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Breanna Stewart scores 35, grabs 10 boards; Storm beats Wings 91-84

Breanna Stewart had a season-high 35 points, including three 3-pointers, and 20 rebounds to help the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 91-84. Natasha Howard scored 17 points and Jewell …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

Locally: Former Idaho basketball standout Geraldine McCorkell signs with pro team in Sweden

Geraldine McCorkell closed her career at Idaho with 1,552 career points, eighth all-time, with 546 coming her senior year when she averaged 16.5 points and 7.8 rebounds to earn second-team …


Jabari Parker agrees to $40 million, 2-year deal with Bulls

Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a $40 million, two-year contract, bringing the talented and oft-injured forward to his hometown team. His agent has confirmed the deal …


Former Gonzaga big man Johnathan Williams keeping the faith that making an NBA roster is in his future

There’s something to be said about having faith. Johnathan Williams abides by it.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

NBA Summer League roundup: Teams without title chances get shot to end on positive note

Trips to Las Vegas feel better when they end on a win. The consolation round of the NBA Summer League gave teams a chance to experience that Friday.


Nets acquire Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur from Nuggets

The Brooklyn Nets have acquired forwards Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur along with a first-round pick from the Denver Nuggets. The Nets also received a second-round pick in 2020 and …


Lakers guard Lonzo Ball to undergo surgery on his left knee

Lakers guard Lonzo Ball is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery Tuesday on his left knee. The team says it will provide an update on Ball’s condition after the procedure. Ball …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 2:32 p.m.

Nets clear point guard logjam, trade Jeremy Lin to Hawks

Jeremy Lin’s injury-plagued stint in Brooklyn is over. The Nets have cleared a logjam at point guard by trading Lin to Atlanta. Lin now joins another deep competition for playing …


NBA Summer League roundup: Johnathan Williams helps Lakers top Bogdan Bliznyuk, Clippers

Johnathan Williams, who went undrafted out of Gonzaga, added a block and a steal as the Lakers remained unbeaten in Las Vegas.


Thunder re-sign G Raymond Felton

The Oklahoma City Thunder have re-signed guard Raymond Felton. Felton appeared in all 82 games last season with the Thunder. He averaged 6.9 points, 2.5 assists and 1.9 rebounds as …


NBA Summer League roundup: Brayon Blake helps Cavaliers advance in NBA Summer League

Brayon Blake, who was a two-year standout at Idaho, finished 2 for 4 from the floor, including making a 3-pointer.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Ex-Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews works to stay in NBA after summer league with the Los Angeles Clippers

After not being selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, Jordan Mathews joined the New Orleans Pelicans last summer, and then signed with the Atlanta Hawks in September before getting released …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

NBA Summer League roundup: Former Idaho player Jeff Ledbetter shines with Spurs

Jeff Ledbetter added to his already impressive Summer League campaign, scoring 10 points and dishing out four assists, but his San Antonio Spurs fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 95-89 …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 1:36 p.m.

Lance Stephenson accepts LeBron’s call to team up for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran Lance Stephenson and second-round pick Svi Mykhailiuk. Stephenson appeared in all 82 games for Indiana last season, averaging 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

NBA Summer League roundup: Zach Collins helps Portland Trail Blazers open Las Vegas league with victory over Utah Jazz

The forward, who spent one season at Gonzaga, earned the start and logged 28 minutes for Portland. He also added three blocks and two assists.


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Suns’ Devin Booker signs 5-year, $158 million deal

Devin Booker, the high-scoring guard at the heart of Phoenix’s rebuilding plans, has signed a five-year, $158 million maximum contract with the Suns. Booker, 21, tweeted a photo of himself …


Breanna Stewart scores 29 to help Storm beat Dream 95-86

Breanna Stewart had 29 points, nine rebounds and three blocks to help the Seattle Storm beat the Atlanta Dream 95-86 for their fourth straight victory. Sue Bird added 18 points …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 6:43 p.m.

Moving Day: Tony Parker, Dwight Howard pick new spots; Carmelo Anthony may be next as NBA free agency picks up

Tony Parker is leaving San Antonio for Charlotte, Dwight Howard is closer to Washington and Carmelo Anthony is moving as well. Friday was hectic for NBA veterans, with Parker making …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Matt Calkins: If and when Sonics return, let’s hope NBA is different than its current version

Yes, it will be thrilling when the Sonics return to Seattle but unless new policies are instituted, fans might not have much to cheer about based on the recent super …


Basketball officials apologize for Philippines-Australia brawl

Basketball officials from Australia and the Philippines have issued a joint apology for the vicious brawl during a World Cup qualifier on Monday that resulted in the ejection of 13 …


NBA estimates 40,000 more travel miles in a top 16 playoffs

The NBA estimates an increase of 40,000 miles of travel in the postseason if it scrapped its current conference format and seeded 1 to 16. Calls to change the system …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

NBA free agency: Stay home, or sign short deals

The trend in NBA free agency this year: Most players are either staying put, or taking short-term deals that allow them to hit the market again next summer.


Nuggets, rookie Michael Porter Jr. agree to multiyear deal

The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a multiyear deal with rookie forward Michael Porter Jr.


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Josh Heytvelt using Hoopfest to fuel his competetive basketball fire

Before Josh Heytvelt lost his first game Saturday in the elite men’s division of Hoopfest, the former Gonzaga big man had touched a basketball maybe five times in the last …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 11:53 p.m.

Elite bracket update: High school team, Stars and Stripes, rolling through Hoopfest’s elite women’s division

Stars and Stripes, which features Notre Dame commit Samantha Brunelle, the top-ranked recruit in 2019 recruiting class, won both of its games Saturday, three months after winning a USA Basketball …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Gael Force blows away Few Good Men in second round of The Basketball Tournament

Omar Samhan showed he could multi-task, playing effective basketball while carrying on running conversations with anyone – refs, spectators, opposing players, an ESPN camera man as he walked off the …


Former Eastern Washington football players take their games from the gridiron to the asphalt for Hoopfest

Ex-EWU football players Shaq Hill, Stu Stiles and Nick Ellison team up Saturday for Hoopfest.


AP source: Kevin Durant will sign 2-year deal with Warriors

A person familiar with the situation says that Kevin Durant will sign a two-year contract to remain with the Golden State Warriors, with the caveat that the deal will have …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Still going strong: Hoopfest’s elder players look back on nearly three decades of competition

Hoopfest is an event for all comers, and athletes from second grade to age 77 squared off Saturday in the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, now in its 29th year.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

Matt Bouldin puts finishing touch on Few Good Men’s 84-83 win over Team Utah in The Basketball Tournament opener

The Basketball Tournament organizers added a new wrinkle to their winner-take-all, $2 million event with the Elam Ending. Under the Elam rules, at the first dead ball with under 4 …