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‘Women should be able to make their own decisions’: NBA, WNBA issue joint statement on Roe v. Wade decision

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert on Friday has issued a joint statement following the United States Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and eliminate the constitutional right to abortion. NBA AND WNBA STATEMENT REGARDING ROE V. WADE DECISION NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert issued the following statement regarding today’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: pic.twitter.com/P13MSouB5A — NBA (@NBA) June 24, 2022 “The NBA and WNBA believe that women should be able to make their own decisions concerning their health and future, and we believe that freedom should be protected. We will continue to advocate for gender and health equity, including ensuring our employees have access to reprodu...
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The greatest shooter in NBA history? Why Stephen Curry is regarded as one of the best basketball players of all time | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James. Whenever anyone makes a list of the all-time basketball and NBA greats, Stephen Curry is likely to feature in many of them. The 34-year-old is widely regarded as the best shooter in NBA history and some, like Curry's Warriors teammate Andre Igoudala, believe that Curry is the best point guard in NBA history, better than even Magic Johnson. NBA CHAMPS. WORLD CHAMPS.#DubNation, STAND UP! 🏆 https://t.co/iylELyLgGa— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) 1655436509000And the legend of Stephen Curry grew on Thursday when his team Golden State Warriors defeated Boston Celtics 103-90 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to win the NBA Championship. Curry, who had 34 points on 12 of 21 shooting in Game 6, se...
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Golden State Warriors crush Boston Celtics to win NBA title | NBA News – Times of India

BOSTON: A dazzling performance from Stephen Curry powered the Golden State Warriors to a seventh NBA Finals crown on Thursday, securing a 103-90 victory over the Boston Celtics to clinch a 4-2 series triumph. Warriors talisman Curry produced yet another masterpiece with 34 points, seven assists and seven rebounds as Golden State wrapped up their fourth title in eight years to silence Boston's raucous TD Garden. The 34-year-old Curry was named NBA Finals Most Valuable Player after the victory -- the first time the four-time NBA champion has scooped the award. "I'm so proud of our group, I thank god every day that I get to play this game with some amazing people," an emotional Curry said afterwards. "This is what it's all about, especially after everything we've gone through in the past t...
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IPL Media Rights: At Rs 104 crore, IPL overtakes EPL in per match value | Cricket News – Times of India

By the time the first day of e-auction for IPL's media rights for the next five-year cycle (2023-27) concluded on Sunday, it was clear BCCI was in for one of the biggest media rights bonanzas in the world of sports. The day saw the cricket board pocket Rs 43,050 crore (around $5. 5 billion)-a Rs 26,050-crore ($3. 3 billion) hike from the previous rights cycle-taking IPL's per match value at over Rs 104 crore ($13. 4 million) past English Premier League's corresponding figure of $11 million. Thus, IPL is now only the second after the US's NFL ($17 million) in terms of per match value; it is already ahead of other top leagues in the world like NBA and MLB. Day Two of the e-auction is set to throw up bigger numbers. 'Insane bidding' gives IPL more financial muscleThe much-anticipated biddi...
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NFL, NBA stars invest in IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul and NFL duo Larry Fitzgerald and Kelvin Beachum have invested in the Rajasthan Royals, the Indian Premier League franchise said on Sunday, underlining IPL's growing global appeal. The popular Twenty20 league, which counts Bollywood actors and industrialists among franchise owners and attracts the who's who of cricket, has grown into a 10-team affair this season with Gujarat and Ahmedabad paying a combined $1.7 billion to come on board. The three Americans will be minority investors in 2008 champions Rajasthan, the franchise said in a statement without sharing details of their investment. Our #RoyalsFamily just got bigger. 😍@CP3 | @LarryFitzgerald | @KelvinBeachumJr https://t.co/NDvOtYNsVU— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) 1651383825000"We are ...
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Statue of Kobe and Gigi Bryant placed at crash site on anniversary | More sports News – Times of India

