[New York Times] Lithuania Beat Serbia to Reach Euro Final and Olympics (Sat, 19 Sep 2015 04:43:22 GMT) Lithuania set up a European championship showdown with Spain and sealed an Olympic berth after beating Serbia, 67-64, in a captivating semi-final on Friday. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Lithuania Advances to European Final (Sat, 19 Sep 2015 04:38:47 GMT) Lithuania beat Serbia, 67-64, on Friday in Lille, France, to advance to the final of the European basketball championship and clinch a slot at next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. [New York Times] Mystics 86, Liberty 83 (2 Overtimes): …continue reading
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Gasol Leads Spain Past France and Into Final (Fri, 18 Sep 2015 04:36:34 GMT) Pau Gasol overwhelmed host France, the defending champion, by scoring 40 points in an 80-75 victory in overtime on Thursday in Lille as Spain advanced to the final of the European basketball championship. [New York Times] Sports of The Times: Liberty Relying on Epiphanny Prince to Return to Her Old Ways (Fri, 18 Sep 2015 01:41:41 GMT) After arriving in an off-season trade, Epiphanny Prince helped the Liberty to the top seed in the Eastern Conference, but the team’s …continue reading
[New York Times] Wide Open WNBA Playoffs Set to Begin (Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:21:39 GMT) Washington coach Mike Thibault was shaking his head. The veteran coach couldn’t remember a more wide-open playoff chase in the WNBA then the one that will begin Thursday night. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Elena Delle Donne Voted M.V.P. (Thu, 17 Sep 2015 03:59:11 GMT) Delle Donne, who averaged 23.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game for the Chicago Sky, was named the W.N.B.A.’s most valuable player for the first time, receiving 38 of the 39 first-place votes. [New York Times] After …continue reading
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: France and Spain Reach European Basketball Semifinals (Wed, 16 Sep 2015 04:14:13 GMT) Tony Parker scored 18 points to lead France past Latvia, 84-70, and Pau Gasol scored 27 points to help Spain advance with a 73-71 win over Greece. [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony fires back at ‘elite’ Instagram question (Wed, 16 Sep 2015 04:35:30 GMT) Carmelo Anthony, a noted surveyor of negative social media posts, believes there is such a thing as a dumb question.
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Moses Malone’s Death Explained (Tue, 15 Sep 2015 03:02:40 GMT) Malone, 60, died of cardiovascular disease, the Virginia medical examiner’s office said.
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Czechs Reach Quarterfinals at European Championship (Mon, 14 Sep 2015 04:50:11 GMT) Jan Vesely and Tomas Satoransky had double-doubles to lead the Czech Republic past Croatia, 80-59, in Lille, France, and into the quarterfinals for the first time. [New York Times] Fever 81, Liberty 76: Liberty Close Season With a Loss (Mon, 14 Sep 2015 03:54:12 GMT) Shavonte Zellous scored 11 of her 22 points, a season high, in the final five minutes to help Indiana beat the Liberty in the final game of the regular season for both teams. [New York Times] …continue reading
[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.