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FIBA 2014: Philippines vs Argentina

@usabasketball prepares for Saturday's @fiba Round of 16 game vs. Mexico, 10am/et on ESPN2. #Spain2014

@usabasketball takes their team photo prior to today's practice in Barcelona! #USABMNT #Spain2014

Are There Racial Biases in NBA Scouting Comparisons?

Lithuania holds on to beat New Zealand 76-71 and reach World Cup quarterfinals

Jonas Valanciunas scored eight of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as Lithuania held on to beat New Zealand 76-71 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup on Sunday.<p>Lithuania lined up to observe the Tall Blacks' ceremonial "haka," and then went to work overpowering New …

Non-conference scheduling studs and duds: The Big Ten

Ohio State head coach Thad Matta, left, talks to Marc Loving, center, during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball …

Kentucky unveils new jerseys to mixed reviews

Since Thursday was team picture day at Kentucky, the Wildcats decided it was the ideal time to unveil their new home jerseys for next season.<p>Alas, as …

Bruce Levenson will sell Atlanta Hawks after releasing racist e-mail

Atlanta Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson has self-reported to the NBA that he sent a racist e-mail in August 2012 and will sell his interest in the team.<p>Levenson reported the e-mail to the NBA in July, almost two years after it was sent but while the league was deep in litigation over the …

Thon Maker heading to Canada

Thon Maker, the No. 1 player in the ESPN Basketball Class of 2016, and his younger brother, Matur, have officially enrolled at the Athlete Institute …

Predicting the 2014-15 American Athletic All-Conference Teams

Markus Kennedy and Ryan Boatright are the two players jostling for the top spot on the 2014-15 preseason American Athletic All-Conference teams.<p>Don't sleep on Shaq Goodwin, Will Cummings or Jermaine Sanders as candidates for AAC Player of the Year, either. Memphis, Temple and Cincinnati lost a ton …

New Zealand vs. Lithuania: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 FIBA World Cup

Lithuania survived a difficult test against New Zealand and advanced to the FIBA World Cup quarterfinals with a 76-71 win.<p>Jonas Valanciunas was the star of the game, finishing with 22 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots in a winning effort.<p>Corey Webster had a strong showing for New Zealand …

Bruce Levenson to Sell Atlanta Hawks: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

<b>Updates from Friday, Sept. 12</b><p>Hawks GM Danny Ferry will be taking an "indefinite leave of absence," according to a statement from team CEO Steve Koonin (via AtlantaHawks.com):<p>This afternoon, Danny Ferry requested, and I have approved, taking an indefinite leave of absence, effective immediately. …

Haanif Cheatham to Marquette: Golden Eagles Land 4-Star Guard Prospect

Recruiting for the 2015 college basketball season has slowly started to pick up. The latest member of the commitment list is shooting guard Haanif Cheatham, who has given Steve Wojciechowski a building block in his first year as head coach at Marquette.<p>According to Josh Gershon of Scout.com, …

U.S. into basketball worlds quarters

BARCELONA, Spain -- They have a gold medal to chase and a golden U.S. basketball legacy to protect, so the Americans knew they had to bring their …

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Owner Bruce Levenson selling Hawks

Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson is selling his controlling interest in the team, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Sunday.<p>In July, Levenson …

Ranking the Top 10 Underrated Rivalries in College Basketball

Although big names such as Duke-North Carolina and Florida-Kentucky still hog the spotlight, college basketball has lost many of its most intriguing rivalries to realignment in the last few seasons. That situation opens the door for some less-heralded matchups to get their due after being …

FIBA World Cup 2014 Results: Scores, Updated Bracket and Day 8 Highlights

The round of 16 at the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball began on Saturday with four marquee games, and the madness continues on Day 8 when the final four teams advance to the quarterfinals.<p>With talented teams like Brazil, Serbia and New Zealand all in action, even casual basketball fans should be …

@FIBA #Spain2014 on @NBATV! 11:30am/et: Argentina vs. Philippines 2pm/et: Puerto Rico vs. Greece

8 Players Who Could Still Be Moved Before Start of NBA Season

Though the long-awaited Kevin Love-to-Cleveland deal has finally come to fruition, NBA trade season isn't over just yet.<p>As Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Aug. 26, the Los Angeles Clippers agreed to send swingman Jared Dudley and a future first-round pick to the Milwaukee Bucks for …

2013-14 Patty Mills Highlights

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Ukraine v Turkey - Best Dunk - 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Pooh Jeter and Mike Fratello Lead the Way for Ukraine in the World Cup

2013-14 Tony Parker Highlights

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Derrick Rose feeling fine as World Cup action continues

<i>Here’s ESPN.com reporting on Team USA and Bulls guard Derrick Rose:</i><p>Rose has seemed more at ease since the squad left the United States for Europe. …

@usabasketball defeats NEW ZEALAND 98-71. #Spain2014

Sources: Keith Smart discussing role with Miami Heat coaching staff

Former Golden State and Sacramento coach Keith Smart has emerged as a strong candidate to join the Miami Heat's revamped assistant coaching staff, …