NBA basketball

July 15, 2018 - 10:01 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers put on a good show for LeBron James. With James in attendance , the defending NBA Summer League champions cruised back into the semifinals, beating the Detroit Pistons 101-78 on Sunday. Second-round pick Svi Mykhailiuk scored 19 points and Josh Hart added 18...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Jabari Parker dribbles during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Milwaukee. Parker and the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a $40 million, two-year contract, bringing the talented and oft-injured forward to his hometown team. Agent Mark Bartelstein confirmed the deal Saturday, July 14, 2018, after the Bucks rescinded their qualifying offer. That made Parker an unrestricted free agent, clearing the way for him to join the rebuilding Bulls.(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
July 14, 2018 - 4:49 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls agreed Saturday to a $40 million, two-year contract, bringing the talented and oft-injured forward to his hometown team. Agent Mark Bartelstein confirmed the deal shortly after the Milwaukee Bucks rescinded their qualifying offer. That made Parker...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2017, file photo, Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) passes the ball as Philadelphia 76ers guards Ben Simmons, right, and JJ Redick (17) defend during the third quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game in Uniondale, N.Y. A person with knowledge of the details says the Nets have agreed to trade Lin to the Atlanta Hawks. The Nets made the move to ease an overcrowded point guard spot early Friday morning, July 13, 2018, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
July 13, 2018 - 5:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeremy Lin's injury-plagued stint in Brooklyn is over. The Nets have agreed to trade Lin to Atlanta, the Hawks announced Friday. The move helps clear up the Nets' logjam at point guard and sends Lin to another team that is also pretty crowded at the position. ESPN first reported the...
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ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 6 de junio de 2018, LeBron James, de los Cavaliers de Cleveland, hace un tiro sobre Draymond Green, de los Warriors de Golden State durante el tercer juego de la final de la NBA, en Cleveland. Los Lakers anunciaron el lunes 9 de julio de 2018 la firma de James como agente libre. (Gregory Shamus/Pool Foto vía AP, archivo)
July 12, 2018 - 6:00 pm
This could be the year that quarterbacks Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger reach fantasy mortality. The 39-year-old Saints passer Brees saw his touchdown production drop by 38 percent in 2017, his 23 TDs the first time since 2007 he's failed to throw at least 30. He still hit 4,000 yards for the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, former New York Knicks player Charles Oakley is shown before an NBA basketball game between the Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers, in Cleveland. Casino regulators in Nevada are accusing former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley of gambling fraud. The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Thursday, July 12, 2018, said Oakley was arrested Sunday at the Cosmopolitan casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip on suspicion of committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
July 12, 2018 - 5:18 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley is being accused of gambling fraud after a wager at a Las Vegas casino last weekend, casino regulators said Thursday. Oakley was arrested Sunday at the Cosmopolitan casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip on suspicion of committing or...
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July 11, 2018 - 10:49 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some New York Knicks fans already are reconsidering their feelings about first-round pick Kevin Knox. The No. 9 selection out of Kentucky was booed by some Knicks fans on draft night, but the 18-year-old is already showing great potential. He ended pool play as the No. 3 scorer in...
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Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka reads a passage from "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho as talks about the acquisition of LeBron James and other free agents at a news conference at the NBA basketball team's headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
July 11, 2018 - 7:30 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Rob Pelinka says the Los Angeles Lakers aren't trying to beat the Golden State Warriors at their own game. Instead, they're building a team around LeBron James to do something different. Pelinka spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time since the Lakers' remarkable...
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Sherra Wright, left, the ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, glances at her new court appointed attorneys Juni Ganguli, right, after her lawyers Steve Farese Jr. and Blake Ballin asked to be withdrawn from representing her during an appearance in Judge Lee Coffee's courtroom Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Memphis. Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee granted a motion from Farese Jr. and Ballin for their removal from the case of Wright. She is charged with murder in the July 2010 slaying of Lorenzen Wright. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 12:21 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two lawyers who were representing the ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright withdrew from the case Wednesday, citing a deteriorating relationship with their high-profile client. Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee granted a motion from Steve Farese Jr...
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Utah Jazz guard Grayson Allen (24) falls as he and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) go after a loose ball during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
July 10, 2018 - 10:41 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's been a bumpy ride for Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young, but he finally got his shot going. The No. 5 overall pick out of Oklahoma scored 24 points and made 7 of 13 3-pointers to help the Hawks defeat the Chicago Bulls 101-93 on Tuesday in the Las Vegas Summer League. Young...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2001, file photo, UCLA's Billy Knight celebrates after scoring his second 3-point basket against Georgetown during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles. Knight has died in Phoenix and the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office is trying to determine the cause of death. Phoenix police say Knight's body was found on a roadway early Sunday, July 8, 2018, near the downtown area and there was no evidence of foul play. The 39-year-old Knight was a guard/forward at UCLA from 1998-2002, averaging 14.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game as a senior. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
July 10, 2018 - 10:37 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight has died in Phoenix. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office hasn't released a cause of death. Phoenix police say Knight's body was found on a roadway early Sunday near downtown and there was no evidence of foul play...
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