Simmons snubbed as NBA All-Star starter

Ben Simmons has missed out on being a starter at next month's NBA All-Star game. A fan, player and media vote selected the Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young and Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker as the starting guards from the eastern conference. Ben Simmons is expected to get a reserve spot.Credit:AP NBA coaches will select the reserves next week, with Australian-born Philadelphia […]

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KU’s De Sousa suspended indefinitely for brawl

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa has been suspended indefinitely for his role in the Jawhawks’ brawl with Kansas State on Tuesday night. Kansas announced the suspension Wednesday in a statement from coach Bill Self. The school did not reveal a specific length of De Sousa’s suspension or additional punishment for any other player, citing its joint review with the Big […]

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Finals fire still burns for Phoenix

South East Melbourne veteran Adam Gibson still believes his side can make a run to the finals but knows it must start against the Brisbane Bullets on Thursday night. After a strong start to the season, the Phoenix were hit by injuries and inconsistent form, falling to 9-13 after a loss to Sydney last Sunday. Adam Gibson and the Phoenix […]

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Raptors host Simmons, surging 76ers in NBA

The Philadelphia 76ers will need more of Ben Simmons at his best when they visit the Toronto Raptors for the second time this season on Thursday at 11am AEDT. The Raptors, who defeated the visiting 76ers 101-96 on November 25, are healthy again with the return of four injured players and survived a late-game rally to defeat their hosts Atlanta […]

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Chandler Parsons: Atlanta Hawks star’s career in doubt after ‘traumatic brain injury’

An American law firm has said that Chandler Parsons’ NBA career could be over after “a traumatic brain injury”. His team, the Atlanta Hawks, announced on 16 January that the small forward, 31, had been diagnosed with concussion and whiplash after a car accident. But lawyers Morgan & Morgan released a statement on Monday saying that Parsons had “suffered multiple […]

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Brick House: Vandy 0-for-25 on 3s, ending streak

Vanderbilt’s streak of 1,080 consecutive games of making at least one 3-pointer came to a screeching halt Saturday night, when the Commodores missed all 25 of their attempts in a 66-45 loss to Tennessee in Nashville. The 0-for-25 effort represented one of the worst 3-point-shooting performances by a men’s Division I team over the past 20 seasons. According to ESPN […]

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Boomers rebound with important road win

Melbourne Boomers centre Ezi Magbegor stepped up to make sure her side took a win in Sydney on Saturday after two heartbreaking losses. The Boomers beat a heavily undermanned Sydney University Flames 76-62 at Brydens Stadium as Magbegor continued her hot-scoring streak with a game-high 25 points. Ezi Magbegor scored 25 points for the Boomers.Credit:Mick Connolly The Flames injured woes […]

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Simmons stars as the Sixers beat Bulls

Australian guard Ben Simmons scored 20 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists to help the Philadelphia 76ers to a 100-89 home win against the Chicago Bulls. Furkan Korkmaz added a career-high 24 points, including a career-best six three-pointers, while Al Horford also scored 20 points and Tobias Harris 13 as the Sixers played without All-Star centre Joel Embiid for the […]

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