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Nancy Lieberman’s Return to Coaching Will Come in the Big3

Lieberman, a Hall of Famer who coached men in the N.B.A., will take over Clyde Drexler’s old team in Ice Cube’s three-on-three league.

J.J. Redick Might Be the N.B.A.’s Most Meticulous Player

In his 12th season, Redick painstakingly plans everything from his naps to his shots. It’s helped him steady a 76ers team that is poised to reach the playoffs again.

Kyle Korver to Miss Time With Cavaliers After Brother’s Death

Korver’s brother, Kirk, died at 27 on Tuesday in Iowa after becoming sick last week.

Cavaliers Coach Tyronn Lue Cites Health Issues as He Steps Away From Team

The 40-year-old Lue said he has been having heart problems in his third year leading the Cavaliers. It is not clear when he will return.

Clyde Drexler Named Commissioner of Big3 League

As the league gets ready for its second season, it has moved on after the firing of Roger Mason Jr. with the appointment of Drexler, the former N.B.A. star and Dream Team member.

Freshman’s Desperate Shot Saves Michigan at the Buzzer

Jordan Poole hit a long 3-pointer as time ran out to keep Michigan’s season alive and win it a berth in the Sweet 16.

After Historic Victory, U.M.B.C. Students Look Forward to the Next … Lab

It wasn’t exactly mass hysteria Saturday on the campus that wins chess championships the way Duke collects basketball ones. The model U.N. team is tough, too.

On Pro Basketball: San Antonio Spurs Face an Unfamiliar Opponent Down the Stretch: Discontent

This will be remembered as the season the Spurs coped with the sort of drama and strife that plagued the rest of the N.B.A. during the Gregg Popovich era.

Tom Benson, Tycoon Who Danced With His Saints, Dies at 90

A colorful self-made billionaire, Mr. Benson was alternately revered and reviled in New Orleans, where he also owned the N.B.A.’s Pelicans.

On Pro Basketball: Lose Now, Win Later? In Sixers, Knicks Have a Role Model

The long-term absence of Kristaps Porzingis and a visit by Philadelphia on Thursday offer lessons for the Knicks, and a reminder that losing doesn’t have to last forever.

A Kristaps Porzingis Appearance Reminds the Knicks of Better Times

The forward is still months away from rejoining the team after undergoing A.C.L. surgery, but he addressed the news media before Tuesday’s game against Dallas.

Ice Cube Fires Big3 League’s Commissioner Amid Scandal

Reports that Roger Mason Jr. had been fired as the league’s commissioner were confirmed when he leveled some big accusations against the league‘s founders.

Keeping Score: The Nets Aren’t Good, but Shouldn’t They Be a Lot Worse?

Their most productive player this season has been Spencer Dinwiddie. The story of this team is overachievement.

Kobe Bryant Wins an Oscar, and Lands a Jab at Laura Ingraham

In a year with intense focus on improper sexual behavior by men, the victory for Bryant, who was once accused of rape, caused a stir.

Sunday Routine: How Val Ackerman, College Basketball Executive, Spends Her Sundays

When the commissioner of the Big East conference is not going to games or visiting schools, she spends time in downtown Manhattan, where she’s lived for 30 years.

James Harden Dazzles, LeBron James Answers, Joel Embiid Recruits

A day after Houston’s Harden wowed fans with a showstopping play, Cleveland’s James came up with one that was perhaps just as impressive.

After Fasting and Before the Sabbath, Yeshiva Debuts in N.C.A.A. Tournament

Yeshiva’s basketball team has won its first-ever postseason tournament berth. It is a point of pride not just for the university, but the Jewish community as a whole.

Books News: Etan Thomas: Now a Different Kind of Player

The activist and former N.B.A. player tries to encourage athletes to become socially conscious in his book, “We Matter: Athletes and Activism.”

Warriors 125, Knicks 111: Warriors Wake From Slumber Just in Time to Crush the Knicks

Two sleepy quarters led to a 1-point deficit for Golden State at halftime, but an outrageous third quarter turned the game into an easy win in their favor.

Mark Cuban’s Terrible 24 Hours Now Includes a $600,000 Fine

The Mavericks had already announced an investigation into accusations of misconduct by a former team president when the team’s owner was fined for admitting losing on purpose.

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