Last Build Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:40:17 GMTCopyright: Copyright 2016 The New York Times Company
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:39:15 GMTDerrick Rose, left, a new Knick, with the team’s new coach, Jeff Hornacek, at training camp on Tuesday.With Derrick Rose around to lessen the burden on Carmelo Anthony, the new-look Knicks are getting to know one another while hoping they won’t be waylaid by injuries.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:31:33 GMTEric Reid, left, and Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem. N.B.A. players are debating whether to join a protest.The league’s rule book requires players, coaches and trainers “to stand and line up in a dignified posture” during the national anthem.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:37:52 GMTDerrick Rose is a defendant in a civil case in which a former girlfriend accuses him and two of his friends of raping her.The Police Department confirmed it was conducting its own inquiry into a rape accusation against Rose that is the subject of a civil suit. At the Knicks’ preseason media day, Rose said he would be proved innocent.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:04:37 GMTChris Bosh in January. A few days before the All-Star Game in February, he awoke with a sore calf. He was soon found to have a recurrence of blood clots, and team doctors told him his career was probably over.Bosh’s last two seasons have been cut short by blood clots, and Miami has indicated it doesn’t want him to step on the court this season, or perhaps ever again.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 04:31:17 GMTPhoenix’s Brittney Griner, far left, was double-teamed by Tina Charles, near left, and Carolyn Swords of the Liberty during a second-round W.N.B.A. playoff game at Madison Square Taurasi scored a game-high 30 points, including a huge 3-pointer to end a string of Liberty comebacks, to end the Liberty’s playoff season after one game.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:27:11 GMTBrittany Boyd of the Liberty declined to stand during the national anthem before a playoff game against the Phoenix Mercury at Madison Square Garden.At Madison Square Garden, some players on the Liberty and the Phoenix Mercury joined the movement ignited by the San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:54:57 GMTThe Liberty’s Tina Charles, left, and Epiphanny Prince were high school opponents.Before they were teammates, Tina Charles and Epiphanny Prince were routinely portrayed as New York City foes as they faced off for the top two high school teams in the nation.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:40:13 GMTThe Bulls traded Derrick Rose, a former most valuable player, to the Knicks in the off-season.The Knicks will open their preseason schedule on Oct. 4, the same day Rose is scheduled to be in court for a civil suit accusing him of rape.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:54:09 GMTThe Heat’s Chris Bosh, left, playing against the Nets in 2014. He has been sidelined at the All-Star break by blood clots the last two seasons.Bosh has been sidelined by blood clots at the All-Star break the past two seasons, but he said last week that he was ready to play.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:38:22 GMTFever players during the national anthem before a W.N.B.A. playoff game. Two Mercury players joined them in kneeling.The gesture came in the wake of police shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte, and many other professional athletes have joined either side of the protest movement.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:36:40 GMTThe Fever’s Marissa Coleman driving to the basket last week. Last year, Indiana reached the finals by overcoming 1-0 deficits in its first two series. “Now you don’t have that luxury,” Tamika Catchings said.The Liberty had the best record in the East, but as the third seed in a system that eliminates the importance of conferences, they face a single-elimination playoff game.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:19:53 GMTTamika Catchings, playing her last W.N.B.A. season with the Indiana Fever, and other union leaders worked to establish a union that could serve as a first point of contact for players’ professional, and even personal, issues.As the president of the W.N.B.A. players’ union since 2004, Catchings, who will retire after this season, guided the league through some trying times.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:54:23 GMTDerrick Rose at a news conference in June, when he was introduced as a Knick. He is facing a civil suit accusing him of rape.Rose, newly acquired from the Bulls for the 2016-17 season, is scheduled to be in a Los Angeles courtroom as the defendant in a lawsuit when the Knicks’ play their first preseason game Oct. 4.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:36:07 GMTThe Liberty’s Swin Cash will retire after the W.N.B.A. season, her 15th.Cash, a 15-year league veteran planning to retire, has started most of the team’s games while mentoring younger players and putting her strong voice to use in other ways.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:01:34 GMTKnicks forward Carmelo Anthony, left, and Warriors forward Draymond Green at a training session in Las Vegas with the United States Olympic men’s basketball team.While training with the United States basketball team that will be headed to the Rio Olympics, Anthony spoke about his activism against gun violence.
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:37:00 GMTThe Spurs’ Tim Duncan in a playoff game in April. True to form, he announced his retirement without seeking fanfare.After 19 seasons of restrained brilliance and five championship rings, Duncan bade farewell in the only way befitting his career — with zero fanfare.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 02:21:41 GMTOscar Robertson, right, with the Cincinnati Royals in January 1970. As president of the National Basketball Players Association, he filed a lawsuit that year that ultimately led to more freedom of movement for players.A settlement from a 1970 lawsuit filed by Oscar Robertson led to the easy movement and lavish salaries that are now commonplace in the N.B.A.
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 05:39:06 GMTThe N.B.A. Development League caps player pay at $25,000, a sum too meager to tempt high schoolers away from college.A financial windfall has enriched even the most middling of N.B.A. players while those in the N.B.A. Development League play for paltry sums.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:15:36 GMTNike Inc, the world's No. 1 footwear maker, will continue to dominate the sportswear market despite intensifying competition in North America, analysts said on Wednesday, a day after the company reported "futures orders" below estimates.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:37:08 GMTLindsay Whalen hobbled through the regular season last year. She hobbled through the playoffs. She even hobbled through the Minnesota Lynx championship celebration.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:25:00 GMTHarrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut are in, Chandler Parsons and Zaza Pachulia are out and Dallas coach Rick Carlisle has a retooled roster for the sixth consecutive time since winning a championship.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:45:47 GMTPaul Pierce decided to return for his 19th and last season in the NBA, convinced the Los Angeles Clippers can make a successful run to their first league title.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:09:59 GMTShortly after Philadelphia 76ers president and general manager Bryan Colangelo said he is not actively shopping any of his players, Sixers center Nerlens Noel openly wondered how he, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid can co-exist as the team's three big men.