Basketball

Kiwi Marks eyed by Nets - report

Sean Marks spent some time checking out how Richie McCaw and the All Blacks did things when he was back in New Zealand in 2015.

Could the struggling Brooklyn Nets organisation turn to a New Zealander to guide their fortunes in the NBA?

Fun 'n games for Abercrombie

Breakers forward Tom Abercrombie says he's enjoying the pressure of playing for a spot in the finals.

As the Breakers head into a tense finish to the ANBL regular season, they're embracing the pressure.

Clippers suspend Griffin for four games

Blake Griffin has been suspended and fined for punching an equipment manager.

Clippers star earns suspension and fine over punch-up with equipment manager and long-time friend.

Parker: I'll play Olympic qualifiers

The Spurs' Tony Parker hopes to get a chance to go up against Cleveland Cavaliers and Team USA  star Kyrie Irving in Rio.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

San Antonio Spurs and French national team star Tony Parker has earned the right to have a change of mind every now and again.

Better balance boosts Breakers

Better ball movement has seen the Breakers re-establish Cedric Jackson as the central figure in their offence.

It took six straight defeats and a near terminal malaise to achieve it, but the New Zealand Breakers have finally figured out that Corey Webster can't win them a championship on his own.

Breakers ready for final flourish

Breakers coach Dean Vickerman believes his team's unpredictability might be one of its biggest strengths as the playoffs loom.

Dean Vickerman likes the signs as his men get set to duel the best team in the Australian NBL to close the regular season.

Strong signing for Giants

Nelson Giants signing Ben Strong in action for the Westchester Knicks in the NBA D-League.

Experienced D-League centre Ben Strong becomes Nelson Giants' second import.

Adams strikes for Thunder video

Steven Adams, right, was part of the OKC side that went down to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.

But it's a case of close but no cigar for Kiwi NBA star as OKC fall short against Golden State.

Breakers haul in Taipans

NZ Breakers centre Alex Pledger looks to grab the ball ahead of Cairns Taipans` Matthew Burston at the North Shore Events Centre.

The defending champion Breakers may now fancy their chances of retaining their crown.

Hawks book playoffs berth

Kirk Penney (right) had 28 points as the Illawarra Hawks defeated the Townsville Crocodiles in overtime to seal a playoffs berth.

Illawarra Hawks book semifinal berth after prevailing 104-97 in OT thriller against Townsville Crocodiles.

C-Web gives Breakers a shot

Corey Webster and Cedric Jackson will be looking to stay hot for the Breakers when they host the Taipans on Sunday.

Corey Webster has his swag back, just in time for his team's biggest game of the year.

Size matters for Adams

Steven Adams is playing career-best basketball for the Oklahoma City Thunder this season.

Golden State's revolutionary small-ball lineup figures to play havoc with the OKC Thunder.

Result goes Breakers' way

The NZ Breakers can go fourth on the ANBL standings with a win over the Cairns Taipans at the NSEC on Sunday.

Basketball moons align for the NZ Breakers as they make a late push to squeeze into the playoffs.

Red faces as Obama meets Warriors video

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US President jokes with NBA champs, talking golf, secret service distractions and life after politics.

NBA star sidelined by knee to groin video

Veteran San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is out for at least four weeks after having testicular surgery.

Spurs guard Manu Ginobili sidelined for four weeks after undergoing surgery for painful injury.

Sharks lock in American import video

New Southland Sharks signing Jordair Jett playing for the Townsville Crocodiles.

Southland Sharks 2016 roster coming together well after signing outstanding American point-guard Jordair Jett.

Stars to play out WNBL

The financially-struggling SEQ Stars team will play out the remainder of the WNBL season, being propped up by Basketball Australia.

Financially battling first-season WNBL team SEQ Stars will play out the remainder of their campaign.

Melbourne close to minor premiership

Stephen Holt scored a game-high 23 points as Melbourne United moved within touching distance of the ANBL's regular season title.

Melbourne United have one hand on the ANBL minor premiership after out-muscling and out-hustling the Illawarra Hawks.

Breakers eye Snakes next up

Breakers coaches Dean Vickerman and Paul Henare have quickly switched their focus to the Cairns Taipans.

As good as that win in Adelaide was, the challenges keep coming for New Zealand's ANBL side.

Action Jackson proves a triple threat

Cedric Jackson figured he would get some good looks in Adelaide, and was ready to knock 'em down.

The Breakers' inspirational point guard sensed his chance, and seized it with both hands in a defining victory in Adelaide.

Durant considering move to Warriors

Kevin Durant is thinking of a move to the Golden State Warriors.

Just imagine Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant taking the court together on the same team.

Breakers get it done in Adelaide

Back-to-form Corey Webster helped lead the Breakers' fight.

The Cedric Jackson and Corey Webster combination has come up huge for the ANBL's defending champs in Adelaide.

NBA star may miss Tall Blacks

French point guard Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs may miss the tournament because of the birth of his second son.

The Tall Blacks will take the breaks were they can get them ahead of a tough last-chance Olympic qualifying tournament in Manila.

Do or die for Breakers in Adelaide

Mika Vukona says the Breakers have gone into playoff mode as they look to keep their season alive in Adelaide tonight.

The ANBL's defending champs are embracing the urgency of their situation as they look to go go 4-0 to finish the regular season.

Adams puts a spell on Wizards video

OKC's Steven Adams contests the shot of Washington Wizards guard John Wall.

Big Kiwi continues to make his mark for surging OKC Thunder.

Breakers banking on Webster revival

Corey Webster's shooting numbers have been down of late, and so have the Breakers as they've won just one of their last seven.

Corey Webster needs to find his mo-jo if his club has any hope of forcing their way into the ANBL playoff picture.

Rams to ball it up in Brisbane

Canterbury Rams' co-captain Ethan Rusbatch, right, will look to get the offence going in Brisbane this week.

Canterbury basketball sides off to Australia and Argentina this week

Hornacek sacked as Suns coach

Axed Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek.

Slumping NBA team axe their head coach after a dire 2015-16 with 19 losses in last 21 games.

Randle doubtful to play Breakers

Jerome Randle, who is unlikely to play for Adelaide against the Breakers on Wednesday night.

But defending champions' task remains just as difficult in Adelaide - with or without the MVP favourite in the 36ers lineup.

Jackson provides the spark

Charles Jackson dunking for the Breakers was the standout memory in the club's scrappy victory over the Crocs on Friday night.

Young centre fires up Vector Arena and is a key man in the Breakers playoff chances.

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