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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 ...

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, ...

Sep 8, 2014

Turkey surges past Australia late

Turkey forward Emir Preldzic made his second of two last-minute 3-pointers only 5 seconds from the finish to stun Australia 65-64 at the FIBA Basketball World Cup on Sunday, sending the reigning silver medalists into the quarterfinals. Turkey will play Lithuania on Tuesday at ...

Sep 8, 2014

Griner helps Sky to Game 1 victory

Brittney Griner swatted away just about everything within reach in the first quarter, setting the stage for a Phoenix rout. Griner set a playoff record with eight blocked shots, five in the first quarter, and the Mercury soared past the Chicago Sky 83-62 on ...

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 ...

Sep 5, 2014

Knight OK after vehicle hits cow

Retired college basketball coach Bob Knight escaped injury when his vehicle struck a cow on a dark northern Wyoming highway. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the accident occurred about 8:45 p.m. on Aug. 22 on a remote section of state road known as the ...

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 ...