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Basketball : Winning Not Always Good as Gold for U.S

For every athlete who wins a gold medal at the Rio Olympics it will be a big deal. For the United States women's basketball team the big deal will be if they do not.

Venezuela Face Tall Order on Olympic Return

Venezuela's basketball team will look up to the United States in more ways than one when they tip off against their heavily favoured rivals in their second game on Monday.

NBA 2K Videogame Maker Wins Dismissal of Big Tattoo Damages Claim

The maker of the popular NBA 2K video game series on Tuesday won the dismissal of a potentially large damages claim in a lawsuit over its depiction of tattoos belonging to LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and other National Basketball Association stars.

LeBron Tells SI He's Motivated by 'Ghost' of Michael Jordan

LeBron James has often avoided talking about trying to match Michael Jordan's accomplishments. Now he's chasing "the ghost" of arguably the greatest player in NBA history.

Quiet Protest Helped Tina Charles Find the Voice of Her Conscience

Charles has dominated the W.N.B.A. with her play and has found a platform to address social issues, particularly gun violence.

Dwight Jones, 64, Big Man Ejected in First U.S. Olympic Loss, Dies

Jones was thrown out near the end of the 1972 Olympic basketball championship game, contributing to the American team’s controversial 51-50 loss to the Soviet Union.

London to Host Nuggets and Pacers NBA Clash

London is to host a regular-season NBA game for the seventh time when Denver Nuggets play Indiana Pacers in January, the National Basketball Association said on Thursday.

Team USA Look to Sweep Golds in Rio

Team USA will be without many star players in Rio due mainly to concerns over Zika and injuries, but such is the depth of the country's basketball talent that they are expected to cruise to a third consecutive gold medal.

Flush With Cash, N.B.A.’s Players Union Will Improve Retiree Benefits

With the upgrade, players who were part of the league for at least three years can obtain a coverage plan that includes medical, hospital and prescription drug benefits.

Beal Ready to Max Out for Wizards After 5-Year, $128M Deal

Washington's Bradley Beal understands the expectations that come with signing a five-year, $128 million contract.

Amare Stoudemire Retires From NBA

Amare Stoudemire has retired from the NBA after signing his final contract with the New York Knicks.

Cambage Makes Stand for Diverse Australia

Australia has a good chance to clinch gold in the women's basketball at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics but the nation is unlikely to win any medals for racial tolerance, according to outspoken center Liz Cambage.

Cavs Coach Lue Agrees New Five-Year Deal

The Cleveland Cavaliers and head coach Tyronn Lue have agreed on a new five-year deal worth $35 million, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported on Monday.

Carmelo Anthony and Michael Jordan Address Social Issues With Differing Approaches

Anthony hosted a community forum with local youth and police officers, while Jordan said in a statement that he was “deeply troubled” by recent violence.

AP Source: Lue, Cavs Agree to Multiyear Contract Extension

A person familiar with the contract says Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is getting a multiyear extension with the NBA champions.

WNBA President on Rescinded Fines: We Needed to Move Forward

WNBA President Lisa Borders says she hopes that rescinding the fines the league imposed over black warmup shirts worn in solidarity for shooting victims will lead to a fresh start on social activism for the players and their union.

Michael Jordan Says He Is ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Recent Police-Related Violence

The former N.B.A. star and owner of the Charlotte Hornets said he was “deeply troubled” by the recent killings committed by and against police officers.

Oerter, Not Phelps, the Greatest Olympian: Historian

An Olympic historian disagrees with a widely held consensus that American swimmer Michael Phelps is the greatest ever Olympian.

AP Sources: Dion Waiters to Miami on 1-Year Deal

Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Miami Heat have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free agent guard Dion Waiters.

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