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Pope Francis tests basketball skills on St. Peter’s with Harlem Globetrotters
Pope Francis pulled off some cool basketball moves in Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square at his general audience on Wednesday. He was encouraged by visiting US basketball team the Harlem Globetrotters, who made the Pontiff an honorary member.

07.05.2015 15:15

Basket cases: 29 arrests as frustrated basketball fans riot in Lexington
Kentucky Wildcats’ fans went wild after a 64-71 loss to the Wisconsin Badgers, which dented Kentucky’s hitherto perfect season of 38 straight wins. Wildcats’ aficionados ran riot on the streets, setting things on fire and shrieking abuse at police.

05.04.2015 06:04

‘If a kid had a toy gun at you, what would you do?’ Dennis Rodman speaks to RT about Ferguson
Former basketball star and NBA record-holder Dennis Rodman spoke to RT about the latest unrest in Ferguson, the jury’s verdict in the case, and his attitude towards Russians.

28.11.2014 21:06

‘LOL #Holocaust’: NBA player sparks outrage over German selfie
​A professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs has apologized after taking a selfie at a Holocaust memorial in Berlin and posting it on social media.

09.10.2014 14:18

Qatari women’s basketball team quits Asian Games over hijab row
Qatar’s women have withdrawn from the Asian Games basketball competition after the team was denied permission to wear Islamic headscarves. The players said the move was discouraging Muslim women who want to play in hijab.

26.09.2014 07:56

Jaws and scores: Suarez and other bite-crazy athletes (VIDEO)
Uruguay’s striker Luis Suarez has made headlines by chomping on an Italian rival in a crucial FIFA World Cup match. RT recalls the history of Suarez’s misconduct and other top athletes, who don’t hesitate to use their teeth to achieve victory.

25.06.2014 16:01

Former Knicks' great responds to NBA race scandal with call for black-only league
New York Knicks executive and former star Larry Johnson reacted on Twitter to racist and misogynistic remarks made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling by calling for an all African-American basketball league.

29.04.2014 20:56

Tycoon Prokhorov denies sanctions link to US basketball club ownership move to Russia
The owner of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team, Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, said the club is being transferred to Russian companies. The process began last year, and is not linked to possible Western sanctions.

25.03.2014 05:28

California cop acquitted of murder now coaches little league baseball
Apparently one’s career options aren’t automatically diminished down to nothing after, say, killing a homeless man while on patrol as an officer of the law. One of the cops acquitted of murdering Kelly Thomas is reportedly coaching little league baseball.

14.03.2014 17:06

​Sacramento Kings become first pro sports team to accept bitcoin
The National Basketball Association’s Sacramento Kings announced Thursday that it will become the first professional sports franchise to accept the virtual currency bitcoin.

16.01.2014 23:33

World leaders shouldn’t let Rodman monopolize N. Korea engagement
As tension mounts on the Korean Peninsula ahead of annual joint US-South Korea military exercises that routinely generate condemnation from Pyongyang, it’s clear that high-level engagement from someone other than Dennis Rodman is sorely needed.

14.01.2014 10:55

Shved to play for Barkley in Risings Stars Challenge
Russian basketball player, Aleksey Shved, will be on Charles Barkley’s team in the Risings Stars Challenge as part of the 2013 NBA’s All-Star Weekend.

08.02.2013 10:29