Thursday, April 17, 2014   

(Basketball) Rodman cheers up birthday boy Kim
(01-08 19:08)

American basketballer Dennis Rodman has sung “Happy Birthday'' to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before leading a squad of former NBA stars onto the court at a Pyongyang stadium for a game Rodman said is part of his “basketball diplomacy.’’
Rodman dedicated the game to his “best friend'' Kim, who along with his wife and other senior officials and their wives watched the game.
The capacity crowd of about 14,000 clapped loudly as Rodman sang a verse from the birthday song.
Along with Rodman, the former NBA players included ex-All Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson and Vin Baker. Also on the roster were Craig Hodges, Doug Christie, Charles D. Smith and four streetballers.—AP
Other Sports breaking news:
(NBA) Thunders secure second seed behind Durant's 42 points (54 mins ago)
(NBA) Conley clutch freethrows give Memphis No.7 seed (56 mins ago)
(NBA) Hawks lock No.8 seed (58 mins ago)
(NBA) Philadelphia routs Heat again (1 hr 2 mins ago)
(NBA) Pacers recover from late-season skid (1 hr 3 mins ago)
(NBA) Charlotte beat Chicago in extra period (1 hr 4 mins ago)
(NBA) Knicks end season with win (1 hr 12 mins ago)
(NBA) Nets lose as started rested (1 hr 14 mins ago)
(NBA) Washington clinch No. 5 seed (1 hr 16 mins ago)
(Football) Sunderland stun Man City (04-17 12:35)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.