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Luol Deng has become the first British player to be selected for the NBA All-Star Game.
The list of things to make print journalists feel better about the impending demise of their medium is brief, but may include free ice cream, a generous voluntary redundancy package (yeah, right) and/or the launch of a well-funded new website featuring exclusive, long-form writing composed by a cohort of peerless hacks.
Former champion benefits from having a settled support team as she puts her troubles behind her
Dirk Nowitzki, a white European tagged as a 'bottler', has just led Dallas to title in sport dominated by blacks
Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic is engaged to marry Maria Sharapova after the Slovenian told reporters before an exhibition game that the Russian former tennis world number one had accepted his proposal.
After Woods and Armstrong, Vikings quarterback also loses lustre
The NBA will stage two regular season games at London's O2 Arena next year, the first to be held in Europe, in an attempt to bolster the sport's – and the NBA's – popularity in the UK ahead of the 2012 Olympics.
View From the Sunlounger: The idea that Capello was ever going to allow players to pick apart his selections is just utter nonsense
Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is being treated for a rare form of leukaemia, and he said his prognosis is encouraging.
A collection of Andy Warhol paintings valued in the millions of dollars has been stolen from the home of a Los Angeles businessman, police said yesterday.
Grumpy Lakers superstar thrills the celebrities as their team closes in on first NBA title since 2002. Guy Adams joins the stars courtside
Two of rap’s biggest stars are branching out into high-end headphones – the better to enjoy those monster beats. Paul McKenzie plugs in