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BRITISH basketball has received a major boost this week with news that the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four will be heading to the 02 Arena next May. The performances of Chicago-based Luol Deng and his British teammates at the London Olympics caught the imagination of the nation in the summer. However, with Britain's premier players plying their trade abroad, the Euroleague final will offer a rare opportunity for British spectators to watch the continent's best in action in May - hopefully paving the way, long-term, for a London franchise.
Geno Auriemma knows his U.S. women's basketball team is a work in progress. They have only been together for a week and still are missing a few key players, including Diana Taurasi.
The recruiting frenzy of mid-summer is behind them, but the job does not stop for new Cal basketball coach Cuonzo Martin and his staff. "These guys are working, working, working," said Frank Knight, the coach at Moreau Catholic High in Hayward.
The USA basketball team had a couple of bumps in this year's FIBA World Cup, but as the tournament went on, the team got better and better. While in Group C play, USA got the tourney going with a strong performance against Finland.
14, 2014. The new Miss America followed in the footsteps of her predecessors and posed for pictures in the Atlantic City surf.
MADRID: As Kyrie Irving waited to walk outside the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad doors late Sunday night, hordes of screaming fans and a rumbling bus both demanding his presence, he was well aware of what lie ahead. LeBron James, for one, and all the welcome expectations that will come with being such a big part of the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers team in the next NBA season.
An American sport was transformed into a global phenomenon when Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and the rest of the NBA's best arrived in Barcelona for the 1992 Olympics. They sparked an interest in basketball that continues to impact the NBA - on and off the court.
Tournament MVP Kyrie Irving made all six of his 3-point attempts and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup in Madrid. James Harden added 23 points for the Americans, who made 11 of 16 3-pointers in a sensational-shooting first half, adding one final romp to a tournament full of them.
The feel of contentment filled the air Sunday, as the Phoenix Mercury celebrated its championship with its fans at US Airways Center. Multiple members of the organization spoke, as well as Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton, but the person who spoke most prolifically was, of course, Diana Taurasi .
By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer MADRID - Kyrie Irving made all six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup. James Harden added 23 for the Americans, who made 11 of 16 3-pointers in a sensational-shooting first half, adding one final romp to a tournament full of them.
14, 2014. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake complained of shortness of breath and chest pains during the city's Star-Spangled Banner celebration over the weekend and was taken to a hospital for tests.
United States' James Harden, left, and Serbia's Nemanja Bjelica vie for the ball during the final World Basketball match between the United States and Serbia at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
With the 2014 WNBA Finals concluding on Friday night -- and congrats to my beloved Phoenix Mercury on their third WNBA Championship -- the focus moves towards the 2014 World Championships. I've always talked about how I'd love to see the USAB program transition toward hiring a dedicated coach and building a sense of continuity, essentially improving upon the program that we've seen become a reality for the US in the last two Olympics.
Last Tuesday, the 17 players with the U.S. women's national team had lunch at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., the site of their three-day training camp that ended Wednesday. They were not alone.
Brett Hundley #17 of the UCLA Bruins throws against the Texas Longhorns in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. Lakers vs. FC Barcelona The Los Angeles Lakers face off with Pau Gasol's former team and European Champions FC Barcelona on October 7, 2010.
France came from behind in the final quarter to beat Lithuania 95-93 and win the bronze medal at the Basketball World Cup on Saturday. Lithuania led by seven points entering the fourth period, and center Jonas Valanciunas scored five points to put Lithuania ahead 80-77 with three minutes to play.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 05:26 am
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