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Ex-Tar Heel Seventh Woods comfortable back home at South Carolina

Former North Carolina guard Seventh Woods is fitting back in at home since arriving at South Carolina. Woods joined the Gamecocks last month after three seasons as a backup with …


Natasha Howard scores career-high 33, Storm close stong in win at Minnesota

Natasha Howard scored a career-high 33 points, Sami Whitcomb made five of Seattle’s 12 3-pointers and the Storm closed the game on a 10-0 run to beat the Minnesota Lynx …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

Kemba Walker, Enes Kanter join Celtics

Even as the Boston Celtics were introducing new point guard Kemba Walker at their practice facility, there was still a lot of attention on the old one. The Celtics and …


Storm’s Natasha Howard denies abusing her wife

Natasha Howard denies allegations she abused her wife in a statement provided by her lawyer. The Seattle Storm All-Star was accused by her wife on social media Saturday of physically …


New Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram says he’s ‘close’ to normal

Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram says he’s “pretty close” to resuming normal workouts as he continues to recover from surgery to address a blood clot in his right arm. Ingram says …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Suns re-sign forward Kelly Oubre Jr.

Forward Kelly Oubre Jr. re-signed with the Phoenix Suns. Oubre was acquired in a trade with the Washington Wizards for veteran Trevor Ariza last December. He averaged 16.9 points and …


Ben Simmons, 76ers agree to $170 million, 5-year deal

The Philadelphia 76ers and All-Star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract. Simmons will make about $8.1 million this season, the last of his four-year rookie …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence

The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident in Florida. Williams was arrested on April 29 and charged with two felony …


Around the WNBA: Surging Aces have won 5 straight, sit atop power poll

Kayla McBride’s eyes light up when talking about the Las Vegas offense. With the addition of 6-foot-8 Liz Cambage in the offseason to join 6-5 A’ja Wilson in the frontcourt, …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 6:03 p.m.

Oklahoma City Thunder’s rebuild will take some time

The Oklahoma City Thunder are heading into a major transition. Russell Westbrook was the last remaining player from the team that moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City in 2008. Kevin …


Natasha Howard plays amid abuse allegation, Storm beat Liberty

Natasha Howard scored 14 points a day after abuse allegations were raised against her to help the Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 78-69. The team said it is …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Rui Hachimura begins his NBA career as the future of the Washington Wizards and ‘the hope of Japan’

The Rui Hachimura era is underway.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Large Japanese media contingent make trip to cover Washington’s Rui Hachimura at NBA Summer League

More than 1,000 media credentials were distributed for the 15th NBA Summer League, and the league’s communication department confirmed it was the largest contingent of international media ever.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Brandon Clarke, Tyler Harvey lift Memphis past top-seeded Boston

Brandon Clarke tipped in a rebound with 18 seconds left to extend the Grizzlies’ lead to three, before Paris Lee and Bruno Caboclo hit three late free throws to ice …


Storm looking into abuse allegations against Natasha Howard

The Seattle Storm say they are looking into allegations on social media that Natasha Howard physically threatened and abused her wife. Howard’s wife posted a minute-long video on Twitter from …


AD3: Anthony Davis joins Lakers with championship plans, new number

Anthony Davis has finally joined the Los Angeles Lakers after several months of courtship between the superstar and the 16-time NBA champions. Davis believes the Lakers can become an immediate …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:56 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Run ends for international teams

The NBA’s decision to invite a pair of international teams to the Summer League showed promise, even as it also demonstrated the competitive challenges facing the host team for the …


Balanced, and depleted, Storm cruise past Wings, 95-81

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 18 points and the injury-plagued Seattle Storm cruised to a 95-81 victory over the Dallas Wings to snap a three-game skid. The defending-champion Storm were without three-fifths …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Brandon Clarke holds himself to the highest standards as NBA career begins with Memphis Grizzlies

Clarke has been playing with the Grizzlies in the NBA Summer League, impressing everyone from Tayshaun Prince, to head coach Taylor Jenkins.


76ers unveil Al Horford & Co. as upgrades in championship chase

The Philadelphia 76ers have a new look as they make a championship push. Jimmy Butler and JJ Redick are out. All-Star Al Horford and Josh Richardson are in. Tobias Harris …


Analysis: Russell Westbrook, James Harden will need to change their games

Everyone knows that Russell Westbrook and James Harden played together before, which automatically makes their reunion in Houston seem like the right fit. It won’t be that easy. They’ve both …


NBA ref Jason Phillips to oversee league’s replay center

Longtime NBA referee Jason Phillips has been announced as the new operations principal for the league’s replay center. Phillips was an on-court referee for 19 seasons and worked more than …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Zach Norvell Jr. leaving everything on the court in hopes of seeing his NBA dreams come true

Norvell and the Lakers played seven games over 11 days, in two summer league events in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, making it quite easy to bond with a …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Rui Hachimura leads Washington Wizards past Atlanta Hawks

Selected ninth overall last month, the former Gonzaga star was 9 of 12 from the field with two 3-pointers, nine rebounds and two blocks.


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

Report: Oklahoma City trades Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets for Chris Paul

A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, a shake up of top point guards …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

Jerami Grant hopes to help youthful Nuggets take next step

The acquisition of forward Jerami Grant in a deal with Oklahoma City was the only change the Denver Nuggets have made so far in the offseason. It could be just …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 4:46 p.m.

Elena Delle Donne, A’ja Wilson are WNBA All-Star captains

Elena Delle Donne is a captain of the WNBA All-Star Game for the second straight year. This time she’ll be facing a team captained by A’ja Wilson. The WNBA announced …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Zach Norvell Jr. scores 20 in loss to RJ Barrett, New York Knicks

Norvell has averaged 13.3 points in the three games he’s played, while shooting 36.3% (12-33) from the field and 40.1% (9-22) from deep.


Seth Curry returns to Mavs after year away, Maxi Kleber re-signs

The Dallas Mavericks have signed Seth Curry to complete the guard’s return after a year away and re-signed one of their restricted free agents in forward Maxi Kleber. Curry signed …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George officially join Clippers; Klay Thompson signs Warriors extension

Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are officially members of the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers completed their blockbuster trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday to get George, and …