Basketball

Britain's fastest ever woman Dina Asher-Smith immortalised as a toy Barbie doll

Dina Asher-Smith has been immortalised as a Barbie doll – and she reckons it’s up there with winning gold. The sprint sensation is one of Team GB’s brightest gold medal prospects for this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Asher-Smith stormed to glory in the 200m sprint at the World Athletics Championships in Qatar last year. The 24-year-old is the fastest British woman in history with the four-time European champion currently

LeVert torches C's for 51, carries Nets to OT win

BOSTON — With the Celtics leading by 17 points at the end of the third quarter Tuesday night, Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert wasn’t even sure he’d get a chance to play in the fourth. “I thought [Nets coach Kenny Atkinson] was going to pull [me], too,” LeVert said. “[But] he put me back in there, so I just made one more run at it.” Did he ever. By the

Nico Portal dead: Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas pay tribute to Team Ineos boss

Nico Portal, the sports director for team Ineos, has tragically passed away after suffering a heart attack. The 40-year-old was a professional cyclist for a number of French teams before he joined Team Sky in 2010. Portal was also part of the team during Bradley Wiggins' 2012 Tour de France win. He also helped as Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal won the race in recent years. Coronavirus ‘threatens

San Antonio Spurs give Tim Duncan first win as acting head coach

Tim Duncan won more than 1,000 games as an NBA player. He got his first victory as an acting head coach on Tuesday night. Follow Sky Sports NBA on Twitter See the NBA's best plays and stay up to date with the latest news Dejounte Murray scored 21 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-103 without longtime head coach Gregg Popovich, who missed the game while

Kevin Durant, Basketball Twitter go nuts for Thomas 'Snacks' Lee, a Jackson State legend

Thomas “Snacks” Lee should be your new favorite basketball player. The Jackson State senior guard, who had previously served as the team manager, took the floor for the first time in his career Monday night against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. His first few shot attempts failed to find the bottom of the net, but with less than a minute to go in regulation, Lee launched from way downtown and … splash. Just listen

LeBron James posts heroic triple double as Lakers beat Pelicans

LeBron James posts heroic triple double to topple Zion Williamson’s highest-scoring game yet as star duo stage thrilling duel with LA Lakers beating New Orleans Pelicans LeBron James scored 34 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds against the Pelicans  The Lakers overcame New Orleans 122-114 on Sunday after James’s top display  He beat Zion Williamson’s highest scoring game to help his team to victory  LeBron James keeps finding ways to

76ers clipped as Philly folds without Simmons

Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points, Paul George added 24 and the Los Angeles Clippers extended their winning streak to four with a 136-130 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Reserves Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams also had 24 points. The Clippers — who shot 59.2 per cent from the field — trailed by two at halftime but took control in the third quarter, outscoring the Sixers 38-24. Already missing the injured

NBL rocked by nuclear WhatsApp claims

The NBL has been rocked by a staggering series of social media posts from Adelaide 36ers guard Kevin White, accusing former coach Joey Wright of misconduct towards players. White made a series of serious accusations against the veteran NBL coach, coming just one day after the American mentor’s split from the 36ers was confirmed. The three-time NBL coach of the year departed after seven years in South Australia after a

‘Kiss my a**’: LeBron schools Zion

When the prince takes on the king, the older statesman is always going to want to pull out his best. In the second meeting between LeBron James’ LA Lakers and Zion Williamson’s New Orleans Pelicans, both men put on a show but it was King James who came out the victor. Watch the 2019/20 NBA Season with ESPN on KAYO. Up to up to 7 LIVE games every week! New

Vanessa Bryant 'devastated' graphic photos of crash site were shared

Vanessa Bryant is "absolutely devastated" by allegations that Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies personnel shared photos of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, their 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others. In a statement by her attorney that Vanessa Bryant shared on Instagram, Gary Robb requested an internal affairs investigation into the accusations and the "harshest possible discipline". Vanessa Bryant released a statement through her lawyer describing her devastation at