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Deng says he forgives Ferry for racially charged remarks
Deng says he forgives Ferry for racially charged remarks

Sudanese-born Briton Luol Deng said Friday he forgives Atlanta Hawks executive Danny Ferry for racially charged remarks and hopes the incident can aid the fight against racism in the NBA.

NBA: James preaches patience as Cavs gear up for new era

Four time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James, back in a Cavaliers uniform for the first time since a four-year defection to Miami, preached patience in Cleveland on Friday.

Charlotte Hornets` Jeff Taylor arrested on assault charges
Charlotte Hornets` Jeff Taylor arrested on assault charges

Jeff Taylor of the NBA`s Charlotte Hornets was arrested and charged Thursday on domestic assault allegations, just the latest unsavory incident to tarnish the reputation of US sports.

Golf players to be schooled on Olympic Games' anti-doping policy
Golf players to be schooled on Olympic Games' anti-doping policy

Golfers who are policed by an anti-doping code on the PGA Tour that is viewed by critics as too opaque will have to adapt to a much more transparent programme if they qualify to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Danny Ferry steps away from Atlanta Hawks` operations
Danny Ferry steps away from Atlanta Hawks` operations

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry is taking an indefinite leave of absence over racial comments he made in a team meeting with the NBA club`s top officials.

Audio surfaces of Danny Ferry`s remarks
Audio surfaces of Danny Ferry`s remarks

A US newspaper says it has the audio recording of Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry making racially charged comments about National Basketball Association player Luol Deng.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution posted online the partial recording of a June 6 conference call.

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.

Bruce Levenson to sell Atlanta Hawks over racially charged e-mail
Bruce Levenson to sell Atlanta Hawks over racially charged e-mail

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said Sunday he`ll sell his controlling interest in the NBA team in the wake of racially charged remarks he made in an e-mail two years ago.

NBA stars Motiejunas, Valanciunas work magic for new-look Lithuania
NBA stars Motiejunas, Valanciunas work magic for new-look Lithuania

Lithuania`s NBA stars Donatas Motiejunas and Jonas Valanciunas have been working magic for the national team at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

The duo led the Baltic state to a first place finish in Group D with a 4-1 record and a last 16 showdown with New Zealand on Sunday.

Philippines celebrates despite loss to Croatia

Despite losing to Croatia on the first day of the World Cup in Spain, the basketball-crazy Philippines on Sunday still celebrated its team`s strong showing after forcing the Balkan powerhouse into overtime.

Eugenie Bouchard, Milos Raonic make final push to summit at U.S. Open

Canada has long been a global ice hockey super power, toasted a Formula One driver`s champion and at different times has laid claim to the world`s fastest man.

With Donald Sterling saga over, Steve Ballmer gets ovation from Clipper Nation

With his trademark top-of-the-lungs, high-fiving, rambunctious enthusiasm, former Microsoft Corp chief executive Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans on Monday, promising a new era for the NBA team after former owner Donald Sterling was banned for life over racist remarks.

Rose helps USA to exhibition win in Chicago return

Derrick Rose returned to his home court on late Saturday, helping Team USA to a 95-78 win over Brazil in an exhibition tuneup contest for the World Cup of Basketball.

Injured Paul George eyes 2016 Rio Olympics basketball campaign

Indiana Pacers star Paul George said Friday the horrific broken leg he suffered in a Team USA training game hasn`t turned him off competing for his country.

US basketball team cancels Senegal trip over Ebola fears

USA Basketball has canceled the team`s trip to Senegal because of concerns over the deadly Ebola outbreak, the federation chairman told ESPN.com on Friday.

Sim Bhullar makes history with Sacramento Kings deal

Sim Bhullar inked a contract with the Sacramento Kings on Friday to become the first player of Indian descent to sign for an NBA team.

Donald Sterling`s last bid to halt LA Clippers sale blocked by court

Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his final chance to block the $2 billion sale of the NBA team to former Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, when a California appeals court refused on Wednesday to halt the deal.

Geethu Anna Jose proud to have been recommended for Arjuna

On the verge of becoming the first basketball player to get the Arjuna Award after 13 years, national women`s team captain Geethu Anna Jose on Wednesday said that she was proud to have been recommended for the coveted honour.

Reggie Williams joins Miami Heat

National Basketball Association (NBA) side Miami Heat has signed guard Reggie Williams.

Charlotte to bid for NBA All-Star game

The Charlotte Hornets and the Charlotte Sports Foundation will bid for hosting the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Weekend in 2017 or 2018.