It’s showtime again in LA as the world’s highest-priced sports team are closing in on their first appearance in the World Series for 25 years
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Monday 07 October 2013
Coach Brooks is talking gobbledegook. The microphones and the cameras are pressed against his face and you are reminded that in NBA basketball the questions tend to be technical, specific and to uneducated, English ears, baffling. There is very little talk of “giving it 100 per cent”.
Friday 15 March 2013
The US billionaire Phil Anschutz has decided to hold on to Anschutz Entertainment Group after bids for the sports and entertainment empire failed to reach the hoped-for $8bn (£5bn) target price.
Tuesday 05 March 2013
American pro basketball will be stage in Manchester for the first time as the Philidelphia 76ers play Oklahoma Thunder in a global eight-team NBA pre-season tour.
The Last Word: Just a slam-dunk away from the goal of World Peace as Kim Jong-un becomes friends with Dennis Rodman
Saturday 02 March 2013
Some day we’ll see Terry at the Home Office, Beckham in the Elysée Palace
Monday 25 February 2013
Struggling to make the playoffs and not even the best team in Los Angeles. What, asks Rupert Cornwell, has gone wrong for Nicholson and Co’s favourite team?
Tuesday 19 February 2013
Next month, for one night only, vendors at the 20,000-capacity Staples Centre in LA will serve exclusively vegetarian fare.
Saturday 13 October 2012
US billionaire is targeting £6bn deal in company which has the former Dome
Wednesday 08 August 2012
If MTV's Cribs is to be believed all top flight American sports stars are chauffeured around in Limousines or at least cruise the streets in their customised top-spec Hummers. During the 2012 Games though, it seems Team USA's basketball squad are living by the old adage of 'when in Rome...' and are slumming it with the best of us on London's public transport system.
Friday 27 July 2012
Tonight's spectacular opening ceremony of the London Olympics will be performed in front of a full house in the Olympic Stadium. Here is our guide to the flag-bearers.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
Manchester United are the most valuable team in sports at $2.23 billion (£1.43 billion), according to Forbes magazine's annual survey.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Barcelona launched a new Facebook application today designed to help the Spanish, European and world champions engage more effectively with their 28 million global fans on the social networking site.
Thursday 16 February 2012
The NBA has gone Lin-sane.
Thursday 16 February 2012
Will Dean witnesses the birth of a star
Friday 10 February 2012
Luol Deng has become the first British player to be selected for the NBA All-Star Game.
Sunday 05 February 2012
Uh-oh. If it's about underwear, David Beckham must be involved.
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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