All posts tagged "basketball"
Japan Routs Philippines, Secures a Spot in FIBA Asia Cup Quarterfinals
A 14-2 run in the first quarter set the tone for Japan, which finished with five double-digit scorers.
Iran Outplays Japan to Secure Spot in FIBA Asia Cup Quarterfinals
The Akatsuki Five still have a shot at reaching the final eight, with a qualifying contest on Tuesday set to determine...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Japan Men Enjoy Strong Start at FIBA Asia Cup
The Akatsuki Five made 27 3-pointers in a 61-point win over Syria, improving to 2-0 in the tournament.
Japan Cruises Past Kazakhstan in Teams’ FIBA Asia Cup Opener
The Akatsuki Five outscored their Group C opponent 55-20 in the second half, turning a close game into a rout.
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Shohei Ohtani Chosen as an MLB All-Star for Second Straight Year
Among MLB’s most feared hitters and pitchers, Ohtani will appear in the July 19 game at DH ― and surprise no...
[ODDS and EVENS] Yuta Watanabe’s Return Provides a Boost for Japan at Asia Cup
The NBA veteran adds leadership and valuable experience to the Akatsuki Five for July’s 16-nation tournament, according to Japan coach Tom...
Japan Men’s Squad Trounces Taiwan in FIBA World Cup Qualifier
“I was really hoping that we could show the fans in Japan what we can do, and today I think we...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Utano Agu Hits Target with Victory in Archery World Cup in Paris
"I would like to take a leap forward with my experience of winning this time," Agu said after securing Japan’s first-ever...
Basketball/ 12 months ago
#11 Sports Talk ― Motofumi Iguchi Delivers Informed Analysis of B.League
Motofumi Iguchi, the sports commentator, weighs in on the rapid growth of pro basketball in Japan in recent years, highlighting trends,...
Features/ 12 months ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Japan Spikers Enjoy Stellar Start at Women’s Volleyball Nations League
Hinotori Nippon, playing in the preliminary round in the Philippines, went 7-0 to open the 16-nation tournament.
Features/ 1 year ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Samurai Blue Kick Off A Busy Stretch with Rout of Paraguay
After their 4-1 win over Paraguay, the Samurai Blue shifted their focus to an encounter with world No. 1 Brazil.
Basketball/ 1 year ago
Alvark’s Luka Pavicevic, Jets’ Atsushi Ono Leave Teams After Successful Coaching Stints
The departing Tokyo and Chiba bench bosses guided the perennial title contenders with astute leadership and passion.