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    1. Basketball diplomacy: NBA greats teach Cubans basketball

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsApr 23 17:04 PM

      HAVANA (AP) — Basketball great Dikembe Mutombo sank baskets from seemingly every position on the court Thursday as a half-dozen Cuban players watched admiringly on the first day of an NBA training camp aimed at boosting the game's popularity on the communist-run island following the declaration of detente between Washington and Havana.

    2. The town hall, which the White House says is closed to the public, will take place at ImaginOn, an educational library and theater arts center in uptown Charlotte.

    3. There are few teams in women's basketball that have been able to challenge Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies during their unprecedented 20-year run atop the sport.

    4. UConn women's basketball team returns home with 10th trophy

      The Associated Press via Yahoo! SportsApr 08 16:19 PM

      UConn President Susan Herbst calls the school's basketball teams the university's front porch - it's the first thing the outside world sees. The women's team added some decoration to that porch Wednesday, bringing its third straight NCAA championship trophy back to campus after Tuesday night's 63-53 win over Notre Dame in Tampa, Florida. It is the program's 10th title and the 14th for UConn ...

    5. Basketball great Dikembe Mutombo sank baskets from seemingly every position on the court Thursday as a half-dozen Cuban players watched admiringly on the first day of an NBA training camp aimed at boosting the game's popularity on the communist-run island following the declaration of detente between Washington and Havana.

    6. This makes the NBA the first professional sports league to host an event in Cuba since restoring diplomatic relations with the U.S. The post Dikembe Mutombo, Steve Nash to Help Host Historic NBA Event in Cuba appeared first on SLAMonline .

    7. A county sheriff is confirming that seven people have died in a small plane crash in central Illinois while returning home from the NCAA basketball tournament in Indianapolis.

    8. NBA makes inroads to Cuba with first-ever workshop

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsApr 23 16:05 PM

      By Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) - Retired NBA stars Steve Nash and Dikembe Mutombo turned into basketball ambassadors on Thursday in the first outreach by a U.S. professional sports league to Cuba since the thaw in U.S. relations with the communist-ruled island. Mutombo took charge of a practice for aspirants to the Cuban women's national team and Nash showed off his shooting, passing and ...

    9. A private plane returning from the NCAA basketball tournament in Indianapolis crashed in a central Illinois field on Tuesday, killing all seven people on board, including Illinois State University's associate head...

    10. A small plane returning from the NCAA basketball tournament in Indianapolis crashed Tuesday near the city of Bloomington in central Illinois, killing all seven people on board.

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