Michael Jordan`s game-worn shoes fetch $33,000
Michael Jordan`s game-worn shoes fetch $33,000

A pair of sneakers worn by Michael Jordan when he played basketball at the University of North Carolina sold for $33,387 on Thursday, US media reported.

Pacers trounce Kobe Bryant`s listless Lakers
Pacers trounce Kobe Bryant`s listless Lakers

It didn`t take long for the Los Angeles Lakers to come down from their high of watching Kobe Bryant pass Michael Jordan for third place on the all-time NBA scoring list.

Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan for third on all-time scoring list
Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan for third on all-time scoring list

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant passed NBA icon Michael Jordan on Sunday for third on the league`s all-time scoring list.

Kobe Bryant falls short of passing Michael Jordan in Lakers win
Kobe Bryant falls short of passing Michael Jordan in Lakers win

Sometime between Ed Davis` phantom basket and his short jumper that rattled around the rim and out, Kobe Bryant realized this wasn`t going to be his milestone night.

Kobe Bryant scores 32 as Lakers hold off Kings
Kobe Bryant scores 32 as Lakers hold off Kings

Kobe Bryant, closing in on Michael Jordan for third on the NBA`s all-time scoring list, scored 32 points on Tuesday to help the Los Angeles lakers to a 98-95 NBA victory over Sacramento.

Kobe Bryant says Michael Jordan's scoring mark not on his mind
Kobe Bryant says Michael Jordan's scoring mark not on his mind

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, closing in on Michael Jordan for third on the NBA`s all-time scoring list, insists he isn`t fueled by a desire to surpass the league icon.

LA Lakers beat Hawks as Kobe Bryant hits career milestone
LA Lakers beat Hawks as Kobe Bryant hits career milestone

Kobe Bryant scored 28 points and passed the 32,000-point mark for his NBA career Tuesday to spark the Los Angeles Lakers over the host Atlanta Hawks 114-109.

Five key dates in North Korea`s sports politics
Five key dates in North Korea`s sports politics

North Korea`s victories at the Asian Games are a new example of how sport, politics and diplomacy are often mixed in dealings with Pyongyang, and by the isolated state`s propaganda machine.

Yankees pay tribute to retiring captain Derek Jeter
Yankees pay tribute to retiring captain Derek Jeter

 The New York Yankees paid tribute to retiring captain Derek Jeter in a pre-game ceremony Sunday that looked back on the star shortstop`s 20-year Major League Baseball career.

Aging Tiger adapts to cope with injury, young foes

Tiger Woods has followed the example of basketball star Michael Jordan and adapted his golf game while aging, youthful overpowering long drives now replaced by other skills and strategy.

Charlotte team rebranded from Bobcats to Hornets

Charlotte`s NBA team officially rebranded itself as the Hornets on Tuesday, dropping the Bobcats nickname the North Carolina-based club had carried since its inception in 2004.

Michael Jordan say he was racist in new book

Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan says in a new book that he considered himself a racist growing up.

Rockets fall to Blazers in Game 2

The Houston Rockets lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 105-112 at the Toyota Center, their second loss in the first-round NBA playoff series.

Kevin Durant`s scoring streak stops at 41 games

Kevin Durant`s historic scoring streak came to a halt Tuesday as the Oklahoma City Thunder toppled the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday 107-92.

Durant equals Jordan but Rockets hang on for win

Oklahoma City`s Kevin Durant notched his 40th straight NBA game with 25 points or more on Friday, but it wasn`t enough to hold off the Houston Rockets.

Thunder halt streaking Spurs

Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder denied San Antonio a 20th straight NBA victory on Thursday, beating the Spurs 106-94 in a battle of Western Conference powers.

Lovebirds Buss, Jackson to sign conflict of interest pact

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson and his fiancee, Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss, have been asked by the NBA to sign a document dealing with potential conflicts of interest.

India need to tap talent at young age to excel: Thorn

Rod Thorn, President Basketball Operations at the National Basket Association (NBA) in the United States, insisted that there was no lack of talent in India and the priority for sports administrators should be to tap them at a right age.

Girl from pavement makes it to district basketball team

Despite not having got the chance to watch Michael Jordan and other US sporting stars on the telly, she has set her eyes on the moon from the non-descript shanty near railway tracks and is determined to make the state proud.

Ronaldo to make big impact at 2014 World Cup

Former Real Madrid manager and Iran national football coach Carlos Queiroz said he expects Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo to make a big impact at the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup.