Basketball

Lemanis: Bullets lacking belief

Brisbane Bullets coach Andrej Lemanis has urged his players ignore the “white noise” as they bid to avoid a hat-trick of NBL losses. Having lost their first two games of the season – both at home to the Hawks – the Bullets again play at Nissan Arena on Tuesday, this time against the Sydney Kings. The Kings won for the first this season on Saturday night against the Taipans in

Grizzlies have fifth straight game postponed

Wednesday’s game between the Bulls and Grizzlies at FedExForum in Memphis has been postponed due to the NBA’s health and safety’s protocols. It will be the Grizzlies’ fifth straight game postponed under the policy and sixth overall, matching the Washington Wizards for most in the NBA. The Wizards returned to action on Sunday, their first game in 13 days after seeing six players test positive for COVID-19 and three others

Kansas loses 3 straight for first time since 2013

NORMAN, Okla. — De’Vion Harmon scored 22 points as Oklahoma beat No. 9 Kansas 75-68 on Saturday for its second victory this month over a top-10 opponent and the Jayhawks’ first three-game losing streak since February 2013. Oklahoma (9-4, 5-3 Big 12) has won three of its past four games against Kansas (10-5, 4-4) in Norman and is 8-1 at home this season at the Lloyd Noble Center. Included in

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to receive COVID-19 vaccine as part of NBA efforts to promote vaccination

The NBA has started a full-court press with promotional efforts to encourage its players and the general public to take the vaccine for the coronavirus. "For myself and my family, I am going to take the COVID-19 vaccine," former Los Angeles Lakers star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said in an NBA-sanctioned PSA. "To learn more about the vaccines, go to CDC.gov. Let’s do this together." NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has stressed the

Inside the secret skill that fuels Stephen Curry's record-breaking career

Senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and FlemFile columnist for ESPN.com. Has written more than 30 cover stories for SI and ESPN. Author of “Noah’s Rainbow” (a father’s memoir) and “Breaker Boys” (stolen 1925 NFL title). STEPHEN CURRY KNOWS exactly how far he has left to go. Now that he’s on the verge of passing Reggie Miller for second place on the NBA’s career 3-pointer list — he’s nine away

Celtics' Walker set to play 20 minutes in return

Boston Celtics star Kemba Walker will make his season debut Sunday afternoon against the New York Knicks. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Walker, who has been out since the end of last season due to an ongoing strengthening program for his left knee, will play about 20 minutes. “Right around there,” Stevens said before the game. “We’re not asking him to be anything other than Kemba Walker. “Obviously he’s excited

Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade have led on social justice causes. Their Fund pushes for major change

The four NBA stars stood on stage. They looked at a crowd that attended to watch their favorite athletes accept awards in dapper attire. But Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James did not go to the 2016 ESPY awards just to make a fashion statement and accept hardware. They spent their time on stage decrying recent killings both of unarmed Black people and police officers.   “I

Olympic hero Darren Campbell's secret gang member past - with best pal shot dead

Olympic gold medal winner Darren Campbell has revealed his secret past as a teenage gang member. He said one of his best pals from his crew was shot dead and told how he had a lucky escape in a knife attack. It prompted him to flee the violence he saw growing up on the Racecourse Estate in Sale and in Moss Side in Manchester. Darren, 47, revealed that after his

Opinion: Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving show flashes of offensive brilliance in first game together

We know Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving can play together. We saw that in six games at the start of the season. We know Durant and James Harden can play together. We just saw that in two games with the Brooklyn Nets. But what we don’t know just yet: Can Irving and Harden can co-exist while playing alongside Durant? The answer to that portion of the equation won’t reveal itself

Towns says he's tested positive for COVID-19

Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns on Friday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The diagnosis is especially hard for Towns, whose mother, Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, died at 59 on April 13 due to complications from COVID-19. She had dealt with the virus for a month. Towns said before the season that six other family members have also died due to complications with the virus. “Prior to tonight’s game, I