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  • Bangladesh finish third

    Hosts Bangladesh had to be content with a third-place finish in the South Asian zone qualifiers of the Dhaka Bank FIBA U-18 Asian Championship

  • Basketball body lifts 'hijab ban' during games

    Basketball chiefs reversed a controversial ban on professional players wearing headgear Thursday after fierce criticism that the rule undermined diversity by disallowing religious coverings like the Muslim hijab.

  • Gladiators vs Gregarious in final

    Dhaka Gladiators maintained their unbeaten run in the UniMed UniHealth Premier Division Basketball League after handing a 99-54 point defeat to Flame Boys in the penultimate round at the Dhanmondi Indoor Basketball Gymnasium yesterday.

  • Gregarious keep going

    The Gregarious notched up a massive 94-29 win over Bakshi Bazar in the UniMed and UniHealth Premier Division Basketball League at the Dhanmondi Basketball Gymnasium yesterday.

  • Premier division basketball

    The Gregarious, The Greggs Club and Eagles Club won their respective matches of the Unimed Unihealth Premier Division Basketball League at the Dhanmdoni Indoor Basketball Gymnasium yesterday.

  • Gregarious, Greggs notch victories

    The Greggs Club and The Gregarious Club notched victories in the Unimed Unihealth Premier Division Basketball League yesterday.

  • NBA legend Yao Ming named Chinese basketball chief

    NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming called for "urgent" reform and said he was facing a multitude of problems as he was elected president of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) on Thursday.

  • Magic named Lakers' president of basketball operations

    Magic Johnson was named the president of basketball operations for the struggling Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday as one of the NBA's most storied franchises undergoes a major shakeup to the their front office.

  • Gladiators thump Greggs

    Dhaka Gladiators made a flying start to the Federation Cup Basketball tournament with a massive 98-25 win over The Greggs Club in the opening match at the Dhanmondi Basketball Gymnasium yesterday.

  • Fed Cup Basketball from today

    The Federation Cup Basket-ball Tournament, involving top six clubs of the country, will get underway at the Dhanmondi Indoor Basketball Gymnasium this morning.

  • Seniors rule in USA's run to basketball gold

    On a team of mostly first-time young Olympians, veterans Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant steal the show as the USA win its third straight gold medal.

  • NBA stars open gold chase against China

    It would be easy for the US team of NBA stars to overlook China in Saturday's opening game of the Rio Olympics after routing the Asians twice in pre-Games exhibitions.

  • ‘I can no longer stay silent’

    Basketball legend Michael Jordan speaks out on police violence and announces two $1 million grants, to civil rights group NAACP's Legal Defense Fund and to a group that works on improving police relations with communities.

  • LeBron leads Cavs to NBA title

    LeBron James powers the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 93-89 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday in an electrifying Game Seven to complete an improbable comeback unlike any seen before.

  • Korean basketball player ‘not Korean’

    An American female basketball player uses forged birth documents to falsely claim she had South Korean ancestry, prosecutors have claimed.

  • Cagers suffer close loss

    Hosts Bangladesh complete their Treat FIBA Asian U-18 Basketball Championship Qualifiers campaign with a heart-breaking 60-64 defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka at the Dhanmondi Basketball Gymnasium.

  • Qualifiers start tomorrow

    Bangladesh will take on India in the opening match of the Treat FIBA Asia U-18 Basketball Qualifiers, which get underway at the Shaheed Suhrawardy National Indoor Stadium in Mirpur.

  • Hoop dreams of Cambodia's disabled cagers

    Slamming into each other with a metallic crunch, Cambodia's first women's wheelchair basketball team are changing attitudes to disability in a nation where unexploded landmines claim new victims every week but physical impairments are scorned.