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LeBron James adds Showtime doc ‘Shut Up and Dribble’ to his small-screen portfolio

LeBron James has yet to play a minute for the Los Angeles Lakers, yet the NBA superstar is churning out content for the small screen.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Breanna Stewart scores 20, Storm clinch playoff spot

Breanna Stewart scored 20 points, Sue Bird had 14 points and 11 assists and the Seattle Storm clinched the first WNBA playoff berth this season with an 85-75 victory over …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 3 p.m.

Remember Jimmer Fredette? He’s prepping for his biggest shot yet – a $2 million prize

The former Brigham Young star is the centerpiece of Team Fredette in The Basketball Tournament, the ever-growing, $2 million, winner-takes-all event that draws to a close with Friday’s championship in …


Jewell Loyd’s 29 points lead Storm by Mercury 102-91

Jewell Loyd scored 29 points with five 3-pointers, Natasha Howard had 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, and the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 102-91. Loyd and Howard …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

KeyArena renovation to cost more than originally expected

Renovating KeyArena to make it ready for a potential NHL franchise will cost $100 million more than previously expected. Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke said costs increased for a …


NBA strikes deal with MGM Resorts to provide data to bettors

The NBA has struck a deal with MGM Resorts to become the official casino partner of the league and the WNBA. Terms were not disclosed, other than it will last …


AP source: Hawks agree to deal with veteran Vince Carter

Veteran Vince Carter is the latest addition to the new-look Atlanta Hawks. The 41-year-old Carter has agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Hawks, said a person familiar …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

A look back at Sue Bird’s flight to 500 WNBA games for the Seattle Storm

Sue Bird is the only woman to play in 500 WNBA games. From Game No. 100 to last Sunday’s defeat to the Atlanta Dream that was Game No. 500, we …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

WNBA All-Stars see coming out as way to help others

Many of the WNBA’s top players, including several in this weekend’s All-Star game, have come out over the past few years. Their decisions have not generated the headlines they once …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Kansas ordered to turn over materials about Adidas, recruit to federal grand jury

Newly released records show that a grand jury investigating alleged recruiting abuses in college basketball ordered the University of Kansas this year to turn over communications involving its men’s team …


Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird get double-doubles, Storm beat Fever 92-72

Breanna Stewart had 26 points and 10 rebounds, Sue Bird also had a double-double and the league-Leading Seattle Storm eased past the last-place Indiana Fever 92-72. Natasha Howard added 16 …


Cleveland Cavaliers sign Kevin Love to 4-year, $120M extension

All-Star forward Kevin Love has signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Love will now be the centerpiece for the team following LeBron James’s departure in …


Courtney Vandersloot becomes 7th WNBA player with triple-double

Courtney Vandersloot became the seventh player to have a triple-double in WNBA history, finishing with 13 points, 10 rebounds and a career-best 15 assists in the Chicago Sky’s 114-99 victory …


Jewell Loyd scores season-high 31 points, Storm beat Sun 78-65

Jewell Loyd scored 20 of her season-high 31 points in the second half and the WNBA-leading Seattle Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 78-65. Loyd was 11 of 15 from the …


Raptors president Masai Ujiri apologizes to departed DeMar DeRozan

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri has apologized for a ‘miscommunication’ with four-time All-Star and franchise icon DeMar DeRozan, who was traded this week to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

Area basketball teams aim for gold at Washington State Senior Games

For the last 20 years, Jon Heimbigner, a Spokane men’s league regular, has assembled senior games teams loaded with former local high school and college stars, each wanting to play …


Candace Parker, Elena Delle Donne choose their teams for the WNBA All-Star Game

The draft is finished and the squads are set for Team Delle Donne vs Team Parker in the WNBA All-Star Game. The league switched its format this year with captains …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors to play NBA exhibition game in Seattle against Sacramento Kings

First reported in February by The Sacramento Bee and confirmed Thursday by the NBA’s release of its preseason schedule, the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors will play a preseason …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Matt Calkins: More money would be good, but WNBA-NBA wage gap is about economics, not gender

Dissenting voices are necessary for change, and players such as former Washington Husky Kelsey Plum are providing them on the WNBA-NBA wage gap. But when it comes to compensation, we …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

AP Source: Thunder trade Carmelo Anthony to Hawks, waiver likely

Carmelo Anthony is done in Oklahoma City. The veteran NBA forward and a 2022 protected first-round pick were sent to Atlanta in exchange for guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

DeMarcus Cousins relishing fresh start in Golden State

Four-time All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins thinks he’ll finally find peace and the playoffs after eight seasons in the NBA now that he’s signed with Golden State as a free agent. …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. undergoes back surgery

Denver Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. has undergone back surgery in Dallas with no timetable for his return to the court. The team said the procedure of the lumbar spine …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 12:27 p.m.

AP source: Celtics re-sign Marcus Smart to 4-year, $52 million deal

The Boston Celtics have re-signed guard Marcus Smart. The 6-foot-4 defensive stalwart is returning to the team that picked him sixth overall in the 2014 draft after finding the market …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Spokane chosen as regional site for 2021, 2022 Women’s NCAA Tournament

Spokane will host NCAA women’s basketball regionals in 2021 and 2022. Other hosts for 2021 are Cincinnati; Albany, New York; and H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas, near Austin. In …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Steve Popper: Kawhi Leonard, DeMar DeRozan blockbuster deal makes teams happy, but not the players

There is a line of thinking in any sport, that a trade that makes both sides happy is the best one – even if no general manager really wants the …


Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd lead Storm past Sky 101-83

Breanna Stewart scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Jewell Loyd had 20 points, 10 boards and eight assists, and the league-leading Seattle Storm beat the Chicago Sky 101-83. Seattle …


Courtney Vandersloot has taken her game, leadership skills from Gonzaga to the WNBA

Courtney Vandersloot, who leads the league with 7.7 assists per game and ranks sixth in the league in 3-point percentage (42.3), continues to jockey with Minnesota’s Tanisha Wright for 12th …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Elena Delle Donne, Candace Parker to captain WNBA All-Star Game; Storm’s Sue Bird to make record 11th appearance

Elena Delle Donne and Candace Parker will captain the WNBA All-Star teams in two weeks. Maya Moore was the top vote getter, but declined being captain giving Parker the chance …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 4:50 p.m.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr receives contract extension

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has received a contract extension following the franchise’s repeat championship and third title in four years during his tenure. Kerr and general manager Bob …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 1:47 p.m.

Elizabeth Cambage scores WNBA-record 53 points for Wings over Liberty

Elizabeth Cambage scored a WNBA single-game record 53 points to help the Dallas Wings beat the New York Liberty 104-87. Cambage reached 50 points on a 3-point play with 2:19 …