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NBA and FIBA to launch pro league in Africa

The NBA’s first professional basketball league outside of North America will begin in Africa next year, the NBA and the sport’s global governing body announced on Saturday.


U.S. quarterback Kaepernick settles grievance case with NFL

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked a national debate when he protested against racial injustice by kneeling during the U.S. national anthem, has resolved a pending grievance with the league, the two sides said on Friday.


California’s Sacramento Kings to launch precursor to in-arena sports betting

Sports betting is not yet legal in California, but the Sacramento Kings want fans to come as close as they can to the real thing with a new “predictive gaming” lounge.


NCAA transfer rules under review

The NCAA is reviewing the guidelines regarding granting transfer waivers at the Division I level, the organization announced Thursday.


Journeyman Jung jags biggest career win in upset of Tiafoe

Seven months after his grand slam debut, journeyman Jason Jung recorded the biggest scalp of his career when he upset Frances Tiafoe 6-3 7-5 in the second round at the New York Open on Thursday.


McIlroy tells troubled Garcia to find ‘sanctuary’ on course

Rory McIlroy has advised Sergio Garcia to find “sanctuary” on the golf course rather than let his emotions get the better of him following his outburst and subsequent disqualification at the Saudi International earlier this month.


Warrant issued for Nebraska RB Washington

Nebraska running back Maurice Washington will return to Northern California and turn himself in to face charges of revenge porn and child pornography, his attorney said.


Golf: Child-prodigy Li warned for breaching amateurs rule in Apple advert

Lucy Li, who became the youngest player ever to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open in 2014, has been warned by the United States Golf Association (USGA) after breaching amateur status rules by appearing in an Apple Watch advertising campaign.


Motor racing: Sainz ready to step up as leader in Alonso’s shoes

Carlos Sainz intends to be McLaren’s leader on the track this season and said he felt no pressure to be stepping into fellow Spaniard Fernando Alonso’s shoes at the Formula One team.


Tennis: Youngster Munar ousts Italy’s Fognini in Argentina

Spain’s Jaume Munar battled back from a set down to defeat second-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini 4-6 6-4 7-5 in the Argentina Open on Wednesday and advance to the quarter-finals.



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