Bengals Training Camp Capsule
CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-10)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, Cincinnati (first practice in Dayton, Ohio on July 27)
LAST YEAR: Coach Marvin Lewis was fired after a 16th season without a playoff win,...
Bengals guard Clint Boling retires after 8 seasons
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals left guard Clint Boling retired Monday after eight seasons in the NFL, citing medical concerns. The club posted that he has been dealing with a blood clot.
UNC to return to old home at Carmichael for 1 game
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's men's basketball team is returning to its old home court for one game.
Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Thursday that the Tar Heels' game against...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals rookie offensive tackle Jonah Williams is expected to miss the season after surgery for a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Left tackle Jonah Williams is a lonely figure at the Bengals' minicamp. He walks around the field in his No. 73 jersey watching everyone else work out. The first-round pick...
RED BANK, S.C. (AP) — A deputy of Lexington County, South Carolina, has been severely injured in a head-on crash, and the other driver has been charged with driving under the influence.
TORONTO (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are paying a price, because Doc Rivers paid Toronto star Kawhi Leonard a compliment.
The NBA fined the Clippers $50,000 on Friday for violating the...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Odorizzi was at 93 pitches, had struck out the last four batters he faced and retired eight in a row when Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli surprisingly emerged from...
NEW YORK (AP) — With Dallas' Luka Doncic and Atlanta's Trae Young leading the way, the top five NBA draft picks from 2018 have been selected as the top five NBA rookies this season.
Correction: Varner’s Woes story
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — In a story May 19 about Harold Varner III, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Varner shot the highest score in a final round of a major while playing in the...
Durant’s 35 points carry Warriors past Rockets in Game 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr saw his share of spectacular postseason performances playing alongside one of the greatest ever.
"There was this guy named Michael, I can't remember his...
Take a look at the five highest-scoring seasons in NBA history.
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — There were a few things Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite had to do to have a shot in the world of basketball.
He had to listen to his dad. He had to stop kicking a ball...
Spencer Haywood set the stage, Michael Jordan made it bigger and Kevin Durant super-sized it when he helped usher in the one-and-done era. Decades after those players made their groundbreaking...
NBA says Hornets, Bucks will play in Paris in 2020
PARIS (AP) — The NBA is going to play a regular-season game in Paris for the first time next year, with the league announcing Thursday that Charlotte and Milwaukee are headed there.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it won't step in to referee a copyright dispute between Nike and a photographer who took a well-known image of basketball great Michael Jordan. That...
Nowitzki passes Chamberlain for 6th on NBA scoring list
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks became the NBA's sixth-leading scorer Monday night with another of his signature long-range jumpers.
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- The Washington TimesBradley Beal, GM decisions already look iffy for WizardsJune 19, 2019
James scores 36 points in Lakers’ 123-107 win over Bulls
CHICAGO (AP) — Less than a week after passing Michael Jordan for fourth on the NBA's career scoring list, LeBron James delivered a memorable night at the arena Jordan first made...
Gordon, Paul helps Rockets top Mavericks 94-93
DALLAS (AP) — This time, James Harden was reduced to a supporting role for the Houston Rockets.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge won't allow a man convicted of murdering Michael Jordan's father in 1993 to proceed with an effort to prove his innocence, according to court...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the very first day LeBron James picked up a basketball, he wanted to be like Mike.
James and his closest friends idolized Michael Jordan while they grew up together...
Nuggets top Lakers 115-99 as LeBron passes Jordan
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When LeBron James hit the driving layup that pushed him past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA's career scoring list, even the Denver Nuggets paused to appreciate...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Barton scored 23 points, Gary Harris added 19 and the Denver Nuggets snapped their three-game losing streak with a 115-99 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James moved past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA's career scoring list Wednesday night.
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar scored his 32,293rd point on a...
Wade passes Jordan for most blocked shots by a guard
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade now has more blocked shots than any guard in NBA history.
The Miami Heat star swatted away the 1,052nd shot of his career Monday night, blocking an attempt by...
LaVine scores career-high 42 as Bulls top Celtics 126-116
CHICAGO (AP) — The last time they played Boston, the Chicago Bulls walked off the court with the most lopsided loss in franchise history and little signs of hope.
Thomas ready for any role as Nuggets make playoff push
DENVER (AP) — Only one game back on the court and Isaiah Thomas already began lobbying for an even broader role — to appear in the movie "Space Jam 2" starring LeBron James.
Today in History for February 17th
Silver opens All-Star weekend, eyes high-tech future of game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has opened the annual All-Star Technology Summit by touting the "smart jersey of the future."
All-Star game marks latest milestone for Michael Jordan
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Buzz Peterson knew Michael Jordan as well as anyone when they were in college.
Roommates and teammates at North Carolina, they spent countless days competing on the basketball court in practice and endless hours talking hoops. Their nights often included shooting pool and tossing cards in their Granville Towers South dorm room. There often were arcade games — before the home video game craze hit — at the Pump House on Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill.
Jordan: 6 NBA titles tougher than Harden, Westbrook streaks
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan says James Harden's streak of 30 straight 30-point games and Russell Westbrook's 10 straight triple-doubles are both impressive and tough to accomplish.
But the Charlotte Hornets owner said Tuesday — flashing a big grin — that there is one accomplishment tougher than both those feats: "Which is harder from the player's standpoint? Six championships by all means."
Harden scores 44 points, Rockets beat Suns 118-110
PHOENIX (AP) — Another 40-point game for James Harden. That makes 20 of them this season.
The reigning MVP scored 44 points and the Houston Rockets beat Phoenix 118-110 on Monday night to hand the Suns their season-worst 11th straight loss.
Harden joined Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan and Rick Barry as the only players with 20 games of at least 40 points in the first 50 of a season.
