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  • With Charlotte out, New Orleans favorite for NBA All-Star
    With Charlotte out, New Orleans favorite for NBA All-Star Associated Press - Sat, Jul 23, 2016 4:00 AM SGT

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the NBA looks for a new home for the 2017 All-Star Game, cities are lining up with open arms to welcome LeBron James, Stephen Curry and the hundred million or so dollars the festivities would bring to the local economy. More »

  • NBA MVP Curry regrets missing Rio Games
    NBA MVP Curry regrets missing Rio Games Reuters - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 4:13 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry said the injuries he suffered during the playoffs forced him to pull out of the Rio Olympics, a decision that still does not sit well with him. "I wasn't too happy with the situation of having to pull out of the games," Curry told the Mercury News on Thursday during a Facebook Live news conference. The Golden State shooting artist was uncharacteristically inconsistent for the remainder of the post-season, which concluded with the Warriors losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a Game Seven finale of the NBA Finals. More »

  • NBA pulls All-Star Game from Charlotte over transgender law
    NBA pulls All-Star Game from Charlotte over transgender law Reuters - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 7:23 AM SGT

    The NBA is moving its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, given its objections to a state law decried as discriminatory against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the league on Thursday. The NBA has been opposed to House Bill 2, or HB2, since it was passed in March and tried to work with local governments to change the law before ultimately making a decision of relocating its mid-February exhibition. "While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2," the league said in a statement. More »

  • NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law
    NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law Associated Press - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 6:49 AM SGT

    The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. More »

  • US consortium complete takeover of Swansea
    US consortium complete takeover of Swansea AFP News - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 5:00 AM SGT

    A consortium headed by American businessmen Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan completed its takeover of Swansea, the Premier League club announced on Thursday. Levien, who is managing general owner of MLS side DC United, and Kaplan, executive vice-chairman of NBA franchise the Memphis Grizzlies, are believed along with their consortium to have bought a 60% stake at a reported cost of £110million (132m euros, $145m) in the only Premier League club based in Wales. Levien, who also works as an advisor to Inter Milan majority owner and president Erick Thohir, and Kaplan issued a statement explaining why they had chosen Swansea, who under Italian manager Francesco Guidolin finished 12th last season after flirting with relegation. More »

  • Suns, Mavs, Spurs to play games in Mexico
    Suns, Mavs, Spurs to play games in Mexico Reuters - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 3:33 AM SGT

    (The Sports Xchange) - The Phoenix Suns will take on the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs in the first consecutive regular-season NBA games in Mexico on Jan. 12 and 14. The NBA and Zignia Live made the announcement Wednesday for the games at Mexico City Arena. The games will mark the first time the league hosts two regular-season contests in Mexico in the same season. More »

  • Bryant visit to Paris shelved after Nice attack
    Bryant visit to Paris shelved after Nice attack AFP News - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 3:00 AM SGT

    NBA legend Kobe Bryant's trip to Paris to provide a public relations boost to the growing popularity of street basketball was cancelled Wednesday in the wake of security fears following the Nice massacre. Organisers of the July 23-24 streetball tournament -- a slimmed-down, three-player version of basketball -- was scheduled to take place in the southeast of Paris. "We are saddened by the announcement of the Paris Prefecture of Police while the mayor's office of Paris had approved the staging of the event where security had been strengthened in the current context," said a spokesman for the organisers Quai 54. More »

  • Suns to face Spurs, Mavericks in Mexico City in January
    Suns to face Spurs, Mavericks in Mexico City in January AFP News - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 1:54 AM SGT

    Phoenix will face the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks next January at Mexico City, the NBA announced Wednesday after booking two regular-season games in Mexico for the first time. "We've been playing NBA games in Mexico for 25 years and we're thrilled that for the first time we are bringing two regular-season games to Mexico City," said NBA commissioner Adam Silver. More »

  • NBA teams up with Twitter for streaming, but no games
    NBA teams up with Twitter for streaming, but no games AFP News - Wed, Jul 20, 2016 4:36 AM SGT

    Twitter and the National Basketball Association announced a deal Tuesday to stream live content, but not games, to users of the social media platform. The deal will deliver a weekly NBA pregame show with "first-of-its-kind elements created specifically for integration with Twitter conversation," according to a joint statement. "The weekly pregame show will be featured exclusively on Twitter for logged-in and logged-out users. More »

  • Twitter signs streaming deal with NBA for non-game programing
    Twitter signs streaming deal with NBA for non-game programing Reuters - Tue, Jul 19, 2016 11:01 PM SGT

