LOS ANGELES — LeBron James helped pick them all — the veterans, the stars and the up-and-comers who put on their new golden Lakers jerseys for the first time Tuesday. Read more
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DURHAM, N.C. — It was one of many beginnings of what will be one very final end. Mike Krzyzewski took a seat, wearing a blue Emily K Center track jacket, and began his final preseason briefing, a relatively routine event suddenly imbued with unexpected substance.
To manage a talent like LaMelo Ball is both a great privilege and a great responsibility.
It took John Collins a moment to remember the name.
MIAMI — Even if the Miami Heat have a big three, Jimmy Butler made clear Tuesday that they’re not considering it a Big Three.
After three seasons disrupted by injuries and the pandemic, Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba is ready to redefine himself on the court.
You stayed because you wanted to.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The hope for Florida's Keyontae Johnson is to be “happy and healthy" this season.
The NBA released tentative health and safety protocols to its teams Tuesday, detailing how unvaccinated players will be tested far more often than their vaccinated colleagues and face a slew of other restrictions.
CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine can look back fondly on 2021 as the year he won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics and made his first All-Star team.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Paolo Banchero doesn't fret about pressure for what's ahead — not as one of the nation's top-ranked recruits and NBA prospects, and certainly not in playing for Duke in Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski's final season on the bench.
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You can imagine the Lakers better spending their time this preseason with a string of get-to-know-you activities than with meaningful, high-effort basketball.
The first practices of the season in the NBA are here, with teams set to hit the floor on Tuesday to formally begin getting ready for the 2021-22 campaign.
Fresh off a trip to the conference finals, the next step for the Hawks is pretty straightforward, if you ask star guard Trae Young.
Accusations of abuse and racial insensitivity by former Florida women’s basketball coach Cam Newbauer surfaced Monday during a report by The Independent Florida Alligator.
Timberwolves owners Glen Taylor, Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez sat for a press conference at the team's practice court at Mayo Clinic Square.
Joel Embiid wants Ben Simmons back — and the 76ers center isn’t alone.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis made up his mind about Mike Woodson after one, 10-minute meeting.
If this summer taught Damian Lillard anything, it’s that he's dedicated.
Kawhi Leonard and Klay Thompson know it will be a while before they can get back onto the court.
MIAMI (AP) — Kyle Lowry posed for pictures with new Miami Heat teammates Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler. He chatted up some new teammates for the first time. And he struggled a bit trying to remember the names of various people he was meeting, a task that proved challenging since most were wea…
DENVER (AP) — Sharpshooting forward Michael Porter Jr. has agreed to a five-year maximum extension with the Denver Nuggets that could be worth up to $207 million.
CHICAGO — With the solid crack of a crowbar, the hooded burglar sent the showcase glass showering onto the gun shop’s floor and quickly swept several pistols into his shoulder bag.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love is ready to put a difficult season for himself and the Cleveland Cavaliers behind him.
Utah center Rudy Gobert revealed that after much deliberation, he decided to become vaccinated. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich has gotten his booster shot already. Boston coach Ime Udoka had his shots and tested positive for COVID-19 anyway.
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — U.S. Ski & Snowboard appointed Sophie Goldschmidt as president and CEO on Monday, replacing Tiger Shaw.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons grew from lottery picks to All-Stars to franchise cornerstones getting paid max contracts together and — the thought was — they would try for a decade to win NBA championships together.
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When it comes to camp competition, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra during Monday’s media day assuredly will point to decisions that need to be made in coming weeks.
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PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will miss the start of training camp after being placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols.
This will be decidedly different, with 10 newcomers on the Miami Heat training camp roster.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Lindsey Scott Jr. accounted for three touchdowns and Kevin Johnson returned a fumble for another score — all in the second half — as Nicholls rallied to defeat North Alabama 31-14 on Saturday.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Westin Elliott completed 21 of 23 passes for 336 yards and six touchdowns — including three to Pat Conroy in the third quarter — as Merrimack scored 47 unanswered points in a 47-10 nonconference romp over Delaware State on Saturday.
PHILADELPHIA — The Ben Simmons saga has turned into a bad soap opera.
MINNEAPOLIS — During a conversation in Las Vegas last month, new Wolves minority owner Marc Lore expounded upon one of his philosophies of building successful businesses — that each enterprise must have three core values that relate to everything it does as an organization.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Always a fascinating exercise for followers of college basketball recruiting, the initial RSCI rankings for the class of 2022 were posted this week.
NEW YORK — The Knicks front office spoke for the first time Friday and could boast of a coherent, functioning plan. That’s an upgrade from previous regimes, but also only possible because of last season’s results.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili is back with the San Antonio Spurs, with the club announcing his hiring Friday as a special adviser to basketball operations.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. — The reinvigorated recruiting success of the Kentucky men's basketball program this offseason has filled the Big Blue Nation with good cheer.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Roster additions came fast and furious for James Borrego this offseason.
SYDNEY — Australia’s two largest cities are moving closer to ending lockdowns as vaccination rates climb, but leaders are warning that people should remain cautious with their newfound freedoms and that coronavirus case numbers will inevitably rise.
LOS ANGELES — The Lakers will have a fully vaccinated team by the time the team opens its season on Oct. 19 against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State signed coach Kyle Smith to a contract extension Thursday that goes through the 2026-27 season and adds two years to the original contract he was given when he was hired.
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MINNEAPOLIS — As a longtime baseball writer, I frequently heard stories about Alex Rodriguez. Some involved steroids. Some involved arrogance. All were unflattering.
NEW YORK — Due to a player “mutiny” against head coach Mike Anderson, the St. John’s men’s basketball team pulled out of last season’s NIT tournament while the school disingenuously claimed COVID-19 protocol concerns as the reason for opting out, a new lawsuit alleges.