ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When Gregg Popovich was cut from the 1972 U.S. Olympic basketball roster, those making the decision took the easiest way out.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — De'Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings surprisingly withdrew from USA Basketball's national team Saturday, meaning the Americans now have 13 candidates for the 12-man World Cup...
AP sources: Alibaba exec to buy Nets, arena for $3.4 billion
NEW YORK (AP) — In a record sale for a U.S. sports franchise, the co-founder of Alibaba agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center for about $3.4 billion, two...
Canada beats Australia 90-70 in FIBA World Cup warmup game
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Canada never trailed and outscored Australia 23-13 in the final quarter for a 90-70 win over the home side in a FIBA World Cup warmup basketball game Friday.
Lakers’ Cousins tears ACL in left knee, awaiting surgery
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is facing rehab from another major injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers have endured their first big problem of a season with championship...
USA, Spain set to meet in a World Cup warmup
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. and Spain are facing off Friday night, a matchup of the two top-ranked basketball teams in the world and a possible precursor to a medal-round meeting next month...
King’s court: LeBron dedicates court at his hometown school
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James went back to school and back in time on Wednesday.
Joined by four high school teammates, the NBA superstar dedicated a multicolored outdoor basketball court...
Stephen Curry embraces Warriors’ change, praises Durant
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Someday, years or even decades from now, at one of those celebratory reunions teams like to do, Stephen Curry knows he and Kevin Durant will reminisce with fondness about...
Wizards hire Antwan Jamison as director of pro personnel
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Wizards are continuing their front office overhaul by hiring Antawn Jamison as director of pro personnel.
Jamison returns to Washington, where he played for six seasons...
Thanks for playing: G Leaguers back in USA Basketball camp
There were more than 50 players from the G League who helped USA Basketball get into the FIBA World Cup by winning enough games during the tournament's qualifying rounds.
Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair gets prison time in gun case
NEW YORK (AP) — Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was sentenced on Monday to 3 1/2 years in prison in his New York City gun case.
Telfair — a once highly touted point guard with a...
1st-round NBA pick Hachimura scores 35 points in Japan’s win
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — First-round NBA draft pick Rui Hachimura scored 35 points to lead Japan to a 99-89 win over New Zealand in World Cup warm-up game at Port Chiba Arena.
Lowry (thumb) withdraws from USA Basketball’s World Cup team
Kyle Lowry of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors has withdrawn from the pool of candidates USA Basketball is considering to take to the FIBA World Cup later this month.
NCAA amends agent rules to no longer require college degree
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has backtracked on new certification standards and will no longer require a bachelor's degree for a sports agent to represent Division I men's basketball players who...
An early list of NBA games to watch this season
The NBA released its upcoming schedule Monday and here's some rematches, homecomings and other games to watch during this 2019-20 NBA season :
NBA 2019-20: Some tip-offs earlier, back-to-backs down again
The NBA schedule is a little bit easier on players.
Fans might be catching a break — and some more sleep — as well.
The league announced its 2019-20 schedule on Monday, featuring...
Penny Hardaway, Jerry Stackhouse bring NBA edge to Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former NBA stars Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse have taken on new challenges with both trying to revive a pair of struggling college basketball programs about 200...
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- The Washington TimesJohn Wall says winning a ring 'not everything,' wants legacy with WizardsAugust 5, 2019
- Rome News-TribuneMalcolm D. Lee to direct Space Jam 2July 17, 2019
- Sentinel & EnterpriseEdwards Taking His Best ShotJuly 11, 2019
- The Sun7-foot-6 Rookie Fall Turns Heads at Summer LeagueJuly 10, 2019
Playing for Popovich big perk for USA Basketball hopefuls
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Make no mistake, the 17 players left in consideration for the 12 spots on the team that USA Basketball will take to the FIBA World Cup in China desperately want to play for the...
USA Basketball plays first scrimmage in advance of World Cup
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The first order of business for USA Basketball on Friday night was thanking its fans, so Donovan Mitchell grabbed a microphone to deliver the pregame message.
WNBA players to appear in NBA 2K20
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is expanding its reach in video games as its players will appear in NBA 2K20.
It's not the first time that gamers will be able to use female basketball players. WNBA...
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have signed Isaiah Roby, the 45th overall pick acquired by the club on draft night.
