Japan looking to end FIBA World Cup on high note

Basketball Sep 8, 2019

Japan looking to end FIBA World Cup on high note

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Japan men's national team is wounded both physically and mentally. Which makes posting its first win at the FIBA World Cup appear to be a daunting task, especially considering the absence of star player Rui Hachimura. Japan will face Montenegro in its final World ...

Brex storm past Alvark in series opener

Basketball / B. League Oct 22, 2016

Brex storm past Alvark in series opener

by Ed Odeven

Two former NBL powerhouse teams squared off on Saturday in one of the early marquee matchups of the B. League's inaugural season, and coach Tom Wisman's Tochigi Brex made a statement. The hosts delivered an impressive effort against their East Division foe, handing the Tokyo ...

Brex pound Levanga for seventh straight victory

Basketball / B. League Oct 14, 2016

Brex pound Levanga for seventh straight victory

by Ed Odeven

The Tochigi Brex took an eight-point cushion into halftime on Friday night. When they returned to the court for the second half, the Brex raised their intensity level and overpowered the Levanga Hokkaido, cruising to a 98-66 victory in Sapporo. The Brex (7-1) extended their winning ...

New challenges for Takeuchi, Okada

Basketball | NBL NOTEBOOK Jul 31, 2014

New challenges for Takeuchi, Okada

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Because of the disparity in the talent pool, the National Basketball League ended up with enormous gaps between the elite teams and weaker teams during its inaugural 2013-14 season. But Year Two may be a little different. Since the offseason officially began at the end ...