Basketball

  • All-NBA Teams 2017: Russell Westbrook, James Harden, LeBron James make first team

    Russell Westbrook edged out Stephen Curry for first-team honors after a record-breaking season. Meanwhile, Paul George missed out.

    The NBA announced its All-NBA first team on Thursday, and it features the players you’d expect to stand atop the league’s totem pole.

  • All-Star starter spot “I should be a starter,” Thomas

    On the eve of the announcement, Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas has a fresh batch of motivation after missing out on a starting spot with the Eastern Conference All-Star team when he lost a tie-breaker to DeMar DeRozan.

    Thomas wasn’t bashful when asked if he liked his chances to earn a starting role. “I should be a starter,” Thomas said. “But I can’t control that.”

    Thomas leads the East in scoring and is fourth in the NBA, averaging 28.7 points per game. Thirteen times this season he has scored at least 30 points. Not only is he leading the NBA in fourth-quarter scoring, but his average of 10.1 points per game in that frame is the best mark in the NBA over the past two decades.

  • AMA finds fitting platform in PBA D-League

    LOOKING to further promote its brand and showcase the kind of institution it is, AMA Education System (AMAES) has made a conscious effort to try out various activities and explore partnerships, including joining the Philippine Basketball Association Developmental League (PBA D-League), which officials said has been an “effective” venture for them.

  • Amar'e Stoudemire retires from NBA, will play in Israel next year

    Amar'e Stoudemire, the former Rookie of the Year who became famous for thunderous dunks and breathtaking moves in his prime, has announced his NBA retirement after 14 seasons. Stoudemire, who played for the Miami Heat last season, signed a ceremonial contract with New York so he could retire as a Knick.

  • Amar'e Stoudemire Retires from NBA: Latest Comments and Reaction

    Amar'e Stoudemire announced his retirement from the NBA on Tuesday following a 14-year run that included six All-Star selections.

  • Amer sets eyes on new leadership role

    Optimism is really on a high that this will finally be the conference Baser Amer takes the lead playmaking responsibility to his own.

    And after his stellar showing in Meralco’s 94-86 victory over Mahindra on Friday, where he poured 19 points on a 3-of-7 shooting from threes, on top of three rebounds and three assists, that prediction may truly become a reality this time out.

  • An Amazing pass from Westbrook to Oladipo, Thunder wins 123 - 102.

    The Oklahoma City guard had 24 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds for his 34th triple double of the season, as the Thunder roared past the Raptors 123-102 for their fourth straight win.

    Westbrook, who took less than three quarters to notch his triple-double, now needs just seven more to beat Oscar Robertson's single-season record.

  • An uncertain future for Wolves' great Garnett

    With Kobe Bryant's extended farewell tour over since April and Tim Duncan slipping quietly into retirement to start this week, Garnett is the next logical aging NBA star to face a decision to play or not in 2016-17.

  • Anderson Varjeao won’t accept championship ring from Cavs

    Despite being eligible, Anderson Varejao won’t accept a title ring from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    Varejao, a longtime Cavs fan favorite who was traded to the Trail Blazers mid-season in a salary dump, played with Cleveland long enough to receive a ring if offered.

  • Andre Drummond is not a franchise player yet, and it's not just because he can't make free throws

    Andre Drummond made a big leap in the 2015-16 season. He helped the Pistons reach the playoffs for the first time in seven years and averaged 16 points, a league-leading 15 rebounds, and over a block per game. Those numbers got him the first of what will surely be multiple All-Star appearances.

  • Andre Iguodala, Warriors agree to a 3-year, $45 million deal, per report

    Iguodala played hard to get, but he’s back like we all thought he would be.

    Andre Iguodala will end back up with the Golden State Warriors after all. After several weeks where Iguodala drops not-so-subtle hints that he might leave the team, Iguodala has agreed to a three-year deal worth $48 million, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania.

  • Andrew Bogut Rio 2016: Aussie NBA star rips Olympic village, team bosses, creates own shower curtain

    MAKE Andrew Bogut grumpy and he will crush you. The Aussie NBA star has just torn Rio and Australian team bosses a new one on Twitter over Olympic village lodgings.

  • Andrew Wiggins is raising his ceiling by mastering the 3-point shot

    Perimeter shooting wasn’t Wiggins’ strength at lower levels, but it’s become one for him in the NBA.

    With a 63-33 third-quarter lead against the Philadelphia 76ers on Nov. 18, Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins ran up the court, received a pass from point guard Ricky Rubio, and drained a three-point shot. He finished the game with 35 points.

    We knew Wiggins could score, but that three-point shot is becoming a more common way by which he does it. Even though the T-Wolves are 4-7, Wiggins has been shouldering most of the scoring load with ease, thanks in large part to expanding his game.

  • Anthony Davis injury: Pelicans star out 10-15 days after spraining ankle

    The Pelicans hope Davis can return for their regular season opener.

  • Anthony Davis reminded us why he’s still the NBA’s next sensation

    Now someone please find him some teammates.

    Anthony Davis was the Next Big Thing in the NBA entering last season. Then, his entire team got hurt, he couldn't somehow lift a bunch of replacement-level players to stardom, and we all kind of forgot about him.

  • Anthony Davis’ historic night lifts New Orleans Pelicans past New York Knicks, 110-96

    While Davis was going HAM, the interwebs were contemplating the disappearance of Derrick Rose.

    In a game I’m sure you all watched instead of the absolutely bananas college football national championship between Clemson and Alabama, the New Orleans Pelicans finally got into the win column for the 2017 calendar year thanks to another superstar effort from Anthony Davis and a barrage of three point bombs from the rest of the cast.

  • Anthony leaves lasting legacy of leadership with USA

    RIO DE JANEIRO — The Summer of Carmelo came to a fitting end Sunday night, with tears.

    For all the justifiable and understandable page views and sports talk hours Kevin Durant's free-agency decision produced the past seven weeks, this was Carmelo Anthony's offseason, in so many different and meaningful ways.

  • Anthony: 'It's time to get another gold medal'

    LAS VEGAS — LeBron James isn't here. Chris Paul isn't here. Ditto for Dwyane Wade and Russell Westbrook, not to mention James Harden, Dwight Howard, Andre Drummond and Steph Curry. Fact is, you could craft a gold medal-worthy roster out of the NBA stars who tapped out from participating with USA Basketball this summer for what, eventually, will be the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Ateneo eyes share of No. 2 spot

    SEEMINGLY peaking of late, the Ateneo Blue Eagles try to continue to put further wind on their assault for number two as they battle defending champions and currently second-running Far Eastern University Tamaraws today in midweek action in Season 79 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).

    Winners of their last three games, the Eagles (7-4) go for four wins in a row in their 2 p.m. tiff against the Tamaraws (8-3) and challenge the latter for the number spot and the twice-to-beat advantage that goes with it in the Final Four.

  • Avery Bradley buries game winner as Celtics Beat Cavs 111-108 in Game 3

    Avery Bradley hit an incredible game winning three as the Celtics are back in the series.

    CLEVELAND – Marcus Smart wanted one last game in the Garden. Avery Bradley wanted one last chance at home.

    As the ball bounced over the rim, with the clock ticking down to zero, Avery Bradley begged it to fall. The Basketball Gods relented, gifting Boston its first win in the series.