U.S. holds off Spain in exhibition tilt

Basketball Aug 17, 2019

U.S. holds off Spain in exhibition tilt

Donovan Mitchell scored 13 points to lead the United States to a 90-81 victory over Spain Friday in a FIBA World Cup warm-up for both teams. Khris Middleton added 12 points and Kemba Walker scored 11 with eight assists, six rebounds and two steals for ...

Lowry  withdraws from World Cup team

Basketball Aug 13, 2019

Lowry withdraws from World Cup team

Kyle Lowry of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors has withdrawn from the pool of candidates USA Basketball is considering to take to the FIBA World Cup later this month. Lowry said his surgically repaired thumb isn't ready to allow him to participate in on-court workouts. ...

'Big Three' give Japan high hopes

Basketball Aug 3, 2019

'Big Three' give Japan high hopes

by Kaz Nagatsuka

With star phenoms Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe on board, the Japan men's national team has gotten its teeth into its training ahead of the FIBA World Cup, which will begin later this month. The Akatsuki Five assembled a dozen players to start their first ...

Japanese basketball granted host nation spots for Tokyo Olympics

Basketball Mar 31, 2019

Japanese basketball granted host nation spots for Tokyo Olympics

Both Japan's women's and men's basketball teams will compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after the sport's governing body decided Saturday to allocate them host nation qualification places. The decision, taken at a meeting in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, ends a long saga for Japanese ...