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Nick Kyrgios in action at the French Open on May 27, 2016
Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Rotterdam Open to play in NBA celebrity game
Rotterdam Open director Richard Krajicek confirms that Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the tournament to play in basketball's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game next February.
Oct 19, 19:45
Paul Pierce - then of the Boston Celtics - in action on May 1, 2013
Paul Pierce announces NBA retirement
Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce announces his retirement at the end of the upcoming NBA season.
Sep 26, 16:02
LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers smiles after a play in the first half against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 26, 2015
LeBron James signs three-year Cleveland Cavaliers deal
LeBron James signs a new three-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers worth a reported $100m.
Aug 12, 07:17
Golden State Warriors' Andrew Bogut in action during the game against Denver Nuggets on April 28, 2013
Australian NBA player Andrew Bogut slams Olympic accommodation in Rio
Australia and Dallas Mavericks center Andre Bogut criticises the standard of his accommodation at the Olympics in Rio.
Aug 2, 16:32
San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan in action against Atlanta Hawks on October 17, 2013
Tim Duncan announces retirement from NBA
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan announces his retirement from the NBA following an illustrious 19-year career.
Jul 11, 21:56
LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots the ball against the Golden State Warriors on June 19, 2016
LeBron James helps Cleveland Cavaliers win NBA championship
Cleveland Cavaliers become the first team to overturn a 3-1 deficit in the NBA finals as they beat Golden State Warriors to clinch the championship for the first time in their history.
Jun 20, 15:33
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after he made a three-point basket against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2015
Steph Curry becomes first unanimous MVP in NBA history
Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry becomes the first unanimous MVP in NBA history.
May 10, 18:41
Head coach Frank Vogel of the Indiana Pacers reacts during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the New Orleans Arena on October 30, 2013
Head coach Frank Vogel makes Indiana Pacers exit
Frank Vogel will not retain his job as head coach of the Indiana Pacers after the team decided not to renew his contract.
May 5, 17:11
Head coach Tom Thibodeau of the Chicago Bulls gives encouragement to his team against the Denver Nuggets during a preseason game at the United Center on October 25, 2013
Report: Tom Thibodeau agrees five-year Minnesota Timberwolves deal
Former Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is reportedly on the verge of agreeing a five-year deal to become president and head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Apr 20, 18:41
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Philadelphia 76ers president Sam Hinkie quits
Sam Hinkie quits as president and GM of the Philadelphia 76ers after three years.
Apr 7, 12:11
Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans looks on prior to a preseason NBA game against the New Orleans Pelicans on October 5, 2013
New Orleans Pelicans, USA star Anthony Davis out of Rio Olympics
USA forward Anthony Davis confirms that he will be forced to miss this summer's Olympic basketball tournament in Rio de Janeiro because of injury.
Mar 21, 18:53
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony celebrates making a three-pointer against the Atlanta Hawks on January 27, 2013
Carmelo Anthony replies to angry New York Knicks fan
Carmelo Anthony tells an angry New York Knicks fan to ask owner James Dolan for a refund.
Mar 2, 16:18
Sacramento Kings' Jimmer Fredette in action against Phoenix Suns on November 20, 2013
Jimmer Fredette uncertain over New York Knicks future
Jimmer Fredette admits that he is uncertain whether he will be offered a new deal with the New York Knicks.
Mar 2, 16:05
Interim head coach Kurt Rambis of the New York Knicks pictured on February 19, 2016
Kurt Rambis: "We're all frustrated"
Interim New York Knicks coach Kurt Rambis admits that everyone at the side is "frustrated" by their slump in form.
Mar 1, 15:06
Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots a fould shot against the Philadelphia 76ers during their game at the Barclays Center on December 16, 2013
Joe Johnson leaves Brooklyn Nets
The Brooklyn Nets agree to waive veteran guard Joe Johnson to enable him to move to a playoff contender.
Feb 25, 23:00
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony celebrates making a three-pointer against the Atlanta Hawks on January 27, 2013
Carmelo Anthony: 'It's tough to stay positive'
Carmelo Anthony admits that it is "challenging" at the New York Knicks amid their poor run of form.
Feb 24, 13:32
Anderson Varejao #17 of the Cleveland Cavaliers controls the ball in the first half against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014
Golden State Warriors to sign Anderson Varejao?
Golden State Warriors are reportedly the frontrunners to land former Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao.
Feb 21, 17:29
Andrea Bargnani #77 of the New York Knicks reacts after a basket against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on November 13, 2013
Brooklyn Nets offload Andrea Bargnani
The Brooklyn Nets announce that they have parted ways with Andrea Bargnani after just seven months.
Feb 21, 13:07
Sacramento Kings' Jimmer Fredette in action against Phoenix Suns on November 20, 2013
Carmelo Anthony skeptical of Jimmer Fredette arrival
Carmelo Anthony fails to react with enthusiasm at the prospect of Jimmer Fredette signing for the New York Knicks.
Feb 21, 12:11
New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher on December 31, 2014
Derek Fisher "disappointed" by New York Knicks axe
Derek Fisher speaks of his 'disappointment' at being fired as New York Knicks head coach on Monday.
Feb 10, 20:56
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on while there's a break during the game against against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on November 24, 2015 in Oakland, California.
