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Hawks owner selling stake after racist email

Sep 8, 2014

Hawks owner selling stake after racist email

Less than one month after the Clippers’ sale ended Donald Sterling’s ugly downfall, another NBA team is on the market following a racially charged disclosure from its owner. Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said Sunday he is selling his controlling interest in the team, ...

Spain, U.S. roll into quarterfinals with routs

Sep 7, 2014

Spain, U.S. roll into quarterfinals with routs

They have a gold medal to chase and a golden U.S. basketball legacy to protect, so the Americans knew they had to bring their best to Barcelona. Stephen Curry sure did. Curry made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points Saturday, leading the U.S. national ...

Sep 6, 2014

Alvark hold off Kings' spirited comeback

by Ed Odeven

The Toyota Alvark jumped out to a 26-8 lead by the end of the first quarter against the Ryukyu Golden Kings during Friday’s preseason game in Okinawa City. The lopsided score vanished, but the Alvark, an NBL powerhouse team, held on for a 76-75 ...

FIBA may arbitrate Pavlicevic-Wakayama dispute

Sep 5, 2014

FIBA may arbitrate Pavlicevic-Wakayama dispute

by Ed Odeven

The Wakayama Trians gave Zeljko Pavlicevic a guaranteed two-year contract when he was hired in 2013 to lead the team, formerly based in Osaka, as it made the transition from the Japan Basketball League to its successor, the National Basketball League. The Croatian bench ...

U.S. 5-0 after latest victory

Sep 5, 2014

U.S. 5-0 after latest victory

The bags were packed and the Americans had already checked out of their rooms. The only thing standing between them and Barcelona was a game against Ukraine, and it took them a little while to get into it. The U.S. national team eventually pulled ...

Toyota edges Ryukyu in exhibition

| Sep 4, 2014

Toyota edges Ryukyu in exhibition

by Ed Odeven

The preseason began in earnest for the league’s 10th season on Wednesday. But this time with a twist. The reigning champion Ryukyu Golden Kings played host to the NBL powerhouse Toyota Alvark in the first of two scheduled exhibition games in a three-day span ...

Unbeaten Spain, U.S. stay on collision course

Sep 4, 2014

Unbeaten Spain, U.S. stay on collision course

They were expected to be in Barcelona. They hope to finish their trip in Madrid. First, they had to take care of Bilbao. The Americans wrapped up the No. 1 seed in their group Wednesday, improving to 4-0 at the FIBA World Cup with ...

Sep 4, 2014

Herb Brown returns to college ranks

Longtime NBA coach Herb Brown has been named a University of Portland men’s basketball assistant coach, it was announced on Wednesday. Brown, 78, joins head coach Eric Reveno’s staff along with former Portland Trail Blazers video coordinator Tim Grass, who was named the Pilots’ ...

U.S. dominant in victory over New Zealand

Sep 3, 2014

U.S. dominant in victory over New Zealand

American players paused from their warmups to stand and face their New Zealand opponents as they performed the haka, their traditional war dance challenge. The U.S. response wasn’t nearly as interesting. Just pound the ball inside and outmuscle an overmatched opponent. Anthony Davis had ...

Spain, Greece stay unbeaten in FIBA World Cup

Sep 2, 2014

Spain, Greece stay unbeaten in FIBA World Cup

Spain and Greece are headed to the round of 16, and Senegal is in position to join them after shaking up Group B with an upset Monday at the FIBA World Cup. The Spanish earned a trip to their capital by routing Brazil in ...

Veteran Aoki to return next season

Sep 1, 2014

Veteran Aoki to return next season

by Ed Odeven

Cohey Aoki contemplated retirement this offseason, but has decided to extend his playing career. The bj-league’s most decorated All-Star, an eight-time selection in as many midseason showcase games, will play for his hometown Rizing Fukuoka during the 2014-15 season, it was announced on Sunday. ...

Aug 31, 2014

U.S. beats Finland in FIBA opener

The defending champion United States and host Spain both breezed to comfortable victories on Saturday during the first day of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Eight players scored at least nine points, led by Klay Thompson’s 18, as the U.S. blasted Finland 114-55 ...