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Spain, Greece stay unbeaten in FIBA World Cup

Spain and Greece are headed to the round of 16, and Senegal is in position to join them after shaking up Group B with an upset Monday at the FIBA World Cup. The Spanish earned a trip to their capital by routing Brazil in a battle of unbeatens to take ...

Aug 31, 2014

T-Wolves have record sales week

The Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t made the playoffs in 10 years and just traded the face of their franchise so he can go chase a championship with LeBron James in Cleveland. Kevin Love is gone now, and yet somehow the Timberwolves have parlayed that into ...

Aug 31, 2014

U.S. beats Finland in FIBA opener

The defending champion United States and host Spain both breezed to comfortable victories on Saturday during the first day of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Eight players scored at least nine points, led by Klay Thompson’s 18, as the U.S. blasted Finland 114-55 ...

Oga recognizes value of physical play

Aug 30, 2014

Oga recognizes value of physical play

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Star guard Yuko Oga insists the Japan’s women’s national team will show off a new style in Turkey at the FIBA World Championship for Women, which tips off late next month. How, physically speaking, is that possible? It may sound positive to hear something ...

Aug 28, 2014

Clippers give Rivers five-year extension

Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years. In Steve Ballmer’s first big move since taking over as the new owner, he gave Rivers a contract extension through the 2018-19 season. Ballmer said Wednesday it was one of his ...

Love hopes to help deliver long-awaited title to Cleveland

Aug 27, 2014

Love hopes to help deliver long-awaited title to Cleveland

Kevin Love’s phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland. “I’m in,” Love told James. For the long haul. Getting used to a new city and new team after being acquired by ...

Aug 26, 2014

Ewing gives millions to Georgetown

Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing and sports agent David Falk are donating $3.3 million to Georgetown’s new athletics center. The school said Monday the amount of the gift reflects the uniform No. 33 that Ewing wore at Georgetown and in the NBA. Ewing ...

Cavs finally complete deal for Love

Aug 24, 2014

Cavs finally complete deal for Love

Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again. Cleveland has craved a championship for 50 years. One drought over. One to go. On the first day they were able to complete the long-discussed blockbuster ...

U.S. settles on 12-man roster

Aug 23, 2014

U.S. settles on 12-man roster

The U.S. has picked the 12 players it believes can defend its world basketball title. The Americans kept Derrick Rose and cut All-Star Damian Lillard and three others early Saturday morning, getting their roster down to the limit for the FIBA World Cup of ...

Aug 22, 2014

Evessa sign forwards Hamilton, Tarver

by Ed Odeven

Veteran forward Gary Hamilton, an accomplished rebounder and frontcourt leader for the Shiga Lakestars and Rizing Fukuoka in past bj-league seasons, is returning to Japan. The University of Miami (Florida) product has finalized a deal to play for the Osaka Evessa this season, the ...