Basketball


Philippines turn attention to Sampson after Giles leaves

Jamal Wesley_Sampson_19-01-12November 21 - Jamal Wesley Sampson (pictured), a 6ft 11in centre who has played with the Milwaukee Bucks, the LA Lakers, the Charlotte Bobcats, the Sacramento Kings and the Denver Nuggets in the NBA, has been chosen by the Philippines to replace C.J. Giles to reinforce their campaign to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics.




Brilliant Deng inspires Bulls comeback

November 3 - Britain's Luol Deng (pictured) scored 24 points while grabbing a career-high 20 rebounds as he almost single-handedly brought the Chicago Bulls came from from 18 down to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 83-81 in the NBA tonight.








Deng pleased with return to action

October 2 - Luol Deng (pictured) made a successful return to action after two-and-a-half months out when he scored 15 points in the Chicago Bulls 105-94 victory over Indiana Pacers in a pre-season exhibition match at Conseco Fieldhouse tonight.




Deng glad to be back for new season

September 25 - Luol Deng (pictured) is confident that the injury problems which forced him to miss the Chicago Bulls NBA play-offs last season and Britain's first appearance in the European Championships since 1981 are behind him.