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      Unlike European football leagues, the major US sports employ schemes that give teams with poorer records higher selections...

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    14. May 30, 2014

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

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    15. May 2, 2014

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

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    16. 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,...

    17. April 29, 2014

      Geffen eyes Los Angeles Clippers basketball franchise

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    18. 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...

    19. January 15, 2014

      Overseas investors eye National Basketball Association franchise

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    20. FT Photo Diary

      December 19, 2013

      Dennis Rodman on route to Pyongyang

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    21. November 28, 2013

      BT in album streaming deal with Universal Music

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    22. November 8, 2013

      Watch brands sign basketball professionals

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      October 8, 2013

      Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin in Manila

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    24. October 3, 2013

      The NBA makes a play to slam-dunk the world

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    25. FT Photo Diary

      September 3, 2013

      Dennis Rodman departs for North Korea

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      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...

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      July 17, 2013

      India: NBA hoop dreams

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    28. June 19, 2013

      NBA viewers a touch down on football

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      June 12, 2013

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      NBA’s Golden State Warriors: aiming for Indian fans

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      February 21, 2013

      Pinterest valued at $2.5bn after latest fundraising

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      Dr Dre beats new paths in music

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    36. August 12, 2012

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      The perils of being John Malkovich

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