China awarded 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 7, 2015

China awarded 2019 FIBA World Cup

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China will host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the sport’s global governing body announced on Friday night in Tokyo. The organizing committees of the Philippines and China made final presentations at a Tokyo hotel before votes were cast by FIBA Central Board members. ...

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 6, 2015

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

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Before the start of the three-day FIBA Central Board meeting on Friday, the Japan Basketball Association hosted a welcome party for the sport’s executives at a Tokyo hotel. The dignitaries included FIBA president Horacio Muratore and FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann on Thursday night. ...

Jun 14, 2014

Yao not interested in buying Clippers

Yao Ming on Saturday denied a report that he was lining up investors to bid for the Los Angeles Clippers if embattled owner Donald Sterling has to sell. “I can’t confirm it because it is completely a rumor,” Yao told reporters when asked about ...

Mar 29, 2014

Yao faced backlash over shark fin effort

Retired Chinese basketball superstar Yao Ming said he was shocked by protests when he spoke out against eating shark fin, but credits his campaign with helping the species rebound. Yao said that he was stung when he spoke out against eating shark fin soup, ...