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Boston Celtics assistant said to have taken bribes while head coach at Penn

Jerome Allen ensnared in bribery case, Bloomberg reportsCeltics assistant alleged to have taken bribes while at PennAllen, 45, was head coach at Penn from 2009 through 2015Jerome Allen, a Boston Celtics assistant coach who previously served as the head…

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‘I felt anger’: why NBA star Marc Gasol helped crew a migrant rescue boat

While many of his fellow player spent the off-season on the beach, the Grizzlies center decided he could not watch a humanitarian crisis from the sidelinesMarc Gasol will never forget the terrified look on the face of Josefa, the Cameroonian woman left…

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Kawhi Leonard’s weird trade to the Raptors saw everybody and nobody win

The All-Star’s move from San Antonio to Toronto leaves both of the main players in the deal dissatisfied but it could work out in the long runOne of the most bizarre storylines in NBA history has almost, sort of, come to an end. And you know what’s ext…

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Basketbrawl: three Australian and 10 Philippine team members suspended

Shocking fight on court leads to $135,000 fine for Boomers handed down by international federationThree members of the Australian men’s national basketball team face suspensions and the team has been hit with a $135,000 fine over an extraordinary mass …

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Raptors set to make risky blockbuster trade for Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard

2014 NBA finals MVP to move north in return for DeMar DeRozanLeonard could end up staying in Toronto for short timeMove comes after tension between Leonard and San Antonio The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio looks close to ending, with the Spurs reac…

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Liz Cambage breaks WNBA single-game scoring record with 53-point outburst

Australian pours in 53 points to set WNBA single-game recordCambage surpasses previous mark of 51 set by Riquna WilliamsDallas Wings center Liz Cambage scored 53 points in a lopsided win over the New York Liberty on Tuesday to break the WNBA record for…

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‘Sweep ya dorm room’: The strange day Kevin Durant took his beef with me to Instagram

I’m an 18-year-old aspiring journalist, so it was a little surprising when an NBA champion cropped up on my Instagram commentsLike many kids, I dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. I grew up envisioning myself scoring the winning touchdown in th…

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NBA: Curry attacks ‘dumbest’ criticism of Warriors as Durant argues with teenager

NBA champions have added another All-Star in DeMarcus CousinsCurry also weighs in on LeBron James’s move to LA LakersTeammate caught up in Instagram spat with high school studentStephen Curry has brushed off suggestions that the Golden State Warriors’ …

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Former NBA player Tyler Honeycutt found dead after police shootout

Former Kings and UCLA player said to be dead after standoffHoneycutt was taken by Kings in second round of 2011 draftA former coach and family friend says onetime Sacramento Kings and UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt was found dead after a stando…

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Tony Parker signs with Hornets while Carmelo Anthony splits with Thunder

Spurs legend signs two-year deal with Charlotte HornetsCarmelo Anthony and Thunder mutually agree to part waysTony Parker’s heralded stint with the San Antonio Spurs is over after 17 seasons and four NBA championships.The six-time All-Star point guard …

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Australia issues joint apology with Philippines for basketball brawl

‘Actions displayed have no place on any basketball court’Chris Goulding says he just tried to ‘protect his head’The basketball federations of Australia and the Philippines have issued a joint apology for Monday’s disturbing brawl, but it is unlikely to…

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LeBron’s Lakers to competitive balance: NBA free agency winners and losers

A look back at the wildest few days of free agency in recent history: the winners (the Warriors, again), the losers (the Cavaliers, again) and all things King JamesAfter the Golden State Warriors swept to this year’s title, the joke was that the real N…

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NBA may react badly to Philippines brawl, says Australia coach

Andrej Lemanis concerned over future release of playersBoomers arrive back home after ‘interesting 48 hours’Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis fears the ugly scenes in the Philippines will make it harder to call on Australian NBA stars for international duty…

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Unbeatable Warriors add All-Star DeMarcus Cousins to become even more unbeatable

Reigning NBA champions now have five All-Stars on rosterCousins signs on budget one-year, $5.3m deal with Golden StateThe Golden State Warriors have come to terms with DeMarcus Cousins on a one-year, $5.3m deal, which means the champions now have a fif…

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Australian basketballers ‘in fear’ for safety in Philippines brawl

Basketball Australia says ‘alarming’ and ‘unsavoury’ events left players wondering if they would leave arena unscathedAustralian basketball players feared for their safety after a World Cup qualifier in the Philippines descended into an extraordinary m…

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Mass brawl mars Australia v Philippines basketball game – video

The International Basketball Federation has opened disciplinary hearings against Australia and the Philippines after a wild brawl broke out in their Basketball World Cup qualifying game. The fight spilled into the area behind the baseline and video by …

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Australia-Philippines basketball game abandoned following mass brawl

Thirteen players ejected in World Cup qualifier after fightFiba mulls punishment for both teams after violent scenesFiba has opened disciplinary hearings against Australia and the Philippines after a wild brawl that included Milwaukee Bucks forward Tho…

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LeBron James brings the LA Lakers what they crave the most: relevance

The three-time NBA champion is immersed in the lore of the league and he couldn’t resist the lure of winning a title with one of its most famous teamsThe Los Angeles Lakers needed to matter again, so they had no choice but to convince LeBron James to j…

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NBA star LeBron James signs with Los Angeles Lakers – video

LeBron James has joined the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time to join one of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA’s) most storied franchises. James’s agency made the announcement on Sunday, saying he had…

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LeBron James representatives talk to 76ers as Cavs and Lakers wait in wings

NBA’s best player expected to make decision on future this weekLakers bid to sign James hit by Paul George staying with ThunderAll the latest free agency moves in one handy placeThe Philadelphia 76ers have a chance to pitch their process to LeBron Jame…