Basketball

Players and staff leave the court after an earthquake during an NBA summer league basketball game between the New York Knicks and the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, July 5, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)
July 06, 2019 - 1:25 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An earthquake that struck Southern California on Friday night forced the NBA to cancel the finish of a two Summer League games, including a marquee sold-out matchup between New Orleans and New York, while engineers checked to see if the integrity of the Thomas & Mack Center on...
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New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson, left, and New York Knicks' Kadeem Allen chase the ball during an NBA summer league basketball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)
July 06, 2019 - 12:04 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zion Williamson made the rim shake, which is what fans wanted. And then the scoreboard started to shake, which nobody wanted. It was a night unlike any other in NBA Summer League history — with a frenzied crowd at the start, disappointment when Williamson's night was cut short by a...
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July 05, 2019 - 9:19 pm
A person familiar with the situation says the Washington Wizards have traded center Dwight Howard to the Memphis Grizzlies for forward CJ Miles. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the trade hasn't been announced. Stadium first reported that Washington...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2017, file photo, LL Cool J, second from front left, and Ice Cube watch the action as The Power plays the Ghost Ballers during the first half of a BIG3 basketball game in Philadelphia, Pa. Whether sitting courtside in Philly or filming in Hollywood, Ice Cube remains the famous face of his 3-on-3 halfcourt Big3 basketball league. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
July 05, 2019 - 11:35 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ice Cube and Dakota Johnson were snapped this week in Los Angeles rehearsing for a new movie. Johnson was dressed in a white top, black leather jacket and distressed jeans. Cube? He kept it sports chic: a Raiders hat, dark shades and a Killer 3s T-shirt straight out of the Big3...
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Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard and his girlfriend, Kishele Shipley, watch the Toronto Blue Jays play the Los Angeles Angels during a baseball game Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Toronto. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 03, 2019 - 4:37 pm
The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT): 5:35 p.m. A person familiar with the situation says the Detroit Pistons and Markieff Morris have agreed on a two-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal cannot be signed until...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne pulls down a rebound next to Connecticut Sun guard Layshia Clarendon during a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Thibault’s squad has been using a stellar defensive effort to win five in a row and now sit atop The Associated Press WNBA power poll. The Mystics are second in the league allowing just 73.2 points a game. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
July 02, 2019 - 7:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A'ja Wilson was surprised that she was one of the top two vote getters in early returns for WNBA All-Star fan balloting The reigning WNBA rookie of the year trailed Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics by less than 5,000 votes in the returns which were released Tuesday. Delle...
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July 02, 2019 - 5:43 pm
Ben Simmons is apparently about to become the next recipient of a big commitment from the Philadelphia 76ers. The All-Star point guard and the 76ers are negotiating a $170 million, five-year extension, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2015, file photo, Penn head coach Jerome Allen shouts instructions to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Princeton in Princeton, N.J. The former Penn coach, now an assistant coach in the NBA with the Boston Celtics, has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine for accepting $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman’s son into the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to four years’ probation, the 47-year-old Allen must pay a $202,000 fine and forfeit another $18,000. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
July 02, 2019 - 10:12 am
MIAMI (AP) — A Boston Celtics assistant coach has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine for accepting $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman's son into the University of Pennsylvania. Court records show a federal judge imposed the sentence Monday on Jerome Allen,...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) shoots over Indiana Pacers guard Darren Collison (2) during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Indianapolis. Just three seasons ago, the Brooklyn Nets were the worst team in the NBA. On Sunday, June 30, 2019, they were the story of the league. They agreed to deals with superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as part of a sensational start to free agency, giving the longtime No. 2 team in New York top billing in the Big Apple. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
July 01, 2019 - 6:06 pm
The Latest on NBA free agency Monday (all times EDT): 7 p.m. Enes Kanter is coming back to the Eastern Conference, joining the Boston Celtics. Kanter's manager, Hank Fetic, wrote on Twitter that Kanter had agreed to two-year deal with the Celtics , with the second-year being a player option. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019, file photo, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside scores against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Oakland, Calif. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Miami Heat have agreed to trade Hassan Whiteside to the Portland Trail Blazers for Meyers Leonard and Moe Harkless. The trade was agreed to Monday, July 1, 2019, and is still pending NBA approval, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it has not been finalized. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
July 01, 2019 - 12:16 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Hassan Whiteside is heading to the Portland Trail Blazers, as the Miami Heat continue reshaping their roster. A person with knowledge of the situation said Monday that the Heat have agreed to trade Whiteside to the Trail Blazers for Meyers Leonard and Moe Harkless. The person spoke to...
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