Japanese pairs sweep doubles titles at All England Open

More Sports Mar 16, 2020

Japanese pairs sweep doubles titles at All England Open

Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota, the world's No. 3 pairing, were crowned women's doubles champions on Sunday at the All England Open badminton tournament, one of the few sporting events that went ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic. Later Sunday, in the last of the day's ...

Hustle's Yuta Watanabe named to Midseason All-NBA G League team

Basketball Feb 11, 2020

Hustle's Yuta Watanabe named to Midseason All-NBA G League team

Yuta Watanabe was selected to the 2019-20 Midseason All-NBA G League's Western Conference team in recognition of his overall performance in the first half of the season, the league announced on Monday. Watanabe, who is on a two-way contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, has played ...

Kobe Bryant: His legacy in Japan

Basketball / NBA Jan 27, 2020

Kobe Bryant: His legacy in Japan

by Ed Odeven

What does Kobe Bryant mean to Japan's basketball culture? Simply put, he was the most popular player here since Michael Jordan retired for good in 2003. He was the biggest star of the 21st century, and the player whose presence was missed the most at ...

Kento Momota wins second straight title at national championships

More Sports Dec 1, 2019

Kento Momota wins second straight title at national championships

World No. 1 Kento Momota won his second straight badminton national championship after defeating Kenta Nishimoto in the men's singles final on Sunday. The two-time reigning world champion Momota earned his third national crown, cruising past Nishimoto 21-14, 21-12 at Komazawa Gymnasium in Tokyo in ...

Yuta Watanabe helps Memphis Hustle improve to 5-0

Basketball Nov 19, 2019

Yuta Watanabe helps Memphis Hustle improve to 5-0

by Ed Odeven

The Memphis Hustle have opened their NBA G League season with five straight victories. Second-year pro Yuta Watanabe, who's on a two-way contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, shined in the Hustle's latest win, a 137-120 triumph over the visiting South Bay Stars on Monday in ...