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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),” ...

Mourning, Stern headline Hall class

Aug 9, 2014

Mourning, Stern headline Hall class

Alonzo Mourning first thanked all of the usual people when he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: His coaches, his teachers, and the foster mother who raised him. Then he turned to those who made it possible for his unique ...

LeBron says he won't leave Cleveland again

Aug 9, 2014

LeBron says he won't leave Cleveland again

On a night packed with emotion and inspiration, LeBron James saved the biggest moment for last. Surrounded by family, friends and fans in a city welcoming him home, James delivered a line he’s been waiting to say for four years. “I love you,” he ...

T-Wolves, Cavs reach deal on trade for All-Star Love

Aug 8, 2014

T-Wolves, Cavs reach deal on trade for All-Star Love

LeBron James and Kevin Love won Olympic gold medals together. They’re about to team up again, this time to try and end Cleveland’s 50-year championship drought. Love will soon be on his way from Minnesota to Cleveland after the teams reached an agreement in ...

Spurs hire Hammon as NBA's first full-time female coach

Aug 6, 2014

Spurs hire Hammon as NBA's first full-time female coach

As a 168-cm point guard, decorated WNBA veteran Becky Hammon has never had the experience of shattering a backboard with a dunk. She’s busting through the glass ceiling instead. The San Antonio Spurs hired Hammon as an assistant coach on Tuesday, making her the ...

Hall of Fame set to welcome Stern

Aug 5, 2014

Hall of Fame set to welcome Stern

David Stern remembers the days when an NBA staff that numbered about two dozen was just trying to keep some teams in existence long enough to get them on national TV. Now the former commissioner looks at a league whose 1980 championship series was ...

George suffers serious leg injury

Aug 2, 2014

George suffers serious leg injury

Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team’s intrasquad scrimmage Friday night. George leaped to contest a fast-break layup by James Harden with 9:33 left in the fourth quarter and his leg smashed against the ...

Jul 31, 2014

Historic Pauley Pavillion deluged by flooding

The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged. Pauley Pavilion, UCLA’s storied basketball arena where John Wooden coached teams that won eight of his 10 national championships, was drying out Wednesday after the court was deluged by 25 cm of water when a 93-year-old pipe ...

New challenges for Takeuchi, Okada

| Jul 31, 2014

New challenges for Takeuchi, Okada

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Because of the disparity in the talent pool, the National Basketball League ended up with enormous gaps between the elite teams and weaker teams during its inaugural 2013-14 season. But Year Two may be a little different. Since the offseason officially began at the ...

Riley certain Heat will be good without LeBron

Jul 31, 2014

Riley certain Heat will be good without LeBron

One of the last things Miami Heat president Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP. And James never made him think otherwise, ...