Professional basketball

July 11, 2018 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 24 points and Jessica Breland added a season-high 23 points and 10 rebounds to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Washington Mystics 106-89 on Wednesday. Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes scored 21 points apiece, finishing a combined 9 of 13 from 3-point...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2014, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, center, talks with Magic Johnson, right, as Kiki Vandeweghe looks on as they watch the Los Angeles Clippers play the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Los Angeles. The NBA will experiment with a coaches' challenge for summer league games, one where teams will have the ability to seek a review of certain calls in the final 2 minutes of regulation and overtime. Coaches will have to call a time-out before live play resumes, and then trigger a blinking light on the scorer's table to initiate the challenge. "We're going to try it in limited form," NBA executive vice president for basketball operations Kiki Vandeweghe said.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, FIle)
July 10, 2018 - 10:36 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is certain that changes are coming to the league. Some are easy. Others, not so much. Speaking after the NBA's Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday night, Silver said he thinks the league is ready to scrap the rule requiring players to be out of high...
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July 09, 2018 - 8:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James has officially joined the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers announced the signing of the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player as a free agent Monday night. James' representatives at Klutch Sports Group tweeted a photo of James signing his contract with general manager Rob...
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England's Harry Maguire, right above, scores his side's opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 09, 2018 - 12:23 pm
REPINO, Russia (AP) — Forget bending them like Beckham. At this World Cup, it has been a case of teasing them in like Trippier and angling them in like Ashley. Set pieces have been the main source of goals at the tournament in Russia — 42 percent, no less — and England has been the master of that...
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July 08, 2018 - 8:32 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zach LaVine is staying in Chicago, with one of the biggest deals of free agency this summer now complete. The Bulls on Sunday formally matched the four-year, $80 million offer sheet LaVine signed with the Sacramento Kings, a move that was expected almost from the instant the...
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July 08, 2018 - 1:44 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Timofey Mozgov has been traded for the second time this summer, dealt from Charlotte to Orlando in a three-team deal that also included Chicago. The Magic sent Bismack Biyombo and two future second-round picks to Charlotte, which traded Mozgov to Orlando. The Magic also got...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) gestures during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. Booker, the high-scoring guard at the heart of Phoenix's rebuilding plans, has signed a five-year, $158 million maximum contract with the Suns. Booker, 21, tweeted a photo of himself smiling as he signed the deal Saturday night, July 7, moments before the Suns announced the deal. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
July 08, 2018 - 12:35 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker, the high-scoring guard at the heart of Phoenix's rebuilding plans, has signed a five-year, $158 million maximum contract with the Suns. Booker, 21, tweeted a photo of himself smiling as he signed the contract Saturday night, moments before the Suns announced the deal,...
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July 07, 2018 - 5:37 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have hired Gregg Polinsky as director of player personnel. The team announced the move Saturday. The Pistons also announced they had signed second-round draft pick Bruce Brown Jr. Polinsky comes to the Pistons from the Brooklyn Nets. He spent the last 19 seasons...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) shoots a free throw in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn. Cousins will be ready to play at some point this season. And when he is, the two-time defending NBA champions will be waiting. Adding a fifth All-Star to their already glitzy lineup, the Golden State Warriors have come to terms with Cousins on a one-year, $5.3 million deal _ not the biggest money move on Day 2 of the NBA Free Agency period, but the most intriguing. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, file)
July 07, 2018 - 3:33 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins perfectly summed up the potential of the Golden State Warriors. "Scary," he said. The rest of the league likely agrees. Cousins signed his contract Friday to join the two-time defending NBA champion Warriors for this coming season, one in which he'll make $5.3...
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FILe - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) shoots between Memphis Grizzlies forward Myke Henry (4) and guard Ben McLemore (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in Memphis, Tenn. Tony Parker's time in San Antonio is over, after 17 seasons and four NBA championships. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Parker has agreed to sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity Friday, July 6, 2018, because the deal has not been signed.(AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)
July 06, 2018 - 11:38 pm
The Latest on NBA Free Agency (all times EDT): 11:30 p.m. Jusuf Nurkic is staying with the Portland Trail Blazers. Nurkic has agreed to a four-year deal to remain with the club, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday night. The person did not disclose the...
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