Basketball

Duke's Marvin Bagley III speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 21, 2018 - 2:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Marvin Bagley III and Michael Porter Jr. believe they are the best players in this NBA draft, though the best they can hope for is probably the No. 2 pick. The Sacramento Kings own it, and that's where the intrigue appears to begin Thursday. Arizona center Deandre Ayton is expected...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Real Madrid's Luka Doncic (7) reacts with teammate Trey Thompkins after winning their Final Four Euroleague final basketball match against Fenerbahce, in Belgrade, Serbia. The Slovenian guard heads the list of international players expected to be selected in the NBA draft. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
June 20, 2018 - 8:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he's unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted. He's already a pro. He's already a champion. And he might just be the most accomplished and intriguing player in this class. After capping his brilliant stay in Spain with...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2018, file photo, Charlotte Hornets' Dwight Howard (12) kisses the basketball before the start of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Charlotte, N.C. A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two future second-round draft picks. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday, June 20, 2018, because the teams have not announced the trade and the league has not yet approved it. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
June 20, 2018 - 3:40 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two second-round draft picks, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Hornets will get the Nets'...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2017, file photo, Charlotte Hornets' Dwight Howard scores against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Oakland, Calif. A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two future second-round draft picks. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday, June 20, 2018, because the teams have not announced the trade and the league has not yet approved it. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
June 20, 2018 - 3:07 pm
Former Cowboys Pro Bowlers Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray find themselves united again, only now they are joined as one-time Fantasy football anchors who have not received a nibble from an NFL team. Both will sign at some point between now and the start of the regular season, as injuries and/or...
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FILE - In this June 19, 1977, file photo, Hubert Green holds the U.S. Open Championship trophy he won at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. Hall of Fame golfer Hubert Green, who won a U.S. Open playing portions of the final round despite a threat against his life, has died. He was 71. He was battling throat cancer when he passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/File)
June 20, 2018 - 2:10 pm
Hall of Fame golfer Hubert Green, who won a U.S. Open playing portions of the final round despite a threat against his life, has died. He was 71. Green won the 1977 U.S. Open and the 1985 PGA Championship in a career that included 19 PGA Tour victories and four on the seniors circuit. The PGA Tour...
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June 20, 2018 - 11:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The NBA will return to London next year with a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks. Tickets for the Jan. 17 game at the O2 Arena will go on sale in the fall. It will be the NBA's ninth regular-season game in London, all sellouts. The Knicks have...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is seen during an NBA basketball game in Denver. Brown filed a lawsuit Tuesday, June 19, 2018, against the city of Milwaukee and its police department, claiming unlawful arrest and excessive force when officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest in January 2018 for a parking violation. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 19, 2018 - 5:16 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black. Brown's attorney Mark Thomsen...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James watches during the first half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, in Cleveland. James has until June 29 to exercise his $35.6 million contract option for next season or decline it and become an unrestricted free agent, officially making him the planet’s best and most coveted player. The 33-year-old is not expected to reveal his intentions until after the draft. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
June 19, 2018 - 4:29 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James won't be picking any players during Thursday's NBA draft. At least not directly. With the trajectory of their franchise riding on where he decides to play next season and beyond, the Cleveland Cavaliers will enter this year's draft not knowing if they're choosing a...
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June 19, 2018 - 2:28 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed against Milwaukee and the city's police department by NBA player Sterling Brown alleging excessive force (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Milwaukee's mayor says he hopes the relationship between police and residents can improve in the wake of an excessive...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2018, file photo, Seattle Storm forward Natasha Howard puts in a layup over Atlanta Dream guards Tiffany Hayes and Renee Montgomery, right, during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Seattle. Almost every WNBA team this season will go through a hellacious road trip because of the FIBA World Cup in September that is compacting the season. Atlanta is in the midst of its difficult stretch, playing in six different cities across the country in the past week and a half. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times via AP, File)
June 19, 2018 - 12:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Almost every WNBA team will go through a challenging road trip because of the FIBA World Cup in September that is compacting the season. Atlanta is in the midst of its difficult stretch, playing in six different cities across the country in the past week and a half. The Dream, who...
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