Tag - basketball



Lakers star Lebron James drives to the basket during a game against the Pelicans on Sunday.
OLYMPICS / Basketball
Apr 17, 2024
James and Curry among U.S. NBA stars set for Paris Olympics: reports
Warriors star Stephen Curry will make his first Olympic appearance while Lakers superstar Lebron James, 39, will try to win his third Olympic gold.
Japan's Yuta Watanabe in action against Cape Verde during the FIBA World Cup in Okinawa Prefecture in September.
OLYMPICS / Basketball
Mar 20, 2024
Japanese basketball teams face tough groups at Paris Olympics
Japan's men will do battle with Germany and France, while the women were drawn into a group that includes the U.S.
Japan players wave to the crowd after qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics following a win over Cape Verde in a FIBA Basketball World Cup match at Okinawa Arena in Okinawa Prefecture on Saturday.
BASKETBALL / Basketball
Sep 6, 2023
World Cup puts bounce in Japan basketball's step ahead of Olympics
The co-host's qualification for the Paris Games has left many people buzzing.
Mikal Bridges of the U.S. lays up during a FIBA Basketball World Cup quarterfinal match against Italy in Manila on Tuesday.
BASKETBALL / Basketball
Sep 6, 2023
United States and Serbia cruise into Basketball World Cup semifinals
Team USA, the highest-ranked side still left in the tournament, trounced Italy 100-63.
Borisa Simanic (right) in action against China during the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Quezon City, the Philippines, on Aug. 26
BASKETBALL / Basketball
Sep 5, 2023
Serbia player loses kidney at Basketball World Cup
Simanic had an operation in a Manila hospital after being hit by a South Sudan player's elbow during a competition pool game on Aug. 30.
Cape Verde players (front) celebrate with fans after their win over Venezuela in a FIBA Basketball World Cup Group F game at Okinawa Arena in Okinawa Prefecture on Monday.
BASKETBALL / Basketball
Aug 29, 2023
Cape Verde continues record-setting Basketball World Cup run
Head coach Emanuel Trovoada's 64th-ranked team upset No. 17 Venezuela 81-75 at Okinawa Arena, sparking animated celebrations.
Australian will be determined to bounce back after going down 85-82 in Sunday's heavyweight Basketball World Cup battle with Germany.
BASKETBALL / Basketball
Aug 28, 2023
Japan must shoot lights out against Australia, coach says
Tom Hovasse said his players would need to take things up another notch in their final group game Tuesday against a "bigger, stronger" Australian side.
Japan's players celebrate their Basketball World Cup win over Finland at Okinawa Arena in Okinawa Prefecture on Sunday.
BASKETBALL / Basketball
Aug 28, 2023
Japan gets first World Cup win in thriller against Finland
Japan head coach Tom Hovasse heaped praise on his players for never giving up during a "crazy game."


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on