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,…

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

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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…

Nets’ Wilson Chandler Suspended 25 Games for Violating N.B.A.’s Drug Policy

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DeMarcus Cousins Is Accused of Choking and Threatening to Shoot a Woman

DeMarcus Cousins, the All-Star N.B.A. center who signed with the Los Angeles Lakers last month, has…

N.B.A. Closes Luke Walton Sexual Assault Investigation

The N.B.A. and the Sacramento Kings announced Friday afternoon that they had concluded an investigation into…

Do You Understand the N.B.A. Salary Cap? Imagine Enforcing It.

To be even a casual N.B.A. fan in 2019 means having to become a quasi-accountant or…

After Gloomy Talk of No-Shows, Signs of Optimism for U.S.A. Basketball

LOS ANGELES — Marc Gasol maintains a mostly detached relationship with the N.B.A.’s social media machine.…

Is Slavery’s Legacy in the Power Dynamics of Sports?

There is no other business like the N.B.A. Its rainbow jump shots, rim-rattling dunks and heart-pounding…

Tyronn Lue Will Coach in Los Angeles After All — for the Clippers

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N.C.A.A. Reverses ‘Rich Paul Rule’ After Backlash

The N.C.A.A. backtracked on Monday from new criteria it had imposed on agents representing college basketball…

Ready for the World (and his Utah Teammate)

Welcome to Marc Stein’s newsletter. Stein has covered Jordan. He’s covered Kobe. And LeBron vs. the…

N.B.A. Begins Investigating Whether Salary Cap Was Violated

The N.B.A. has begun an investigation into how teams handled free agency this summer, focusing on…

The N.B.A. Is Pushing Into Africa. Can It Compete With Soccer?

SALY, Senegal — Even though he was 6-foot-6 by the time he was 14 years old,…

LeBron James’s Agent, Rich Paul, Starts a Sports Division at a Hollywood Firm

ImageThe agent Rich Paul watched an N.B.A. game between the Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers in…