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Basketball document sells for $4 million at auction

A historic document that details the original rules of basketball, written 119 years ago as a winter sport for boys of a Massachusetts YMCA, was sold for more than $4 million on Friday to raise money for charity. Get the full story »

NBA average ticket prices down 2 years in a row

Most of the National Basketball Association’s 30 teams either kept their average ticket prices unchanged or reduced them this year as the weak U.S. economy continued to affect North American professional sports leagues.

The average ticket price went down 2.5 percent to $48.08, a year after it fell 2.8 percent to mark the first decline in eight years, according to Team Marketing Report, which compiles such data for all the major North American sports leagues. Get the full story »