Big game for Giannis helps NBA-best Bucks beat Nets 113-94
NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the cold-shooting Brooklyn Nets 113-94 on Monday night.
The injury-depleted Nets missed 19 of their first 20 3-point attempts, making it another easy night for the team with the NBA's best record. Brooklyn finished 5 for 42 (11.9 percent) behind the arc.
Malcolm Brogdon added 16 points and Eric Bledsoe had 15 for the Bucks, who won their fourth straight, all by double digits.
Walker expects ‘crazy’ reaction as All-Star starter at home
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets point guard Kemba Walker can't imagine what the atmosphere will be like when he's introduced as an NBA All-Star game starter next month on his home court.
"I haven't given it any thought, but I'm sure it will be an unbelievable moment being that the game is in Charlotte," Walker said. "I've been here for eight years now, so it's going to be crazy."
Dwyane Wade hits 500th 3 to join Jordan, James on elite list
ATLANTA (AP) — Dwyane Wade made his 500th career 3-pointer in the third quarter to join Michael Jordan and LeBron James on an elite list.
On a miserable shooting night for Miami — the Heat had missed 20 of their first 22 attempts beyond the arc — Wade joined Jordan and James as the only players in NBA history with at least 20,000 points, 5,000 assists, 4,000 rebounds, 1,500 steals, 800 blocks and 500 3s.
Ohio State center Michael Jordan will enter NFL draft
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State will lose experience and leadership on the offensive line with center Michael Jordan's decision to leave early for the NFL draft.
The 6-foot-7, 312-pound lineman announced he would forgo his senior season in a tweet on Friday, saying that "in my heart, I know I am ready for the NFL, largely because I have been coached by the very best."
Lillard rallies Trail Blazers in OT to beat Kings 113-108
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Damian Lillard woke up Tuesday morning feeling out of sorts and didn't get much better through the first three quarters against Sacramento. When Portland needed him the most, however, their All-Star guard came through in a big way.
It wasn't necessarily Michael Jordan dropping 38 on Utah in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals but it was more than enough to help the Trail Blazers kick off the new year the right way.
Jordan tells AP: Monk interaction was a ‘tap of endearment’
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets owner Michael Jordan said it was a "tap of endearment."
After watching a bizarre ending to Charlotte's win against Detroit on Wednesday, a bewildered Jordan lightly smacked the back of second-year guard Malik Monk's head in closing seconds of the game.
Lamb’s jumper helps Hornets beat Pistons 108-107 in wild win
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets celebrated too soon and then weren't sure if they'd be celebrating at all. Meanwhile, team owner Michael Jordan chewed out one of his own players.
Jeremy Lamb's first NBA buzzer-beater was no ordinary game-winning shot.
Popular Bulls visit Mexico amid reports of turmoil
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican fans have waited a lifetime for the opportunity to watch their favorite team, the Chicago Bulls, in their homeland. But hardly anyone envisioned that they'd get to see the current version of the team that will face the Orlando Magic on Thursday night amid reports of turmoil in the locker room under new coach Jim Boylen.
Man convicted of killing Jordan’s dad says trial was unfair
SANFORD, N.C. (AP) — One of the men convicted of murdering Michael Jordan's father in 1993 argued Wednesday that alibi witnesses and evidence of his innocence weren't given a close enough look during his trial, violating his constitutional rights.
The Latest: No ruling as judge reviews death of Jordan’s dad
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on efforts by one of two men serving a life sentence for the 1993 murder of Michael Jordan's father to convince a court that he didn't do it (all times local):
A judge says he needs time to consider whether to allow an inmate to proceed with arguments that he was wrongfully convicted of participating in the murder of Michael Jordan's father in 1993.
Man says he will prove he didn’t kill Michael Jordan’s dad
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — For more than 25 years, the man identified as the triggerman in the death of Michael Jordan's father has repeatedly declared his innocence in the murder.
Now he's going before a judge to lay out evidence he says proves that although he helped dispose of the body, he didn't kill James Jordan in the early-morning darkness one July day in 1993.
Michael Jordan returns home, meets with hurricane victims
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Stephanie Parker isn't quite sure how her family of six would have managed the last two months without the help of Michael Jordan and the American Red Cross following Hurricane Florence.
So when Parker met Jordan on Tuesday she couldn't hold back giving the owner of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets a big hug and a thank you.
"It means he hasn't forgotten," Parker told The Associated Press about Jordan's visit to Wilmington, North Carolina. "It means we are important."
25 years after spurning NBA Jam, Jordan invests in esports
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quarter century after being famously excluded from the cult favorite video game NBA Jam, Michael Jordan is investing in esports.
Jordan on Thursday was announced as an investor with aXiomatic, a major esports ownership group whose properties include powerhouse franchise Team Liquid.
Stephen Curry scores 51 points with 11 3s as Warriors win
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry pulled one from Michael Jordan's old celebratory playbook and shrugged like no big deal whatsoever.
Nah, not at all. Just another 3-pointer from way downtown.
Curry grinned as he kept lighting up the floor, scoring 51 points and finishing with 11 3-pointers in only three quarters of the Golden State Warriors' 144-122 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
With LeBron gone, Eastern Conference set for a new champion
The roadblock has been removed. With LeBron James gone, the path to the NBA Finals from the Eastern Conference is open again.
Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and more are hoping to win the race to it.
James ruled over the East for eight years, making four straight trips to the finals from Miami and then moving back to Cleveland in 2014 and getting there every year since.
Tex Winter, innovative basketball coach, dead at 96
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Tex Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96.
Winter's family said he died Wednesday in Manhattan, where he began his coaching career at Kansas State in 1947 and led the Wildcats to two Final Fours and eight Big Seven/Eight titles as head coach from 1954-68.