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Miller, Wade won’t have to testify in hoops trial

NEW YORK — A judge in a federal court ruled Friday that Arizona coach Sean Miller and LSU coach Will Wade will not have to testify in next week’s federal trial into college basketball corruption. Miller and Wade were subpoenaed by Steven Haney, attorney for former agent-runner Christian Dawkins, but federal prosecutors filed a motion […]

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McDowell-White enters NBA draft, Pineau joins Phoenix

A son of a retired AFL star is heading into the NBA draft while the son of a past NBL player is heading home to Melbourne. Rising Australian point guard William McDowell-White, son of Brisbane Lions premiership player Darryl White, will throw his name in the NBA draft on June 21 [AEST] while Dane Pineau, […]

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Basketball: Lakers say thanks and farewell to coach Walton

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – The Los Angeles Lakers continued their clearout after a disastrous first season following the arrival of LeBron James by terminating the contract of coach Luke Walton on Friday (April 12). The club said they had mutually agreed to part ways. “We would like to thank Luke for his dedicated service over […]

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Rising stars: Smith, Magbegor taken in first round of WNBA draft

The Phoenix Mercury and Seattle Storm have been linked to Australia since the WNBA's first season and that connection continued at the WNBA draft on Thursday. The Mercury used their first-round pick to take Australian forward Alanna Smith, while the Storm used pick 12 to select Australian centre Ezi Magbegor. Australian Alanna Smith (right) after […]

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Magic Johnson abruptly resigns as Los Angeles Lakers president

Magic Johnson’s blustery tenure as president of the Los Angeles Lakers has ended with a bang.The charismatic five-time NBA champion promised to deliver superstars to Southern California and return the Lakers to greatness, but he ended up shocking the basketball world by resigning his position in an impromptu gathering with media members that lasted more […]