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‘We’re still the best’: Stephen Curry commits to playing in 2020 Olympics

Curry planning on playing in 2020 Olympics: ‘That is the plan’USA coming off embarrassing seventh-place World Cup finishGolden State Warriors star Steph Curry is planning to be part of the team that represents the United States at the 2020 Olympic Game…

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Toronto Raptors introduce line of team-branded hijabs in fan outreach

NBA champions introduce team-branded Nike Pro hijabsRaptors say they want to send message of inclusion to fansThe Toronto Raptors say a new line of team-branded hijabs is part of an effort to be more inclusive to fans of all cultures.The team’s parent …

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‘Some days I hate the NBA’: Kevin Durant reflects on relationship with basketball

10-time All Star says end of time with Thunder was painful30-year-old says business side of game is wearingKevin Durant, one of the NBA’s best – and most polarizing – players has spoken about his ambivalent feelings towards the league.The 30-year-old l…

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Sportswashing: how Saudi Arabia lobbies the US’s largest sports bodies

Saudi Arabia’s relatively sudden interest in sports can be construed as a soft power tactic to help distract from the kingdom’s ongoing human rights abuses and the Yemen crisisLast month, the foreign registration documentation for Saudi Arabia’s 2018 l…

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Brooklyn Nets’ Wilson Chandler hit with 25-game ban for positive drug test

Chandler, 32, faces 25-game ban for positive Ipamorelin testBrooklyn signed forward as free agent during busy offseasonThe NBA suspended Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler for 25 games for violating the league’s anti-drug program. Related: Jeremy Li…

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Jeremy Lin signs contract with Chinese Basketball Association’s Beijing Ducks

Lin, 31, signs to play with three-time CBA championsNBA veteran won title with Toronto Raptors last yearFormer NBA star Jeremy Lin has signed a contract to play for China’s Beijing Ducks, the team announced in a social media post on Tuesday.It is not c…

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Stephen Curry to resurrect Howard University golf program with donation

Two-time NBA MVP announces seven-figure donation to HBCUHoward to field first Division I golf program in 152-year historyHoward University is bringing back its long-dormant college golf program with an assist from Stephen Curry.The Golden State Warrior…

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LA Lakers may tab Dwight Howard to replace fallen DeMarcus Cousins

Lakers may turn to Howard to fill hole left by injured CousinsHoward averaged 17.1 points and 12.4 rebounds for LA in 2012-13The Los Angeles Lakers might turn to one of their former players to fill the hole left by the potentially season-ending injury …

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Team USA coach Gregg Popovich praises ‘patriotic’ Colin Kaepernick

Coach says exiled quarterback is trying to make US betterTeam USA are preparing for World Cup in ChinaAs Team USA prepare to represent their country at the Fiba World Cup, their coach, Gregg Popovich, has given his thoughts on patriotism and how some h…

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The Rich Paul Rule is proof the NCAA knows its days are numbered

The NCAA’s reversal on a rule requiring agents for student-athletes to have college degrees is the clearest indication yet this dressed-up cartel is facing an existential crisisThe National Collegiate Athletic Association’s risible Rich Paul Rule is th…

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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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Sorry, but we don’t need you, USA Basketball tells Carmelo Anthony

USA Basketball rebuffed Melo’s interest in playing for countryAnthony remains free agent after tumultuous 16th NBA seasonThree-time Olympic gold medalist Carmelo Anthony expressed interest in playing for the under-strength United States team at next mo…

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NBA star Ben Simmons implies he was racially profiled at Melbourne casino

Guard believes he and friends were ‘singled out’ by securityStar was born in Melbourne to African American fatherAustralian NBA star Ben Simmons has implied that he had been racially profiled by security staff at a Melbourne casino by saying he and his…

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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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Jeremy Lin breaks down over NBA free agency: ‘It keeps getting more rock bottom’ – video

A tearful Jeremy Lin said ‘rock bottom just seems to keep getting more and more rock bottom for me’ as the 30-year-old struggles to catch on with a team in free agency. Addressing a Christian group in Taiwan, Lin revealed that he thinks the NBA has giv…

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Jeremy Lin breaks down over NBA free agency: ‘It keeps getting more rock bottom’ – video

A tearful Jeremy Lin said ‘rock bottom just seems to keep getting more and more rock bottom for me’ as the 30-year-old struggles to catch on with a team in free agency. Addressing a Christian group in Taiwan, Lin revealed that he thinks the NBA has giv…

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Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright pleads guilty in killing of former NBA star

Sherra Wright agrees to plea in return for 30-year prison termLorenzen Wright’s body was found in Memphis in June 2010The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has agreed to a deal in which she will plead guilty to facilitation to first-degree m…

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Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright pleads guilty in killing of former NBA star

Sherra Wright agrees to plea in return for 30-year prison termLorenzen Wright’s body was found in Memphis in June 2010The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has agreed to a deal in which she will plead guilty to facilitation to first-degree m…

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Why NBA stars like James Harden and LeBron James invest in soccer clubs

Even though MLS clubs cannot compete with the other US sports leagues in terms of income, soccer is seen as a growing market for wealthy athlete-investorsJames Harden’s summer of soccer continues. Earlier this month, the 2018 NBA Most Valuable Player h…

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After a crazy summer, who rules the NBA?

Following a frenetic fortnight of free agency, a new world order is taking shape in the NBA. Here’s a look at the eight top contenders heading into next seasonThe dust has finally settled on one of the most frenetic free-agency periods in NBA history, …