegedly prompted the youth to kill himself last month slapped another boy the face repeatedly in 2008 during practice for a sports festival, the city board of ...