This last weekend was a big one for sports. On Sunday night, the Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th NBA Championship. Earlier, the French Open produced an expected champion, Rafael Nadal, and a surprise one, Iga Swiatek.
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Professional sports groups in the US are facing huge challenges as they try to restart. The US has the largest number of coronavirus cases in the world and is facing a sharp increase in new cases.
COVID-19, the new coronavirus, has caused cancellations of sports events all over the world , disappointing athletes and fans. The main reason is to avoid the crowds that the games attract, but some players have also gotten the disease.
After years of effort, the NBA (National Basketball Association) and FIBA (International Basketball Federation) are starting a new professional basketball league on the continent of Africa. The Basketball Africa League (BAL) will begin in March.
Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, died in a helicopter crash with his daughter on Sunday. Experts are still trying to learn what caused the crash, which killed nine people in all.
How do you start an international problem that upsets millions of people in two very different countries? For Daryl Morey, it was as simple as posting a picture on the internet.
In today's news roundup, Paris is slowed to a crawl by a transportation strike, Hong Kong protesters continue, with a song, the FIBA Basketball World Cup Championship is today, and thieves in England steal a golden toilet.
On Thursday night, the Toronto Raptors held off the Golden State Warriors to become the first Canadian team to win the NBA championships. The Raptors won the sixth and final game 114-110.
The US has two new college basketball champions. On Sunday, Baylor beat Notre Dame for the NCAA women’s title. On Monday night, Virginia held off Texas Tech to become the NCAA men’s champions.
Last year, Riley Morrison wrote to basketball star Stephen Curry, pointing out that his shoes weren't sold in girls sizes. Mr. Curry fixed the problem and went further. Now he and Riley have created a new shoe together.