Basketball Feb 26, 2018

Philippines all but end Japan's FIBA World Cup hopes

Despite the best efforts of Makoto Hiejima, Japan on Sunday fell to its fourth consecutive loss in Asian FIBA World Cup qualifying, a clutch runner from the Philippines' Jayson Castro with 10 seconds to go ensuring victory in an 89-84 win in Manila. Hiejima was ...

Japan loses to Australia in FIBA World Cup qualifier

Basketball Nov 27, 2017

Japan loses to Australia in FIBA World Cup qualifier

Japan on Monday suffered its second defeat in as many Asia qualifiers for the FIBA World Cup, a 14-0 final-quarter run allowing Australia to claim a scrappy Round 1 matchup 82-58 in Adelaide. Facing its toughest Group B opponent, Japan was able to keep the ...