[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.
[New York Times] South American Giants Revel in World Cup Success (Thu, 04 Sep 2014 06:48:35 GMT) Brazil and Argentina kept alive their dreams of rekindling past glories after winning in contrasting fashion to reach the basketball World Cup last 16 with a match to spare on Wednesday. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: U.S. Remains Unbeaten at World Cup (Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:23:06 GMT) Kenneth Faried stayed hot with 16 points, and the United States rolled to a 4-0 start in the Basketball World Cup with a 106-71 victory over the Dominican Republic on Wednesday in Bilbao, …continue reading
[New York Times] Taurasi Lifts Mercury to 96-78 Win Over Lynx (Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:37:01 GMT) Diana Taurasi has always had a knack for playing her best in the biggest games.
[New York Times] Tony Parker’s Respite Recasts the Basketball World Cup (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:25:51 GMT) The decision by Tony Parker, France’s most famous basketball player, to skip the World Cup altered the country’s expectations but provided a reminder of an approaching eventuality.