Safe in Spain, Afghan women’s basketball star hopes to play again

BILBAO: As captain of Afghanistan's wheelchair basketball team and a women's rights activist, Nilofar Bayat fled for her life when the Taleban took over,...

Australian coach blazes trail for women in African basketball

NAIROBI: When she was growing up in Australia's biggest city of Sydney, Liz Mills dreamt of one day becoming a professional basketball coach. Little...

Kuwait’s Hashash becomes Gulf’s first FIBA female referee

KUWAIT: Muneera Al-Hashash was granted an official refereeing license by FIBA (the International Basketball Federation) after successfully meeting set requirements and passing mandatory tests,...

Durant-led USA to face France in Olympic basketball final

SAITAMA: Kevin Durant scored 23 points and Devin Booker added 20 to power three-time defending champions United States past Australia 97-78 yesterday and into...

USA crush Australia to set up Serbia Olympic women’s basketball semi

SAITAMA: Breanna Stewart scored a game-high 23 points as the United States crushed Australia yesterday to set up an Olympic women's basketball semi-final against...

USA thrash Iran to get Olympic basketball challenge back on track

TOKYO: The USA easily beat Iran 120-66 in the Olympic men's basketball tournament yesterday to bounce back from their shock opening defeat-and players and...

USA women take first Olympic 3×3 basketball gold

TOKYO: The USA women's team won the first Olympic 3x3 basketball title yesterday as they beat the Russian Olympic Committee team 18-15 in the...

Kuwait SC wins GCC basketball championship

DUBAI: Kuwait SC on Saturday managed to beat Saudi Arabia's Al-Nasser basketball team 96-85 to be crowned the winner of the 40th GCC Champions...

Clippers rally to oust top seeded Jazz, Sixers set stage for game 7

LOS ANGELES: Terance Mann poured in a career-high 39 points as the Los Angeles Clippers advanced to their first NBA semi-finals in franchise history,...

Kobe Bryant inducted posthumously into Basketball Hall of Fame

NEW YORK: Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant was inducted posthumously into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday part of a...

First Arab woman basketball referee to stand tall at Olympics

CAIRO: When 3-on-3 basketball makes its debut at the Tokyo Olympics, referee Sarah Gamal will also be making a breakthrough, as an Arab and...

Embiid dominates as Sixers beat Clippers

LOS ANGELES: Joel Embiid scored 36 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the NBA East-leading Philadelphia 76ers snapped the Los Angeles Clippers’ seven-game winning...

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