Basketball

Trump asked for Xi`s help in UCLA players` shoplifting case: official

Trump asked for Xi`s help in UCLA players` shoplifting case: official

Published 14/11/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case of three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting last week, said a senior White House official. [more…]

Porzingis scores career-high 40 points as Knicks win again

Porzingis scores career-high 40 points as Knicks win again

Published 06/11/2017

(The Sports Xchange) - For the second time in three days, it took until the mid-fourth quarter for Madison Square Garden to come alive.Once it did, t [more…]

NBA: Singer takes knee during performance of national anthem at Nets game

NBA: Singer takes knee during performance of national anthem at Nets game

Published 21/10/2017

Singer Justine Skye dropped to a knee toward the end of her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Brooklyn Nets home opener against the Orlando Magic on Friday. [more…]

Commentators unravel `totally weird` NFL for Chinese fans

Commentators unravel `totally weird` NFL for Chinese fans

Published 17/10/2017

As the Denver Broncos prepared to battle the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football, China's top NFL announcers were going through their own pre-game rituals. [more…]

Alibaba denies Tsai in deal talks with NBA`s Brooklyn Nets

Alibaba denies Tsai in deal talks with NBA`s Brooklyn Nets

Published 06/10/2017

Chinese internet conglomerate Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) denied on Thursday that its vice chairman, Joseph Tsai, is in advanced talks to buy a stake in the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. [more…]

NBA commissioner Silver expects players to stand for anthem

NBA commissioner Silver expects players to stand for anthem

Published 29/09/2017

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday he expects players to stand during the U.S. national anthem, which has long been a league rule, rather than follow the lead of NFL players who have been kneeling in protest. [more…]

NFL rallies around protesting players denounced by Trump

NFL rallies around protesting players denounced by Trump

Published 25/09/2017

NFL teams staged a show of solidarity with protesting players before Sunday's games by kneeling, linking arms or staying off the field during the U.S. national anthem, defying President Donald Trump's call for owners to fire those who refuse to stand. [more…]

Trump renews clash with U.S. sports world

Trump renews clash with U.S. sports world

Published 24/09/2017

President Donald Trump renewed his spat with the sports world on Sunday, again calling for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S. national anthem. [more…]

Basketball: Unsung hero Kokoskov still humble after Slovenia feat

Basketball: Unsung hero Kokoskov still humble after Slovenia feat

Published 18/09/2017

Slovenia’s historic triumph at the European basketball championship left their coach Igor Kokoskov as the unsung hero after the Alpine country’s impressive 93-85 win over Serbia in a rip-roaring final in Istanbul. [more…]

Basketball: Electric Dragic leads Slovenia to Eurobasket glory

Basketball: Electric Dragic leads Slovenia to Eurobasket glory

Published 17/09/2017

An electric display of scoring by Slovenian captain Goran Dragic paved the way for his side's stunning 93-85 victory over neighbors Serbia as they were crowned Eurobasket champions for the first time after a thrilling final on Sunday. [more…]