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# Basketball

This year
Classy Croatia end Ireland's European dreams
Battling performance at a sold-out National Basketball Arena sees home side beaten 95-61.
Bronny James: LeBron's son stable after suffering cardiac arrest in practice
The 18-year-old rising star collapsed while training with his University of Southern California team-mates on Monday.
Wembanyama chosen by Spurs with number one pick in NBA Draft
Wembanyama will begin his NBA career under the watchful eye of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.
NBA suspends Grizzlies star Ja Morant 25 games after gun video
‘[It] is alarming and disconcerting given his similar conduct in March for which he was already suspended eight games,’ NBA commissioner Adam Silver said.
Michael Jordan to sell stake in NBA franchise to investment group including rapper J.Cole
The basketball icon is to cash in his majority share in the Charlotte Hornets.
Jokic and Murray dominate as Nuggets take 2-1 lead over Miami
It was the first time any team in a Finals had two players making triple-doubles in the same game.
'Don't give a damn' Heat pull level against Nuggets in NBA Finals
On Sunday, they handed Western Conference top seeds Denver their first home defeat of this post-season.
LeBron James considering retirement - reports
The Denver Nuggets completed a 4-0 Western Conference championship sweep over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.
Bill Kenneally given a four-and-a-half year sentence for indecently assaulting five boys
He has 10 previous convictions for indecent assault and is currently serving a sentence of 14 years and two months.
NBA star suspended after new video with gun
In March, Ja Morant told reporters he had received therapy to help him manage stress
‘There's a segment of America that doesn't like LeBron... Fox News has really gone after him'
Hated by Donald Trump and loved by Jay Z, America’s greatest active athlete is also its most divisive, as Jeff Benedict details in a new biography.
Warriors survive against Lakers, Knicks hold off Heat
Only 13 NBA teams have rallied from 3-1 down to win a series.
Unheralded Walker sparks Lakers rally as Warriors facing elimination
The Lakers completed a dramatic 104-101 victory.
Sharp-shooting Celtics blitz Sixers to square Eastern series in NBA
The best-of-seven series is now level at 1-1 as the teams head to Philadelphia for game three on Friday.
Grizzlies, Bucks bounce back as Nuggets see off Wolves
Memphis ground out an attritional 103-93 win over LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Hero of new movie 'bet my job' on Michael Jordan
During a 1984 meeting at Nike headquarters, Sonny Vaccaro proposed devoting all the money that Nike had earmarked to recruit future NBA players to one man.
Suns win in Durant debut, Tatum powers Celtics
In Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points to lead the Bucks.
25-year-old coach steers Galway's Maree to first-ever National Cup title
Maree ran out five-point winners against DBS Eanna at the National Basketball Arena.
LeBron James passes historic 38,000-point mark but Lakers lose again
James is now second only to fellow Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record.
The 19-year-old prodigy chasing basketball glory in USA and All-Ireland titles with Kerry
Paris McCarthy, who played in last year’s All-Ireland final with Kerry, is on a basketball scholarship at East Tennessee State University.
DBS Éanna and University of Galway Maree to contest Pat Duffy Cup final
Trinity Meteors and Killester will face off in the Paudie O’Connor decider.
Last year
Nike splits with NBA star Irving after anti-Semitism row
The tie-up, reportedly worth around $11 million to the athlete, was one of the largest in the sporting world.
Agony for Ireland after narrow defeat to Netherlands in EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers
Ireland were leading for the majority of the tie but lost out by 59-56.
US basketball star moved to penal colony following nine-year sentence for drug possession
A Russian court rejected an appeal against Griner’s nine-year sentence for drug possession last month.
Doncic bags 41-point triple-double as Mavs edge Nets, Warriors rebound against Heat
The Slovenian became just the 10th player in NBA history with three or more 40-point triple-doubles.
NBA to honour legendary Bill Russell by retiring no.6 jersey across the league
The 11-time NBA champion and civil rights activist died last month aged 88 and will be the first player to receive such an honour from the league.
Russia is 'ready' to discuss US prisoner exchange - a day after basketball star sentencing
Brittney Griner was detained at a Moscow airport in February after she was found carrying vape cartridges with cannabis oil in her luggage.
Multi-talented Galvin has squeezed in a whole other sporting life since Kerry's last All-Ireland appearance
The multi-talented star was part of the last Kerry squad to reach an All-Ireland final in 2012.
Swiss surge sees Ireland defeated in EuroBasket pre-qualifiers
The game was played in front of a sell-out crowd at the National Basketball Arena.
Warriors on brink of NBA Finals return as Curry, Wiggins sink Mavs
The Warriors can finish the job with a win in Dallas on Tuesday.
Russia extends drug detention of US basketball star Griner
Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medallist and WNBA champion, was detained at Moscow airport in February.
Mavs drill 20 three-pointers to pull level with Suns, Sixers beat Heat
The Suns will try to regain the advantage when they host game five tomorrow.
'Huge news for basketball in Ireland' - All National League games to be live-streamed
Basketball Ireland has agreed a five-year deal with Joymo.
US basketball star being wrongfully detained in Russia, say US officials
Brittney Griner was detained at a Moscow airport in February.
Hawks hold off Heat, Bucks thrash Bulls in NBA playoffs
Trae Young delivered the game-winner for Atlanta.
Pelicans shock Suns in NBA playoffs while Heat, Grizzlies win
Pelicans level series against the Suns ahead of game three in New Orleans.
Warriors take Curry's return while Jazz and Sixers also win NBA playoff openers
‘It was nice to just be out there with my guys,’ said Curry after Golden State’s Game 1 victory.
Steph Curry 'very optimistic' that he'll win fitness race for Warriors' playoff opener
The Warriors opener their series against Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.
LA Lakers sack head coach after failure to reach NBA playoffs
Frank Vogel has paid the price for a disappointing season.
LeBron-less Lakers out of NBA postseason contention after Suns rout
Los Angeles were officially eliminated from playoff contention after a seventh straight defeat.