NBA basketball

October 03, 2019 - 12:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards backup center Ian Mahinmi will miss the start of the regular season because of a strained right Achilles tendon, joining the team’s long list of injured players. The Wizards said Thursday that Mahinmi “will be treated conservatively” and will be re-evaluated in...
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October 02, 2019 - 7:54 pm
Former NBA player Rick Fox has filed a lawsuit accusing business partners at the esports organization he co-founded of multiple instances of fraud and is seeking damages worth tens of millions of dollars. The suit filed in Los Angeles County on Monday claims that Echo Fox partner Amit Raizada used...
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October 02, 2019 - 7:54 pm
Former NBA player Rick Fox has filed a lawsuit accusing business partners at the esports organization he co-founded of multiple instances of fraud and is seeking damages worth tens of millions of dollars. The suit filed in Los Angeles County on Monday claims that Echo Fox partner Amit Raizada used...
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North Carolina coach Roy Williams poses for a photo with graduate transfers Justin Pierce (32) and Christian Keeling during the team's NCAA college basketball media day in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
October 02, 2019 - 2:40 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Christian Keeling and Justin Pierce know they can’t take long to adapt to new roles as graduate transfers at North Carolina. That’s because the Tar Heels need immediate help after losing their top five scorers. And while touted freshman Cole Anthony figures to take a...
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October 02, 2019 - 2:34 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls TV play-by-play announcer Neil Funk is retiring at the end of the season. The Bulls said Wednesday that Funk, the voice of five of their six championships, will step down after his 29th season with the team. He is scheduled to work all home games and a reduced schedule...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, Michigan State's Cassius Winston (5) drives past Minnesota's Dupree McBrayer (1) during the second half of a second round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, in Des Moines, Iowa. Cassius Winston is the unanimous pick for Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year. The vote by media announced Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, was hardly a surprise considering Winston was selected Big Ten Player of the Year last season. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
October 02, 2019 - 2:32 pm
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo had little doubt All-America guard Cassius Winston would return for his senior season rather than jump to the NBA. And it wasn’t just because he needed another year of college ball. “No. 1, I know enough people in the NBA that kind of know where...
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CORRECTS YEAR TO 2019, NOT 2018 AS ORIGINALLY SENT - Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany speaks at a press conference during the Big Ten conference NCAA college basketball media day Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Rosemont, Ill. (AP Photo/David Banks)
October 02, 2019 - 1:13 pm
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany would just as soon leave the paychecks to the pros. The conference’s coaches and players have different takes. The amateur model of college athletics could be shaken to its core after once California’s Fair Pay to Play Act takes effect in a few...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, filmmaker Spike Lee cheers during an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. Lee added to his New York Knicks collection by purchasing 13 items associated with his favorite team in a recent auction. The family of late Knicks coach Red Holzman sold off 35 items that netted $319,341, according to SCP Auctions, which handled last week’s sale. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
October 02, 2019 - 8:53 am
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Writer-director Spike Lee added to his New York Knicks collection by purchasing 13 items associated with his favorite team in a recent auction. The family of late Knicks coach Red Holzman sold off 35 items that netted $319,341, according to SCP Auctions, which handled...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden is photographed during NBA basketball media day Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
September 30, 2019 - 11:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden slides sideways or steps backward, and the screaming starts. Whether seated on the opposing bench or on a stool in a sports bar, somebody is insisting that Harden must have traveled between the time he finished dribbling and launched his shot from a different spot...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden is photographed during NBA basketball media day Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
September 30, 2019 - 3:53 pm
USA Basketball had a tough summer. The outlook for 2020 is already much brighter. Plenty of NBA standouts — elite names like Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green and Paul George among them — are clearly intrigued by the notion of...
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