Basketball

FIBA claims no doping positives prove basketball is drugs-free

By Daniel Etchells

Patrick Baumann (left), International Basketball Federation secretary general, said the scale of the anti-doping programme was "bigger than ever before" ©Getty ImagesAn extensive anti-doping programme carried out by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has confirmed that basketball is a low-risk doping sport, it has been claimed by officials. 

FIBA World Cup showcased innovations in our marketing strategy, claims leading official

By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

The FIBA World Cup, won by the United States last month, has been hailed as a huge success ©AFP/Getty ImagesLast month's International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Men's World Cup was a major boost for the sport, and the result of a detailed effort to maximise its appeal, director general of FIBA Media and Marketing Services Frank Leenders has claimed.

Basketball stars urge fans to get behind EuroBasket Women 2015

By Gary Anderson

FIBA Europe secretary general Kamil Novak joins EuroBasket Women 2015 ambassadors Ilona Korstin, Amaya Valdemoro and Edwige Lawson-Wade in Istanbul ©FIBA EuropeThree legends of international women's basketball have called on fans to get out and support their teams as the countdown to EuroBasket Women 2015 gets underway.

NBA announce major nine-year television deal worth $24 billion

By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

New nine year deals have been announced to cover NBA matches ©NBAA new nine-year deal has been announced for television networks ABC, TNT and ESPN to broadcast National Basketball Association (NBA) matches from the 2016-2017 season.

United States retain Basketball World Championship for Women with victory over Spain

By Gary Anderson

The United States celebrate retaining their Basketball World Championship for Women title in Istanbul ©Getty ImagesThe United States retained their Basketball World Championship for Women crown with a dominant display against first-time finalists Spain in Istanbul and never looked troubled on their way to a 77-64 victory.

Spain to take on US in World Championships final after Torrens inspires win against hosts Turkey

By Gary Anderson

There was delight for Spain in Istanbul as they secured a first ever spot in the final of the Basketball World Championship for Women ©Getty ImagesSpain made history by reaching their first ever final at the Basketball World Championship for Women thanks to a superb performance by Alba Torrens against hosts Turkey, setting up a clash with the United States, who overcame Australia in their semi-final.

Turkey cling on against Serbia to claim semi-final berth at Basketball World Championship for Women

By Gary Anderson

Lara Sanders of Turkey powers to the basket in her side's quarter-final win over Serbia ©Getty ImagesHosts Turkey squeezed into the semi-finals of the Basketball World Championship for Women by a single point after defeating Serbia 62-61 in Istanbul, joining reigning champions the United States, Australia and Spain in the last four.

Stunning late comeback sees China through to last-eight at Basketball World Championship for Women

By Gary Anderson

France were one of four teams to claim a quarter-final spot at the Basketball World Championship for Women today ©AFP/Getty ImagesChina mounted a stunning comeback against Belarus at the Basketball World Championship for Women to secure a quarter-final place, while Canada, France and Serbia all made it through to the last-eight in Turkey.

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.
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