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U.S. moving on from KD

Aug 20, 2014

U.S. moving on from KD

While Kevin Durant takes a step back, the U.S. national team is moving forward. Durant stunned the Americans when he decided to withdraw after practicing with the team during its first week of training camp. Now that they’ve had time to get over the ...

Chicago fans cheer Rose as U.S. tops Brazil

Aug 17, 2014

Chicago fans cheer Rose as U.S. tops Brazil

The roars for Derrick Rose started with the pregame introductions and did not fade until the final buzzer. The Chicago Bulls superstar was back on his court, back in his element. Rose showed some of his old explosiveness, fellow Chicago product Anthony Davis scored ...

George hopes to return next season

Aug 16, 2014

George hopes to return next season

Paul George beat the odds to become an NBA star. He’ll have to do it all over again to play next season. Two weeks after a gruesome compound fracture of his right leg, George said Friday he remains hopeful that he can make it ...

Cousins suffers minor knee injury in practice

Aug 15, 2014

Cousins suffers minor knee injury in practice

DeMarcus Cousins had a big bag of ice on his right knee while he watched the end of practice Thursday. He briefly covered his face with a towel as trainers milled around his table next to the folded gym bleachers. Just making it to ...

Wakayama negotiating to bring back Pavlicevic

Aug 15, 2014

Wakayama negotiating to bring back Pavlicevic

by Ed Odeven

After a complete organizational shake-up that included a planned switch to a new coach, veteran bench boss Zeljko Pavlicevic is in discussions with Wakayama Trians ownership to return to lead the team for the 2014-15 season, The Japan Times has learned. The cash-strapped Trians, ...

Ballmer's purchase of Clippers complete after judge's ruling

Aug 13, 2014

Ballmer's purchase of Clippers complete after judge's ruling

Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. The team said the record $2 billion sale closed after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise ...

Wiggins deflects questions about being traded

Aug 12, 2014

Wiggins deflects questions about being traded

When training camp begins in October, he’ll be trying to block and deflect shots in the NBA. On Monday, No.1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins was deflecting questions about precisely where he’ll be playing. Last week, Cleveland reportedly reached an agreement in principle to ...

Aug 10, 2014

Japan falls to 0-2 in William Jones Cup

by Ed Odeven

The Japan men’s national basketball team dropped its first two games at the 36th annual William Jones Cup tournament in Taipei over the weekend. On Sunday, Iran put on a rebounding clinic (65-22 edge) and defeated Japan 79-72 in overtime. NBA hopeful Yuki Togashi ...

Aug 10, 2014

Ginobili won't play in FIBA World Cup, sees Argentina career end

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has become resigned to not playing for Argentina again after missing the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain due to injury. “Today, I can say for almost certain, 98 percent, that I won’t play any more (for Argentina),” ...