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Serbia holds on to defeat France, faces U.S. in final

Sep 13, 2014

Serbia holds on to defeat France, faces U.S. in final

All those years on Serbia’s national team, and one chance kept eluding Milos Teodosic and Nenad Krstic. They finally get that shot at the U.S. — with a world title on the line. Teodosic scored 24 points and Serbia reached the championship game of ...

Hawks' Ferry on leave

Sep 13, 2014

Hawks' Ferry on leave

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has resisted calls for Ferry to be dismissed, but said the 47-year-old GM asked ...

FIBA gives Japan deadline over leagues, denies 2020 ban

Sep 12, 2014

FIBA gives Japan deadline over leagues, denies 2020 ban

Japan has until the end of October to resolve a dispute between its two competing basketball leagues but there is no threat to the national team competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the sport’s governing body said on Thursday. FIBA wants a single league ...

U.S. reaches final round

Sep 12, 2014

U.S. reaches final round

Madrid awaits. Spain doesn’t. The gold-medal matchup seemingly everyone wanted in the Basketball World Cup — maybe even some U.S. players — won’t be happening. The Spanish were upset in the quarterfinals, ending the predicted No. 1 vs. No. 2 game on Sunday on ...

Sep 12, 2014

Ferry shouldn't lose job: Silver

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he does not think Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry should be fired for making racist remarks, USA Today reported Wednesday on its website. Silver told the newspaper that Ferry’s prior respectable record and the fact he was reading ...

Translator Takamori leaves Niigata

| Sep 11, 2014

Translator Takamori leaves Niigata

by Ed Odeven

All professional basketball leagues have people working behind the scenes or in roles that are less glamorous than the starting five or head coach. For the Niigata Albirex BB, who became Japan’s first professional basketball team when it entered the old-school corporate Japan Basketball ...

France shocks host Spain to make World Cup semifinals

Sep 11, 2014

France shocks host Spain to make World Cup semifinals

France upset Spain 65-52 in front of its stunned fans in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup on Wednesday. After dominating its first six games and blowing out France by 24 points in the group phase, Spain appeared to be the main candidate ...

U.S. reaches World Cup semifinals

Sep 10, 2014

U.S. reaches World Cup semifinals

James Harden and Stephen Curry went into halftime with no points and no panic. “We just stick to the program. We know it’s tough for any team to run with us for 40 minutes because of how deep we are and how hard we ...

Sep 10, 2014

Hawks discipline GM Ferry for slur

The Atlanta Hawks are sticking with general manager Danny Ferry even though the team’s new majority owner wants him fired for racially charged comments about Luol Deng. CEO Steve Koonin on Tuesday told the Hawks’ flagship radio station that he made the decision to ...

Sep 9, 2014

Ex-ABA star 'Bad News' Barnes dies

Marvin Barnes, who led Providence College to the NCAA Final Four in 1973 and starred in the old American Basketball Association, has died, a newspaper reported Monday. He was 62. Kevin Stacom, a college teammate and one of Barnes’ closest friends, told the Providence ...