[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: France Makes European Championship Quarterfinals (Sun, 13 Sep 2015 05:25:22 GMT) Greece also secured a place in the quarterfinals by beating Belgium, 75-54, and will play Spain. [New York Times] A Basketball Arena Battles for San Francisco’s Heart (Sun, 13 Sep 2015 02:29:44 GMT) The owners of the Golden State Warriors are offering to foot the bill for a new 18,000-seat entertainment complex in San Francisco, but some in the city are crying foul.
[New York Times] Canada Blow Chance to Make Olympics After Shock Loss (Sat, 12 Sep 2015 04:42:27 GMT) The Canadian basketball team, boasting nine NBA players on their roster, have blown their initial chance to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio with a shock loss to Venezuela at the FIBA Americas tournament on Friday. [New York Times] Red Bulls Beat Fire (Sat, 12 Sep 2015 03:51:48 GMT) The Red Bulls’ victory moved them into first place in the Eastern Conference. [New York Times] Basketball Hall of Fame Welcomes Class of 11 (Sat, 12 Sep 2015 03:07:10 GMT) John …continue reading
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Nets and Knicks Announce Signings (Fri, 11 Sep 2015 04:39:17 GMT) The Nets signed the veteran swingman Dahntay Jones, while the Knicks signed two undrafted free agents.
[New York Times] Liberty Secure Top Overall Playoff Seed for 1st Time (Thu, 10 Sep 2015 07:27:54 GMT) Coming into the season, so much was made of potential distractions that could derail the New York Liberty. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Liberty Clinch Top Seed in W.N.B.A. Playoffs (Thu, 10 Sep 2015 04:22:39 GMT) Epiphanny Prince had 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, and the Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun, 74-64, at Madison Square Garden.
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Marco Belinelli Leads Italy Over Spain (Wed, 09 Sep 2015 03:47:37 GMT) In another game at the European championship, Turkey held on to defeat Germany. [New York Times] N.B.A. Shifts Seeding Format for Playoffs (Wed, 09 Sep 2015 02:10:34 GMT) Postseason seedings will be based solely on regular-season records, effectively removing the importance of division titles.
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Tony Parker Achieves European Milestone (Tue, 08 Sep 2015 04:04:19 GMT) Parker became the leading scorer in European championship history as he led France, the defending champion, to a 69-66 victory over Poland. [New York Post] Porzingis ‘can’t wait’ to show off bulky body at Knicks camp (Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:14:22 -0400) Kristaps Porzingis attended the night session of the U.S. Open Sunday and looked noticeably broader than he did during the Las Vegas summer league. The Post reported Monday the 7-foot-3…
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Serbia Edges Germany at the European Basketball Championship (Mon, 07 Sep 2015 04:33:15 GMT) Nemanja Bjelica made a difficult layup with less than a second remaining to lift Serbia to a 68-66 victory over Germany. [New York Times] Liberty 75, Lynx 71: Liberty Secure Top Seed in the East (Mon, 07 Sep 2015 02:47:01 GMT) The Liberty tied the franchise season record for wins by beating the Lynx for their 22nd victory and moved one and a half games ahead of Minnesota in the race for home-court advantage throughout the postseason.