Miami Heat superstar Jimmy Butler just signed a new shoe deal with Li-Ning.
China's state broadcaster CCTV maintained its blackout of NBA games as the American basketball league resumed on Friday, extending a freedom-of-speech stand-off that stretches back more than nine months.
The coronavirus has destroyed the Tokyo Olympic dreams of some Chinese athletes and disrupted the preparations of others, forcing them to miss tournaments and train in strict isolation -- sometimes in masks.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the league has suffered "substantial" losses following its dispute with China.
Jeremy Lin, the first American of Chinese or Taiwan ancestry to play in the NBA, is finalizing a contract buyout with Atlanta to set up signing with Toronto, his agents told ESPN.
The anti-fraud operation that shook Belgian football on Wednesday is a reminder that the manipulation of matches, linked to betting or not, spares no country.
Philippine volleyball star Jia Morado leaves the Asian Games with a different kind of treasure.