Alyssa Thomas Is One of a Kind of a Big Deal in the W.N.B.A.

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — In theory, it should be possible to slow down or even stop Alyssa…

The Coaches’ Game Plan: Beat Cancer, Get Married

Marc Rybczyk admits that before he met Aloysia Jaques in January 2014, he had some misguided…

W.N.B.A. Playoffs: Sun Rout Sparks, and Mystics Beat Aces

Jonquel Jones scored 27 points, and Courtney Williams added 25, helping the Connecticut Sun rout the…

Toronto Raptors Introduce Branded Hijabs

The Toronto Raptors have introduced a new line of team-branded hijabs in an effort to be…

Spain Wins FIBA World Cup, Giving Marc Gasol a Rare Double

BEIJING — Sergio Rodríguez, Serge Ibaka, Nikola Mirotic and the venerable Pau Gasol — none of…

U.S. Defeats Poland at Basketball World Cup. But for 7th Place.

BEIJING — As he trudged back to the locker room in the bowels of Cadillac Arena,…

Agonizing Summer Leaves U.S. Basketball Much to Ponder

DONGGUAN, China — When they huddled on the floor before tipoff Thursday night, Gregg Popovich, the…

U.S. Loses to Serbia at Basketball World Cup, Guaranteeing Worst Finish

DONGGUAN, China — The United States came to China looking to again be the best basketball…

U.S.A. Basketball’s No-Win Situation Became Too Real

Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. DONGGUAN,…

U.S. Upset by France at Basketball World Cup

A makeshift United States men’s basketball team, lacking the N.B.A.’s biggest stars, was eliminated in the…

For Gregg Popovich, the FIBA World Cup Is Personal

ImageGregg Popovich, center, routinely describes U.S.A.B. coaching duties as “beyond playing for an N.B.A. team.”CreditLintao Zhang/Getty…

For Second Time in 2 Weeks, Trump Awards Medal of Freedom to an Ex-N.B.A. Star

WASHINGTON — President Trump awarded the Medal of Freedom to the former N.B.A. great Jerry West…

W.N.B.A.’s Sue Bird Officially Out for the Season

Confirming what had long been feared, the Seattle Storm announced on Tuesday that Sue Bird, the…

The W.N.B.A. Is Putting on Some of the Best Pro Basketball in America

On opening night in the W.N.B.A., three hours and 25 minutes until the Atlanta Dream’s home…

At FIBA World Cup, U.S.A. Basketball Flirts With Vulnerability

Coach Gregg Popovich had his clipboard out in the final seconds to illustrate for Kemba Walker…