W.N.B.A. Games to Air on CBS Sports Network in New Deal

The W.N.B.A. and CBS announced a multiyear agreement on Monday that will significantly increase the number of games shown on national television. CBS Sports Network, a cable channel, will televise 40 regular season games during the coming W.N.B.A. season, which starts next month. Those games are in addition to the 16 regular season games and […]


Toronto looks to secure series against Orlando in game 5

Orlando Magic (42-40, seventh in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Toronto Raptors (58-24, second in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) Toronto; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Toronto leads series 3-1 BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Raptors look to clinch the Eastern Conference first round over the Orlando Magic […]


N.B.A. Playoffs: Celtics Take 3-0 Series Lead Against Pacers

Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and Kyrie Irving added 19 to help the Boston Celtics beat the host Indiana Pacers, 104-96, on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in the first-round Eastern Conference series. Irving also had 10 assists and 5 rebounds, and Jayson Tatum had 18 points and 7 rebounds for the Celtics, who […]


North Carolina Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell Resigns After 33 Years Following Investigation

Longtime University of North Carolina head women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell has resigned following an investigation, the university announced on Friday. A statement released by the university said that Hatchell, 67, had made “racially insensitive” comments and “questioned” the medical staff who treated her players. “The University commissioned a review of our women’s basketball program, which found […]


Orlando, Toronto meet with series tied 1-1

Toronto Raptors (58-24, second in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Orlando Magic (42-40, seventh in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) Orlando; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Series tied 1-1 BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Raptors visit the Orlando Magic for game three of the Eastern Conference first round […]


Nurse takes some blame for Lowry’s shooting

TORONTO – If Kyle Lowry had played in Toronto’s final game of the regular season, would his shot still have been M.I.A. against Orlando? Or could he have used the rhythm of a game just five days before the post-season tipped off? Mulling those questions over on Monday, Raptors coach Nick Nurse pointed the finger […]


Magic Johnson’s Biggest Moments While Running the Lakers

In his two years as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson presided over a team as chaotic and playoff-free as the one he’d inherited. The Lakers succeeded in stockpiling talent — including the franchise-altering signing of LeBron James — but failed in putting together complementary pieces, or attracting the second […]


N.C.A.A. Appeals Latest Antitrust Ruling

The N.C.A.A. said on Saturday that it was appealing a Federal District Court’s decision earlier this month that found that barring athletes from being paid beyond a scholarship and related costs violated antitrust law. “We believe, and the Supreme Court has recognized, that N.C.A.A. member schools and conferences are best positioned to strengthen and revise […]


LeBron James Passes Michael Jordan on N.B.A.’s Career Scoring List

There was no Instagram post celebrating the achievement in advance this time. There was relatively little buildup from the news media. It was an event that might have dominated the news cycle in years’ past, but when LeBron James passed Michael Jordan on the N.B.A.’s career scoring list on Wednesday night, it was a triumph […]