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Kings' Randolph arrested on marijuana charge

/ Aug 11, 2017

Kings' Randolph arrested on marijuana charge

Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph was arrested on a marijuana charge after several police cars were vandalized when a large gathering became unruly at a Los Angeles housing project, authorities said Thursday. Randolph, 36, was taken into custody late Wednesday on suspicion of possessing marijuana ...

Aug 10, 2017

Japan routs Taiwan for first win of FIBA Asia Cup

Japan crushed Taiwan to grab its first win of the FIBA Asia Cup on Thursday, Takatoshi Furukawa's 15 points helping his team run out a 38-point win in Beirut. Backing up from a heavy loss to Australia in the first Group D game, Japan was ...

Japan loses to Australia in FIBA Asia Cup opener

Aug 9, 2017

Japan loses to Australia in FIBA Asia Cup opener

Japan's opening game of the FIBA Asia Cup ended in a disappointing 16-point loss to regional heavyweights Australia in Lebanon on Tuesday. The first game of Group D at Beirut's Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex was close through the first quarter, but Australia broke away in ...

Rivers will only coach after role is reduced by Clippers

/ Aug 5, 2017

Rivers will only coach after role is reduced by Clippers

Doc Rivers is losing his dual roles with the Los Angeles Clippers, keeping his position as coach while Lawrence Frank takes over Rivers' responsibility for basketball operations. The team announced the changes Friday, saying the moves are "aimed at bringing the team to a new ...

Curry shoots a 74 in pro golf debut

/ Aug 4, 2017

Curry shoots a 74 in pro golf debut

Stephen Curry pumped his right fist, raised his arms in the air with club in hand and gave a firm shoulder bump to caddie Jonnie West, his golf partner on road trips with the Golden State Warriors. After three bogeys in five holes of his ...

Japan revels in Asia Cup three-peat

Jul 31, 2017

Japan revels in Asia Cup three-peat

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The Japanese women's national basketball team made a triumphal return home on Monday, fresh from winning the Asia Cup for the third straight time. The Akatsuki Five, who edged Australia 74-73 in Saturday's thrilling championship game, flew back to Narita airport on Monday morning with ...

Japan beats Uruguay to hand coach Lamas first win

Jul 30, 2017

Japan beats Uruguay to hand coach Lamas first win

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Slasher Makoto Hiejima racked up a game-high 16 points as the Japanese men's national team cruised past Uruguay 72-57 in the second game of a two-game exhibition series at Aoyama Gakuin University on Sunday. Japan, which lost 79-69 to the South Americans on Saturday, was ...

Japan beats Australia to win FIBA Women's Asia Cup title

Jul 30, 2017

Japan beats Australia to win FIBA Women's Asia Cup title

A 26-point explosion from Saki Mizushima helped carry Japan past Australia in the final of the inaugural FIBA Women's Asia Cup on Saturday. Mizushima had been a non-factor through most of the tournament played in Bangalore, India, but her scoring punch proved the difference in ...

Fujioka shines as Japan stuns China to make final

Jul 29, 2017

Fujioka shines as Japan stuns China to make final

Japan's women's national team has continued its meteoric rise at the FIBA Women's Asia Cup, beating 11-time champion China on Friday to set up a meeting with Australia in Saturday's final. All looked lost for Japan when China opened the first four minutes of the ...

Durant hopes to boost sport with clinic in India

/ Jul 29, 2017

Durant hopes to boost sport with clinic in India

NBA MVP Kevin Durant set a world record in India on Friday but admitted it will take a lot more for basketball to overtake cricket in the country. Durant said that India will have to be patient and find its own Yao Ming to become ...