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Basketball players handed one-year bans

Aug 29, 2018

Basketball players handed one-year bans

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The four men's national basketball team players who allegedly paid women for sex in Jakarta during the ongoing Asian Games have been handed a one-year ban by the Japan Basketball Association, the organization announced on Wednesday. The ban, effective from the announcement, includes B. League ...

Evessa overpower NeoPhoenix, end five-game slide

/ Nov 18, 2017

Evessa overpower NeoPhoenix, end five-game slide

by Ed Odeven

The Osaka Evessa dominated on both sides of the ball in Saturday's series opener against the San-en NeoPhoenix, ending a five-game losing streak The Evessa pounded the NeoPhoenix 79-54 in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture. Osaka coach Dai Oketani's club had five double-digit scorers: Gyno Pomare (18 points, ...

SeaHorses edge Evessa in OT

/ Jan 19, 2017

SeaHorses edge Evessa in OT

by Ed Odeven

The SeaHorses Mikawa clung to a one-point in the closing seconds of overtime against the visiting Osaka Evessa on Thursday night. Mikawa escaped with an 84-83 triumph after Osaka's Shota Konno and Takuya Hashimoto both missed jump shots in the final 9 seconds of OT. Former ...

Evessa whip Golden Kings in series opener

/ Nov 5, 2016

Evessa whip Golden Kings in series opener

by Ed Odeven

The Osaka Evessa pulled away from the Ryukyu Golden Kings in the second half on Saturday en route to a runaway victory over their former fierce bj-league rival. In the Evessa's 96-57 triumph in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, big man Xavier Gibson, a Florida State alum, ...