Final four set to clash

Basketball / B. League | B. LEAGUE NOTEBOOK May 17, 2018

Final four set to clash

by Ed Odeven

And now it's down to four teams still chasing after the B. League Championship crown. This weekend, the East Division champion Chiba Jets Funabashi play host to the West champ Ryukyu Golden Kings and the Central champ SeaHorses Mikawa face the visiting Alvark Tokyo. Games ...

WJBL's Antelopes focus on positive gains

Basketball Dec 4, 2015

WJBL's Antelopes focus on positive gains

by Kaz Nagatsuka

In Japan's sports culture, you are supposed to be disappointed and mourn when you lose a game. That's, of course, a natural reaction for competitors. But you also need positive energy to channel that frustration into a vital force to move forward. This season, the Toyota ...

Basketball | BJ-LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Sep 4, 2014

Toyota edges Ryukyu in exhibition

by Ed Odeven

The preseason began in earnest for the league's 10th season on Wednesday. But this time with a twist. The reigning champion Ryukyu Golden Kings played host to the NBL powerhouse Toyota Alvark in the first of two scheduled exhibition games in a three-day span in ...