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Aug 20, 2015

Sixers' Embiid to miss 2015-16 season

Joel Embiid will have to wait at least one more season to start his NBA career. Embiid, the injury-riddled Philadelphia 76ers center, is expected to miss the season following a second surgery on his right foot. His recovery should take five to eight months, ...

Shaq insists a young MJ would beat LeBron one-on-one

Aug 18, 2015

Shaq insists a young MJ would beat LeBron one-on-one

Shaquille O’Neal weighed into basketball’s great debate on Tuesday when he backed a young Michael Jordan to beat LeBron James one-on-one — but added that both were outshone by the legendary Dr. J. O’Neal, visiting Hong Kong to promote an energy drink, faced both ...

Aug 18, 2015

Kukoc back with Bulls as adviser

Toni Kukoc has been hired by the Chicago Bulls as a special adviser to the team president. Kukoc helped the Bulls win three championships. President Michael Reinsdorf says Kukoc’s duties will be “wide-ranging,” from relating to international players to talking to business partners and ...

Aug 18, 2015

Oden signs with Chinese team

Injury-plagued former No.1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden will try to relaunch his career in China after signing for the Jiangsu Dragons, U.S. reports said Monday. Oden, snapped up by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2007 draft, has signed a one-year deal worth ...

Japan men bounce back against Czech Republic

Aug 15, 2015

Japan men bounce back against Czech Republic

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A stingy defensive effort by the Japan men’s basketball team paid off as the home team cruised past the Czech Republic 65-54 in the second game of their three-game exhibition series at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 on Saturday. Big man Joji Takeuchi led ...

Czech Republic cagers edge Japan in exhibition

Aug 14, 2015

Czech Republic cagers edge Japan in exhibition

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On Friday, the Japan men’s national team played its first official international contest since FIBA’s suspension of the Japan Basketball Association was officially lifted last Sunday. The result? Japan fell 68-66 to the Czech Republic in an exhibition match at Chiba Port Arena. Japan ...

Kurihara sparks Japan women in rout of Taiwan

Aug 13, 2015

Kurihara sparks Japan women in rout of Taiwan

Shooting guard Mika Kurihara hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points to lead the Japan women’s national team to a 92-52 win over the Taiwan national squad in an exhibition at Chiba Port Arena on Thursday. For Japan’s top-flight team, it was its first ...

Togashi to play in Italy

Aug 13, 2015

Togashi to play in Italy

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Guard Yuki Togashi has signed a contract with the Dinamo Sassari of the Italian Serie A, the club announced Wednesday. According to Togashi’s agent So Kamoshida, the 167-cm Togashi signed a training camp contract and will have to battle for a spot on the ...

Defending champ Hamamatsu signs Warren

| Aug 13, 2015

Defending champ Hamamatsu signs Warren

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Reggie Warren, one of the premier players in bj-league history, will suit up for the defending champion Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix in the circuit’s final campaign. The Phoenix, who entered last season’s playoffs as the Western Conference’s No. 3 seed, made the announcement over the ...

Saunders has 'treatable' lymphoma

Aug 12, 2015

Saunders has 'treatable' lymphoma

Flip Saunders had quite a challenge on his hands when he returned to Minnesota two years ago to take over the moribund Timberwolves. Just as it appeared the franchise was starting to turn the corner, a new challenge has presented itself. And he plans ...