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Lieberman hired by Kings as NBA's second female assistant

Lieberman to become Kings assistant

AP - Sports New Sacramento Kings assistant Nancy Lieberman recalls a conversation with Pat Riley a couple of years back when she explained to the Miami Heat executive how much she wanted to keep coaching at basketball's highest level. ''When I said to him, 'You know, I really would like to coach,' and he said, 'You would?' and he goes, 'Nancy, if you want something you have to tell people what yo…

  • Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets pictured during a game at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on January 22, 2014
    Howard's Rockets stun the Spurs AFP News - Wed, Jan 29, 2014

    Dwight Howard helped overcome the loss of leading scorer James Harden as the Houston Rockets posted a 97-90 win over San Antonio to sweep the season series from the Spurs. … More »Howard's Rockets stun the Spurs

    Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets pictured during a game at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on January 22, 2014

    Dwight Howard helped overcome the loss of leading scorer James Harden as the Houston Rockets posted a 97-90 win over San Antonio to sweep the season series from the Spurs. Howard shook off a slow start Tuesday to finish with 23 points and 16 rebounds for the Rockets who also won the previous two contests against the Spurs …

  • Basketball: Kings name Nancy Lieberman assistant coach AFP News - 5 hours ago

    The Sacramento Kings have become the latest NBA team to hire a woman as an assistant coach, appointing Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman to work alongside head coach George … More »Basketball: Kings name Nancy Lieberman assistant coach

    The Sacramento Kings have become the latest NBA team to hire a woman as an assistant coach, appointing Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman to work alongside head coach George Karl, reports said Friday. Lieberman will be only the second female assistant coach with an NBA team following the appointment of Becky Hammon at the San …

  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach shows the card with the name Beijing as the winning name of the 2022 Winter Olympic bid city

    Beijing on Friday narrowly won an IOC vote for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games that secured its place in sporting history. The Chinese capital beat Almaty in Kazakhstan by just 44 votes to 40, with one abstention, to become the first city to be awarded the summer and winter Games. Beijing held the summer Olympics in 2008 …

  • Basketball stars including Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers and Luol Deng of Miami Heat warmed up Friday for the NBA's first game in Africa, as the sport looks to expand into the continent. The sold-out exhibition game at the Ellis Park arena in Johannesburg on Saturday will pit a team with African links captained …

  • Retired Chinese professional basketball player Yao Ming (C) arrives for a Beijing 2022 Olympics bid committee press briefing in Kuala Lumpur on July 29, 2015

    Beijing and Almaty made their final bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics with China's basketball legend Yao Ming countering Kazakhstan's prime minister in the battle to sway decision-makers ahead of Friday's vote. China, because of its political and economic clout, is the strong favourite in the smallest contest for a Winter …

  • Candidate for the regional election Xavier Garcia Albiol (L) speaks next to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in Castelldefels near Barcelona on July 29, 2015

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday backed a former mayor whose comments have been called xenophobic as his party's top candidate for regional elections in independence-minded Catalonia. The prime minister said he was "proud" of the decision to nominate Xavier Garcia Albiol, a former basketball player and …

  • Russia said its national basketball teams have been banned from all competitions by the sports ruling body FIBA

    Russia on Wednesday said its national basketball teams have been banned from all competitions by the sports ruling body FIBA. "The Russian basketball federation received a letter from FIBA, which said that all Russian national teams have been banned," Sergei Chernov, honourary president of the Russian basketball federation, …

  • Russia on Wednesday said its national basketball teams have been banned from all competitions by the sports ruling body FIBA. "The Russian basketball federation received a letter from FIBA, which said that all Russian national teams have been banned," Sergei Chernov, honourary president of the Russian basketball federation, …

  • A Qiaodan brand shoe is seen in a store in Beijing on July 29, 2015

    A Beijing court has dismissed a trademark case brought by US basketball superstar Michael Jordan against a company using a similar name and logo to his Nike-produced brand, a report said. The former Chicago Bull is arguably the most popular international basketball star in China and is known in the country as "Qiaodan", …

