Russian Court Extends Arrest of U.S. Basketball Star Brittney Griner Over Drugs Charge

A Russian court on March 17 extended the arrest of American basketball star Brittney Griner for another two months on drug charges, Russian-state news agency TASS reported. A court in the town of Khimki outside Moscow extended Griner’s arrest until …

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Magic Johnson Says He’s “Not Looking Forward” to HBO’s Lakers Series

Magic Johnson will not appear in HBO’s forthcoming series on the Los Angeles Lakers’ glory years in the 1980s. The next scripted series, from showrunner Max Borenstein and director and executive producer Adam McKay, will premiere in March, focused on …

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Michael Jordan’s 1984 Sneakers Sell for Record $1.47 Million at Auction

A pair of Nike sneakers worn by United States basketball star Michael Jordan sold for a record $1.47 million at an auction in Las Vegas on Oct. 24. Jordan’s 1984 White & Red Nike Air Ships set a record for …

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Loyola Maryland Basketball Star Santi Aldama To Keep College Eligibility While Entering NBA Draft

Loyola University Maryland’s Santi Aldama announced Wednesday he is putting his name in the 2021 NBA Draft while staying enrolled at the college. The sophomore forward is looking to gauge the assessment of his draft stock before fully committing to …

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United States Wins First-Ever Olympic Gold in Women’s 3-on-3 Basketball

The United States women’s 3-on-3 basketball team made history after winning the first gold medal in the Olympic debut of the sport. The team comprised of current Women’s National Basketball Association players Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum, and Jackie …

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NCAA COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted, Coaches Start Recruiting in Person

Collegiate sports coaches have started in-person scouting again after the NCAA lifted the COVID-19 ban. Since the start of the pandemic, the NCAA mandated a quiet period that lasted for 15 months. During the quiet period, coaches were banned from …

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Loyola Maryland Basketball Star Santi Aldama To Keep College Eligibility While Entering NBA Draft

Loyola University Maryland’s Santi Aldama announced Wednesday he is putting his name in the 2021 NBA Draft while staying enrolled at the college. The sophomore forward is looking to gauge the assessment of his draft stock before fully committing to …

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Former UNC Athletes Join Marketing Deal to Profit From Their Tar Heel College Days

The Brandr Group (TBG) launched a licensing deal that allows former athletes at University of North Carolina to share profits from merchandise featuring their names and likeness. Over 100 former athletes from UNC have joined TBG’s program, including Philadelphia 76ers’ …

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