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US rout Serbia to win World Cup

MADRID: The United States romped to their fifth basketball World Cup title after overcoming an early deficit to overwhelm the tournament’s surprise package Serbia 129-92 in a one-sided final on…

Serbia hold off France to reach final

MADRID: Serbia held off France 90-85 in the semi-finals of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Madrid on Friday to set up a title fight against undefeated reigning champions…

Can anyone slow down US, Spain?

MADRID: From the start of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the United States and Spain have been on a collision course from two different sides of the bracket. Slovenia…

Spain beat France 88-64 to go 4-0 at World Cup

GRANADA: Ricky Rubio’s quick hands set the tone and Marc Gasol had a game-high 17 points as Spain beat France 88-64 Wednesday to remain undefeated at the Basketball World Cup.…

Talking basketball, there is nothing lost in translation

BILBAO: The guy who tells Ukraine what plays to run speaks English. So does the guy who tells the Dominican Republic what their opponents will do. Yet, not much is…

US down battling Turkey, France edge Serbia

MADRID: A sluggish United States needed a strong final quarter to overpower Turkey 98-77 in the basketball World Cup and European champions France celebrated a dramatic 74-73 win over dark…

Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer to buy LA Clippers for $2b

LOS ANGELES: Former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer will buy the Los Angeles clippers basketball team for an NBA record $2 billion, he announced in a statement Thursday. The NBA is…

Heat secure Eastern final spot

MIAMI: The Miami Heat fought back from eight points down in the final three minutes to beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-94 and secure a place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference…

LeBron scores 49 as Heat lead over Nets

NEW YORK: His opponent couldn’t stop him, and LeBron James didn’t quite know what to think when his coach tried. Erik Spoelstra asked James about taking a fourth-quarter rest, but…

Rockets stay alive; Spurs, Raptors win

SAN ANTONIO: Dwight Howard scored 22 points and pulled down 18 rebounds on Wednesday as the Houston Rockets stayed alive in the NBA playoffs with a 108-98 victory over Portland.…

Heat survive Knicks barrage

MIAMI: LeBron James scored 38 points and Mario Chalmers added 15 as the Miami Heat survived a 3-point barrage from New York’s JR Smith on the way to dealing the…

Philadelphia equals NBA futility record

HOUSTON: The Philadelphia 76ers tied the National Basketball Association record of 26 consecutive losses after being hammered 120-98 by the Houston Rockets on Thursday. Philadelphia joins the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers…

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