Latest International basketball News

Celtics’ Williams out 8-12 weeks after latest knee surgery

Sep. 23, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics center Robert Williams III is expected to miss at least two months after undergoing surgery Friday on the left knee that caused him to miss time during Boston's NBA Finals run last season. The team said the arthroscopic procedure to remove loose bodies and...

Kahleah Copper's FIBA diary: Motivations, hopes for tourney

Sep. 22, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Everything happens for a reason. Last year I didn't make the U.S. Olympic roster and I used that as motivation. Falling down always provides motivation for me. So all season long last year, I used that to elevate my game and it paid off with a WNBA championship in...

Stewart, debuting Thomas help US beat Belgium in WCup opener

Sep. 22, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — It's been a whirlwind week for Alyssa Thomas. She went from losing in the WNBA Finals on Sunday to flying 10,000 miles to Australia a day later to play for the United States in the World Cup. Thomas had 14 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in her debut for the...

France spoils LJ's return, beats Australia in World Cup

Sep. 22, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Lauren Jackson was emotional after playing her first game for Australia in 12 years. The Hall of Famer didn't get the result she wanted as the Opals lost to France 70-57 on Thursday to cap off the opening day of the women's World Cup. “It was...

Griner's absence from World Cup weighing on US teammates

Sep. 21, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Brittney Griner's absence is weighing on the minds of her USA Basketball teammates, who are trying to fill the void created by her absence as they prepare for the FIBA World Cup. The Americans are expected to win without the 6-foot-8 Griner, but replacing her spirit...

No Bird, Griner, Taurasi: US still favorite to win World Cup

Sep. 20, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The U.S. women's basketball roster has undergone major changes since the Americans won gold at the Tokyo Olympics last year with Sue Bird retired and Brittney Griner in a Russian jail. Even without Bird and Griner — and no Diana Taurasi — the U.S. is the favorite...

Trio of title-winning Aces headline US World Cup roster

Sep. 20, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A'ja Wilson, Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum won't have much time to recover after leading Las Vegas to the franchise's first WNBA championship. The trio will board a plane to Australia to try and help the U.S. win a fourth consecutive women's basketball World Cup. They...

Diamond DeShields chronicles FIBA World Cup in Sydney

Sep. 18, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Been in Sydney for about 3 days now. At first, I didn’t think the jet lag was that bad, but I definitely hit a wall today. I think we all did. The city is beautiful and the weather is perfect, so it’s been really nice to be able to take in such beautiful views....

EuroLeague picks Bodiroga as new president, Glickman as CEO

Sep. 14, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

BARCELONA (AP) — Dejan Bodiroga, a three-time EuroLeague champion during a stellar playing career, was announced Wednesday as the league's new president and director. Also appointed Wednesday: Marshall Glickman, who will serve as the EuroLeague's new CEO and is a past president of...

Diamond DeShields chronicles USA Basketball training camp

Sep. 13, 2022 08:09 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to put on the USA jersey every day. It's been a long road back after thinking my career was over after having spinal surgery in January of 2020. I thought my life was going to change drastically and I wouldn't...