Sport

NBA: Cleveland 'lucky' to beat Pacers, James says after 100-97 win

(Reuters) - The Cleveland Cavaliers were "lucky" to get the 100-97 win to level their NBA playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, LeBron James said on Wednesday.

Sport

Mavericks and 76ers packed to play in China

(Reuters) - The Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers will add their names to the list of clubs who have visited China when they play a pair of exhibition contests next season as part of NBA China Games, the league said on Tuesday.

Sport

NBA: Livid Embiid bemoans benching after Heat burns 76ers

(Reuters) - Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid took to social media to voice his frustration at being left on the sidelines for his team's Eastern Conference first round Game Two playoff loss to the Miami Heat on Monday.

Sport

Basketball: Euroleague puts fans in the picture with new app

LONDON (Reuters) - The cameras will be following the crowd, as well as the on-court action, when the Euroleague basketball playoffs start on Tuesday.

Sport

Jazz can beat anyone in NBA playoffs: Jerebko

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Having made it all the way to the Eastern Conference finals with former club Boston Celtics a year ago, sharp-shooting Swede Jonas Jerebko has told Reuters his Utah Jazz team fear no-one as the NBA playoffs get under way this weekend

Sport

Russia's Prokhorov sells 49 percent in Brooklyn Nets basketball team

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has sold a 49-percent stake in the Brooklyn Nets basketball team to Joe Tsai, the executive vice chairman and co-founder of the Alibaba Group, the NBA team said in a statement.

Sport

NBA: Record number of international players reach postseason

(Reuters) - The NBA postseason will have a distinct international flair with a record 62 foreign born players from 33 countries chasing a championship ring, the league said on Thursday.

Sport

Flurry of fouls is hurting NBA: Bryant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBA officiating has become too strict and is robbing the game of its physicality, helping less skilled players succeed while disrupting the flow of contests, five-time champion Kobe Bryant said on Wednesday.

United States

U.S. brings new charges in college basketball corruption case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors in New York on Tuesday expanded a corruption case into college basketball, accusing an Adidas AG executive of taking part in a scheme to bribe high school players to attend the University of Kansas and North Caroli

United States

Michigan State student sues, claims school ignored rape by basketball players

DETROIT (Reuters) - A Michigan State University journalism student who said she was raped by three basketball players sued the school on Monday, claiming that she was discouraged by counselors from reporting the 2015 attack to police.

Sport

NBA: Internationals Simmons, Jokic sweep Player of the Week awards

(Reuters) - Australian Ben Simmons and Serbian Nikola Jokic were announced as the NBA Players of the Week on Monday, the first time two international players have swept the awards in four years.

Sport

Basketball: James, Curry headline U.S. national team pool

(Reuters) - NBA stars LeBron James and Stephen Curry headline a pool of 35 players selected for the 2018-20 U.S. national team, USA Basketball announced on Friday.

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