Brittney Griner Appears In Russian Court On Drug Smuggling Charges

MOSCOW, Rus. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — Brittney Griner, the two-time US Olympic basketball gold medalist went on trial at a court near Moscow on Friday, on drug smuggling charges which can be punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Griner, 31, a Phoenix Mercury player who plays in Russia during the WNBA’s off … Read more

5 players, $1.1 billion: NBA free agency starts with a bang

The NBA generated more basketball-related income than ever this past season, the total number coming up just short of $9 billion. Business is good. The first night of free agency underscored how good. Nikola Jokic agreed to the biggest contract in NBA history, Bradley Beal agreed to a deal worth a quarter-billion dollars, and the … Read more

Bulls have checkbook open as NBA free-agency begins, LaVine expected to cash in

The NBA free agent negotiating period begins at 5 p.m. Thursday. How long after that will Zach LaVine pass Michael Jordan? Assuming he re-signs with the Bulls, as expected, LaVine will become the highest-paid athlete in Chicago sports history. Jordan holds the previous mark for highest single-season salary at $33.14 million in 1997-98. Next-highest is … Read more

Boomers captain wishes NBA draftee Dyson Daniels ‘long successful career’

Maryborough’s Matthew “Delly” Dellavedova will captain the Australian men’s basketball team for the first time when the Boomers begin its World Cup qualifying campaign this week. Key points: Bendigo sports stars make waves on international sporting stage Basketballers Matthew Dellavedova to captain Boomers while Dyson Daniels is drafted to the NBA Swimmers Col Pearse and Jenna Strauch … Read more

This basketball team has won one match in three years, but it won’t call defeat

At the bottom of the NBL1 Women’s ladder is a team that dreams of one more win before the end of the season.  After a home game on Saturday afternoon, the South West Slammers women’s change room was thick with disappointment as basketball coach Robyn Vogel ripped into her team. “That was one of the worst games … Read more

Hunting Park Avenue near Simon Gratz High School named for former NBA star Rasheed Wallace

A North Philadelphia street is being renamed to honor Rasheed Wallace, a retired four-time NBA All-Star who was hired as an assistant coach by the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this month.  The 1700 block of West Hunting Park Avenue will be known as Rasheed Wallace Road. The street is in front of Simon Gratz High … Read more

Pistons draft Ivey at No. 5 and acquire No. 13 pick Duren

DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons suddenly have a dynamic backcourt, giving the three-time championship franchise a chance to restore a bit of glory. Detroit also made a savvy deal to bolster its frontcourt. The Pistons selected Purdue’s Jaden Ivey with the No. 5 overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, adding desperately needed … Read more

Raptors draft Arizona C Christian Koloko with 33rd pick |

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors selected Arizona center Christian Koloko with the 33rd overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night. “Good shot blocker, really good defensive numbers,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said of Koloko. “Ranks really highly in all of college basketball last year in a lot of categories. Pretty decent pick … Read more