HONOLULU - Bidding was drawing to a close on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) for a basketball jersey believed to have been worn by President Barack Obama.Peter Noble was a student at a prestigious and elite Honolulu prep school when he grabbed a ...
Aug 17, 2019
NBA
TORONTO - The 44th President of the United States -and noted basketball fan- has arrived for Game 2 of the NBA Finals.Barack Obama walked through a back hallway of the Scotiabank Arena about a half-hour before tip-off of the second ...
Jun 3, 2019
HAVANA - The Trump administration is moving to end a deal allowing Cuban baseball players to sign contracts directly with Major League Baseball organizations. The change will once again require Cuban players to cut ties with their national program before signing with MLB. ...
Apr 9, 2019
OAKLAND, California - Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place.Obama was in Oakland, California, to mark the ...
Feb 21, 2019
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa.The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time). The initial plan is ...
Feb 17, 2019
NBA
BOSTON - Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics says he knows he will not play again this season, after needing surgery to repair a grotesque leg injury on opening night last month.The announcement, on Hayward's Facebook page, came as little ...
Nov 2, 2017
NBA
WASHINGTON - You learn a lot about people when they're down, President Barack Obama declared on Thursday (Friday, Manila time), and he wasn't talking about an election. Obama saluted the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers for rallying from behind ...
Nov 11, 2016
CHILMARK, Massachusetts - When President Barack Obama goes on vacation, he plays a lot of golf. And when he plays, he likes to hang out with big-name basketball players.Five days into his family vacation on Martha's Vineyard, the president ...
Aug 12, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Many top foreign leaders have been slow to commit to attending the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics amid Brazil's political turmoil and a stream of bad news engulfing South America's first games. ...
Jul 15, 2016
NBA
CLEVELAND - Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue got a unique championship ring - from the White House.President Obama called Lue to congratulate Lue on winning the NBA title and invited him and the Cavs to visit him in Washington before he leaves office. Lue ...
Jun 25, 2016
NBA
GAME Seven of the 2016 NBA Finals was a must-watch, can't-miss event for basketball fans, including US President Barack Obama himself.According to a series of tweets by CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller, President Obama and his ...
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Jun 20, 2016
STUART, Florida - President Barack Obama, who keeps a pair of boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali in his private study off the Oval Office, said on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) that Ali "shook up the world and the world is better for ...
Jun 5, 2016
NBA
OAKLAND, California - President Barack Obama has teamed with reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry on a public service announcement calling for Americans to mentor youth in their community to make a positive impact.The video was shown Saturday on ABC's "NBA ...
Apr 17, 2016
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is on the course with some high-powered golf partners.According to the White House, there's quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers and retired astronaut Mark Kelly.Rounding out the group at the Andrews ...
Apr 3, 2016
HAVANA - When Kevin Kiermaier slid into home for the Tampa Bay Rays' first run of the day, President Barack Obama flung his arms wide in the sign for "safe."Then he turned to his left and shook the hand of his ...
Mar 23, 2016
BRYCE Harper studied the video of the lanky left-hander, watching him throw for the very first time."Ooof," the reigning National League Most Valuable Player exclaimed.OK, President Barack Obama freely admits he didn't play much baseball as a ...
Mar 21, 2016
NEW YORK - President Barack Obama plans to attend the Tampa Bay Rays' exhibition game in Cuba on March 22.Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications and speechwriting, tweeted the news on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) after Major League ...
Mar 2, 2016
NBA
WASHINGTON - A basketball enthusiast, US President Barack Obama applauded the Golden State Warriors on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) and marveled at how they are revolutionizing professional basketball with what he described as a "small-ball nuclear lineup" that specializes in great shooting ...
Feb 5, 2016
NBA
SO how can one be a leader like Barack Obama?Meeting with world leaders such as in the APEC Summit - Probably.Watching Michael Jordan in the playoffs - Definitely.In a recent interview with Bill Simmons for GQ magazine, US president Barack Obama ...
Nov 18, 2015
PBA
THERE will be no Barack Obama in any of the Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup games while the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit is ongoing here.But security will be just as tight around the playing venue in light of the ...
Nov 17, 2015
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