Kobe Bryant   of the Los Angeles Lakers waves to the crowd after passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list with a free throw in the second quarter of the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves  at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Photograph:  Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Kobe Bryant eclipsed Michael Jordan on the National Basketball Association’s all-time scoring list on Sunday, surpassing the legendary scorer during (...)

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is seen wearing a ‘I CAN’T BREATHE’ tee-shirt while he warms up before game time against the Brooklyn Nets during their NBA game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 08 December 2014. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

No fines or reprimands will be handed down to LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and others who wore “I Can’t Breathe” shirts during warm-ups for a Cleveland (...)

E-commerce giant Alibaba has agreed to buy half of China’s most popular soccer team, which won the Asia championship last year, as founder Jack Ma fol(...)

Steve Ballmer (58) outbid two groups, one led by media mogul David Geffen that offered $1.6 billion and included TV talk show maven Oprah Winfrey and Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison. Photograph:  Michael Kappler/EPA

Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has purchased the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers franchise for $2 billion, a record for a professional bask(...)

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling (left) has courted more controversy in his interview with  CNN’s Anderson Cooper broadcast yesterday. Photograph:  Reuters

It was billed as an apology for racist comments that created a firestorm – but the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has unleashed a new row (...)

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. As part of his lifetime ban by the US National Basketball Association, he is forbidden from attending NBA games or practices or going to any Clippers office or facility. Photograph: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

The US National Basketball Association has banned Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angel(...)

Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman (L) arrives at Pyongyang airport in Pyongyang. Photograph:
Kyodo/Reuters

Dennis Rodman led an auditorium of North Koreans in singing “Happy Birthday” to their leader today, a day after the former US basketball star sparked(...)

 Fans cheer for their team during the  match between Tottenham and South China at Hong Kong Stadium recently

Football managers had their hearts in their mouths watching their multi-million-euro charges slip and slide dangerously in appalling conditions in rai(...)

LeBron James made good on his pledge to deliver multiple championships to the Miami Heat, winning a second straight National Basketball Association ti(...)