Kobe Bryant rules out Olympics participation
Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant confirms that he will not participate in this year's Olympic Games in Rio.
Jan 18, 00:49
Matt Barnes #22 of the Los Angeles Clippers celebrates against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on May 3, 2013
Matt Barnes fined for Derek Fisher comments
The NBA fines Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes $35,000 for comments made about New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher in the media.
Jan 17, 23:46
Head coach Lionel Hollins of the Memphis Grizzlies reacts in the first half while taking on the San Antonio Spurs during Game Four of the Western Conference Finals on May 27, 2013
Brooklyn Nets fire head coach Lionel Hollins
The Brooklyn Nets confirm that they have sacked coach Lionel Hollins and "reassigned" general manager Billy King after their poor start to the season.
Jan 10, 17:55
LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers with the ball as Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry tries to steal during game one of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on June 4, 2015
NBA roundup: Christmas wins for Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat
Sports Mole rounds up the five NBA games on Christmas Day, with the Golden State Warriors beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in a rematch of last season's Finals.
Dec 26, 10:50
Cleveland Cavaliers point-guard Kyrie Irving looks on during game one of the NBA Finals on June 4, 2015
Kyrie Irving confirms Cleveland Cavaliers return for Sunday
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving reveals that he will make his season debut against Philadelphia on Sunday.
Dec 19, 22:29
LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers smiles after a play in the first half against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 26, 2015
Ellie Day: 'I feel like I was hit by a truck'
Jason Day's wife Ellie reveals that she felt like she had been "hit by a truck" after being "plowed" by LeBron James on Friday night.
Dec 19, 00:38
LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots the ball against the Miami Heat at Arena HSBC on October 11, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
NBA roundup: Wins for Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets
Sports Mole rounds up the action from Thursday night's three NBA games, with wins for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets and Charlotte Hornets.
Dec 18, 09:31
LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers smiles after a play in the first half against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 26, 2015
NBA roundup: Wins for Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers
Sports Mole brings you the lowdown on Tuesday night's four NBA games, with wins for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers.
Dec 16, 09:18
Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs makes a layup against Vince Carter #25 and DeJuan Blair #45 of the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on December 26, 2013
NBA roundup: San Antonio Spurs remain unbeaten at home
Sports Mole rounds up Monday night's 10 NBA games, which included a 13th straight home victory for the San Antonio Spurs.
Dec 15, 10:26
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NBA referee Bill Kennedy comes out after Rajon Rondo abuse
NBA referee Bill Kennedy comes out after an alleged incident in which he suffered homophobic abuse from Sacramento Kings point guard Rajon Rondo.
Dec 15, 00:34
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts during the game against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2013
NBA roundup: Milwaukee Bucks end Golden State Warriors streak
Sports Mole rounds up Saturday's action from the NBA as the Golden State Warriors slip to their first defeat of the season.
Dec 13, 12:49
Head coach Byron Scott of the Cleveland Cavaliers watches as his team takes on the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 7, 2013
Report: Los Angeles Lakers plan to keep Byron Scott for entire season
Byron Scott will remain as Los Angeles Lakers head coach until the end of the season, according to reports.
Dec 11, 04:56
Miami Heat's Chris Bosh at a news conference on July 17, 2013
Chris Bosh: 'Miami Heat must address issues on offense'
Chris Bosh admits that the Miami Heat are struggling to execute their plans on offense this season.
Dec 11, 04:38
Jahlil Okafor #15 of the Duke Blue Devils drives to the basket against Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers in the second half during the NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 6, 2015
Brett Brown: 'Jahlil Okafor going through hardest time of his life'
Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown believes that Jahlil Okafor is going through the "hardest time of his life" after attracting controversy in recent weeks.
Dec 11, 03:40
Cleveland Cavaliers point-guard Kyrie Irving looks on during game one of the NBA Finals on June 4, 2015
Kyrie Irving, Iman Shumpert close to returning
Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert could both return from injury in the next two games, confirms Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt.
Dec 11, 03:19
Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors reacts in the first half while taking on the Houston Rockets during game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 27, 2015
Klay Thompson hopeful of shaking off ankle injury to play Boston Celtics
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is hopeful that he will shake off his ankle problem to play against the Boston Celtics on Friday.
Dec 11, 03:06
DeMar DeRozan #10 of the Toronto Raptors dribbles the basektball up the court during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Bradley Center on November 2, 2013
NBA roundup: Wins for Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors
Sports Mole rounds up Wednesday night's 10 NBA games, which included wins for the Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors.
Dec 10, 10:11
Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors reacts in the first half while taking on the Houston Rockets during game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 27, 2015
NBA roundup: Golden State Warriors extend record start to 23-0
Sports Mole rounds up Tuesday night's NBA action as the Golden State Warriors produced another virtuoso performance to extend their record start to 23-0.
Dec 9, 10:39
Washington Wizards' John Wall in action against Chicago Bulls on October 12, 2013
NBA roundup: Wins for Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs
Sports Mole provides the lowdown on Monday night's nine NBA games, which included wins for the Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs.
Dec 8, 10:46
DeMarcus Cousins #36 of the 2013 USA Basketball Men's National Team brings the ball up the court during a USA Basketball showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 25, 2013
Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins: "I've been playing like s**t"
Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins says that he has been playing terribly for his team during their three-game losing streak.
Dec 8, 04:28