basketball

Soccer players lining up under sign reading 'football stands together' (© Rebecca Naden/Action Images/Reuters)

Athletes show their support for Ukraine [photo gallery]

From wearing Ukraine’s colors of blue and yellow to moments of silence, see the various ways athletes are standing with Ukraine.
Photos of female and male basketball players (© AP Images)

What is March Madness?

The National Collegiate Athletic Association's annual men's and women's basketball tournaments promise exciting play.
View from high seats of basketball game (© Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua/Getty Images)

New NBA league debuts in Africa

The NBA recently launched a new basketball league in Africa. Learn about this opportunity for Africa's best players to showcase their skills.
Athletes holding up a trophy as blue confetti comes down on them (© David J. Phillip/AP Images)

March Madness explained

If you come to study in the U.S., you’ll find that this is the time of year when college students and other Americans become obsessed with March Madness.
Basketball player spinning ball on her fingers (© Brett Meister/Harlem Globetrotters)

An ‘Ace’ up the sleeve of the Harlem Globetrotters [video]

The Harlem Globetrotters have wowed fans with comic basketball feats for decades. They also do a lot of good — like helping to stop bullying.
Man sitting on yellow bleacher seats holding basketball (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

To get to a U.S. university, he worked on his jump...

For one athletic Japanese student, basketball was the ticket to study in the U.S. for free. Many sports offer full scholarships in the U.S.
Man shooting basketball on court in arena (State Dept./Ralph Lauer)

Superfan from China matches his NBA idol’s record

Chinese basketball fan Shen Xu, trying to match the feat of his hero, Dirk Nowitzki, is invited to Dallas to score his 30,000th point in 100 days.
Portrait of Tamika Catchings holding basketball (© AP Images)

On the court, Tamika Catchings found an unlikely sixth sense

Tamika Catchings, basketball superstar, uses her differences as a sixth sense in basketball. She is preparing for her fourth Olympic Games.
Pat Summitt with basketball (@ AP Images)

Remembering a pioneer in women’s basketball

The late Pat Summitt was the most successful coach in U.S. college basketball history — man or woman — and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.