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Basketball star Liz Cambage announces she is stepping away from the WNBA ‘to focus on healing and personal growth’

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Four-time WNBA All-Star Liz Cambage has announced that she is "stepping away from the league for the time being," three weeks after she agreed to a "contract divorce" with her team, the Los Angeles Sparks. "Playin...

Longtime Princeton basketball coach Pete Carril dies at 92

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Pete Carril, who coached the Princeton Tigers men's basketball team for 29 years, died Monday at age 92, according to a statement from the Carril family released through Princeton Athletics. "The Carril family is s...

Brittney Griner’s sentence in Russia ‘unfortunate,’ basketball legend Lisa Leslie says

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Griner initially pleaded guilty to the drug charges. She was arrested in February for bringing vape cartridges containing oils derived from cannabis through a Moscow airport. She had been detained ever since and is l...

Lebanon’s national basketball team gives crisis-stricken country a glimmer of hope

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The people of Lebanon were given a much-needed reason to smile this week after the Cedars -- Lebanon's national basketball team -- fought their way to the finals of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asi...

Warriors’ Gary Payton II drilled in the head with stray basketball ahead of Game 3 vs. Celtics

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Payton was practicing a drill with head coach Steve Kerr ahead of Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics when he was drilled in the head by a ball. It was unclear who threw the basketball, but Kerr’s re...

Legendary Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski goes after politicians for inaction following Uvalde tragedy

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Coach K, who retired following Duke’s loss to North Carolina in the 2022 Final Four in New Orleans, targeted politicians Thursday, saying they "should be ashamed" on a SiriusXM Town Hall.  Mike Krzyzewski, ...

‘Threat Matrix’ study reveals football and basketball players ‘suffer horrific online abuse’

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Leading sports stars are having their mental well-being and performance impacted by "horrific online abuse" and are receiving a "torrent" of hateful messages for showing solidarity with social causes, according to a...

Dwyane Wade on his NBA legacy: ‘You can’t mention basketball without mentioning me’

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Wade, the former Miami Heat great and current part-owner of the Utah Jazz, told Complex in a story published Friday his basketball resume speaks for itself when it comes to the greatest players to lace up as a shooti...

Bob Lanier remembered by Pistons greats after death: Basketball world ‘hurting’

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The Basketball Hall of Famer, who was an eight-time All-Star during his 14-year career, died Tuesday after a short illness, the NBA announced. He was 73. Isiah Thomas was among those who released statements. CLI...

Adreian Payne, ex-college basketball standout, shot and killed in Florida, officials say

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Payne, 31, was identified as the victim in a shooting in Orlando. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting occurred around 1:30 a.m. ET. According to FOX35 Orlando, Payne was taken to a hospital after off...

Basketball legend Cynthia Cooper-Dyke accused of abusive behavior by former players: report

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The report, published Thursday, revealed several accusations leveled by players at Texas Southern about inappropriate remarks made by Cooper-Dyke, including sexual references and shaming players’ physical appearances...

Basketball Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer has announced her retirement

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Basketball Hall of Famer C. Vivian Stringer is retiring after 50 years as a women's college head coach. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights coach, who led Cheyney State, Iowa, and Rutgers to 1,055 wins, four Final Fours and...

USC basketball commit Aaliyah Gayles shot 10 times at Nevada house party: report

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Two adults and two juveniles were wounded when shots were fired following an argument at the party, North Las Vegas police Sgt. Vince Booker said Monday. Gayles, 18, was identified as one of the wounded victims of th...

Kansas outlasts North Carolina in epic thriller to win men’s college basketball national title

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North Carolina guard Caleb Love got a chance to tie the game with 4 seconds left after a Kansas turnover on an out-of-bounds play but was just a bit off. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Christian Bra...

Powerhouse programs North Carolina and Kansas face off for NCAA men’s basketball national title

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Men's college basketball titans North Carolina and Kansas will meet in the NCAA national championship game in New Orleans on Monday night at 9:20 p.m. ET, and one team will end the night by adding another trophy to ...

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