Basketball

France shock defending champions US in Basketball World Cup

France beat holders US 89-79 in the quarterfinals, snapping their 58-match winning streak at FIBA and Olympic contests.

France shock defending champions US in Basketball World Cup

Sport

Meet the 'Greek Freak': 7 things to know about NBA MVP

The 24-year-old Milwaukee Bucks star has won Most Valuable Player honours at the annual NBA Awards.

Seven things to know about NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo

Basketball

'We brought it home': Toronto Raptors scoop NBA title

Canadian franchise lifts trophy for the first time after 4-2 series win over defending champions Golden State Warriors.

'We brought it home': Toronto Raptors scoop first NBA title

Basketball

Toronto Raptors make history with first NBA final

Canadian team to face Golden State Warriors after defeating Milwaukee Bucks 4-2 in the Eastern Conference final.

Toronto Raptors make history with first NBA final

Sport

Shoe blowout, injury raises fears for NBA's likely #1 pick

Zion Williamson's Nike shoe exploded during Duke's showdown with archrivals, the University of North Carolina.

Shoe blowout, injury raises fears for NBA's likely #1 pick

United States

Athletes, fans slam Trump for insulting NBA star James

US president takes personal jab at basketball star LeBron James, drawing criticism online.

Athletes, fans slam Donald Trump for insulting LeBron James

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