Alvark prevail in title thriller

Basketball / B. League May 11, 2019

Alvark prevail in title thriller

by Ed Odeven

A year ago, the Alvark Tokyo built a 10-point cushion by halftime, then overwhelmed the Chiba Jets Funabashi in the second half of the B. League Championship Final, winning by 25 points. Saturday's showdown was a two-point game at the break. This time, Tokyo's 19-point lead ...

Akatsuki Five journey from agony to ecstasy

Basketball Feb 27, 2019

Akatsuki Five journey from agony to ecstasy

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Akatsuki Five players were beaming on Sunday after they accomplished their feat, booking a ticket to this summer's FIBA World Cup. But just one year ago, they were in complete agony. Japan began its World Cup Asian qualifying campaign with four straight losses, putting itself ...