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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Significant donations help University of Idaho move ahead with its unique arena

In the future, the University of Idaho’s planned Idaho Central Credit Union Arena will simply be a building, a well-appointed, tasteful home to men’s and women’s basketball games, concerts and …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 2:48 p.m.

Brittney Griner’s return sparks U.S. to 102-76 rout of Latvia

Brittney Griner scored 15 points in her first game of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup to lead the U.S. to a 102-76 victory over Latvia. Griner missed the first …


Welcome to camp: NBA teams starting their new seasons

There were some Larry O’Brien trophies on display at Golden State’s media day on Monday, shiny golden reminders of the three championships that the Warriors have picked up over the …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

AP Source: Karl-Anthony Towns getting $190 million extension from Wolves

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns is getting a $190 million extension from the Wolves. The deal comes as the Timberwolves are working to resolve …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

U.S. beats Senegal 87-67 in World Cup opener

Elena Delle Donne scored 19 points and Nneka Ogwumike added 16 to help the U.S. beat Senegal 87-67 in the Americans’ opener at the Women’s Basketball World Cup. The two …


From G League to GM, 76ers turn franchise over to Elton Brand

The Philadelphia 76ers have hired Elton Brand as general manager. The 39-year-old Brand is only two years out of the league. The Sixers are confident Brand can help steady a …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 4:08 p.m.

Mavs owner Mark Cuban donates $10M after workplace probe

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to women’s causes and domestic violence awareness as part of the NBA’s investigation into workplace conditions at his franchise. …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

U.S. rolls past Panama in basketball World Cup qualifying, 78-48

Reggie Hearn scored 12 points, Dwayne Bacon added 10 and the U.S. easily got past Panama 78-48 in a qualifying game Monday night. The Americans have won both of their …


Not done: Dwyane Wade decides to keep playing, will return to Heat

Dwyane Wade’s Hall of Fame career is not over yet. Wade has decided to return to the Miami Heat and play a 16th NBA season, making his announcement Sunday night. …


Former Gonzaga guard Courtney Vandersloot selected to All-WNBA second team, Storm’s Breanna Stewart named to first team

For the second time in her career, former Gonzaga guard Courtney Vandersloot picked up All-WNBA second-team honors


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Idaho Vandals Hall of Fame basketball player Don Newman dies at age 60

Don Newman set the tone in his two seasons as Idaho climbed the Big Sky Conference ladder by winning 11 and 17 games, respectively, setting the table for coach Don …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 4:23 p.m.

Larry Stone: Breanna Stewart is the MVP, but Sue Bird remains heart and soul of the Storm’s latest title-winning team

The cast of characters has changed since the Storm last held up the WNBA championship trophy, and there were many heroes in this 2018 title chase. But above all, Sue …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Breanna Stewart, Storm surge past Mystics 98-82 for WNBA title

Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their WNBA title, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 3 of the best-of-five series. Stewart was …


Russell Westbrook has procedure on knee; status for opener in doubt

Thunder All-Star guard Russell Westbrook underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee. That puts his availability for the season opener on Oct. 16 against the Golden State Warriors in …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

Storm defensive stopper Alysha Clark will try to stop Mystics star Kristi Toliver once again in Game 2

Game 1 in the WNBA Finals went to the Storm and Alysha Clark, who held Washington Mystics star Kristi Toliver well below her scoring average. Game 2 is 12:30 p.m. …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Seattle Storm, Washington Mystics to meet in WNBA Finals

Sue Bird leaned over toward Breanna Stewart and made sure the current MVP of the WNBA was paying attention to what the oldest player in the league was saying.


Lakers waive F Luol Deng midway through $72 million deal

The Los Angeles Lakers waived forward Luol Deng on Saturday, just over two years after signing him to a four-year, $72 million free-agent contract.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Manu Ginobili, a 4-time champion with Spurs, retires at 41

Manu Ginobili has played his final game, and with that a new era awaits the San Antonio Spurs. Ginobili announced his decision to retire Monday, the 41-year-old wrapping up what …


Old friends Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird meet as Storm faces Mercury

Considering their long history together in the WNBA, Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi and Seattle’s Sue Bird have rarely clashed in the postseason. Eight total games across more than 14 seasons of …


Dream face Mystics with coach of year but missing Angel McCoughtry

The Atlanta Dream are back in the WNBA playoffs, guided by coach of the year Nicki Collen but missing the face of the franchise. When the Dream face the Washington …


Breanna Stewart has double-double, Storm secure top seed in playoffs

Breanna Stewart had 22 points and 15 rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 85-77 to secure the top seed in the WNBA playoffs. Seattle (25-8) has …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Storm will play at UW’s Alaska Airlines Arena in 2019 while KeyArena is under construction

Alaska Airlines Arena becomes the primary site for the Storm next year, but there are no guarantees the WNBA team will play there during the postseason. And there’s uncertainty about …


Former Gonzaga guard Courtney Vandersloot sets a WNBA assist record

Courtney Vandersloot hit two free throws with 2.2 seconds left and broke the WNBA’s single-season assists record, helping the Chicago Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx 91-88. Vandersloot set the record …


Dwyane Wade says if he plays, he’ll be with Heat this season

Dwyane Wade still isn’t sure if he will be back on the floor this season. But if he returns, he’s still saying it will be only for the Miami Heat. …


LeBron James to make Lakers debut at Portland on Oct. 18

LeBron James will make his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers at Portland on Oct. 18 and play in front of the home fans for the first time two days …


LeBron James returns to Cleveland with Lakers on Nov. 21

LeBron James will make his one and only visit to Cleveland on Nov. 21 when the Los Angeles Lakers play the Cavaliers in the four-time MVP’s home state. The NBA …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

Gonzaga big man Rui Hachimura invited to Nike Basketball Academy

With a few months remaining before the Gonzaga Bulldogs take the court for the upcoming season, forward Rui Hachimura has a chance to test his skills against some of the …


Mystics beat Storm 100-77 for 5th straight victory

Elena Delle Donne scored 30 points, LaToya Sanders had 17 points and 10 rebounds and the Washington Mystics beat the league-leading Seattle Storm 100-77 on Thursday for their fifth straight …


LeBron James, Warriors, Rockets, Celtics highlight NBA TV schedule

NBA fans will get a smorgasbord of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, Kevin Durant and the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the up-and-coming …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for draft, recruiting

College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The …