MVP Rubio says World Cup winners Spain ‘had biggest heart’
Ricky Rubio leads Spain to its second FIBA World Cup crown with averages of 16.4 points, 6.0 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.5 steals @afp Published 12:38 PM, September 16, 2019 Updated 12:38 PM, September 16, 2019 AT THE TOP. Ricky Rubio and Spain are world champions again. Photo from... Read more
Gasol claims rare NBA-World Cup double as Spain crushes Argentina
Marc Gasol joins Lamar Odom as the only players to win an NBA title and a FIBA World Cup championship in the same year @afp Published 11:32 PM, September 15, 2019 Updated 11:34 PM, September 15, 2019 CHAMPIONS. Marc Gasol and Spain are kings of international basketball once again.... Read more
Spain trounces Argentina to recapture FIBA World Cup crown
Ricky Rubio and 5 other players breach double figures as Spain reclaims its place at the basketball summit Published 10:17 PM, September 15, 2019 Updated 12:58 AM, September 16, 2019 CHAMPS AGAIN. Marc Gasol and Spain deny Luis Scola and Argentina the FIBA World Cup title. Photo from fiba. Read more
France turns back Australia for FIBA World Cup bronze
Led by Nando de Colo and Evan Fournier, France storms back from 15 points down to stun Australia @afp Published 6:12 PM, September 15, 2019 Updated 6:45 PM, September 15, 2019 PODIUM FINISH. Evan Fournier and France replicate their third-place finish in the last World Cup. Photo from fiba. Read more
Australia’s Bogut to be investigated for FIBA World Cup rant
‘In this case there will be a disciplinary procedure,’ says FIBA secretary general Andreas Zagklis on Andrew Bogut’s World Cup outburst @afp Published 5:36 PM, September 15, 2019 Updated 5:36 PM, September 15, 2019 IN TROUBLE. FIBA starts its investigation on Australian NBA player Andrew Bogut. Read more
NBA champion Raptors launch branded sports hijab
The Hijabi Ballers project, based in the Greater Toronto Area, seeks to recognize and celebrate the athleticism of Muslim girls and women @afp Published 11:57 AM, September 15, 2019 Updated 11:57 AM, September 15, 2019 CHAMPION BRAND. The Toronto Raptors help raise awareness of Muslim women athletes. Read more
LIVE UPDATES: Spain vs Argentina – FIBA World Cup 2019 Championship
Argentina and Spain duke it out for the gold medal in a do-or-die final at 8 pm on Sunday, September 15 Read more
LIVE UPDATES: Australia vs France – FIBA World Cup 2019 Battle for 3rd
Australia and France vie for the bronze medal at 4 pm on Sunday, September 15 Published 7:06 PM, September 14, 2019 Updated 7:06 PM, September 14, 2019 Photos from fiba.basketball MANILA, Philippines – Australia and France may have missed the chance of contending for the grand prize, but they... Read more
USA slinks out of FIBA World Cup with lowest-ever finish
Led by Donovan Mitchell, USA ends its campaign with a win over Poland to wind up at 7th place @afp Published 6:13 PM, September 14, 2019 Updated 6:13 PM, September 14, 2019 HUMBLED. Donovan Mitchell and Team USA wrap up a tough World Cup run. Photo from fiba. Read more
Spain’s Gasol on verge of rare NBA-World Cup double
Marc Gasol may be poised for a rare feat – winning the NBA crown and a FIBA World Cup in the same year @afp Published 5:30 PM, September 14, 2019 Updated 5:30 PM, September 14, 2019 ENDURING. Marc Gasol admits the long basketball grind has been tough, but it’s... Read more