Kobe Bryant's towel fetches R600 000 at auction

2020-03-30 09:24

The towel that Kobe Bryant wore over his shoulders during his farewell speech after his final National Basketball League game has fetched R600 000 at auction.

Two weeks after NBA shutdown, US sports landscape barren

2020-03-25 20:09

Imagine a Masters with fall foliage instead of spring flowers, an NBA Finals just weeks before the usual pre-season training camps.

NBA chief defends league over virus tests for 'wealthy'

2020-03-19 07:05

NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended the league's swift testing of players for coronavirus as the vast majority of Americans face long waits to be tested.

Gobert apologises for 'embarrassing, inexcusable' virus gaffe

2020-03-13 08:17

Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert apologised for potentially exposing people to the coronavirus, a day after news of his infection prompted the NBA to suspend the season.

NBA Jazz guard Mitchell tests positive for coronavirus: report

2020-03-12 17:33

Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell has tested positive for the coronavirus, hours after team-mate Rudy Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for the virus.

Real Madrid in quarantine, Australian GP in doubt

2020-03-12 16:17

Real Madrid's players and staff went into quarantine and the NBA halted games indefinitely as the coronavirus pandemic rocked world sport.

Top basketball, cricket tournaments fall victim to virus

2020-03-05 16:40

A landmark Olympic basketball qualifying tournament in India and a bid to establish top cricket in Nepal have become the latest victims of the coronavirus epidemic.

WATCH | Tearful Michael Jordan commemorates 'little brother' Kobe Bryant

2020-02-25 06:41

A tearful Michael Jordan on Monday remembered his "little brother" Kobe Bryant at a star-filled memorial in Los Angeles.

Kobe Bryant among finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame

2020-02-15 16:17

Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers legend killed last month in a helicopter crash, was among eight finalists named for 2020 induction to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Kobe Bryant and daughter buried in private ceremony

2020-02-13 06:52

Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were buried last week near their family home in Newport Beach, California, in a private ceremony, according to death certificates.


Globetrotters great 'Curly' Neal dies

2020-03-27 09:38

Fred “Curly” Neal, whose trademark shaved head and dazzling dribbling skills delighted audiences of the Harlem Globetrotters, has died.

'Super Spreader' NBA players test positive for coronavirus

2020-03-20 07:04

Two members of the LA Lakers have tested positive for the new coronavirus as the Phily 76ers also confirmed that three of their players had contracted the disease.

Durant among Brooklyn Nets players diagnosed with Covid-19

2020-03-18 06:59

Kevin Durant is reportedly among four Brooklyn Nets players who have tested positive for the new coronavirus and are in isolation.

Coronavirus: Cancellations and changes in US sport

2020-03-12 22:16

A quick look at major cancellations and changes in North American sport as coronavirus concerns intensify in the United States.

LeBron, Curry say NBA needs to cancel 'rough' 2020

2020-03-12 17:09

NBA superstars LeBron James and Stephen Curry say the league needs to cancel 2020 after the year of Kobe Bryant's tragic death also saw the season shut down.

NBA shut down, fans shut out as coronavirus hits US sport

2020-03-12 07:02

Sport across the United States and Canada was gripped by coronavirus fears on Wednesday, with the NBA suspending its season.

Bryant's widow sues helicopter company over fatal crash

2020-02-25 07:08

Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa filed a lawsuit against the operators of the helicopter that crashed, killing the NBA icon and eight others.

Team LeBron outguns Team Giannis in NBA All-Star Game

2020-02-17 07:47

Kawhi Leonard stole the show on the floor and Hall of Famer Magic Johnson took centre stage in an emotional pre-game ceremony.

Snoop Dogg apologises for attacking TV anchor over Bryant story

2020-02-13 13:16

Rapper Snoop Dogg has apologised for an obscenity-laced tirade in which he appeared to threaten a CBS news anchor over an interview about late NBA star Kobe Bryant.

CBS denounces threats against anchor over Kobe Bryant story

2020-02-10 06:52

The president of CBS News on Sunday denounced as "reprehensible" a comment by famed rapper Snoop Dogg that appeared to threaten a news anchor.

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