Basketball

Coral’s 10 greatest individual sports rivalries as Rosberg and Hamilton lock horns

| 19.09.2016

Robbie Purves and Sam Barnard | September 13, 2016 10 greatest individual sports rivalries Throughout the history of sport there have been some gripping rivalries that add to the drama of elite sport. Some are born out of personal hate, while others were built on mutual respect and the drive to win, but all of them captivate fans’ attentions. With Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton neck and nec... more...

Sport’s longest droughts as Harry Kane struggles to rekindle scoring form

| 08.09.2016

Robbie Purves | September 6, 2016 Sport’s longest droughts Harry Kane is experiencing a miserable start to the season and looks to be visibly struggling whenever he takes to the field. The England international striker has now gone five games for his club Tottenham and six for his country without finding the net, in a remarkable downturn in form. As a result, Coral writers have picked out so... more...

Olympics basketball tips: Team USA to triumph as France find shooting stroke

| 13.08.2016

Robbie Purves | August 12, 2016 With tip-off approaching for the final few group matches, Coral sport writers have picked out five Olympics basketball tips. Team USA remain staunch favourites, while France have developed into a real contender for the top prize. USA to steam past Serbia As usual, USA bring a rich roster brimming with NBA superstars. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has the likes of Carmelo An... more...

Olympics tips: Murray features in four fantastic bets on Tuesday, August 9

| 09.08.2016

Sam Barnard and Robbie Purves | August 8, 2016 As the Olympics rolls on, plenty of household names are in action at the Summer Games on Tuesday, August 9th, including Britain’s own champion Andy Murray and NBA superstar Pau Gasol. Read on to find out our four fantastic tips to take on the day… Tennis: Men’s singles Defending Olympics champion Murray continues his path for a second Gold... more...

Olympics basketball tips: Four flutters as Team USA v China headlines

| 08.08.2016

Robbie Purves | August 5, 2016 With tip-off approaching, there will be plenty of familiar faces at this year’s tournament, with just one of 12 countries not possessing an NBA player, here, Coral sport writers have picked out four Olympics basketball tips… High-scoring curtain raiser Both Australia and France come into the this competition unbeaten in their last five encounters and boas... more...

Olympics: Four men’s basketball challengers to Team USA dream team

| 08.08.2016

Robbie Purves | July 28, 2016 With 11 of 12 nations travelling to the Olympics possessing at least one NBA star, the association are finally realising their dream of making the US game a global one. The USA are odds-on at 1/12 with Coral to claim their 15th title in 19 Olympics and have brought yet another star studded squad to Brazil. Names such as Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and DeMarcus Cousi... more...

10 greatest teams in the history of sport as Kevin Durant joins Golden State

| 14.07.2016

Robbie Purves | July 12, 2016 Basketball’s Kevin Durant rocked the world of sport by announcing his move to Golden State Warriors this summer. The future Hall of Famer joins a team already considered one of the greatest of all-time, and recorded a historic 73-9 season last year. Durant will team up with a roster stacked full of exceptional talent, including perhaps the greatest shooter of ev... more...

Cleveland Cavaliers star in NBA pictures of the season

| 24.06.2016

Robbie Purves | June 23, 2016 The NBA season produced some jaw-dropping moments and culminated in LeBron James lifting Cleveland Cavaliers’ first ever championship. From Purple Shirt Man trash-talking with Dwyane Wade to Draymond Green becoming the archetypal villain, we take a look at some of the best moments in pictures… Cleveland crazy for Cavaliers For the first time in over 50 yea... more...

NBA Finals Game 4: Cavaliers to triumph in low scoring series leveller

| 10.06.2016

Robbie Purves | June 10, 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers @ Golden State Warriors NBA Conference Finals Thursday, June 12th Tipoff: 02:00 BST Q Arena, Cleveland Oakland outfit out to avenge Cleveland mauling Reigning NBA Champions Golden State Warriors were taken apart by a resurgent Cleveland Cavaliers side, cutting the series deficit in half. Smothering defensive work and an aggressive scoring attack in... more...

NBA Finals: Warriors to triumph over Cavaliers in low-scoring clash

| 08.06.2016

Robbie Purves | June 7, 2016 Golden State Warriors @ Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Conference Finals Thursday, June 9th Tipoff: 02:00 BST Q Arena, Cleveland Dubs embarrass LeBron’s men The Cleveland Cavaliers have been embarrassed by the reigning champions Golden State Warriors, losing game two by a colossal 33 points. It seems LeBron James’ chances of lifting a third NBA Championship trophy... more...