National Basketball Association
Feb 18, 2013 00:12 EST
Tracy McGrady's Qingdao Eagles have finished bottom of the Chinese basketball league at the end of a frustrating season for the former NBA star.
Feb 17, 2013 00:28 EST
Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors dethroned defending champion Jeremy Evans of Utah to win the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in a worldwide vote on social media.
Feb 16, 2013 22:42 EST
Portland Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard captured the NBA Skills Challenge, outclassing Houston's Jeremy Lin and 2012 winner Tony Parker of San Antonio.
Feb 16, 2013 21:29 EST
Billy Hunter was fired as executive director of the NBA players union after 17 years in the job after an executive committee of players voted unanimously to oust him.
Feb 16, 2013 01:40 EST
Denver Nuggets second-year forward Kenneth Faried had 40 points as Team Chuck routed Team Shaq 163-135 in the National Basketball Association's Rising Stars Challenge game.
Feb 15, 2013 23:16 EST
Yao Ming will return to the city of some of his greatest basketball triumphs when he serves as a judge for the 2013 All-Star Game's slam dunk event in Houston on Saturday.
Feb 15, 2013 20:31 EST
Michael Jordan, the basketball superstar who won six NBA crowns and boosted the sport's worldwide appeal, celebrates his 50th birthday on Sunday with a powerful legacy 10 years after his final game.
Feb 15, 2013 19:08 EST
Eastern Conference coach Erik Spoelstra named Chris Bosh, who plays for him on the Miami Heat, as a replacement starter for injured Boston guard Rajon Rondo in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game.
Feb 15, 2013 15:21 EST
He's an NBA champion who opposing fans call nuts, but Metta World Peace said Friday he's learned to cope with the smack talk, and is now all about helping troubled youths make their way in the world.
Feb 15, 2013 15:14 EST
Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss remained hospitalized Friday, reportedly fighting an undisclosed form of cancer with his son telling the Los Angeles Times his father was "doing fine."
Feb 15, 2013 13:53 EST
Nine-time NBA All-Star Gary Payton and six-time NBA All-Star Mitch Richmond were among 12 finalist nominees named on Friday for induction this year into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Feb 15, 2013 13:50 EST
Brazilian legend Oscar Schmidt, a three-time Olympic scoring champion and 1980s Italian league star, was among five people announced Friday as 2013 inductees to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Feb 15, 2013 02:52 EST
LeBron James powered the Miami Heat to a 110-100 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, but fell just short of extending a record-breaking scoring run.
Feb 15, 2013 01:07 EST
LeBron James powered the Miami Heat to a 110-100 win over Oklahama City on Thursday, but fell just short of extending a record-breaking scoring run.
Feb 14, 2013 17:05 EST
Maria Sharapova sounded like the most prolific romantic of all the female tennis players on Valentine's Day by suggesting that she had many lovers.
Feb 14, 2013 15:43 EST
A year after 'Linsanity' gripped New York Knicks fans and propelled NBA break-out star Jeremy Lin to global fame, the modest point guard is enjoying a more subdued yet substantial role with playoff contenders Houston.
Feb 14, 2013 03:26 EST
The Los Angeles Clippers set the tone with a 46-point first quarter and rolled to a 106-96 NBA victory over the Houston Rockets.
Feb 14, 2013 01:48 EST
The Boston Celtics rallied in the fourth quarter to edge the Chicago Bulls 71-69 behind a strong defense and a 12-point performance from forward Kevin Garnett.
Feb 13, 2013 19:51 EST
The National Basketball Association slapped Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu with a 20-game ban Wednesday after he tested positive for steroids.
Feb 13, 2013 02:25 EST
LeBron James became the first player to score at least 30 points and shoot 60 percent in six consecutive games as the Miami Heat wrapped up a homestand with a 117-104 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.