The Mavericks drafted Deividas Sirvydis at No. 37 overall in the second...
There are concerns about the NCAA's new requirements allowing men's basketball players to sign with an agent during the NBA draft process while maintaining their college eligibility.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gregg Popovich somehow only met Mike Krzyzewski for the first time about four years ago, when the two coaching greats saw their paths finally cross when they were together at a...
Utah Jazz president named new CEO of Miller companies
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Jazz president Steven Starks has been named the new CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies.
Company officials said Wednesday the 40-year-old executive will...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry's longtime security man, Ralph Walker, is rejoining the Golden State Warriors following a year away to focus more time on family.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — NBA players Patty Mills, Aron Baynes, Matthew Dellavedova and Joe Ingles have been included in Australia's 12-man squad for the FIBA World Cup next month in...
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- Business WireShaq by Skechers Launches Basketball Footwear for KidsJuly 23, 2019
- Business WireSam Hinkie, Charles Araujo to Keynote at Cleo Connect 2019July 16, 2019
- Business WireNickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2019 Winners ReleaseJuly 12, 2019
For Popovich, finding a team quickly will be a challenge
LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich typically has a month of NBA training camp and a half-dozen or so preseason games before he picks a San Antonio team, and then gets a few more...
Udonis Haslem returning to Heat for a 17th NBA season
Udonis Haslem has made his decision: He's returning to the Miami Heat.
Haslem, who was considering retirement, announced Tuesday that he is returning for a 17th season. The 39-year-old has...
Ex-star Steve Nash will contribute to TNT’s NBA coverage
Steve Nash will take on an expanded role in his second year with Turner Sports, contributing to NBA coverage.
The network announced Tuesday that Nash is returning to B/R Football's UEFA...
Twitch will stream select USA Basketball exhibitions
LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball exhibition games will soon be streamed on Twitch.
USA Basketball and the NBA announced the deal with the streaming platform on Tuesday. Twitch will stream all...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons has explained a social media post that seemed to imply he'd been racially profiled by security staff at a Melbourne casino by...
Kerr speaks on Warriors’ offseason, hope for future
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr knows that a new era of Warriors basketball is about to begin.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are waiving tight end Rico Gathers, ending three years of steady progress with the club for the former Baylor basketball player who chose to pursue pro...
AP source: Carter returning to Hawks for 22nd NBA season
ATLANTA (AP) — Vince Carter is putting off retirement for at least one more season.
With that, he'll claim the longest career in NBA history all to himself.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gregg Popovich walked into USA Basketball's first team meeting in advance of World Cup training camp, and it seemed to some in the room that he was having a little difficulty...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have hired former Notre Dame women's associate head coach Niele (knee-L) Ivey among the new assistants on Taylor Jenkins' staff.
10 things to know about the FIBA World Cup
LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball opened training camp Monday for the FIBA World Cup, which starts Aug. 31 in China. Here are 10 things to know about the tournament and the Americans' quest for an...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said Sunday that he is not worried about the Americans' chances as they begin preparations for the FIBA World Cup, even after a...
Draymond Green entered this offseason vowing that the Golden State Warriors would remain a contender for NBA titles. His opinion hasn't changed.
Nuggets sign Vlatko Cancar to multiyear deal
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a multiyear deal with forward Vlatko Cancar.
The 22-year-old Cancar was the 49th pick by Denver in the 2017 draft.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't see himself and Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson as an odd couple from different generations and sports.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Grizzlies haven't called Vancouver home since 2000. That's not stopping them from tapping their Canadian roots to celebrate the NBA franchise's 25th season.
Oklahoma City Thunder waive forward Patrick Patterson
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder waived forward Patrick Patterson on Thursday.
Patterson spent two seasons with Oklahoma City. He appeared in 145 games and averaged 3.8 points...
Adebayo added, Drummond and Harrell off US roster
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat has been added to USA Basketball's national team roster for the FIBA World Cup, while Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons and...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Alando Tucker, Wisconsin's all-time leading scorer, will be an interim assistant coach this season, replacing Howard Moore while he is on medical leave.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Marko Guduric to a multi-year contract.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Former NBA head coaches Jason Kidd and Lionel Hollins have joined new coach Frank Vogel's staff with the Los Angeles Lakers.