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Dirk Nowitzki: harassment and assault claims against Mavericks are ‘heartbreaking’

SI report details allegations of violence within franchiseOwner Mark Cuban has launched independent investigationDallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has expressed his dismay after a Sports Illustrated investigation alleged the franchise is a hostile wo…

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Dallas Mavericks investigate claims franchise is hostile workplace for women

Sports Illustrated prints allegations of harassment and domestic abuseOwner Mark Cuban admits team has a problem that needs fixingThe Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team preside…

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Fergie’s ‘sexy’ NBA All-Star anthem rendition leaves America chuckling

Singer ripped after sultry performance of Star-Spangled BannerRendition compared to Jessica Rabbit and Marilyn MonroeThe NBA has been trying in vain for a number of year’s to ramp up interest in the All-Star game, it’s annual exhibition of the league’s…

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Spurs’ Gregg Popovich: Black History Month vital in ‘racist country’ like US

San Antonio coach endorses NBA’s promotion of Black History MonthFive-time NBA winner has spoken about social issues in the pastThe San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has endorsed the NBA’s promotion of Black History Month, and offered a searing in…

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Cavs trade Isaiah Thomas to Lakers after just 15 games as Wade also leaves

Point guard traded in return for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance JrDwyane Wade also returns to Miami in busy day for Cleveland With the force of a LeBron James dunk, the Cavaliers have shattered their roster. Cleveland completely changed their look and…

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‘Anti-Australian conspiracy’: MP protests at NBA snub to Ben Simmons

Exclusion from All-Star team raised in parliament Melbourne-born Philadelphia star could yet be selectedThe case for Ben Simmons to be included in the NBA All-Star team has gone all the way to the Australian federal parliament.MP Tim Watts made an impa…

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NBA: Warriors and Cavaliers lose again as Knicks’ Porzingis tears ACL

LeBron James says he will not leave Cleveland this seasonDraymond Green ejected as Golden State go down to ThunderJonathon Simmons scored 22 of his career-high 34 points in the third quarter and Orlando overcame a 21-point deficit to beat reeling Cleve…

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Cavaliers slump again with Rockets thumping as LeBron sits out fourth quarter

LeBron James scores just 11 points in 120-88 loss to HoustonCleveland manage to stop James Harden but achieve little elseChris Paul had 22 points and 11 assists, Ryan Anderson added 21 points and the Houston Rockets became the latest team to thump Clev…

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LeBron James dismisses reports of interest in Warriors as ‘nonsense’

ESPN had reported 14-time All Star is open to meeting with Golden StateJames says speculation about a move to rivals is an insult to CavaliersLeBron James says any thought about him being interested in playing for the Golden State Warriors is “nonsense…

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LeBron James to Warriors report highlights discontent within Cavaliers

ESPN report says 14-time All Star is open to meeting with Golden StateCleveland in slump and James said to be unhappy with way team is runThe prospect of the super-team to end all super-teams has raised its head ever so slightly following an ESPN repor…

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The NBA is mad as hell … and fans just want to consume it more

The league this season sometimes appears to be fighting and arguments with a few games thrown in. And that makes the players all the more relatableThe NBA is in the midst of a season in which TV ratings are up double digit percentage points, young and …

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Incredible full-court shot on the buzzer wins basketball game – video

The incredible moment one high school basketball player in Chicago launches the ball across the whole court into the net as the buzzer rings out.  The game was being played at Evanston Township High School In Evanston, Illinois. The score was at 4…

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Curry’s 49 points leads Warriors past Celtics in possible NBA finals preview

Golden State beat Boston 109-105 in battle of Conference leadersCarmelo Anthony scores 25,000th point during Thunder victoryStephen Curry scored 49 points with 13 of those over the final 1:42 and hit eight three-pointers, lifting the Golden State Warri…

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New Orleans Pelicans’ DeMarcus Cousins out for season with torn achilles

Cousins suffers season-ending injury near end of 115-113 winInjury comes one week after Cousins was named All-Star starterDeMarcus Cousins raced down the lane after his missed free throw, trying to make a hustle play and help the New Orleans Pelicans p…

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How serious a threat are Steph Curry’s ankle injuries to his career?

The Warriors are looking as strong as ever this season but there is real concern about the long-term health of one of the NBA’s finest playersCall it a tweak or a slip or a mild sprain. But really, call it like it is, time to worry. When Steph Curry fo…

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Cavaliers’ slump continues as Warriors ease through NBA Finals rematch

Golden State Warriors 118-108 Cleveland CavaliersLeBron James’s team have now dropped eight of last 10 gamesWarriors haven’t lost away from home since 22 NovemberKevin Durant scored 32 points, Stephen Curry added 23 and the Golden State Warriors extend…

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LeBron James says Donald Trump has allowed racists to operate without fear

NBA star uses Martin Luther King Day to attack US presidentJames praises King for contribution to American societyLeBron James has spoken about the corrosive effects of racism – and aimed criticism at Donald Trump – on Martin Luther King Day.“The state…

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Boston Celtics rally to beat Philadelphia 76ers in lively NBA London showcase

• Boston 114-103 Philadelphia• Jaylen Brown leads comeback from 22-point deficit at O2 ArenaThe Boston Celtics rallied from 22 points down to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-103 and boost their NBA title credentials at the O2 Arena in London.Jaylen Bro…

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Sold-out grand finals sign of WNBL’s strength – and a tantalising match-up

Townsville are into their fifth grand final in six years, while Melbourne have only one championship to their name – as BulleenAnd then there were two.After a three-month, 21-game, 13-round season it all comes down to this: Townsville Fire and the Melb…

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Jaylen Brown: ‘Sport is a mechanism of control in America’

As the Boston Celtics star prepares to play in London, he talks to Donald McRae about race, the NBA and the death of his best friendJaylen Brown is one the most intelligent and interesting young athletes I’ve met in years and it seems fitting that, mid…