    The NBA deal follows Twitter's high-profile agreement in April with the National Football League to exclusively stream NFL games this fall. Twitter will deliver a free live stream of a new weekly pre-game NBA show, as well as another yet-to-be-decided show ahead of the 2016-17 season. A Twitter spokesman declined to disclose financial terms. More »

  • Croatian forward Saric signs with Philadelphia 76ers
    Croatian forward Saric signs with Philadelphia 76ers Reuters - Sat, Jul 16, 2016 12:59 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - Croatian Dario Saric has signed with the Philadelphia 76ers, the team said on Friday, two years after acquiring the rights to the highly-rated forward. Saric, a two-time Europe Young Men's Player of the Year, was selected 12th by the Orlando Magic in the 2014 NBA draft, and traded to the 76ers. The 22-year-old has spent the past two seasons playing for Anadolu Efes in the Turkish League. More »

  • San Antonio Spurs star Ginobili signs for one more year: report
    San Antonio Spurs star Ginobili signs for one more year: report AFP News - Fri, Jul 15, 2016 10:22 AM SGT

    Argentina's Manu Ginobili re-signed to return for another National Basketball Association season with the San Antonio Spurs, the only team he has played for. The 38-year-old Ginobili is returning to San Antonio on a contract that will pay him $14 million. Last week, the four-time NBA champion Ginobili announced that he was returning to the Spurs for a 15th season. More »

  • Spurs make it official, sign veteran Pau Gasol
    Spurs make it official, sign veteran Pau Gasol Reuters - Fri, Jul 15, 2016 5:16 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - The San Antonio Spurs, looking to fill a void left by the retirement of future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan, officially added Pau Gasol on Thursday in an effort to shore up their front line. Terms of the contract were not disclosed but it was widely reported that Gasol, the only NBA player to average 15 points, 10 rebounds and four assists a game last season, signed a two-year deal worth $30 million. Gasol, a 15-year NBA veteran who played last season for the Chicago Bulls, had previously written in the Players' Tribune that he would be joining the five-times NBA champions Spurs. More »

  • LeBron James leads call to end gun violence at ESPY Awards
    LeBron James leads call to end gun violence at ESPY Awards Associated Press - Thu, Jul 14, 2016 11:43 AM SGT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night when frivolity gave way to a James-led call to end gun violence and racial profiling. More »

  • NBA stars call for end to violence
    NBA stars call for end to violence AFP News - Thu, Jul 14, 2016 10:15 AM SGT

    Four NBA stars issued a plea for an end to the violence in America on Wednesday with LeBron James calling on athletes in all sports to use their influence make their cities safer. James delivered his message of hope at the opening of the annual ESPN awards show, taking the stage alongside fellow NBA players Dwyane Wade, of the Chicago Bulls, Chris Paul, of the Los Angeles Clippers and Carmelo Anthony, of the New York Knicks. More »

  • NBA stars open ESPYs urging end to profiling, gun violence
    NBA stars open ESPYs urging end to profiling, gun violence Associated Press - Thu, Jul 14, 2016 9:18 AM SGT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James and fellow NBA players Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade opened the ESPY Awards with a plea to address racial profiling and end the nation's spate of gun violence. More »

  • Duncan thanks Spurs team-mates in open letter
    Duncan thanks Spurs team-mates in open letter AFP News - Thu, Jul 14, 2016 6:20 AM SGT

    Tim Duncan, the San Antonio Spurs talisman who retired on Monday after 19 seasons and five NBA titles, thanked fans and team-mates Wednesday in a letter posted on the Spurs website. Duncan, 40, hadn't spoken publicly since the Spurs announced he was retiring. "If asked to write a script for my career 19 years ago, there is no way I would've been able to dream up this journey," wrote Duncan, who led the Spurs to titles in 1999, 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2014. More »

  • Duncan breaks silence: 'When it's not fun anymore, I'm done'
    Duncan breaks silence: 'When it's not fun anymore, I'm done' Associated Press - Thu, Jul 14, 2016 6:02 AM SGT

    When Tim Duncan decided to reflect on his outstanding 19-year NBA career, the understated star did it in the most Timmy way possible: seated at a table with a friend from the islands. More »

  • NBA chief Silver wants more balance after Durant move
    NBA chief Silver wants more balance after Durant move AFP News - Wed, Jul 13, 2016 5:28 PM SGT

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday that the league might look at ways of maintaining competitive balance following Kevin Durant's blockbuster move to join the Golden State Warriors. More »

  • Silver: No decision on moving All-Star Game from Charlotte
    Silver: No decision on moving All-Star Game from Charlotte Associated Press - Wed, Jul 13, 2016 11:46 AM SGT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA owners made no decision Tuesday after a lengthy debate about moving next year's All-Star Game from Charlotte because of North Carolina's law limiting protection for LGBT people. More »