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Jul 26, 2014

Wizards' Wall joins U.S. team roster

Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been added to the U.S. player pool for this summer’s World Cup of Basketball. The 19 players on the list will be trimmed to 12 for the tournament in Spain in late August. Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake ...

Jul 26, 2014

FIBA set to review ban on headgear

Facing claims that Muslim and Sikh players are being discriminated against, basketball’s governing body will review its ban which prevents players wearing headgear for religious reasons. FIBA said Friday that its policy-making board will review the issue at an Aug. 27 meeting in Seville, ...

Jul 25, 2014

Veteran guard Murry joins Hamamatsu

by Ed Odeven

Nile Murry, a dependable backcourt leader for four bj-league franchises, has joined his fifth club in the fledgling circuit. The Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix on Thursday announced Murry had finalized a contract with the club for the 2014-15 season. The 193-cm Murry spent the past ...

Lin calls time on 'Linsanity '

Jul 25, 2014

Lin calls time on 'Linsanity '

Two years ago, Jeremy Lin lit up the NBA with his explosive play for the New York Knicks but he has no desire to recreate “Linsanity” in his new career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Instead, the 25-year-old point guard is looking forward to ...

T-Wolves ponder best deal for Love

Jul 24, 2014

T-Wolves ponder best deal for Love

The summer of LeBron has quickly turned into the summer of Love. When it ends is anybody’s guess. The Minnesota Timberwolves are weighing their options when it comes to trading All-Star Kevin Love, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls both trying to land ...

Ochiai hoping to lift Japan's 1-on-1 profile

Jul 23, 2014

Ochiai hoping to lift Japan's 1-on-1 profile

by Jason Coskrey

Japan isn’t exactly a place where one expects to find world-renowned streetball players. While there have been some — notably Yuichiro “Samurai” Morishita who had a stint with the famed And1 stable — Japan’s cupboard has remained mostly bare in terms of global recognition. ...

Jul 23, 2014

Philippine fans angered by NBA visit

Organizers of a visit by a group of NBA stars to the basketball-mad Philippines have apologized and offered refunds after an exhibition game was abruptly canceled. Tycoon Manny Pangilinan, whose company sponsored the scheduled match Tuesday night between a visiting NBA contingent and the ...

Pacers sign Stuckey to help backcourt

Jul 22, 2014

Pacers sign Stuckey to help backcourt

Last week, the Indiana Pacers lost Lance Stephenson. On Monday, they replaced one of the NBA’s best young players with shooting guard Rodney Stuckey. It’s a swap that will make it a challenge for Indiana to win a third straight title in a division ...

Jul 18, 2014

U.S. hoops squad plans visit to Senegal

The U.S. men’s national basketball team will visit the African continent for the first time, conducting a coaching clinic in Senegal next month. The Americans will travel to Dakar on Aug. 27 and join the Senegal national team in putting on the clinic for ...

Togashi turning heads at NBA Summer League

Jul 18, 2014

Togashi turning heads at NBA Summer League

by Ed Odeven

Yuki Togashi’s big ambitions have captivated a city filled with endless attractions. The 167-cm point guard, who’s on a quest to latch on with an NBA team for the upcoming season, is the talk of the town in Las Vegas. A short sample of ...