Men's basketball

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 21, 2018 - 5:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Thursday night's NBA draft (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Even on NBA draft night, some people in Philadelphia is already thinking about free agency and the pursuit of LeBron James. A plane is flying above Barclays Center carrying three banners. One has James' No. 23...
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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 - 11:57 am
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 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 - 4:04 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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June 17, 2018 - 3:16 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has triumphed over late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in their much-hyped charity basketball game that Kimmel dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic. With each basket worth a single point, Cruz topped Kimmel 11-9 in a two-hour one-on-one match they agreed to...
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June 16, 2018 - 7:18 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph's brother was shot and killed early Saturday outside of a bar in the Indiana city where the two grew up. Police said that an officer heard gunfire at around 5 a.m. and found Roger Randolph bleeding between two cars outside...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard handles a ball before an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in San Antonio. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press, Friday, June 15, 2018, that Leonard has told the Spurs that he would like to be traded this summer, the clearest sign yet that the relationship between the team and the All-Star is in disrepair. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
June 15, 2018 - 3:25 pm
Kawhi Leonard's time with the San Antonio Spurs may soon be over. A person familiar with the situation says Leonard has told the Spurs that he would like to be traded this summer, the clearest sign yet that the relationship between the team and the All-Star is in disrepair. The person said Leonard...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30 shoots around Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) in Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals on Friday, June 8, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 108-85 to sweep the series. (Gregory Shamus/Pool Photo via AP)
June 12, 2018 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA Finals have given ABC a victory in the television ratings last week, but it must have been hard for network executives not to wonder what could have been. The Nielsen company said that the third and fourth games of the Warriors-Cavaliers series were the two most-watched...
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Fans wait for the parade to start in honor of the Golden State Warriors, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Oakland, Calif., to celebrate the team's NBA basketball championship. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
June 12, 2018 - 3:38 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For the second straight year, throngs of Golden State Warriors fans turned out for a victory parade to celebrate a team some are calling an NBA dynasty. Hundreds of thousands of fans in gold and blue and holding signs that read "Dynasty" and "Back to Back Champions" waved...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey gestures during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. Two people familiar with the situation say the Detroit Pistons have agreed to a five-year contract with coach Dwane Casey. The people spoke Monday morning, June 11, 2018, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the move. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
June 11, 2018 - 4:42 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Dwane Casey lost his job in Toronto because the Raptors wanted to advance further in the playoffs. In Detroit, it would be an accomplishment if Casey can simply get the Pistons into the playoffs. The Pistons hired the NBA coach of the year finalist Monday, hoping he can help the...
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June 09, 2018 - 8:22 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Mohamed Bamba could be the next Rudy Gobert, and that's why he's expected to go very high in the NBA draft. The towering 7-footer from Harlem, who played his one collegiate season at Texas, worked out individually with Phoenix on Saturday, the third player to do so this week as the...
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