Krzyzewski defends dual coaching roles

Mike Krzyzewski says his side job as coach of U.S. national team does not give him an unfair advantage at Duke. Krzyzewski met with media in Durham on Thursday for the first time since leading the Americans to the gold medal at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. He fired ...

Sep 21, 2014

U.S. women's team routs China

Nneka Ogwumike scored 16 points and Jantel Lavender added 14 to help the U.S. women’s national team beat China 99-75 on Saturday in an exhibition game. The U.S. scored nine of the first 11 points and led 27-10 after the first quarter thanks to ...

Sep 20, 2014

Chapman arrested for shoplifting

Former NBA guard Rex Chapman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store in Scottsdale and then selling the items at a pawn shop. Police took the 46-year-old Chapman into custody Friday afternoon after officers stopped his vehicle ...

Sep 18, 2014

Kings trade guard Terry to Rockets

The Houston Rockets have acquired Jason Terry and draft picks from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Alonzo Gee and Scotty Hopson. Along with Terry, the Rockets will get Sacramento’s second-round pick in 2015 if they select between 31 and 49, and they’ll also ...

Sep 17, 2014

FIBA eases ban on head coverings

International basketball’s governing body said Tuesday that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions. FIBA’s central board met over the weekend at the men’s world cup and voted to allow ...

Sep 16, 2014

FIBA spells out demands to JBA as deadline approaches

by Ed Odeven

FIBA last week repeated its mandate that the Japan Basketball Association deadline for a merger between the bj-league and the NBL is Oct. 31. This occurred in Spain, where the FIBA Basketball World Cup was held. In an interview with Reuters, FIBA secretary general ...

U.S. wins Basketball World Cup

Sep 15, 2014

U.S. wins Basketball World Cup

With golden confetti raining on their heads and “Party in the U.S.A” ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything. Doesn’t matter. They had stopped listening long ago. All the questions about their talent, the ...

Dream Team's triumph in Barcelona still resonates across globe

Sep 15, 2014

Dream Team's triumph in Barcelona still resonates across globe

Officially, it was the U.S. Olympic team, together for just a few weeks. To the basketball world, it was the Dream Team, and its gold-medal run changed hoops forever. An American sport was transformed into a global phenomenon when Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry ...

France beats Lithuania to claim bronze at FIBA World Cup

Sep 14, 2014

France beats Lithuania to claim bronze at FIBA World Cup

France came from behind in the final quarter to beat Lithuania 95-93 and win the bronze medal at the Basketball World Cup on Saturday. Lithuania led by seven points entering the fourth period, and center Jonas Valanciunas scored five points to put Lithuania ahead ...

Serbia holds on to defeat France, faces U.S. in final

Sep 13, 2014

Serbia holds on to defeat France, faces U.S. in final

All those years on Serbia’s national team, and one chance kept eluding Milos Teodosic and Nenad Krstic. They finally get that shot at the U.S. — with a world title on the line. Teodosic scored 24 points and Serbia reached the championship game of ...