Basketball

Players throw punches, chairs in basketball match

Philippines guard's elbow blow sparks free-for-all on-court brawl with the crowd getting involved.

Australia, Philippines basketball match marred by on-court brawl

Sport

Headgear ban lifted in professional basketball

As basketball’s governing body FIBA enforces new rules, UK players form first all-Muslim women’s team .

Asia

Durant: India is 20 years behind in terms of knowledge

NBA star, who traveled to India to support growth of basketball, says comments about the country taken out of context.

NBA's Durant sorry for 'backward' comments on India

Sport

Rockets' Harden signs richest NBA contract

Houston Rockets' star guard and MVP runner-up James Harden signs deal to stay at NBA team until 2022-23 season.

NBA: Harden pens $160m contract extension with Rockets

Basketball

Warriors beat Cavaliers to clinch NBA title

Kevin Durant named Finals' MVP as Golden State Warriors clinch second title in three years.

Durant stars as Warriors beat Cavaliers in NBA Finals

Opinion

When basketball does hijab, because it can

FIBA's decision to overturn its hijab ban demonstrates that the veil is not an obstacle for Muslim women athletes.

Adama Juldeh Munu

by Adama Juldeh Munu

Adama Juldeh Munu

Sport

Hijab allowed in professional basketball

Basketball governing body FIBA ratifies proposal overturning ban on head coverings including hijab.

FIBA allows hijab in professional basketball

Sport

Curry takes Warriors to brink of NBA title

NBA MVP scores 38 points as reigning champions take 3-1 lead over Cleveland Cavaliers after a 108-97 win.

NBA: Curry stars as Warriors extend lead over Cavaliers

Sport

Kobe dazzles for Lakers in final NBA game

"Greatest" LA Lakers star scores season-high 60 points before calling time on his 20-year NBA career.

Kobe Bryant: LA Lakers win NBA star's farewell game

Sport

Basketball scoring a point in US-Cuba relations

A US organisation helps rekindle ties with Cuba by promoting solidarity through basketball in Havana.

Sport

Curry helps Golden State extend winning run

The Warriors seal 22nd straight win of the NBA season as Curry scores 28 points in win over the Nets.

Curry helps Golden State extend winning run

Sport

Lakers' star Bryant to retire at the end of season

Five-time NBA champion struggling through the worst season of his illustrious 20-year career.

Lakers' star Bryant to retire at the end of season

Sport

Kobe helps Lakers snap four-game losing run

Forward scores 17 points in Lakers' win over Pistons in the NBA; Smart's career-high 26 points seal Celtics' win.

Kobe helps Lakers snap four-game losing run

Sport

Bulls extend 76ers' losing streak to 17 games

Mirotic scores 20 points and 10 rebounds as Chicago rout Philadelphia; Indiana outpace Orlando.

Bulls extend 76ers' losing streak to 17 games

Sport

Kobe seals Lakers' first win of the season

LA Lakers beat the Nets after Kobe scores 18 points; LeBron stars in Cavaliers' win over Philadelphia.

Kobe seals Lakers' first win of the season