Basketball

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes control of LA Clippers

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (PHOTO: AFP)

LOS ANGELES, California (AFP) — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers yesterday, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced. It said the transaction, worth an estimated US$2 billion, closed after a California court order went i ... Read More

It’s Gordon-Morrell It's Gordon-Morrell
In the Observer of Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Yvette Gordon-Morrell was identified incorrectly. Gord ... Read More

SMITH... a key player for Jamaica at this summer’s Centrobasket Championships. Mixed results for USVI, Jamaica
TEPIC, Mexico (CMC) — United States Virgin Islands (USVI) ended their participation in the Cen ... Read More

From Miami Heat to Ardenne High School From Miami Heat to Ardenne High School
Michael Clarke, president of the local chapter of the Ardenne Alumni Association, receives a Miami H ... Read More

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

Tuesday, July 29, 2014    

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling yesterday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In the ruling, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife Shelly Sterling, who burst into tears when the ruling was announced. "I can't believe it's over. I feel good," she said. Shelly Sterling negotiated the sale of the team after the 80-yea ... Read More

Jamaica score first win at Centrobasket

Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Jamaica's senior female basketball team scored their first win at the Centrobasket 2014, when they defeated El Salvador 60-36 in Monterrey, Mexico, yesterday. The Jamaicans needing to win to stay in contention, came up big in the fourth quarter outscoring their opponents 15-1 to claim victory and keep their FIBA Americas dreams alive. The Simone Edwards-coached outfit went on the attack from tip-off and quickly established a 9-0 advantage. They failed to keep their performance up as Monica Esc ... Read More

Tired of begging

BY SHERDON COWAN | Thursday, July 17, 2014    

Members of Jamaica's female basketball team pose with their trophy at the Norman Manley International Airport after returning from the British Virgin Islands where they won the  CBC championship. (Garfield Robinson)

Despite winning the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) championship in the British Virgin Islands on Saturday, coach of Jamaica's national senior women's basketball team Simone Edwards says the team is still in need of financial aid. "I am just asking you guys to believe in us. We have proven that we are fighters, we work hard. These young ladies gave up their jobs, they are giving up their bodies and I am just asking someone to step in and help us financially to get to the next level. ... Read More

Basketball Star Search Camp in progress

BY SHA'KEIL GRANT | Wednesday, July 16, 2014    

SAMUELS… to this day I can tell you I have everything that I
could possibly need and basketball is the cause for my success

THE Jamaica Basketball Association (JBA) launched its Annual Star Search Basketball Life Skills Development Camp at the GC Foster College for Physical Education and Sports on Monday. The programme, with fast food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) as title sponsor, is scheduled to run for one week (July 14-20). Giving a brief address at the opening ceremony, Denzil Wilks, general manager at the Sports Development Foundation (SDF), reminded all campers that they should stay focused and aim high ... Read More

Skipper applauds fight in regional women's b-ball victory

Tuesday, July 15, 2014    

National coach Simone Edwards (left), Shenneika Smith (centre), captain of the team and Jennifer George pose for
pictures at the Norman Manley International Airport on Sunday. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

Shenneika Smith, captain of Jamaica's national senior women's basketball team, applauds her team's Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) championship win as a testament to their dexterity. The Jamaicans, despite inadequate preparation, managed to defeat Trinidad & Tobago, St Vincent & the Grenadines and Guyana to top Group B, before going on to overhaul the US Virgin Islands and Dominican Republic in the semi-final and final, respectively. "It is a great feeling, this is what we wen ... Read More

Scoring ace Durant named in US 19-man training squad

Tuesday, July 15, 2014    

Kevin Durant of the
Oklahoma City Thunder looks
to pass the ball against the
San Antonio Spurs in Game
Six of the Western
Conference Finals during the
2014 NBA Play-offs at the
Chesapeake Arena on May
31, 2014 in Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma. (PHOTO: AFP)

WASHINGTON, USA (AFP) — NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant and three other members of the 2012 Olympic championship team were named yesterday in the 19-man US training camp for the Basketball World Cup. Oklahoma City Thunder star and NBA Most Valuable Player Durant, Minnesota big man Kevin Love, Houston guard James Harden and New Orleans standout Anthony Davis were among those on the London squad which captured gold. The Americans will try to defend their title at the Basketball World Cup ... Read More



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