MADRID | With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the U.S.A" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything.
United States's Kenneth Faried, left, dunks the ball in front of Lithuania's Jonas Valanciunas during their Basketball World Cup semifinals Thursday.
MADRID | After a difficult summer, the Basketball World Cup has been pretty easy for the U.S.
CHAMPAIGN | Illinois starting point guard Tracy Abrams is out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament tear, coach Jon Groce confirmed Thursday.
VALPARAISO | The college basketball season doesn’t begin for another two months, yet the Valparaiso men’s basketball team has already suffered their first significant loss of the year.
CLEVELAND | Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again.
The Timberwolves, Cavaliers and 76ers completed a blockbuster trade sending Kevin Love, pictured, to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland for 2014 No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins on Saturday.
The United States' and Bulls guard Derrick Rose looks to pass during the first half of an exhibition basketball game against Brazil on Saturday.
Assistant coach Tom Thibodeau, left, and Derrick Rose speak during a practice of the men's U.S. national basketball team on Friday in Chicago. The U.S. team will face the Brazilian team in an exhibition game at the United Center today.
CHICAGO | For Derrick Rose, it is a new beginning. And it starts on his home court.
The Pacers' Paul George leaves a news conference Friday in Indianapolis. George went down with a gruesome compound fracture in his right leg.
INDIANAPOLIS | Paul George beat the odds to become an NBA star. He'll have to do it all over again to play next season.
LOS ANGELES | The Clippers moved on from months of ugliness Tuesday, with Steve Ballmer officially becoming the team's new owner in a record $2 billion sale that ousted Donald Sterling as the NBA's longest-tenured owner.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Pacers expect Paul George to make a full recovery from the compound fracture in his right leg. They're just not expecting that to happen this season.
Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The team says the sale closed Tuesday after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise.
Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird, right, and head coach Frank Vogel talk about the injury to player Paul George during a press conference in Indianapolis on Tuesday.
LAS VEGAS | Ed O'Bannon knows it's not over, far from it. He's ready for the appeals, and welcomes a challenge to the ruling that could change big-time college sports forever.
Seven-time NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning speaks during his induction at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., on Friday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. | Alonzo Mourning first thanked all of the usual people when he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: His coaches, his teachers, and the foster mother who raised him.
The Cavaliers' LeBron James smiles as he answers questions during a news-conference before the homecoming event at InfoCision Stadium on Friday in Akron, Ohio.
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