basketball

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...

February 23, 2017
February 23, 2017

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.

February 22, 2017
February 22, 2017

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...

January 27, 2017
January 27, 2017

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.

January 26, 2017
January 26, 2017

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.

August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016

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.

August 5, 2016
August 5, 2016

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.

July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016

‘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...

June 20, 2016
June 20, 2016

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.

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

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.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

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.