Basketball

British basketball given hope of funding reprieve

By Gary Anderson

British elite basketball could be set for a funding reprieve ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesBritain's basketball teams could be set for a dramatic funding reprieve after Sports Minister Helen Grant called on the two main funding agencies to work together to secure the future of the men's and women's national sides.

Spain and Australia secure quarter-final berths at Basketball World Championship for Women

By Gary Anderson

Sancho Lyttle starred for Spain as they secured a quarter-final spot at the Basketball World Championship for Women ©AFP/Getty ImagesSpain and Australia claimed impressive victories at the Basketball World Championship for Women to top their respective groups and secure automatic qualification for the quarter-finals in Turkey.

Hosts Turkey secure last-eight spot at Basketball World Championship for Women

By Daniel Etchells

Turkey are performing well as the host nation ©Getty ImagesHosts Turkey won for the second day in a row at the International Basketball Federation World Championship for Women to clinch top spot in Group B and a place in the quarter-finals.

Hosts Turkey start on winning note at Basketball World Championship for Women

By Daniel Etchells

Işıl Alben made a go-ahead three-pointer in the dying moments to get Turkey off to a winning start at the FIBA World Championship for Women ©Getty ImagesHosts Turkey snatched a dramatic late win against France in Group B on the opening day of the International Basketball Federation World Championship for Women.

FIBA hail digital success of Basketball World Cup

By Gary Anderson

FIBA has hailed the digital success of this year's Basketball World Cup in Spain ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has hailed the success of the World Cup in Spain, revealing that the posts on its Facebook page topped more than five million "likes", while more than four million tweets were sent during the 16-day tournament.

Chinese Basketball Association secures three-year sponsorship deal with FAW-Volkswagen

Emily Goddard

The Chinese Basketball Association has secured a three-year sponsorship deal with FAW-Volkswagen ©FAW-VolkswagenThe Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) has secured a three-year sponsorship deal with car manufacturing giant FAW-Volkswagen Automobile.

British Basketball funding cut "plainly wrong" claims FIBA chief

By Paul Osborne

Patrick Baumann has said UK Sports decision to strip British Basketball of funding was plainly wrong Getty ImagesInternational Basketball Federation secretary general Patrick Baumann has said UK Sport's decision to strip British Basketball of funding was "plainly wrong" and not in line with the commitment they made before London 2012.

IOC member Carrión headlines additional appointments to FIBA Central Board

By Gary Anderson

IOC member Richard Carrión of Puerto Rico has been appointed to the Central Board of FIBA ©Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) member Richard Carrión is one of a number of additional appointments made to the Central Board of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), which now consists of 26 members.

United States successfully defend title to remain basketball world champions

Emily Goddard

The United States are the basketball world champions ©Getty ImagesThe United States today defeated Serbia 129-92 to win the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and become the first repeat world champions since Yugoslavia in 2002.
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