  • A Barcelona city hall employee removes a bust of Spain's former King Juan on July 23, 2015

    Spanish leftwingers who swept to power in several major cities last month have removed royal symbols from their town halls, renewing a debate over the nation's scandal-hit monarchy. The moves come despite new King Felipe VI managing to restore some of the institution's popularity, which plunged following scandals during …

  • Los Angeles Galaxy players Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane and Juninho attend a training session on July 7, 2015 at StubHub Center in Carson, California

    Tottenham launch their final preparations for the fast-approaching Premier League season on Wednesday when they take on a Major League Soccer All-Stars side featuring former Spurs striker Robbie Keane in the US league's mid-season exhibition. "It's going to be a tough game and that's what we want," 21-year-old striker …

  • DraftKings, a leading player in the booming fantasy sports business, announced Monday that it raised $300 million from a group of investors that includes Fox Sports and three major sports leagues

    DraftKings, a leading player in the booming fantasy sports business, announced Monday that it raised $300 million from a group of investors that includes Fox Sports and three major sports leagues. Winning support from the leagues -- Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer -- "is an incredible …

  • View of the main gates of Berlin's Olympic Stadium, which was specially built for the 1936 "Nazi Games"

    Seventy years after the end of World War II, Berlin from Monday hosts the European Maccabi Games, dubbed the Jewish Olympics, at the site of the 1936 "Nazi Games". "These are the games of reconciliation," Alon Meyer, president of Maccabi Germany, said of the 10-day event where a record 2,300 athletes from 36 countries …

  • Coming up Trumps in the White House race AFP News - Sat, Jul 25, 2015
    He hogs the headlines, has satirists in stitches and the Republican establishment tearing their hair out. Donald Trump has hijacked the race for the White House

    He hogs the headlines, has satirists in stitches and the Republican establishment tearing their hair out. Donald Trump has hijacked the race for the White House. This week he called rival Republican candidate Lindsey Graham a "total lightweight" and, in a stunning breach of normal political etiquette, read out his personal …

  • A Google Street View employee uses a specialized camera to record the surroundings of the Choijin Lama Museum in the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator, on July 23, 2015

    After recording images of towns and cities across the world, Google's Street View service launched on Thursday in a less likely location -- the vast, sparsely-populated Asian country of Mongolia. To capture the expanses of the Gobi desert, a trekker carried the camera in a backpack, Google said as it launched the service …

  • The NBA will play its sixth regular-season game in London next January 14 when the Toronto Raptors face the Orlando Magic at the O2 Arena, the league announced Wednesday. The Raptors played back-to-back games in London in 2011, marking the first NBA regular-season contests played in Europe, while the Magic first visited …

  • Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao (2nd R) waves to his supporters during a welcome parade in Manila on May 13, 2015

    Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he would promote the Philippines' bid to host the 2019 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup. "Yes, I'm going to Tokyo with the Philippine delegation to help in our bid to host FIBA 2019," he said in a statement. Pacquiao, 36, said he would travel next month to …

  • Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he would promote the Philippines' bid to host the 2019 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup. "Yes, I'm going to Tokyo with the Philippine delegation to help in our bid to host FIBA 2019," he said in a statement. Pacquiao, 36, said he would travel next month to …

  • Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has been in power since 2005

    A former sports teacher, ex-rebel, born-again Christian and football fanatic, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has divided the nation over his bid to secure a third term in office in elections Tuesday. Violent clashes between protesters and security forces began in April following the announcement that 51-year-old Nkurunziza, …

  • Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao (2nd R) waves to his supporters during a welcome parade in Manila on May 13, 2015

    Manny Pacquiao downplayed criticism from promoter Bob Arum on Monday after the injured Philippine boxing hero missed a doctor's visit for a shoulder injury, saying he was carrying out his own rehabilitation. Arum hit out at his own boxer last weekend for missing a rehab visit and said he has no idea when "Pacman" might …