CALABASAS: A sculpture of NBA great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna "Gigi" Bryant was brought on Wednesday to the helicopter crash site where they perished alongside seven others on a hillside near Los Angeles two years ago. The 160-pound (73-kg) bronze statue depicts the pair wearing basketball uniforms and sharing a loving glance as Gigi holds Kobe's hand as it rests on her shoulder. Sculptor Dan Medina was on hand to greet fans who made the 1.3-mile (2.1-km) hike to pay their respects to the sports legend. "This is all on my own, no one asked me to do it," said Medina. "On this day, the second anniversary of the accident, I decided to bring it up from sunrise to sunset and create a bit of a healing process for fans. "Today was special because I witnessed a lot of that. People wou...
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Two years after Kobe Bryant’s death, Jerry West about the ‘shock and sadness’

Jerry West spent a lifetime becoming one of the most decorated figures in NBA history as a player and an executive, but these days, his routine includes daily workouts, coronavirus testing and a regular gin rummy game with some friends. West, 83, is also a consultant with the Los Angeles Clippers and likes to stay current on today’s NBA game, evaluating players just as he used to when he was a team executive. In the past two years, West has faced the deaths of two close friends in Elgin Baylor, a Hall of Fame player who became his mentor when the Los Angeles Lakers drafted West, and Kobe Bryant, whom West traded for as general manager of the Lakers shortly after Bryant was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in 1996. Baylor, 86, died of natural causes in March 2021, and Bryant, 41, was ki...
No reason to pause, Covid-19 vaccines are working: NBA | More sports News – Times of India
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No reason to pause, Covid-19 vaccines are working: NBA | More sports News – Times of India

NBA leadership made the decision that games will go on based on one driving factor: science. While the NFL shifted testing protocol and the NHL paused games until Monday, commissioner Adam Silver said on Tuesday there are no plans to halt the NBA schedule thanks to a 97 percent vaccination rate with almost two-thirds of the league boosted. "We're comfortable with the protocol we're following right now," Silver said, repeating the data points to the conclusion that ‘vaccines' work while allowing that "this is an evolving science." Positive tests are increasing at an alarming rate. More than 100 players tested positive this month after just 12 positive test results from player testing the previous month. The NBA is not revisiting a proposal for mandatory vaccination rejected by the player...
Covid threatens to wreak havoc across global sports | More sports News – Times of India
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Covid threatens to wreak havoc across global sports | More sports News – Times of India

PARIS: Just as global sports had rediscovered its brio and the welcome return to full stadia the Omicron coronavirus variant threatens to once again plunge it into chaos. Here's a look at the state of play in various sports across the globe: Premier LeagueBrentford manager Thomas Frank has called for a circuit break of the season as positive tests pile up across several clubs and it enters one of its most hectic spells of matches. Jurgen Klopp disagreed with him but with postponements increasing -- five of the matches due to be played on Saturday and Sunday have been called off -- the BBC reported Premier League clubs were due to meet on Monday to discuss the spiralling crisis. The biennial African football showpiece to be hosted in Cameroon in 2022 has already been postponed from this ...
Stephen Curry breaks NBA career 3-point record
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Stephen Curry breaks NBA career 3-point record

Stephen Curry has shot his way to the top of the NBA record book for 3-pointers. Curry hit his 2,974th 3-pointer Tuesday night in the first quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ game against the New York Knicks, breaking the record set by Ray Allen. Curry hit the shot from the right wing with 7:33 remaining, waving his arms toward the sky as he jogged backward down court. The Warriors then committed a foul and quickly called timeout to let the celebration begin. H I S T 3⃣ R Y Stephen Curry is officially the greatest shooter this game has ever seen 👏 pic.twitter.com/BmEhQFcJDH — Golden State Warriors (@warriors) December 15, 2021 Curry went and embraced his father, Dell Curry, who was seated along a baseline, while Bob McKillop, his coach at Davidson, stood in the stands a...