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Pompeo urges NBA to stand up to China

The Chinese Communist Party can withstand a singular tweet, says US secretary of state.

China fans demand refunds after Tencent halts NBA streaming

Firm wants to stop broadcasting entire preseason in response to free speech row.

NBA, Nets cancel Shanghai media event

Comes amid public relations crisis sparked by tweet from Houston Rockets executive.

Spain beat Argentina 95-75 to win Fiba World Cup

The Spaniards scored first and never relinquished the lead to defeat Argentina.

France battle back to deny Australia World Cup bronze

This is Australia’s best finish at the World Cup having never gone beyond the quarter-finals at 11 previous tournaments.

NBA champion Raptors launch branded sports hijab

The idea of the sports hijab came from a story on how the Raptors were connecting with their diverse group of fans during their NBA Championship run.

US finish seventh at World Cup after Poland win

This is the worst-ever performance for team USA at the World Cup.

Spain’s Gasol on verge of rare NBA-World Cup double

Marc Gasol is less interested in his personal landmark and wants to give his best to win the World Cup.

Emboldened Australia close on another first at Basketball World Cup

Australia are looking to progress past the quarter-finals for the first time in 11 tries.

Hosts China stung by Basketball World Cup exit

Chinese social media users compared the basketball team to the hugely underachieving football squad.

Rubio stars as Spain beat Tunisia in Basketball World Cup

Spain led by just three points at half-time and there was the whiff of a huge upset, but they stepped on the gas after that.

Rivals sense chance to end US reign at Basketball World Cup

Team USA, who are missing their biggest stars, are looking uncharacteristically vulnerable after surrendering their long winning streak to Australia.

Hachimura, Japan’s mixed-race basketball star who once ‘hid from the world’

Rui Hachimura made history in June when he became the first Japanese to be selected in the first round of the NBA draft, picked up by the Washington Wizards.

Mills shoots Australia to first-ever win over world champions USA

San Antonio Spurs' guard Patty Mills sank a game-high 30 points as Australia beat the United States for the first time ever, stunning the basketball world champions 98-94 in a huge upset.

Russell Crowe slams ‘joke’ seating at US-Australia basketball

The Hollywood star has criticised the organisers of the pre-World Cup showdown over the poor seating arrangements at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.

Obama basketball jersey sells for US$120,000

According to Heritage Auctions, The number 23 jersey belonged to 18-year-old Obama while he was a senior at Punahou high school in Hawaii, where he lived at the time.

Alibaba’s Tsai to buy Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Arena for US$3.5...

The agreement to buy the team and arena from Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov may be announced soon, says a person close to the matter.

Raptors’ Lowry withdraws from Team USA

Kyle Lowry had surgery on his left thumb in July and hoped to recover in time to play for the United States in their bid to win a third straight World Cup title in China.

Kevin Durant doesn’t blame the Warriors for injury

Durant, who signed a four-year deal worth $164 million with the Brooklyn Nets last month, was injured in game five of the NBA Finals after trying to make a comeback from a previous injury.

Rockets star Harden will skip basketball World Cup

James Harden wants to spend the rest of the NBA off-season preparing to play with a new-look Rockets.

Thunder trade Westbrook to Houston for Paul, trade picks

Russell Westbrook will reunite with James Harden at the Houston Rockets.

Durant opts for Nets as NBA free agent frenzy begins

Durant signs a maximum four-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets despite being out action for the next year.

Raptors beat Warriors to win their first NBA title

The victory gave the Raptors a 4-2 series win and denied the Warriors a fourth NBA championship in five years.

Raptors forced to regroup after letting NBA title slip from their...

Toronto still have two more chances to close out the best-of-seven series with Game Six in Warriors territory.