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The Leicester Riders have announced the ninth name added to their roster for the 2023/24 British Basketball League season, as they confirm the signing of American guard, Xavier Pinson. The 6’2” hooper signs from New Mexico State University, following stints at LSU and Missouri over his five-year college career. The Chicago native averaged 13.3 points
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The Caledonia Gladiators are thrilled to announce the newest addition to their roster, as they sign British Canadian guard Kyle Johnson. Johnson brings a formidable skillset making him a valuable asset for the Gladiators’ quest for victory in the upcoming season. Hailing from Scarborough, Ontario, Johnson is an experienced professional showcasing his ability to shine
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In Inua Ellams’s new play, “The Half-God of Rainfall,” the gods play thunderous games of basketball in the heavens. For Candrice Jones’s “Flex,” high schoolers practice their defensive stances while scraping by in rural Arkansas. Near the end of Rajiv Joseph’s “King James,” the two main characters play a one-on-one game of basketball using a
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The NCAA is adding another postseason women’s tournament to its lineup. The organization announced the launch of the 32-team Women’s Basketball Invitation Tournament for 2024. The event will be completely owned and funded by the NCAA. There are already two independent postseason tournaments that have robust participation: The 64-team WNIT and the eight-team Women’s Basketball
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Jewell Loyd of Team Stewart holds up the MVP trophy after the 2023 WNBA All-Star Game at Michelob ULTRA Arena on July 15, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) With her parents in the audience celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary, Seattle Storm’s Jewell Loyd led Team Stewart in record-breaking fashion to
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This slideshow requires JavaScript. Photos: Charles Hallman. LAS VEGAS – There’s not a corner you go by here in Las Vegas that something isn’t mentioned about the Aces, the league’s best team thus far this season at 19-2.  They have a league-high four All-Stars: captain A’ja Wilson, Jackie Young, Kelsey Plum, and Chelsea Gray. “It
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That, broadly speaking, is the idea that haunts both documentaries. The conundrum of Walton’s and Chamberlain’s careers is that they were marked by success — college and professional championships, statistical domination (in Chamberlain’s case), reputations for unmatched athletic skills — and defined by disappointment. Neither won as often or as easily as he should have,
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This slideshow requires JavaScript. 2023 WNBA All-Star Skills Challenge on July 14, 2023, in Las Vegas, NV at Michelob Ultra Arena (Photo Ethan Miller/Getty Images). On Friday, the dynamic duo of Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum from the Las Vegas Aces emerged victorious in the 2023 WNBA All-Star Skills Challenge at Michelob Ultra Arena. They
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Somewhere under the lights of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center over the weekend, the Jabbawockeez danced during a television special that could have been an email as part of the “most culturally relevant basketball experience on the planet.” That’s what the signs called it, anyway. It was the first-ever N.B.A. Con, the league’s riff on
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The fact that the N.B.A. draft occurred smack in the middle of the Paris men’s wear shows was something of a cosmically appropriate coincidence. After all, the draft has increasingly become one of our most watched runways, the heart of the convergence between fashion and sport that has spawned the tunnel walk and social media
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Alan Williams was the first person to brave the anchor desk, tucked away on a chilly set at the University of Southern California that was darkened, save for the spotlight on Williams in his black suit and blue-striped tie. Almost involuntarily, he lifted a hand from the desk’s shiny surface and nervously scratched his face.
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