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  1. July 11, 2014

    Cleveland gets LeBron on the rebound

    US basketball star LeBron James on Friday announced one of the most dramatic homecomings in the history of American sports,...

  2. June 5, 2014

    Donald Sterling agrees $2bn Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer

    Donald Sterling has accepted a deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers basketball franchise to Steve Ballmer, the former...

  1. May 30, 2014

    Clippers / Ballmer: zero-sum game

    A net worth of $20bn expands the range of possible retirement hobbies. And so there will be no dilemma between gardening and...

  2. May 30, 2014

    Ex-Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer agrees $2bn deal to buy LA Clippers

    Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft chief executive, is poised to buy the Los Angeles Clippers basketball franchise after...

  3. May 2, 2014

    The NBA’s racism drama is more about money than morals

    The billionaire Donald Sterling, who has owned the Los Angeles Clippers basketball franchise since 1981, was suspended for...

  4. May 2, 2014

    Wynn Resorts gains on Macau gambling data

    Wynn Resorts led a surging casino industry on Friday as the latest gambling figures from Macau, the world’s gaming hub,...

  5. April 29, 2014

    Geffen eyes Los Angeles Clippers basketball franchise

    David Geffen, the billionaire music and movie mogul, is among potential bidders eyeing the Los Angeles Clippers after the US...

  6. April 28, 2014

    Sponsors ditch LA Clippers after race row

    Sponsors and advertisers are ending their association with one of basketball’s marquee teams after its owner was secretly...

  7. January 15, 2014

    Overseas investors eye National Basketball Association franchise

    National Basketball Association franchises are attracting more interest from investors outside the US as their revenues...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    December 19, 2013

    Dennis Rodman on route to Pyongyang

    Petar Kujundzic/Reuters Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman talks to the media at the Beijing International Airport...

  9. November 28, 2013

    BT in album streaming deal with Universal Music

    BT has struck a deal with Universal Music, the world’s largest music company, to stream albums over its pay-TV platform. The...

  10. November 8, 2013

    Watch brands sign basketball professionals

    The final seconds of the final game of the 2013 NBA Championship may not go down as the most exciting in history. Miami Heat...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    October 8, 2013

    Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin in Manila

    Bullit Marquez/AP The Houston Rockets’ Jeremy Lin is interviewed by a horde of reporters during a break in his team’s...

  12. October 3, 2013

    The NBA makes a play to slam-dunk the world

    In a new marketing campaign for the National Basketball Association, Chinese characters are plastered across a shot of Los...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    September 3, 2013

    Dennis Rodman departs for North Korea

    Andy Wong/AP Former NBA star Dennis Rodman speaks to the media in the departure hall of Beijing International Capital...

  14. beyondbrics

    August 7, 2013

    China's crazy obsession with Kobe Bryant

    A story published on Wednesday on Deadspin, the sports website, has drawn attention to yet another quirk from China: the...

  15. beyondbrics

    July 17, 2013

    India: NBA hoop dreams

    Let's play ball Basketball is big business in China, and now America’s NBA wants to repeat the trick in Asia’s second...

  16. June 19, 2013

    NBA viewers a touch down on football

    Despite late-game heroics and all-star names such as LeBron James and Tony Parker, ratings for the NBA Finals are rivalling...

  17. FT Alphaville

    June 12, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The FX ‘manipulation’ thing: thoughts from Matt Levine, Kid Dynamite, and Felix. - “High...

  18. beyondbrics

    March 20, 2013

    NBA’s Golden State Warriors: aiming for Indian fans

    NBA half time usually consists of a cheerleader show and an array of random fans trying to score an impossible shot. But...

  19. FT Tech Hub

    February 21, 2013

    Pinterest valued at $2.5bn after latest fundraising

    Pinterest, the fast-growing online scrapbooking site, has raised $200m, valuing the three year-old company at $2.5bn. The...

  20. January 11, 2013

    Dr Dre beats new paths in music

    With millions of record sales under his belt and a glittering career producing albums for stars such as Eminem and 50 Cent,...

  21. December 11, 2012

    Sportech wins Connecticut online licence

    Sportech has enhanced its US presence after winning a licence from Connecticut that gives the pools and tote operator...

  22. November 1, 2012

    Glamour instead of geek for reality show

    Sarah Austin sashays around the fluffy white bed of her Four Seasons hotel room in Palo Alto, wrapped in one of the hotel’s...

  23. beyondbrics

    August 28, 2012

    Yao Ming in business: a huge advantage

    Being tall is a big deal in China. Some parents send their children to summer holiday camps specifically tailored to making...

  24. August 12, 2012

    Chinese disappointed with medals haul

    The US took Olympic bragging rights at the end of a fortnight of events, ending the games at the top of the medals table and...

  25. August 4, 2012

    GM in record Man Utd sponsorship deal

    Manchester United’s new sponsorship deal with General Motors’ Chevrolet brand will be worth almost $80m a year, more than...

  26. June 7, 2012

    The perils of being John Malkovich

    I would like to thank the actor John Malkovich. Because of him, I have come to realise that the American people have the...

  27. June 4, 2012

    Microsoft battles for TV with mobiles

    Microsoft has raised the stakes in the battle for the living room TV with technology that allows smartphones and tablets to...

  28. FT Data

    May 2, 2012

    Data points: May 2

    What we’re reading today in the world of statistics, open data and data journalism: Reference material The Data Journalism...

  29. beyondbrics

    February 23, 2012

    Michael Jordan: foul play in China

    China’s domestic sportswear industry has problems. Retailers like Li Ning and Anta Sports have been hit hard by increasing...

  30. February 17, 2012

    Lin pressure pays in New York TV row

    Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks basketball player who shot to stardom in the past two weeks, can add another item to his...

  31. February 16, 2012

    Out of nowhere – it’s Lin-credible!

    New York has been humbled in recent days. The city that never sleeps – the home of Wall Street and Madison Avenue, the...

  32. February 15, 2012

    Chinese censors face ‘Lin-sanity’ conundrum

    China is facing a conundrum over the “Lin-sanity” phenomenon that is sweeping the world of basketball with the sensational...

  33. February 8, 2012

    Cable TV and Harry Potter lift Time Warner

    Time Warner beat analyst expectations with its fourth-quarter earnings thanks to strong results in its cable television...

  34. December 23, 2011

    The List: Ten magical festive sporting moments

    At Christmas, after a surfeit of food and family, a chap’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of sport. At least, that’s the...

  35. December 14, 2011

    Sponsors strike fresh deals with revived NBA

    The end of the National Basketball Association labour dispute has triggered a wave of sponsorship deals that highlights the...

  36. December 9, 2011

    NBA to restart on Christmas day after lockout

    Basketball’s protracted wage dispute, which caused a lockout lasting more than five months, has formally ended with a new...

  37. November 26, 2011

    NBA will go ahead with shortened season

    The National Basketball Association salvaged a season that seemed all but lost as players and owners resolved their...

  38. November 22, 2011

    ESPN president steps down

    George Bodenheimer is stepping down as president of ESPN after 13 years at the top of the sports cable network, which is...

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