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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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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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Notes from an ‘ungrateful’ athlete: what sports have taught me about race in America

Sports is one of the few areas in which Americans of all races can talk to each other. Right now, it may be the country’s best hope for meaningful dialogueAs the Guardian’s series on race and sports starts today – and we mark two years since Colin Kaep…

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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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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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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…