Bucks make move with eye on playoffs by trading for Mirotic
DALLAS (AP) — Khris Middleton thought Nikola Mirotic tilted a playoff series in Chicago's favor nearly four years ago when the Bulls beat his Milwaukee Bucks in the first round.
Mirotic will be on Middleton's side for the postseason this time around.
Bucks acquire Mirotic from Pelicans
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired forward Nikola Mirotic from the New Orleans Pelicans in a three-team deal.
The Bucks made the announcement in a news release on Thursday. Milwaukee also will send forward Thon Maker to the Detroit Pistons and center Jason Smith and four future second-round draft picks to the Pelicans. Detroit will send forward Stanley Johnson to New Orleans to complete the deal.
Congressman apologizes for yelling, ‘Go back to Puerto Rico’
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri congressman who yelled "go back to Puerto Rico" at Democrats during a heated House floor debate over the partial government shutdown has apologized to a colleague who perceived the comment as a racial slur directed at him.
Hello, Delly: Dellavedova returns to Cavs in 3-team trade
CLEVELAND (AP) — Matthew Dellavedova is coming back to the Cavaliers. He won't recognize them.
Cleveland re-acquired the popular, scrappy guard on Friday in a three-team trade with the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Republican Jason Smith re-elected to represent southeastern Missouri in Congress.
The Wizards already popped a player into the MRI machine on the second day of the regular season. The outcome of the magnetic resonance imaging of Jason Smith's right shoulder was positive. There is no structural damage. It's just sore.
Meeks, Mac lead Wizards to 126-96 win over Guangzhou
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jodie Meeks scored all 19 of his points in the first half and Sheldon Mac added 17 as the Washington Wizards opened their preseason schedule with a 126-96 win over Guangzhou Long-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association on Monday night.
Wall’s Wiz stood pat as Cavs, Celts, others made big changes
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall and the rest of the Washington Wizards' core is exactly the same as it was last season, which essentially amounts to a radical decision to stand pat in today's NBA.
"We know how each other wants to play. We know what they're great at, what they're not great at. It makes the job a lot easier for us," Wall said Monday at the team's media day before training camp begins in Richmond, Virginia. "I don't like new change. I don't like dealing with new people, new stuff."
Former GOP lawmaker appointed to Missouri housing commission
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed a former longtime Republican lawmaker to the state's Housing Development Commission.
Greitens on Wednesday announced he picked former lawmaker Jason Crowell to the post.
Crowell was elected to the Missouri House in 2000 and served as House majority floor leader. He then served eight years in the state Senate.
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. (AP) — Members of Missouri's congressional delegation are renewing efforts to designate the Mississippi River town of Ste. Genevieve as a national historic site.
Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, Republican Sen. Roy Blunt and Republican Rep. Jason Smith on Monday introduced legislation to establish the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Site and designate it as part of the National Park Service.
Washington backup Jason Smith cleared to play vs. Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) — Jason Smith is playing for the Washington Wizards in Game 6 of their opening-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.
The front-court reserve left the previous game with a sprained left knee and did not return.
After getting extensive treatment over the last two days, he's been cleared to play.
PHOENIX (AP) — The NBA has fined Jared Dudley of the Phoenix Suns and Brandon Jennings of the Washington Wizards $35,000 apiece for their roles in an altercation during a game Tuesday night in Phoenix.
The fines were announced Thursday.
Dudley was fined for "escalating an altercation" by confronting and giving a head-butt to the Wizards' Jason Smith after Smith knocked down the Suns' Tyler Ulis with a hard screen.
Wizards win 114-110, send Nets to 11th straight loss
NEW YORK (AP) — The result of the game was expected. But, given the different paths these teams have been on, the drama was not.
Bradley Beale scored 31 points, John Wall added 23 points and 12 assists, and Otto Porter Jr. had 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Washington Wizards won for the eighth time in their last nine games and sent the Brooklyn Nets to their 11th straight loss with a 114-110 overtime victory Wednesday night.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Missouri primary (all times local):
U.S. Rep. Jason Smith will seek his second full term in office in November after defeating three Republican primary challengers in Missouri's 8th District.
Smith on Tuesday defeated Todd Mahn, Phillip Smith and Hal Brown in the GOP primary for the district that covers a large area of southern Missouri. In November, he'll face Democrat Dave Cowell and Libertarian...
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