BEIJING (AP) — NBA teams could be fined up to $10 million for tampering and up to $6 million for entering into unauthorized agreements with players, a person with knowledge of the league's plans...
BEIJING (AP) — Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Lamar Odom, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.
Those are the only five players to win an NBA title and a gold medal in the same year, whether it...
Livingston retires after 15 NBA seasons and major comeback
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Shaun Livingston's career nearly ended far ahead of his schedule because of a gruesome knee injury. Now, he gets to retire on his own terms — and with three championships...
Kobe Bryant: Easy days for USA Basketball are over
BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant played on the Redeem Team in 2008, the one that delivered a gold medal in Beijing after a series of USA Basketball disappointments in big tournaments.
Plenty of NBA talent left among 4 World Cup semifinalists
BEIJING (AP) — There's plenty of NBA talent left among the World Cup semifinalists, even if that foursome does not include the United States.
USA Basketball thinking ahead after disappointing World Cup
DONGGUAN, China (AP) — USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said Thursday that when the time comes to start assembling the 2020 Tokyo Olympics roster, he won't forget those who backed...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan is adding two partners to the Charlotte Hornets' ownership group.
Gabe Plotkin, founder and chief investment officer of Melvin Capital, and Daniel...
BEIJING (AP) — Serbia coach Sasha Djordjevic said Saturday he's resigning after his team — among the favorites to win the basketball World Cup in China — settled for fifth place.
BEIJING (AP) — Their final game at the World Cup had been over for several minutes, and every member of the U.S. team and coaching staff were still lingering together on the court.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — More than five months after Virginia won its first basketball national championship, the school hosted a celebration Friday night, raising a banner to the rafters of...
New Jersey to allow Golden Nugget to take most NBA bets
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor has signed a bill allowing Atlantic City's Golden Nugget casino to accept bets on most National Basketball Association games.
WVU basketball exhibition to benefit Ohio shooting victims
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will play an exhibition men's basketball game to benefit the victims and families affected by a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio.
NC State gives hoops coach Kevin Keatts 2-year extension
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has approved a two-year contract extension for men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts.
The deal announced Friday by the school keeps Keatts under...
Spain beats Australia 95-88 in 2OT to reach World Cup final
BEIJING (AP) — No one on Spain's basketball team is looking past Sunday's World Cup final.
Certainly not Marc Gasol, who scored 33 points to lead the Spanish over Australia 95-88 in double...
Former Holy Cross coach, fired after 34 years, sues school
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The former coach of the Holy Cross women's basketball team who was fired in March after 34 years has sued the school, alleging breach of contract, defamation, age...
Louisville to face 6 schools twice in ACC schedule
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's Atlantic Coast Conference schedule will include two games each against Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, Pittsburgh and defending NCAA champion...
AP Source: Pistons reach deal with Joe Johnson
DETROIT (AP) — A person with knowledge of the agreement says the Detroit Pistons have reached a deal with 38-year-old swingman Joe Johnson.
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NJ financier adviser praised at NCAA scandal sentencing
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey financial adviser was praised for his cooperation and a judge spared him from prison Thursday after he admitted his role in a college basketball scandal.
Arkansas college finds no evidence of bias over dreadlocks
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — An investigation found no evidence that a white head coach discriminated against a black basketball player because of his dreadlocks, the University of Arkansas at Fort...
DePaul, Leitao negotiating extension through 2023-24 season
CHICAGO (AP) — DePaul says it is negotiating a contract extension with men's basketball coach Dave Leitao through the 2023-24 season.
Leitao was hired in 2015 and has pushed to return the...
Drake basketball player charged after off-campus shooting
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Drake men's basketball player has been charged with an off-campus shooting that he says was accidental.
Des Moines police say Tremell Murphy was charged Thursday...
OVC keeping tournaments in Evansville through at least 2023
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) — The Ohio Valley Conference has agreed to continue holding its men's and women's basketball tournaments at Evansville, Indiana, through at least 2023.
Analysis: USA Basketball’s World Cup plan went awry long ago
DONGGUAN, China (AP) — USA Basketball's plan for a third consecutive World Cup title started going off the rails long before this tournament even began, after just about everyone who was...
Delle Donne earns AP player of the year; Collier top rookie
NEW YORK (AP) — Elena Delle Donne put together a historic season in Washington and has been named the Associated Press WNBA player of the year.
