Basketball

America and Spain could meet in final after draw for 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

By Paul Osborne

The official draw results for 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup ©FIBAFebruary 3 - Defending champions the United States will go head-to-head with Finland in their opening game of the 2014 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Basketball World Cup after the official draw today.

Brazil, Finland, Greece and Turkey given wildcards for 2014 FIBA World Cup

By Paul Osborne

Finland, Brazil, Greece and Turkey have been given wilcards for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup ©Getty ImagesFebruary 1 - Brazil, Finland, Greece and Turkey have been awarded wild cards to participate in the 2014 International Basketball Federation's (FIBA) World Cup in Spain, it was announced following a decision by FIBA's Central Board in Barcelona today.

Official ball for 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup revealed

By Paul Osborne

FIBA has unveiled the official ball to be used at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup ©FIBAJanuary 30 - The official ball to be used at the 2014 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup has been unveiled.

UK Sport set to decide on British Basketball funding future

By Paul Osborne

UK Sport is set decide whether to continue funding British Basketball in a meeting tomorrow ©Getty ImagesJanuary 30 - The fate of British Basketball's funding is set to be sealed tomorrow as UK Sport, the body which awards public and National Lottery money to Britain's elite sports, meets to discuss the ongoing funding of the organisation.
 

Exclusive: FIBA still hoping that Rio 2016 door may open for 3x3

By David Owen

FIBA still hope that 3x3 basketball will be added to the Olympic programme for Rio 2016 ©FIBAJanuary 29 - The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has not given up hope of getting 3x3 basketball included at Rio 2016, in spite of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s decision last July not to add any new disciplines to the programme for the Games. 

United States Basketball names 28-player pool as prepares to defend World Championship and Olympic titles

By Paul Osborne

USA Basketball has announced the 28-player pool in preparation for the 2014 World Championships and 2016 Rio Olympics ©Getty ImagesJanuary 23 - USA Basketball has announced the 28 players who have been selected for the 2014-2016 men's national team pool, from which the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympic teams will be chosen.

Kobe Bryant says he has no intention of playing at Rio 2016 Olympics

By Paul Osborne

Kobe Bryant has said he has no intention of playing for the US team at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesJanuary 20 - Two-time Olympic gold medallist Kobe Bryant has claimed he will not play basketball for the United States at Rio 2016.

NBA All-Star Luol Deng set to return for GB in EuroBasket qualifiers

By Paul Osborne at the O2 Arena in London 

Luol Deng is set to return to the Great Britain team for this summer's EuroBasket qualifiers ©Getty Images January 15 - National Basketball Association (NBA) All Star Luol Deng is set to return to the Great Britain team ahead of the EuroBasket qualifiers this summer, British Basketball has confirmed.

Last remaining survivor from Ireland's 1948 Olympic basketball team dies

By Paul Osborne

Former Irish basketballer Harry Boland has passed away at the age of 88 ©OCIDecember 22 - Harry Boland, former Irish Olympic basketballer and long-time friend and business partner of former Taoiseach Charles J Haughey, has died at the age of 88.
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