The quiet inspiration behind the Antetokounmpo brothers’ stunning success

ALEX ANTETOKOUNMPO THOUGHT he’d had a good game. The senior forward for Dominican High School and youngest of the four basketball-playing Antetokounmpo brothers had posted 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists in a 20-point victory over Mequon Homestead High School on Dec. 7. His older brother Giannis had other

March Madness 2020: Last 10 games of season carry no significant weight in tournament selection

We are coming to the end of the college basketball season, and the weekend that will end these four months of delight will be even more magnificent than usual. The Pac-12 championship is up for grabs, with UCLA (12-5) and Oregon (11-5) both owning the opportunity to win or share

35 best teams that didn’t win the NCAA Tournament

Sometimes the team that didn’t win it all is remembered more than the team that did.  That’s the case more often than not in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1984-85, several memorable teams, including several No. 1 seeds, fell short of winning the

How to get Knicks owner James Dolan to sell the team in 5 easy steps

Sell the team? With this guide, now you can get what you want. On Wednesday night, more Knicks fans were thrown out of Madison Square Garden for supposedly chanting “Sell the team.” One fan even claims he was “interrogated” while exiting, per the Daily News’ Stefan Bondy. This isn’t the first time

$173m star left looking ‘like a child’

A Real Madrid star of the past met a Real Madrid star of the present when Eden Hazard posed for a photo with basketball ace Luka Doncic. The Dallas Mavericks guard, 21, dwarfed the diminutive Hazard as they embraced and swapped shirts following Thursday’s win over New Orleans Pelicans. Watch

Lakers to sign Dion Waiters for remainder of season

The Los Angeles Lakers are signing free agent guard Dion Waiters for the remainder of the season, a person familiar with the deal confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The person was granted anonymity because he was not authorized to share the news before it was announced. The Lakers are intrigued with

Bubble Watch 2020: Beware the bid thieves who burst bubbles

ESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street Journal Editor’s note: The NCAA tournament Bubble Watch has been updated through Wednesday’s games. Conference tournaments begin this week, which means we’ll soon be hearing and speculating about bid

NBA playoff predictions: Most likely seeds and best matchups

Which teams are going to win the big NBA playoff races? There’s a heated race for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, with the winner likely getting a matchup against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. There are also key races for No. 2 and more seeds

‘Embarrassing’ drama in 12-year thriller

The Sydney Kings have made their first NBL Grand Final in 12 years after bouncing back to claim game three against Melbourne United 89-87. It was a thriller after the Kings were blown off the court in game two in a 45-point demolition that saw star Andrew Bogut ripped by

England’s Six Nations clash with Italy postponed due to coronavirus

England's Six Nations clash with Italy has reportedly been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. According to the Press Association, the decision has been taken by authorities to call off the game leaving the conclusion of the tournament in disarray. Italy's planned clash with Ireland in Dublin this weekend has