[New York Times] Japan Given Deadline to End Dispute Over Dual League (Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:22:03 GMT) 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. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Maya Moore Is Unanimous All-W.N.B.A. Pick (Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:58:30 GMT) Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore was a unanimous choice for the all-W.N.B.A. first team, which also features Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner of …continue reading
[New York Times] Gasol’s Spain Future in Doubt After Shock World Cup Loss (Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:03:29 GMT) Spain centre Pau Gasol has doubts about his future with the national team following the hosts’ shock quarter-final defeat by France at the basketball World Cup on Wednesday. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: France Reaches Semifinals at FIBA World Cup (Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:33:22 GMT) France upset Spain, 65-52, in front of its stunned fans in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup on Wednesday in Madrid.
[New York Times] Marvin Barnes, Enigmatic Basketball Player, Dies at 62 (Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:41:58 GMT) Barnes helped Providence College reach the N.C.A.A. Final Four in 1973 and played in the A.B.A. and N.B.A. [New York Times] Hawks Roiled by Danny Ferry’s Remarks on Luol Deng (Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:03:09 GMT) Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry was punished but not fired over inflammatory comments he made in June about Luol Deng, whom the team was pursuing as a free agent. [New York Times] TMZ Broke Ray Rice, Donald Sterling and Jameis Winston Stories in 10-Month Span (Wed, 10 …continue reading
[New York Times] Furious Australia Slam Deliberate Defeat Allegations (Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:36:30 GMT) Basketball Australia have reacted furiously to allegations their team deliberately lost a game at the World Cup last week, saying they were “downright wrong” and an insult to the country’s sporting culture. [New York Times] International Basketball Not the Same as US Game (Tue, 09 Sep 2014 07:51:34 GMT) The ball was bouncing away, threatening New Zealand’s last-chance possession, though if a player could just dive on the floor and corral it, any NBA fan would know what to do. [New York Times] Sports Briefing …continue reading
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Phoenix Takes W.N.B.A Finals Lead (Mon, 08 Sep 2014 04:01:45 GMT) Brittney Griner had eight blocked shots, a W.N.B.A. playoff record, setting the tone for a dominant Phoenix performance as the Mercury routed the visiting Chicago Sky, 83-62. [New York Times] Sports of The Times: Bruce Levenson’s Email Reveals Depth of N.B.A.’s Racism Issues (Mon, 08 Sep 2014 01:33:27 GMT) Bruce Levenson, the Atlanta Hawks’ controlling owner, follows Donald Sterling as another league owner selling his team after showing an inherent bias against blacks. [New York Times] Bruce Levenson Will Sell Atlanta Hawks …continue reading
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Stephen Curry Leads U.S. to Win in FIBA World Cup (Sun, 07 Sep 2014 04:48:29 GMT) Stephen Curry made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, leading the United States into the quarterfinals of the FIBA Basketball World Cup with an 86-63 victory over Mexico in Barcelona, Spain.
[New York Times] Spain, US Look Like Favorites at Basketball Worlds (Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:54:37 GMT) They set out in different directions, with every reason to believe they are headed for the same destination. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: U.S. Wraps Up Pool Play (Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:59:42 GMT) James Harden scored 17 points, and Stephen Curry had 14 in the United States national team’s 95-71 victory over Ukraine at the Basketball World Cup in Bilbao, Spain.