Basketball

NEW YORK: On Saturday, July 25, the WNBA will tip off with back-to-back days of national triple-header telecasts across ABC, ESPN, and CBS Sports Network. 

The spotlight will be focused on the league’s brightest stars as they bring women’s basketball back with an opening weekend dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement. 

During the opening weekend, when all 12 teams will be in action, all aspects of the game and player outfitting will be designed to affirm Black Lives Matter and honor victims of police brutality and racial violence.

Jun 29, 2020 15:06
NEW YORK: The National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association announced over the weekend that they have finalized a comprehensive plan for a July 30 restart to the 2019-20 season, which includes stringent health and safety protocols, a single-site campus at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the goal of taking collective action to combat systemic racism and promote social justice. 
Jun 25, 2020 20:06
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday stayed the decision of the Union Sports Ministry to provisionally renew the annual recognition of 54 National Sports Federations (NSF) and directed it to "maintain status quo ante".
Jun 25, 2020 18:06
NEW YORK: Top executives from the NBA, its franchises, the NBPA and several players virtually met Tuesday to "further advance the league’s collective response" to the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in the US and across the world.  
Jun 19, 2020 18:06
LAUSANNE: Olympic Day 2020 will see Olympians, athletes and fans all over the globe get active in the world's largest 24-hour digital Olympic workout. Twenty-three Olympic athletes have already joined the recording of an official Olympic Day workout video, and on Olympic Day, athletes from around the world will lead live workouts at 11 a.m. local time across 20 time zones on @olympics Instagram live.
Jun 16, 2020 16:06
NEW YORK: After significant discussions with the league’s key stakeholders, including the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA), the WNBA Monday announced elements of plans to return to the court to begin the WNBA 2020 season.  
Jun 05, 2020 12:06
NEW YORK: The NBA Board of Governors Thursday approved a competitive format to restart the 2019-20 season with 22 teams returning to play and a tentative start date of Friday, July 31.  
May 27, 2020 19:05
MIES (Switzerland): FIBA has published recommendations on returning to basketball, with the Return to Basketball – Restart Guidelines for National Federations, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. A basketball-specific Risk Assessment Tool has also been produced in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).
May 19, 2020 16:05
NEW YORK: “The Last Dance” finished strong for its finale, with episodes 9 & 10 averaging 5.6 million viewers across ESPN and ESPN2. Episode 9 (9-10 p.m.) averaged 5.9 million viewers, up 10% from last Sunday, becoming the third most watched episode of the series, trailing the record-breaking audiences of episodes 1 and 3.
May 14, 2020 16:05
NEW YORK: The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Wednesday announced a multiyear global partnership that will make Wilson the official game ball of the NBA, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League (BAL).   
May 13, 2020 20:05
NEW DELHI: Resume non-contact sports like cricket and badminton behind closed doors, in few locations and with limited manpower, industry body FICCI suggested on Wednesday, as the Indian sports sector looks to get the wheels back in motion amid the COVID-19 pandemic.