Lauren Jackson back in international basketball at age 41August 10, 2022 GMT
Lauren Jackson has been named on her fifth FIBA World Cup roster for Australia in her comeback to international basketball, in a selection that was somewhat expected.
Not so expected were the tears that came when the 41-year-old Jackson was officially informed of her place in the 12-player squad by head coach Sandy Brondello.
Syria hosts first international basketball tourney in yearsNovember 29, 2021 GMT
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria hosted the first international basketball tournament on its soil in at least two decades Monday, bringing an Asia region World Cup qualifying game to a packed stadium in the capital Damascus.
Kazakhstan plays Iran anthem for Syria at FIBA WC qualifiersNovember 28, 2021 GMT
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s sports federation has complained to basketball's world governing body after Kazakhstan welcomed its team with the Iranian national anthem, instead of the Syrian, to the game at the first leg of Asian qualifiers for World Cup 2023.
Veteran Pau Gasol announces retirement from basketballOctober 5, 2021 GMT
MADRID (AP) — Wishing his “older brother” Kobe Bryant could be there by his side, Pau Gasol finally put an end to a basketball career that went “way beyond my dreams and expectations.”
Gasol announced his retirement from basketball on Tuesday after a career that lasted more than two decades and earned him two NBA titles and a world championship gold with Spain's national team.
Among NBA’s best, Popovich still seeks golden touch with USAJuly 22, 2021 GMT
Gregg Popovich is regarded as the NBA’s best, a coach that has won five championships and kept his team near the top for a quarter of a century.
In international basketball, he hasn’t yet found that golden touch.
Repeat? Spain reigned, US upset last time Japan hosted hoopsJuly 21, 2021 GMT
When major international basketball last came to the Tokyo area, the U.S. sent LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony.
3x3 basketball making its debut at the Tokyo OlympicsJuly 2, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — WHAT’S NEW: Everything. The Olympics website calls this version of hoops “exciting, urban and innovative.” It was added to the program for Tokyo to lure a younger audience and get more countries involved in one of the core sports of the games.
Bird, Taurasi earn spots on fifth US Olympic basketball teamJune 21, 2021 GMT
Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi will try and become the first five-time Olympic gold medalists in basketball as they lead the U.S women's team at the Tokyo Games.
The duo was selected for their fifth Olympics on Monday, joining Teresa Edwards as the only basketball players in U.S.
AP sources: Beal, Booker commit to playing in Tokyo OlympicsJune 18, 2021 GMT
Bradley Beal won a gold medal with USA Basketball 11 years ago, leading the Americans in scoring on their way to an undefeated run at the Under-17 world championship.
He's looking for another gold this summer — on international basketball's biggest stage.
Former FIBA head Borislav Stankovic diesMarch 20, 2020 GMT
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Borislav Stankovic, the former longtime International Basketball Federation secretary general responsible for bringing NBA players to the Olympics, has died, the international body said...
A shocker: US beaten by France 89-79 in World Cup quartersSeptember 11, 2019 GMT
DONGGUAN, China (AP) — No gold. No medal. No more winning streak.
The U.S. reign atop international basketball has ended — this time, thwarted by France at the World Cup...