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Basketball player describes Brussels airport attack horror

Washington - A professional basketball player who survived the terror attack at Brussels airport said that as he lay bleeding profusely and fearing death, he thought of something odd: his daughter's tennis skills.

Op-Ed: What to expect from this summer's Rio 2016 Olympic games

Rio De Janeiro - Although the elephant in the room will be Donald Trump until he's eradicated from candidacy, the Summer Olympics in Rio will be nothing short of phenomenal from opening ceremony until closing time.

NCAA bracket leak leaves officials March mad

The NCAA Selection Show is the inauguration of the annual March Madness of college basketball. However, this year the list of teams who made it to the Big Dance was leaked.

Highlight of the Week: Steph Curry sinks another half-court shot

To say Steph Curry is like a video game is unfair; he's better than a video game equivalent of an NBA star, because he's sinking half-court shots like they're free throws, as we saw again last night in the Golden State Warriors game versus Orlando.

Highlight of the Week: Durant's game-winner vs Orlando Magic

Oklahoma City Thunder's star player is once again sinking game-winners. Last night, Kevin Durant sniped a three-pointer with 0.5 seconds left in a tight battle versus the Orlando Magic.

Golden State Warriors get green light to return to San Francisco

San Francisco - San Francisco supervisors voted 10-0 to approve construction of a new $1 billion arena on the city's southern downtown shoreline to lure the NBA champion Golden State Warriors basketball team back to the city by the bay.

NBA teams consider absurd strategy against Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors improved to 19-0 Monday night in a narrow win over the Utah Jazz. The Warriors are already off to the hottest start in NBA history, and they're the undisputed best team in basketball.

Pacquiao arrives in Dubai for weekend PBA game against Alaska

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao arrived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates late Monday to prepare for his Mahindra Enforcers (formerly Kia Sorento) Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) team for a game against Alaska Aces at the Al Wasl Sports Club.

Manny Pacquiao to coach Mahindra Enforcers in Dubai 2015 PH Cup

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao is set to fly to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Nov. 5 to lead his Mahindra Enforcers PBA team in the 2015 Philippine Cup on Nov. 6-7 at the Al Wasl Sports Club.

FIBA Asia: Gilas Pilipinas tangles with Lebanon Thursday night

Gilas Pilipinas begins its final quest for the illusive gold medal in the knockout stage of the ongoing FIBA Asia Championship at the Changsha Social Work College Gym in Changsha, China.

FIBA Asia: Gilas to face Lebanon Thursday after sweeping round 2

Gilas Pilipinas sealed its entry into the FIBA Asia quarterfinals after beating India 99-65 to sweep the second round in the FIBA Asia Championship Tuesday at CSWC Dayun in Changsha, China.

Gilas Pilipinas trashes Hong Kong 101-50 in 2015 FIBA Asia games

After a heart-breaking loss to Palestine Wednesday, Gilas Pilipinas made its presence felt in the ongoing FIBA Asia games by trashing the Hong Kong basketball team with its dominating performance for a 101-50 rout.

Palestine shocks Gilas Pilipinas in FIBA Asia opening game

FIBA Asia neophyte Palestine made a dramatic debut in the FIBA Asia qualifying game by pulling off an upset win against Gilas Pilipinas in the opening game Wednesday at the the Changsha Social Work College’s Gymnasium in Changsha, China.

Gilas tackles Palestine in 2015 FIBA Asia qualifying round

Gilas Pilipinas begins its campaign in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship by facing newcomer Palestine on opening day. The match is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Changsha Social Work College’s Gymnasium in Changsha, China.

Why Jordan Jackson failed to join FIBA Asia-bound Gilas team

After making it to Gilas' initial roster, L.A. Lakers' point guard Jordan Jackson failed to make it to the magic 12 of the Philippine basketball team competing in the FIBA Asia Championship Sept. 23 to Oct. 3 in Changsha, China.

Gilas Pilipinas wins silver medal in 2015 Jones Cup tournament

Gilas Pilipinas, the Philippine basketball team that participated in the 2015 William Jones Cup in Taiwan has won the silver medal after trashing Chinese Taipei B on Sunday, September 6 at the Xinchuang Gymnasium in Taiwan.

Gilas Pilipinas targets fourth win against Iran in Jones Cup 2015

Gilas Pilipinas, the Philippine basketball team competing in the upcoming FIBA Asia Championship has improved its winning record to 3-1 after routing Japan 75-60 Wednesday to maintain its third standing in the 2015 Jones Cup Invitational in Taiwan.

L.A.Lakers allows Jordan Clarkson to play for Gilas Pilipinas

Fil-Am NBA player Jordan Clarkson has been granted permission by the L.A. Lakers to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA Asia Championship from Sept. 23 to Oct. 3 in Changsha, China.

