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Why are NBA superstars shunning Team USA at the World Cup?

The Americans will have only one player from the All-NBA team on their roster in China. But that could make for an interesting tournamentAnthony Davis, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Zion William…

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Jeremy Lin could never match his remarkable start but he is no NBA failure

It was all downhill for the Harvard graduate after the unprecedented heights of Linsanity, but the 30-year-old should be proud of his basketball careerFor one brief, wild moment in 2012 Jeremy Lin was the most talked about athlete in the world. Over a …

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Clippers’ coup to Lakers’ lament: NBA free-agency winners and losers

The Los Angeles Clippers and the Brooklyn Nets just got a whole lot better during free agency, but things weren’t as great for their cross-city rivalsWhile other leagues like to take their time when it comes to free agency, the NBA gets things done in …

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NBA draft 2019: Zion Williamson set to go No1 to Pelicans – live!

RJ Barrett, Ja Morant and Cam Reddish also among top prospectsTweet Hunter at @HunterFelt or email him 12.02am BST Also we have a report that the Minnesota Timberwolves have traded up for the number six pick, trading Dario Saric and the number 11 pick …

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Will the LeBron James-Anthony Davis axis turn the Lakers from losers to champs?

Just when it looked like the organization was a hopeless case, the Lakers have gone all-in to give LeBron James a superstar teammateThe Toronto Raptors hadn’t even made it back to Canada to celebrate their championship before their moment in the spotli…

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Toronto Raptors v Golden State Warriors: NBA finals Game 6 – live!

Email Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFeltDurant undergoes surgery for ruptured achilles tendon 1.06am BST PreambleSomehow, we’ve reached Game 6 of one of the oddest and most impossible to predict NBA Finals I can remember in a long while. It…

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Golden State Warriors v Toronto Raptors: NBA finals Game 5 – live!

Toronto lead best-of-seven series 3-1 heading into fifth gameEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFeltSteve Kerr confirms Kevin Durant will return for Game 5 1.26am BST Email from Damian Burns: Alright Hunter, on the tarmac at Montreal Airpo…

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Golden State Warriors v Toronto Raptors: NBA finals Game 5 – live!

Toronto lead best-of-seven series 3-1 heading into fifth gameEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFeltSteve Kerr confirms Kevin Durant will return for Game 5 1.26am BST Email from Damian Burns: Alright Hunter, on the tarmac at Montreal Airpo…

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NBA finals Game 4: Toronto Raptors v Golden State Warriors – live!

Raptors look to take commanding 3-1 series lead in OaklandTweet Hunter at @HunterFelt or email him 1.16am BST In one respect, the Toronto Raptors have only done what they absolutely had to do to have a realistic shot of winning the NBA Finals. In a str…

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NBA finals Game 2: Golden State Warriors v Toronto Raptors – live!

Stephen Curry and Co look to level series in CanadaEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFelt 7.11pm BST Hunter will be here shortly, in the meantime here’s Oliver Connolly on Game 1:Game 1 of the NBA finals was hardly the best litmus test fo…

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NBA finals Game 1: Golden State Warriors v Toronto Raptors – live!

Our writers give their predictions for this year’s seriesEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFeltBest-of-seven series starts in Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena 1.26am BST Warriors injuriesThe two biggest pieces of news for today concern the Gold…

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The Milwaukee Bucks’ remarkable season now feels like a failure

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks had a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Then Toronto fought backJust like that, the Milwaukee Bucks went from being in the perfect position to make their first NBA finals since 1974, putting togeth…

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NBA Conference finals: Curry brothers face off as Antetokounmpo waits

It’s Golden State v Portland in the West, and Toronto v Milwaukee in the East. We look at the factors that will decide the teams for the NBA finalsAfter Sunday’s two tightly contested Game 7s, the NBA Conference finals are finally set. The well-rested …

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Kyrie Irving wanted to lead a team in the NBA playoffs. He led them to the exit

A fully healthy Kyrie Irving was supposed to help lead the Boston Celtics to the NBA finals. Instead, the Milwaukee Bucks exposed them in the second round and his future looks uncertainIt felt like a mercy killing, really. Last night the Milwaukee Buck…

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NBA playoff power rankings: Warriors still top as Celtics rise in the East

The first round of the NBA playoffs are over and the second round is already underway. The Rockets are dangerous despite a Game 1 loss while the 76ers have problemsIt wasn’t the most exciting first round of the NBA playoffs. In fact, there were exactly…

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NFL draft 2019: Kyler Murray expected to go No1 to Cardinals – live!

Arizona Cardinals to pick first followed by 49ers and JetsWhy Nick Bosa erased his politics with a move to 49ers loomingEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet him @HunterFelt 5.26pm BST Hunter will be here shortly, in the meantime here’s Oliver Conno…

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The NBA playoffs: all 16 contenders reviewed and ranked

As the postseason tips off over the weekend, will the Warriors take a third straight title or can Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Bucks step up?It feels incredibly strange to look at the NBA playoffs and realize that, for the first time what seems like a lifet…

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How $161m slugger Chris Davis ended up in the worst slump in MLB history

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis just set a new record for the longest hitless streak in MLB history. It’s possible we’ve never seen a hitter this lost at the plateThe beauty of professional baseball is that it has been around for 150 years …

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How $161m slugger Chris Davis ended up in the worst slump in MLB history

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis just set a new record for the longest hitless streak in MLB history. It’s possible we’ve never seen a hitter this lost at the plateThe beauty of professional baseball is that it has been around for 150 years …

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The Maverick in winter: Dirk Nowitzki’s soft farewell

While he hasn’t made it official, it appears the end of the road is imminent for the Dallas Mavericks’ influential talismanIf you’ve been paying attention, you’ll notice that he’s never actually uttered the words: I’m retiring. Even as his 21st season …