Basketball more than just a game for Saudi women

October 29, 2014 6:37 AM

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JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — As the NBA season kicks off in America this week, a group of Saudi women and girls will be pursuing their own hoop dreams.

Women’s basketball is gaining in popularity in a kingdom rife with public restrictions on female movement and activity. With the help of some U.S.-trained coaches, female enthusiasts are using basketball to push for greater rights for women on and off the courts in Saudi Arabia.

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