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Mark Cuban to donate $10m after probe into Mavericks’ workplace culture

Mavericks’ owner to pay $10m to women’s groups after probeNBA will require staffing and policy changes for Dallas clubDallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban announced Wednesday he will contribute $10m to help further the cause of women in sports and raise a…

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When athletes retire we face the most difficult question: who are we? | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Sports stars spend their youth lauded for their grace and strength. How do we stop ourselves from becoming ‘a tattered coat upon a stick’ when glory fades?Professional athletes are shooting stars: they burn bright as they flame across the sky, then sud…

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Breanna Stewart scores 30 as Storm sweep Mystics for third WNBA title

WNBA MVP scores 30 points as Storm defeat Mystics for titleNatasha Howard added career-high 29 points and 14 reboundsBreanna Stewart won four NCAA championships at UConn and won four Final Four MVP awards.Now she can add a WNBA title and a WNBA finals …

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Nike releases full ad featuring Colin Kaepernick – video

Nike has unveiled its first ‘Just Do It’ ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick. The two-minute commercial highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and others, and touches on the controversy of NFL players protesting against racial inequali…

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Nike releases full ad featuring Colin Kaepernick – video

Nike has unveiled its first ‘Just Do It’ ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick. The two-minute commercial highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and others, and touches on the controversy of NFL players protesting against racial inequali…

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LeBron has carried us long enough | Andrew Jones

The NBA superstar’s social heft is beyond dispute, but it shouldn’t be on him to fix the problems that vex our nationWhen CNN anchor Don Lemon last month asked LeBron James if he harbored any presidential aspirations, it was a question that exemplified…

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Manu Ginobili, four-time NBA champion with Spurs, retires aged 41

Four-time NBA champion retires after 16 seasons with SpursGinobili won Olympic gold with Argentina at Athens GamesManu Ginobili retired aged 41 on Monday after a “fabulous journey” in which he helped the San Antonio Spurs win four NBA championships in …

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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry calls for closing of pay gap

NBA champion publishes essay on Women’s Equality DayPay gap has been talking point in professional basketballGolden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has advocated for the closing of the pay gap on Women’s Equality Day.Curry, one of the most famous ath…

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Liz Cambage earns devoted US fanbase after season of points, freedom and memes | Howard Megdal

On and off the court the Australian has become the biggest star the WNBA has seen for some timeThe impact that Liz Cambage made in the 2018 WNBA season can be measured in an infinite number of ways on the court. But it is the impact that America had on…

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Celtics’ Kyrie Irving named Little Mountain as member of Standing Rock Sioux

NBA star’s mother was given up for adoption as an infantAll-Star has helped tribe’s battle against Dakota Access oil pipelineThe Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving has officially become a member of the Standing Rock Sioux.Irving and his older sister, Asi…

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How WNBA players fought back against the Twitter trolls

As rating for the league rise, players are hitting back at their critics and speaking up about the pay gap with the NBAAs the WNBA playoffs begin on Tuesday, the league can reflect on a successful season, with rising television ratings and strong atten…

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Celtics legend Paul Pierce says brutal stabbing led to panic attacks and depression

Ten-time All-Star was stabbed outside a nightclub in 2000‘If I got in a crowded place, I’d start shaking inside’Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce has said he suffered from depression and anxiety attacks after being stabbed 11 times.The attack happened …

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Japan basketball players kicked out of Asian Games after night with women

Quartet went out in Jakarta following win over QatarDelegation chief issues apology to Japanese peopleFour players from Japan’s men’s basketball team have been sent home in disgrace from the Asian Games in Indonesia for spending the night with women in…

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Rockets prepare for tough Western Conference with signing of Carmelo Anthony

Ten-time All-Star joins James Harden and Chris Paul in HoustonCoach D’Antoni denies tension exists from time in New YorkCarmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4m deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder …

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Rockets prepare for tough Western Conference with signing of Carmelo Anthony

Ten-time All-Star joins James Harden and Chris Paul in HoustonCoach D’Antoni denies tension exists from time in New YorkCarmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4m deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder …

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Trump tweet exposes differing drives of LeBron James and Michael Jordan

The Chicago Bulls legend offered lukewarm support after James was attacked by the president. But both men are more than capable of standing up for what they believeMichael Jordan was going to have to respond, there was no way around it. With seemingly …

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Donald Trump taunts basketballer LeBron James in late night Twitter rant

‘LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made LeBron look smart, which isn’t easy to do,’ said Trump Donald Trump has attacked basketball superstar LeBron James in a late night Twitter rant about an interview t…

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An abrupt firing leaves San Antonio Spurs dance team hurt and suspicious

The Spurs announced they will be replacing their longtime dance squad with a ‘family-friendly’ co-ed ‘hype team’, but the dancers are left to wonder the true reason behind the decisionThe fear was first incited by an email: an 18 May 2018 message from …

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Basketball Australia opt not to appeal Fiba sanctions for brawl

Chances of success ‘very low’ under Fiba rules, say BAThree Boomers suspended for part in Philippines meleeBasketball Australia will not appeal the sanctions handed down by Fiba’s disciplinary panel following the brawl which marred the Boomers’ game in…

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Dwyane Wade offered three-year, $25m deal by China’s Zhejiang Golden Bulls

Future Hall of Famer reportedly offered $25m contractFree agent Wade, 36, suffered drop in production last year15-year NBA veteran last made an All-Star team in 2016With his NBA future still undecided, Dwyane Wade is apparently being courted heavily by…