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Basketball: NBA chief Adam Silver hopes fans can return to stadiums next season but admits future is clouded with uncertainty

ORLANDO (AFP) – National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday (Sept 30) said that he hoped the sport would not return to a “bubble” environment next season but admitted league officials were keeping all options on the table. Speaking ahead of the opening game of the NBA Finals, he said plans for the new season remained opaque, with no […]

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Louisville coach Chris Mack fires up Cards fans with sarcastic video aimed at archrival Kentucky, John Calipari

There has been no competition since the afternoon of March 12, when Creighton and St. John’s were informed that their Big East Tournament was over after they’d played the first 20 minutes. Louisville coach Chris Mack chose to fill that void with a video Tuesday evening. He earlier had gone public, in an interview with “Full Court Press” podcaster John Fanta, […]

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Mack jabs Calipari, then says Kentucky-L’ville on

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Louisville coach Chris Mack fired back Tuesday at John Calipari’s assertion that the Cardinals don’t want to play Kentucky this season, releasing a video on Twitter that ended with him announcing the annual rivalry game indeed will be played. “I keep getting asked, ‘Coach, are we playing the […]

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Vanessa Bryant sues LA sheriff over helicopter crash photos

Los Angeles: Vanessa Bryant, the widow of NBA star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming deputies shared unauthorised photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others. After the January 26 crash, reports surfaced that graphic photos of the victims were being shared. Vanessa Bryant was “shocked […]

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NSW firming as base for NBL hubs

New South Wales has emerged as a frontrunner to host NBL hubs, with league Commissioner Jeremy Loeliger declaring the state has all the attributes to successfully restart the season. Loeliger confirmed that the league has held positive talks with the NSW Government about Sydney and regional areas like Wollongong and Newcastle hosting hubs. South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria are […]

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NBL talking to Victorian government about Melbourne basketball hub

The NBL could start its season with all nine teams playing at Melbourne Arena, after the Australian Open tennis tournament, as talks intensify with the Victorian government. NBL officials are confident Melbourne will be functioning well enough to host a basketball hub in Victoria, potentially following the Australian Open in late January. Melbourne Arena could be part of an NBL […]

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College basketball’s 2020-21 season is officially happening, even if the details are murky

There never has been much doubt a 2020-21 Division I college basketball season would occur in some form, with an NCAA Tournament and a majority of programs finding a way to participate. The NCAA’s announcement Wednesday of a Nov. 25 start date for men’s and women’s basketball — with guidelines and requirements for staging a season — made that official. The NCAA was not […]

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Denver stun Clippers, Bam’s block gives Heat first blood

Denver's dynamic duo of Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic led another stunning turnaround as the Nuggets advanced to the western conference finals for the first time since 2009. Murray scored 40 points, Jokic had a triple-double by the third quarter and Denver again overcame a double-digit deficit to shock the Los Angeles Clippers 104-89 in game seven on Wednesday (AEST). […]

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