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On Pro Basketball: N.B.A. Jumps Out to a Sloppy Start and a Celtics Victory

Want Marc Stein’s N.B.A. insights sent directly to your inbox? Sign up for our weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. BOSTON — The first hint that opening night at TD Garden would not be remembered as an instant classic came on the very first possession of this new N.B.A. season. Joel Embiid fumbled the ball twice, his…

For Japan, N.B.A. 101 Is Now in Session

Rui Hachimura, a 6-8 forward who could be Japan’s top basketball prospect ever, is entering his junior season at Gonzaga. He is a mainstay on Japan’s national team and, according to Gonzaga, only the fifth Japanese-born men’s player to participate in Division I basketball. A Japanese player who could succeed in the N.B.A. “for more…

W.N.B.A. President Lisa Borders Steps Down for Time’s Up

With the W.N.B.A. on the cusp of union negotiations that could radically reshape its finances for years to come, the league’s president, Lisa Borders, is stepping down after three seasons to become the first chief executive and president of Time’s Up, an advocacy group for women in the workplace. “We are extremely grateful for Lisa’s…