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Wisconsin is the men’s college basketball team of the week

The week ended with the news that Villanova would be taking a pause due to two positive COVID-19 cases within the staff, including head coach Jay Wright. And yet, while that news was disappointing, there were still many pluses during the...

Nigerian rookies impress in NBA pre-season games

Cleveland Cavaliers rookie, Isaac Okoro, recorded 18 points in his first game for the club to help them to a 107-104 win over the Indiana Pacers in their first pre-season game. Okoro, who was a first round fifth overall pick...

Bam Adebayo signs record contract with Miami Heat; Udonis Haslem also extends his deal

Bam Adebayo, 23, agreed to a five-year, $163 million deal with escalator clauses that could take it has high as $195 million, multiple outlets reported. Escalators include earning a spot on the All-NBA team, or earning an MVP or...

Klay Thompson: Golden State Warriors shooting guard has successful surgery

Klay Thompson, the three-time NBA champion suffered the injury a week ago while playing in a practice game in his native Southern California; the 30-year-old will miss his second consecutive season after being forced to sit out last season...

Obama, King, LeBron speak out as American sport takes powerful stance on racial prejudice

Barack Obama saluted protestingAmerican sport stars, and LeBron Jamesexpressed his exasperation at racialinjustice in the United States. Barack Obama, Billie Jean King and LeBron James led rallying calls on a seismic day in American sport, as games were called off...

Kevin Durant buys stake in MLS’s Philadelphia Union

Brooklyn Nets basketballer Kevin Durant has joined the ownership group of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union. Durant, a 10-time NBA All-Star and former MVP now has a 5% ownership stake, with an option for 5% more within the near future,...

Michael Jordan is donating $100 million for racial equality, justice

NBA legend, Michael Jordan, and the Jordan Brand are donating $100 million to organizations dedicated to promoting racial equality and social justice. In a joint statement released on social media on Friday, Jordan and the Jordan Brand stated that the...

George Floyd: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson among Warriors at Oakland protest

Golden State Warriors stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson joined several of their team-mates on Wednesday in a peaceful march along Oakland’s Lake Merritt, calling for a change in the wake of the death of George Floyd while in...

LeBron James among US athletes outraged at black man’s death

NBA superstar LeBron James was among the US athletes taking to social media in outrage over the death of a black man in Minnesota after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes. Four Minneapolis police officers were...

Basketball: NBA board likely to approve chief’s restart plan, play set to resume on...

(REUTERS) - The National Basketball Association's board of governors is expected to approve commissioner Adam Silver's recommendation on a format to restart the coronavirus-hit season in Florida in a vote next Thursday, ESPN reported on Friday (May 29) night. According to the...

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