Basketball

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

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 es ... Read More

Jamaica score first win at Centrobasket
Jamaica's senior female basketball team scored their first win at the Centrobasket 2014, when they d ... Read More

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) Tired of begging
Despite winning the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) championship in the British Virgin Isla ... Read More

SAMUELS… to this day I can tell you I have everything that I
could possibly need and basketball is the cause for my success Basketball Star Search Camp in progress
THE Jamaica Basketball Association (JBA) launched its Annual Star Search Basketball Life Skills Deve ... 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

Ja are regional women’s basketball champions

Monday, July 14, 2014    

Hazel Cameron carries the trophy after returning home from the British Virgin Island last night where the team won the Caribbean Confederation Championship. Photo: Garfield Robinson

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — Jennifer George made a clutch basket from the paint with 3:20 minutes remaining, as Jamaica held off a strong Dominican Republic fourth- quarter surge to emerge champions of the Women's Caribbean Basketball Championship here Saturday night. With the scores locked at 43, George held her nerve to score from close range and put Jamaica ahead for good, allowing them to get home with 51-45 victory at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. George had yet anot ... Read More

Jeremy Lin joins Los Angeles Lakers in trade with Houston

Monday, July 14, 2014    

EL SEGUNDO, California (AP) — Jeremy Lin joined the Lakers, yesterday, in a trade with the Houston Rockets, who also gave up first- and second-round draft picks in 2015 for the rights to European centre Sergei Lishchuk. Lin will make about $15 million this season in the last year of a deal that counts only $8 million against the salary cap. The Lakers have the cap room to absorb Lin's contract. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak says the trade allows the team to acquire a solid player ... Read More

He's going home!

Saturday, July 12, 2014    

JAMES... my relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than
basketball (PHOTO: AFP)

CLEVELAND, USA (AP) — LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Ending a saga that had the NBA virtually at a standstill while he made up his mind, James told Sports Illustrated for a story published yesterday that he's decided to go home. His decision reverses the move he made when he left the Cavaliers for Miami four years ago, and a twist that would have seemed unfathomable after the venomous fallout when he joined the Heat. "When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission," Ja ... Read More

Jamaica notch third win in regional basketball tourney

Saturday, July 12, 2014    

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — Jamaica posted their third straight win to continue their domination of the Women's Caribbean Basketball Championship at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex here on Thursday. Playing on day three of the regional tournament, Jamaica easily got past archrivals Trinidad and Tobago 49-35, to follow up victories against Guyana and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Jamaica controlled the game from the outset, posting a 15-9 lead at the end of the first quarter ... Read More

TASHA HARRIS: Basketballer with a mission

BY PAUL A REID OBSERVER WEST WRITER | Thursday, July 10, 2014    

HARRIS...
I played netball and
was captain of the
volleyball team but
basketball is a better game,
it has more physical
contact and more
chances to express
myself

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tasha Harris practically jumped at the opportunity to start playing basketball. She was attending Muschett High School three years ago when the basketball coach saw her playing netball and invited her to try out for the basketball team. Since then she has not looked back and now says basketball is her favourite sport. "I played netball and was captain of the volleyball team but basketball is a better game; it has more physical contact and gives me more chances t ... Read More

IOC issues warning over Israeli flag incident

Wednesday, July 09, 2014    

IOC issues warning over Israeli flag incident

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) issued a warning to the world baseball and softball federation yesterday after an Israeli delegate was barred from displaying his national flag at a recent meeting in Tunisia. "This is a clear signal that the IOC is not accepting any kind of discrimination," IOC President Thomas Bach said. The IOC opened an investigation after the head of the Israeli Baseball Association, Peter Kurz, was told he could not display the ... Read More

SOJ exposes athletes to Unified Basketball training

Tuesday, July 08, 2014    

Simone Edwards (2nd right) of Jamaica’s Women’s Basketball team chats with SOJ Unified
Basketball player Shemar Saunders (right), while BBC crew member Ade Adepitan (seated in
wheelchair) and (from left) Paul Daley, SOJ executive director Lorna Bell and Gavin O’Gilvie look
on. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID)

BASKETBALLERS from Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) were exposed to training tips from members of the national female basketball team at the National Stadium Courts over the weekend following an invitation by the Jamaica Basketball Association. Also in attendance was a filming crew from the BBC's The Travel Show, which included television presenter and paralympian Ade Adepitan. Adepitan has competed as a wheelchair basketball player at the international level. The session was welcomed by the SO ... Read More

What a steal!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014    

What a
steal!

BBC crew member Ade Adepitan (in wheelchair) robs the ball from SOJ Unified Basketball player Shemar Saunders during an exhibition at the National Stadium Courts over the weekend. See story on page 2. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID) What a steal! --> Read More



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