Basketball

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.

France hold off Lithuania to take third place in FIBA Basketball World Cup

By Duncan Mackay

France celebrate winning the bronze medals at the FIBA Basketball World Cup  ©Getty ImagesFrance beat Lithuania 95-93 at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in the third-place playoff in the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid to complete their best performance at the tournament. 

Serbia fend off late French fight back to book spot in FIBA World Cup final

By Paul Osborne

Serbia have booked their spot in the FIBA World Cup final with victory over France ©Getty ImagesSerbia saw off a late fight back from France to book their spot in the final of the FIBA Basketball World Cup with a dramatic 90-85 victory at the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid.

Reigning champions US book place in FIBA Basketball World Cup final

By Emily Goddard

The US are through to the FIBA Basketball World Cup final ©Getty ImagesReigning champions the United States are now in the closing stages of defending their title having tonight secured their spot in the FIBA Basketball World Cup final. 

Serbia and France book FIBA Basketball World Cup semi-final spots as hosts suffer heartbreak

By Emily Goddard

Serbia are through to the semi-finals of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup ©Getty ImagesSerbia and France booked their places in the semi-finals of this year's FIBA Basketball World Cup with victories at the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid in the Spanish capital tonight.

Exclusive: Japan given October deadline to resolve basketball row or risk missing Tokyo 2020

By Paul Osborne

Japan's participation in the basketball event of Tokyo 2020 could eb at risk if they do not solve the issue of the two competing leagues ©Getty ImagesJapan has been given until the end of next month to resolve the issue of two competing basketball leagues or its participation at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games could be at risk, International Basketball Federation (FIBA) secretary general Patrick Baumann has warned. 

United States and Lithuania to meet in FIBA Basketball World Cup semi-final

By Gary Anderson

The United States powered passed Slovenia in Barcelona tonight to reach the FIBA Basketball World Cup semi-final ©AFP/Getty ImagesReigning champions the United States will take on Lithuania in the semi-final of the FIBA Basketball World Cup after both sides came through their quarter-finals in Spain tonight.

Basketball Australia criticise "downright wrong" claims they threw FIBA World Cup match

By Nick Butler 

Basketball Australia have rejected claims the  team deliberately lost a match at the FIBA World Cup ©Basketball AustraliaBasketball Australia have hit back at claims the national team deliberately lost a FIBA World Cup match against Angola last week, insisting the allegations are "downright wrong".
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