The court handed Griner a nine-year sentence after finding she committed the crime "deliberately," despite her pleas that it was an "honest mistake." The US has made Russia a prisoner swap offer for the basketball star.
25 Aug 2021
As captain of Afghanistan's wheelchair basketball team and a women's rights activist, Nilofar Bayat fled for her life when the Taliban took over, seeking safety in Spain where she hopes to soon be back on the court.
24 Jul 2021
Nigerian basketball is an Olympic medal candidate, with a team made up mainly of US-based players. But some question whether relying on the diaspora is a sustainable long-term model for basketball in the country.
10 Feb 2021
Investigators say the pilot of the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and his daughter likely became disoriented in fog during the flight. The basketball star's death sent shockwaves throughout the sports world.
7 Feb 2021
Young basketball player Nkwain Kennedy from Bamenda, a town afflicted by the years-long conflict in Cameroon, has a dream to play in the NBA. His complex outdoor training was filmed on Tuesday.
21 Nov 2020
Nigeria’s basketball got a very bright peep into the likely future of its already successful senior national men’s team, D’Tigers, as a glut of both Nigerian-born and players of Nigerian descent were selected in the 2020 NBA Draft. The NBA draft is a process through which elite players in the American University system are selected by teams playing in the National Basketball Association for a chance to earn a living in the NBA League.
22 Sep 2020
The abandoned National Stadium, Lagos, is finally getting attention decades after neglect and original design altered. Demolition trucks have been working inside the complex for two weeks, pulling down illegal structures that once adorned what used to be one of the best sports facilities in Africa.
25 May 2020
A pair of Nike Air Jordan’s worn during an NBA game in 1985 by basketball legend Michael Jordan has been sold for a princely $560,000 – the most money ever paid for a pair of sneakers.
12 Mar 2020
Real Madrid have sent all of the members of their soccer and basketball teams home into quarantine after one of the sports club's basketball players tested positive for the coronavirus, the Spanish club said in a statement on Thursday.
8 Feb 2020
Though she says it's not the easiest task Chinenye Ogwumike enjoys having to juggle her basketball career with her TV career
22 Jan 2020
NBA Paris Game 2020: US basketball comes to France