Former NBA star's lavish birthday gifts for 'friend for life' Kim Jong-un may have violated international sanctions imposed on North Korea
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Monday 04 October 2010
In a few days, the O2 Arena will host Axl Rose and what remains of Guns and Roses. But first, sport: tonight a collection of extremely tall and athletes, together with two troupes of cheerleaders, will attract a sell-out crowd of 19,000 to London’s Docklands, for an evening of high-octane professional basketball.
Thursday 23 September 2010
The NBA basketball team?
Friday 10 September 2010
Serie A clubs were today left stunned by the announcement that the players in Italy's top flight will go on strike on the weekend of September 25-26.
Saturday 21 August 2010
Serbian basketball player Nenad Krstic was arrested but released without bail after a mass brawl caused a game against Greece to be abandoned.
Tuesday 17 August 2010
At White Hart Lane on Saturday there was an emotional parade by surviving members of Tottenham's 1961 Double-winning team. Time and football move on and those old heroes, who later reached the European Cup semi-final, may be surprised to learn that as Spurs return to the competition almost half a century later, not only is tonight's final qualifying round first leg being played on an artificial pitch, but the only North London boy stepping onto it will be appearing for the opposition.
Tuesday 10 August 2010
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.
Tuesday 03 August 2010
Monday 02 August 2010
Fernando Torres returns to training at Liverpool today with the club poised on the brink of a controversial hostile takeover bid by a Chinese businessman, which may profoundly affect the player's thinking about his future.
George Steinbrenner: Larger-than-life owner of baseball's most successful franchise, the New York Yankees
Thursday 15 July 2010
In the annals of America's broken public promises, the avowals of the Cleveland shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, buying the New York Yankees baseball club from the television network CBS in 1973, rank right up there 0with "you won't have Nixon to kick around any more". Steinbrenner told New Yorkers, "We plan absent ownership... we're not going to pretend we're something we're not. I'll stick to building ships."
Saturday 10 July 2010
To his former boss in Cleveland, he is "narcissistic" and a "coward". To the fans of south Florida's premier basketball franchise, the Miami Heat, he might as well be God and the Tooth Fairy wrapped into one, riding into town to help them win the next national championship title.
Friday 09 July 2010
NBA basketball superstar LeBron James will play for the Miami Heat next season he announced live on television to millions watching around the world.
Thursday 08 July 2010
The most high profile free agent in sports history, LeBron James, is set to announce on Thursday where he will be playing next season.
Saturday 03 July 2010
At nearly 7ft 7in tall, Manute Bol, who has died of kidney failure aged 47, stood out even among the giants of America's National Basketball Association.
Monday 21 June 2010
The showbusiness world of the NBA and the remote and battle-scarred south of Sudan were united in mourning yesterday at the passing of Manute Bol, a beloved peace activist and one of the tallest players ever to star in US basketball.
Friday 18 June 2010
As gold and purple confetti fell like snow from the rafters, the Los Angeles Lakers basked in the glory of beating their greatest rivals to the NBA title.
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