Sixers the real losers in James Harden-Ben Simmons trade bust

In February, the question was who won the James Harden-Ben Simmons trade. Now it’s a question of who lost it worse. And right now, Philadelphia has a Harden problem. The former MVP passive-aggressioned his way from the Nets to the Sixers back in February. But Harden’s season-ending performance on Thursday was so putrid that people … Read more

Gold or bust for Gilas Pilipinas is Hanoi SEA Games

Gilas Pilipinas knows it ‘can’t afford to lose’ in the SEA Games as the country vies for a 14th straight men’s basketball gold MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas aims for a 14th straight gold medal when competition begins in the 31st Hanoi Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Vietnam this May. While the men’s national basketball … Read more

Property bust in small Chinese cities rattles households

BEIJING, China – Home owners in small Chinese cities are battling a rare property market downdraft as buyers keep away, eroding the wealth of millions in a blow to already brittle consumer confidence in the world’s second largest economy. Smaller cities have been hammered by falling home prices for seven months since September, the latest … Read more