Duke University’s super freshmen didn’t play like freshmen in the NCAA Final Four championship game.

The Nets making a final desperate run to playoff land

The attention to the Brooklyn Nets’ “better late than never” resurgence has been like the mediocrity of their NBA season.

Limited in talent, young Knicks playing hard for Derek Fisher

It was unsurprising, in fact, it was expected, when a chorus of Knicks fans concluded that Derek Fisher did not possess the necessities to be a capable coach in the NBA barely four months into his first season on the ...

Lois Elfman’s Amsterdam News top 10 NY-NJ lady hoopsters

With the season now concluded, we are naming the Amsterdam News Top 10 Players from our area.

Brook Lopez plays his way to back-to-back Player of the Week honors

The NBA announced that Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, March 30 through Sunday, April 5.

Local players take part in McDonald’s All American Games

It’s been a busy week for three players from the New York-New Jersey area who participated in the 2015 McDonald’s All American high school basketball game, held this week in Chicago.

Phil begins to rebuild on hope, but will hope be enough?

Hope built on a sound strategy is the essence of the message Phil Jackson delivered to Knicks season ticket holders Monday.

Harlem RBI seeking volunteer baseball and softball coaches

Harlem RBI has started their 24th season of recreational baseball and softball leagues for middle and high school students in East Harlem and the South Bronx.

PSAL, CHSAA slug it out for city bragging rights

New York City’s top high school senior boys and girls basketball players from the Public Schools Athletic League and the Catholic High School Athletic Association are competing against each other for the right to call their league the “Best in ...

The up-and-down Nets still in position to make the playoffs

The one constant in the Brooklyn Nets’ season has been inconsistency--the players as well as the team.

Wings Academy makes history, winning first-ever PSAL title

A little under a month ago, Billy Turnage still felt the pain of one of the most heartbreaking losses of his nine-year tenure as head coach of Wings Academy.

Frasier leads South Shore to the girls PSAL championship

The South Shore girls varsity basketball team from the Flatlands of Brooklyn won this season’s PSAL high school championship on the court of Madison Square Garden, where pros and the collegiates play, beating the Grand Street Campus Lady Wolves, also ...

The Nets, somehow, continue to hang tough

On a bootlegged recording of a club performance by rapper Biggie Smalls, the Notorius BIG, the deceased one chants and repeats, “Where Brooklyn At,” four times—an applicable question to this season’s Brooklyn Nets, here and now.

Knicks return to MSG with an uplifting win over the Spurs

After a taxing five-game road trip during which the Knicks went 1-4, they experienced an uplifting homecoming Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, defeating the San Antonio Spurs 104-100 in overtime.

Unfamiliar faces head to the Big Dance

Just when it appeared that no New York City Division I women’s basketball team would be in the NCAA Tournament, St. Francis College in Brooklyn went on a remarkable streak to claim the Northeast Conference Championship and punch a ticket ...