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...

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.

May 31, 2016
May 31, 2016

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.

April 5, 2016
April 5, 2016

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...

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