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Aug 7, 2015

Jazz guard Exum tears ACL

The Utah Jazz say point guard Dante Exum suffered a torn ACL this week while playing for the Australian national team. The news release Thursday from the Jazz confirmed what was feared after Exum went down Tuesday. The 20-year-old was driving into the lane ...

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 6, 2015

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

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Before the start of the three-day FIBA Central Board meeting on Friday, the Japan Basketball Association hosted a welcome party for the sport’s executives at a Tokyo hotel. The dignitaries included FIBA president Horacio Muratore and FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann on Thursday night. ...

Bryant drops retirement hint

Aug 5, 2015

Bryant drops retirement hint

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant hinted that next season may be his last on Tuesday after admitting it was “absolutely” possible he may finally call time on his glittering NBA career. The 36-year-old icon’s recent seasons have been disrupted by various injuries, but ...

NBA holds first exhibition in Africa

Aug 2, 2015

NBA holds first exhibition in Africa

The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday — starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute. That had the crowd roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown Johannesburg. It got ...

Aug 1, 2015

Lieberman named Kings assistant

Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman was hired as an assistant coach of the Sacramento Kings, joining Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Spurs as another female NBA assistant coach. Lieberman, 57, joins George Karl’s staff in the state capital just shy of a year ...

Jul 31, 2015

Hawks' Scott arrested on drug charges

Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott has been arrested on drug charges. The Banks County sheriff’s office said deputies attempted to stop an SUV driven by Scott’s 20-year-old brother, Antonn, for following too closely Thursday morning on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta. A sheriff’s news ...

Jul 31, 2015

Suns reshuffle coaching staff

The Phoenix Suns have added Nate Bjorkgren and former NBA players Earl Watson and Corey Gaines to Jeff Hornacek’s coaching staff and shifted Mark West from the bench back to the front office as vice president of player relations. The Suns said Thursday that ...

Lakestars land MVP Johnson

| Jul 30, 2015

Lakestars land MVP Johnson

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After reaching the Final Four for the first time in franchise history in May, the Shiga Lakestars are tweaking their roster. Forward Terrance Woodbury, an NBA Development League veteran who averaged a team-high 18.3 points during the 2014-15 campaign, won’t return for the upcoming ...

Jul 30, 2015

FIBA suspends Russia from basketball

The Russian Basketball Federation was suspended Wednesday by FIBA, meaning it could miss the European Championship that doubles as an Olympic qualifier. The suspension comes after two years of infighting at the federation, which culminated last month when a Russian court ordered new elections ...