L.A. Lakers' Jordan Clarkson plays chess with Manny Pacquiao

While in Manila to fulfill his commitment as endorser for Smart Communications, Filipino-American NBA star Jordan Clarkson had a chance to play chess with Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao in his Forbes Park residence in Makati City

L.A. Lakers' Jordan Clarkson to play for Gilas Pilipinas

L.A. Lakers point guard Jordan Clarkson arrived in Manila on Monday to fulfill his commitment as an endorser for Smart but just a day after his arrival, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) included him in the 24-man pool of Gilas Pilipinas.

China beats Philippines in bid to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

China has emerged triumphant on its bid to host the 2019 FIBA World Cup after outbidding the Philippines in the final presentation of bids in Tokyo, Japan on Friday with 14-7 vote in favor of China.

FIBA World Cup: Pacquiao joins Phl team in bid to host 2019 event

A star-studded Philippine delegation is set to fly to Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday for the final presentation of the country's bid to host the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Manny Pacquiao gears up for serious post-surgery rehab

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is set to fly to the US in a few days to see his orthopedic surgeon for post surgery check-up following his shoulder injury while on training and during his fight against Floyd Mayweather last May 2.

Basketball to keep Pacquiao in spotlight

Boxing fans won't see action in the ring in the next six to nine months as Manny Pacquiao recuperates from his shoulder injury while training for and during his fight against Floyd Mayweather on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Will Kevin Love stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers took a major hit to their title hopes when Kevin Love dislocated his shoulder, taking him out of the next round of the playoffs and most likely the rest of the season.

Op-Ed: Is the Raptors defensive system breaking down the players?

Toronto - We are two games deep into the 2015 NBA playoffs and the Toronto Raptors are the only team to lose both home games thus far.

Rajon Rondo trade a nightmare for Dallas Mavericks

The NBA world was always waiting for the playoffs to judge the Rajon Rondo trade. His inability to shoot clogs the Mavericks' spacing, and thus, their offense.

High school basketball star goes to prom with Down syndrome girl

A star of a Kentucky school's basketball team has asked a girl with Down syndrome to be his prom date, proposing to her with a sign and bunch of flowers that referenced Taylor Swift, the girl's favourite singer. The news has since gone viral online.

8 teams are fighting for the final 3 NBA playoff spots

Most teams have just 10-12 games left in the NBA's regular season, but 22 teams' playoff hopes have already been decided and all that is left is shuffling for playoff seeding.

Kentucky and Wisconsin have one big advantage over other teams still alive in NCAA Tournament

There are 16 teams still alive in the NCAA Tournament. But Wisconsin and Kentucky have one big advantage over the rest: Both teams are really tall, even by basketball standards.
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Michigan State Spartans guard Denzel Valentine (45) dribbles the ball around Portland Pilots guard K...
Michigan State Spartans guard Denzel Valentine (45) dribbles the ball around Portland Pilots guard Kevin Bailey (00) during the second half at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Michigan State won 82-67. Nov 18, 2013; East Lansing, MI, USA
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Duke Blue Devils forward Jabari Parker (1) celebrates from the bench as the Blue Devils beat the Virginia Cavaliers at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Jan 13, 2014
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (2nd L) watches a basketball game between former U.S. NBA basketball players and North Korean players of the Hwaebul team of the DPRK with Dennis Rodman (R) at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium
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Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors
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Sacramento Kings power forward Derrick Williams (13) drives to the basket against Dallas Mavericks s...
Sacramento Kings power forward Derrick Williams (13) drives to the basket against Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Vince Carter (25) during the third quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Dallas Mavericks 112-97
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Markel Brown scoring the game-winner for OKST to take the win over Baylor on Feb. 6, 2013
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Kia Sorento playing coach Manny Pacquiao with Jun Aquino  MP official artist
Kia Sorento playing coach Manny Pacquiao with Jun Aquino, MP official artist
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The Chicago Park District basketball players
NBA all-star Kyle Lowry in Toronto with Duncan Fulton  SVP of Canadian Tire Corporation
NBA all-star Kyle Lowry in Toronto with Duncan Fulton, SVP of Canadian Tire Corporation
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Isiah Thomas
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The Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team
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Los Angeles Clippers coaches and players share the bench during a game against the Washington Wizards in Washington, D.C., in December.
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The Spurs on the bench, during a timeout
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LeBron James rising to block the Pacers  George Hill during Game 4 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Fi...
LeBron James rising to block the Pacers' George Hill during Game 4 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals
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Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis (11) shoots the ball over Sacramento Kings point guard J...
Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis (11) shoots the ball over Sacramento Kings point guard Jimmer Fredette (7) during the second quarter at Sleep Train Arena
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LeBron James, formerly of the Cleveland Cavaliers
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The San Antonio Spurs huddling before a game
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3-on-3 tournament chart.
In an event dubbed the Great Global Gaza Bounce  7 200 campers of the United Nations Relief and Work...
In an event dubbed the Great Global Gaza Bounce, 7,200 campers of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Summer Games gather in Gaza City in a bid to set the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous basketball bounce
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