Gym teacher charged with sexually assault pleads not guilty
WOLCOTT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut high school gym teacher and basketball coach charged with sexually assaulting a student has pleaded not guilty.
A shocker: US beaten by France 89-79 in World Cup quarters
DONGGUAN, China (AP) — No gold. No medal. No more winning streak.
The U.S. reign atop international basketball has ended — this time, thwarted by France at the World Cup.
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WNBA postseason gets underway with pair of first-round games
NEW YORK (AP) — After a wild regular season, the WNBA postseason gets underway with a pair of first-round games.
Top seeds Washington and Connecticut don't play for another week, as the...
Adidas fixer gets year of probation in college hoops case
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Adidas consultant was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation after prosecutors credited him with helping secure convictions against an executive for the shoe company...
Fred McLeod, broadcaster who called Cavs’ title, dies at 67
CLEVELAND (AP) — Fred McLeod's passion poured through the TV no matter what game he was covering.
The longtime sportscaster and announcer, who called Cleveland's NBA championship in 2016 and...
Tennessee A&I championship teams inducted into Naismith Hall
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three men's college basketball teams from the late 1950s at Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial Normal School have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball...
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to speak on literary in New Mexico
HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The NBA's all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is coming to southeastern New Mexico as part of a lecture series.
The Hobbs News-Sun reports the 72-year-old retired...
Indiana Fever fire coach and general manager Pokey Chatman
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Fever fired coach and general manager Pokey Chatman on Monday, a day after the team finished with a third straight losing season.
Parker stays with Turner Sports, but WNBA playoffs are next
Candace Parker knows what she'll be doing after the WNBA season.
The Los Angeles Sparks star is remaining with Turner Sports after signing a multiyear deal. She will remain part of the...
Czech Republic, US complete World Cup quarterfinal field
The Czech Republic and the United States completed the field on Monday for the quarterfinals of the basketball World Cup.
Tatum returns to practice, still out with sprained ankle
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Jayson Tatum returned to practice with the U.S. men's basketball team Monday, less than a week after he sprained his left ankle.
The MVP exits: Giannis, Greece fail to advance at World Cup
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo now has a little more time to get ready for the NBA season.
USA Basketball relying on defense so far at World Cup
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — U.S. guard Donovan Mitchell turned toward his bench with fists clenched, then punched the air in celebration and let out a joyous scream.
Nigeria, Iran clinch Olympic berths; Spain tops Serbia
Nigeria and Iran are going to the Olympics. China's World Cup run came to a disappointing end. And Serbia is unbeaten no more, making a third consecutive meeting with the U.S. in a gold-medal game...
France, Australia into World Cup quarters; US must wait
France and Australia reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Saturday. They join Serbia, Spain, Poland and Argentina in the final eight.
NBA star Kawhi Leonard’s sister charged in deadly robbery
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A relative of NBA star Kawhi Leonard has confirmed his sister is one of two women accused of robbing and killing an elderly woman at a Southern California...
Duke probe finds no evidence Nike paid Zion Williamson
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University says an investigation has found no evidence that former basketball star Zion Williamson received improper benefits.
Czech Republic, Australia keep rolling in World Cup
The Czech Republic defeated Brazil 93-71 on Saturday to keep itself in the hunt for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals with an easy win over the previously unbeaten South Americans.
Divac leads Class of 2019 into Basketball Hall of Fame
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Jack Sikma used his Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech to make a plea for the NBA to return to Seattle, where he led the SuperSonics to the 1979 NBA title.
Michigan State hires Nairn as graduate manager
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has hired former guard Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn Jr. as a graduate manager.
Nairn was a three-time captain for the Spartans and appeared in 137...
UConn’s Hurley has surgery to relieve neck, back pain
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn basketball coach Dan Hurley had surgery Friday to relieve pain in his neck and upper back.
School officials say doctors successfully performed the surgery at the...
Benjy Taylor named Tuskegee’s head men’s basketball coach
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Tuskegee University has named a new coach to head its men's basketball program.
The university, in a news release Thursday, said Benjy Taylor replaces Jerry Dunn, who...
World Cup a European, American championship _ with Australia
BEIJING (AP) — The basketball World Cup has turned into a championship of Europe and the Americas — with Australia thrown in from the Oceania region.