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Shumpert Iman of the New York Knicks looks on during a New York Nicks trainning session prior to their NBA London Live 2013 game

Basketball: London prepares for tip-off as the NBA arrives at the O2

New York Knicks take on the Detroit Pistons

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian expecting first child

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are expecting their first child.

A view outside Arsenal's Emirates Stadium

Winning is not everything to Arsenal, claims commercial chief

Commercial officer's comments likely to infuriate fans

Britain's real sporting heroes aren't the stars of 2012, but the tireless coaches working in our schools

Anyone who buys into negative stereotypes about British teenagers would have been surprised by the evidence in front of our writer at an awards ceremony last week

Arsenal pictured during their 2-0 defeat at home to Schalke

Arsenal will give 'every drop of energy' to win the Premier League title Arsene Wenger assures supporters

Arsene Wenger today addressed angry Arsenal supporters, telling them the Premier League title was the priority for the club and that the team would “give absolutely every drop of energy to achieve that”.

FIFA 13 holds off the undead challenge of Resident Evil 6 in all formats chart

Resident Evil 6 can only manage to stumble into second place on its debut week.

Sporting aggression more common in opponents of a similar ability than in contests between unequal teams

Football matches are more likely to turn aggressive and dirty when the teams are evenly matched compared to contests between two unequal teams, a study has found.

USA 'Dream Team' spotted on the Tube as giants lower themselves to commuting with the rest of us

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.

Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points against Nigeria

Basketball: USA 'Dream Team' score Olympic record of 156 points against poor Nigeria

An irresistible force met with a very moveable object yesterday and the result was a record-breaking scoring spree for the US men's basketball team over a hapless Nigeria at the Olympic Basketball Arena.

Pops Mensah-Bonsu says Team GB's success is key to growing basketball's presence in Britain

Basketball: Pops Mensah-Bonsu says Team GB's success will help the sport to grow in Britain

The success of the British Olympic basketball team will enable the sport to gain popularity in the UK, according to Pops Mensah-Bonsu.

Luol Deng has helped Great Britain reach the quarter-finals of the Olympic basketball tournament despite suffering from a wrist injury

Basketball: Luol Deng plays on despite suffering from a wrist injury

Luol Deng has helped Great Britain reach the quarter-finals of the Olympic basketball tournament despite suffering from a wrist injury.

James Harden dunks against France

US basketball Dream Team hit town

US begin their quest to emulate the 1992 legends with ominously easy win over France

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant against plans to pull NBA's top players from future Olympics

Kobe Bryant has made a strong attack on plans by the NBA to pull basketball's top players out of future Olympic Games and model the competition on the under-23 format - declaring that it is intended only to "protect the investment" of club owners.

Manchester United world's most valuable team, according to Forbes

Manchester United are the most valuable team in sports at $2.23 billion (£1.43 billion), according to Forbes magazine's annual survey.

Basketball: GB team braced for USA test

Great Britain's basketball teams are preparing to face their toughest-ever opponents - the United States - this week, hoping to build on the momentum of a strong showing this weekend in Sheffield.

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