Basketball

Over a third of women don't participate in sport - because of how their skin looks

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info And others shy away from it due to conditions such as eczema, hyperpigmentation, or rosacea. It also emerged one in four (26 percent) have quit playing sport entirely due to

Warriors: Closing out C's will be 'hardest game'

BOSTON — The Golden State Warriors find themselves in a position they’ve been in many times before: one win away from an NBA title. Playing in the NBA Finals for the sixth time in the past eight years, there is a dose of cautious optimism flowing through the Warriors’ locker room as they take a 3-2 series lead into Boston for Game 6 on Thursday night (9 PT on ABC).

Steph Curry is having the best jump-shooting Finals ever

Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) is a professor and an NBA analyst for ESPN. Stephen Curry is in the midst of one of the best NBA Finals performances of his career. Thanks to his series-high 30.6 points per game, he has the Golden State Warriors in a familiar spot: one win away from an NBA championship, which would be their fourth in the past seven years. Curry is clearly the single most

Paige Spiranac left “gagging” on horror flight by passenger’s constant “farting”

Golfing influencer Paige Spiranac has opened up about a recent horror flight, where a passenger’s farts reduced her to tears. Having amassed over 3.3million followers on Instagram, Paige lives a luxurious lifestyle, playing rounds at exotic courses and sharing tips for aspiring golfers on her YouTube channel. Despite this, the influencer has been forced to hit back at online trolls in the past, and on a recent podcast episode she

Record-breaking Jordan rookie card sells for $1M

Hajducky is a reporter/researcher for ESPN. He has an MFA in creative writing from Fairfield University and played on the men’s soccer teams at Fordham and Southern Connecticut State universities. A rare Michael Jordan rookie card sold with auction house Christie’s for $1.008 million, including fees and premiums — a record for the 1986-87 Fleer Jordan that set the sports card industry aflame in the wake of “The Last Dance.”

The underappreciated NBA Finals matchup that has Golden State on the cusp of a title

ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books SAN FRANCISCO — The highlights of the Stephen Curry 3-pointers, Robert Williams’ blocked shots and, now, Andrew Wiggins’ dunks, continue to run as the premier moments in the 2022 NBA Finals. Celtics coach Ime Udoka keeps trying to tell everyone they’re missing the point. The Golden State Warriors are one win from claiming another title

With red-hot Steph Curry turning cold, Warriors find strength in numbers once again

NBA writer for ESPN.com since 2008 Former contributor and editor at NPR SAN FRANCISCO — The NBA Finals allow for the slimmest margins of error. Opponents are too elite and opportunities too precious to squander in a seven-game series. For the Boston Celtics, sins of commission in Game 5 were too numerous to overcome a Golden State Warriors team with a championship pedigree on its home floor. The Warriors prevailed

NBA trade season returns! Who wins the deal between the Nuggets and Thunder?

Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system NBA trade season is officially back. What does the deal between the Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder, reported Monday by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, mean as both teams prepare for next week’s NBA draft? Per Wojnarowski, the Nuggets are sending veteran big man JaMychal Green and a protected first-round pick as early

Sources: Griz hand Jenkins multiyear extension

Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins has agreed to a multiyear contract extension, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Jenkins finished second in the league’s coach of the year voting and led the Grizzlies to the second-best regular-season record in the NBA. Memphis is securing key parts to its bright future. Jenkins joins forward Jaren Jackson Jr., on a new long-term deal — with franchise guard Ja Morant poised for his rookie

Teen with leg almost twice as big as the other bidding to become para-athlete

A teen whose left leg is more than double the size of her right one due to a rare condition is aiming to become a top Paralympian. Didi Okoh was 13 when she was diagnosed with lymphedema – a condition where excess fluid collects in tissues and causes swelling. She faced teasing and rude comments and as a young athlete was rejected by coaches who feared dealing with the risk