Latest International basketball News

Spain overtakes USA for No. 1 spot in FIBA men's rankings

Nov. 18, 2022 11:13 AM EST

For the first time in 12 years, USA Basketball is not atop the world men's rankings. FIBA, the sport's governing body, updated its rankings on Friday — and Spain moved into the top spot, a sliver ahead of the U.S. The four-time defending Olympic champion Americans...

Australian NBL player Isaac Humphries announces he's gay

Nov. 16, 2022 09:52 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Melbourne United starting center Isaac Humphries has announced that he is gay and said he hopes his decision to go public will give confidence to other professional athletes to do the same. Humphries, a former U.S. collegiate player with Kentucky, became...

US holds off Colombia in World Cup qualifying, France wins

Nov. 14, 2022 23:20 PM EST

USA Basketball’s magic number for clinching a World Cup berth is down to one. Langston Galloway and David Stockton each scored 23 points, and moved the Americans to the brink of earning a spot in next year’s World Cup with an 88-81 win over Colombia on Monday night. ...

Brazil tops US 94-79 in World Cup basketball qualifying

Nov. 11, 2022 23:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — USA Basketball still has some work to do before clinching a berth in next year’s World Cup. Bruno Caboclo scored 24 points, Georghino De Paula added 18 and Brazil greatly improved its chances of making the 32-team World Cup field by beating the U.S. 94-79 in a...

USA on brink of clinching spot in 2023 Basketball World Cup

Nov. 11, 2022 00:34 AM EST

Jim Boylen has not spent any time thinking about what the World Cup qualifying standings might look like after USA Basketball’s game against Brazil on Friday. He just keeps thinking how the Americans have four qualifying games left. “And in my brain, I’m acting...

NBA All-Star player Dwight Howard headed to Taiwan

Nov. 08, 2022 04:25 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Eight-time NBA All Star Dwight Howard is headed to Taiwan to play for the Taoyuan Leopards in the island’s top division. “I can’t wait to see the fans, eat the food and have the best time ever ... and bring a championship,” the 36-year-old center said...

US men win gold at 3x3 AmeriCup, Jimmer jumper clinches win

Nov. 06, 2022 22:33 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmer Fredette now knows what it’s like to win a 3x3 gold medal with USA Basketball. He’s hoping it’s the first of many. Fredette’s 2-pointer — that’s what beyond-the-arc shots are worth in the 3-on-3 game — with 1:07 remaining was the...

Jimmer's new goal: The U.S. Olympic team, in 3x3 basketball

Nov. 03, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (AP) — Jimmer Fredette has already had quite a basketball life. National college player of the year at BYU. An NBA lottery pick. Played for five different NBA teams. Played professionally in China, played as a pro in Greece as well. His next target: France. ...

Lynx extend coach Cheryl Reeve, bump GM title to president

Nov. 03, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx signed coach Cheryl Reeve to a multi-year contract extension Thursday and elevated her front office title from general manager to president of basketball operations. The length of the new deal was not disclosed. "Cheryl’s...

USA Basketball picks next World Cup qualifying roster

Oct. 30, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

USA Basketball has picked the 12 players that will be tasked with clinching a berth in next year’s World Cup. The roster for the next two World Cup qualifying games at Washington was revealed Sunday, for matchups against Brazil on Nov. 11 and Colombia on Nov. 14. The Americans are...