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Now it’s official: Howard to Lakers

NBA: Dwight Howard got his wish: He’s out of Orlando. The All-Star center was traded Friday to the Los Angeles Lakers, the last act of his long, drawn-out departure from …


Former NBA player Roundfield drowns

Dan Roundfield, an NBA veteran who had three consecutive All-Star seasons, has drowned off the Caribbean island of Aruba while helping his wife as she struggled in rough water. He …


Roy claims retirement wasn’t forever

Brandon Roy’s retirement from the NBA last year wasn’t intended as a final decision. The Minnesota Timberwolves were eager to help him clarify his status. “After a few months of …


NFL claims nine referees not dismissed

NFL: The NFL says nine former on-field officials have not been fired from part-time jobs. Former NFL referee Jerry Markbreit said Friday that he and eight other retired officials were …


Rodman meets father again after 42 years

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman finally met his estranged father after 42 years of separation, following an exhibition game in the Philippines. Philander Rodman Jr., who has acknowledged fathering 29 …


Newsmakers

Acquired The active Atlanta Hawks improved their long-distance shooting, acquiring small forward Kyle Korver from the Chicago Bulls for a trade exception and cash. Korver averaged 8.1 points for the …


Heat to play in China

The NBA champion Miami Heat will play two preseason games against the Los Angeles Clippers in China this fall. The teams will meet Oct. 11 in Beijing and Oct. 14 …


Mayo headed to Mavs

DALLAS – Free agent shooting guard O.J. Mayo tweeted that he “will be signing” with the Dallas Mavericks. Soon after Mayo posted his note on Twitter late Monday night, Mavericks …


Serena adds Bank of West to month’s haul

Tennis: Serena Williams overcame a shaky start and two service breaks to beat lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday for her second straight Bank of the West Classic …


Celtics announce signings of Garnett, two others

The Boston Celtics made it official: Kevin Garnett is coming back as part of the team’s efforts to keep key pieces after losing Ray Allen to the Miami Heat. More …


Former Zag hopes third time is charm in NBA Summer League

DALLAS – Playing in the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League is nothing new for Micah Downs. In fact, this summer marks his third straight run there as the former Gonzaga …


Ex-Zag Downs hopes 3rd time charm in NBA Summer League

DALLAS – Playing in the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League is nothing new for Micah Downs. In fact, this summer marks his third straight run there as the former Gonzaga …


Newsmakers

Signed A person with direct knowledge of the move says Knicks guard Jeremy Lin has signed an offer sheet with the Houston Rockets, a three-year deal worth about $25 million. …


Mavericks land All-Star forward Brand

The Dallas Mavericks won the bidding Friday to obtain two-time All-Star forward Elton Brand off waivers, the latest in a series of moves to build their roster after a frustrating …


Jordan laughs at Bryant’s boast of current Olympians

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Michael Jordan said there’s no way Kobe Bryant and this year’s USA Olympic basketball team could’ve beaten the 1992 Dream Team. Jordan told the Associated Press Thursday …


Clippers’ Griffin will miss Olympics with torn cartilage

OLYMPICS: The Los Angeles Clippers say Blake Griffin has torn cartilage in his left knee and will miss the Olympics. Griffin returned to Los Angeles on Thursday for further evaluation …


Atlanta Dream turn back Seattle in WNBA

WNBA: As Sancho Lyttle saw things, what mattered most for the Atlanta Dream was finishing what they started. Lyttle scored 21 points to lead the visiting Dream to a 70-59 …


In brief: ESPN selects Gonzaga for Tip-Off Marathon

Basketball: For the fourth straight season, Gonzaga will be part of ESPN’s Tip-Off Marathon. The Bulldogs will entertain West Virginia on Monday, Nov. 12, at 9 p.m. at the McCarthey …


Each U.S. team practice reminds Durant of finals loss

LAS VEGAS – Kevin Durant can’t hide from the hurt this summer. LeBron James is right there every time he steps on the basketball court now. The NBA Finals ended …


U.S. roster capped by adding Griffin, Harden, Iguodala

Basketball: Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala and James Harden were chosen Saturday to complete the roster for the U.S. Olympic basketball team. They earned the final three spots that opened after …


Philadelphia 76ers shake up roster

PHILADELPHIA – Bye-bye, Elton Brand. See you later, Lou Williams. The 76ers turned a mundane offseason into monumental by jettisoning their leading scorers from each of the last two seasons …


NBA champion Heat make pitch to Allen

MIAMI – Ray Allen seems to be taking a serious look at joining the NBA champion Miami Heat. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the …


WNBA’s Liberty sign Gonzaga’s Redmon

WNBA: The New York Liberty of the WNBA signed guard-forward Katelan Redmon on Thursday. The former Gonzaga University and Lewis and Clark High star was a third-round selection, 36th overall, …


Roy gives look at Golden State

NBA: The Bay Area could be a landing spot for Brandon Roy’s return to basketball. The Golden State Warriors and Roy (pictured above) met earlier this week about him joining …


Daley claims Senior Players Championship

Golf: Joe Daley won the Senior Players Championship on Sunday for his first Champions Tour title, closing with a 2-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Tom Lehman. The 51-year-old …


Baylor’s Jones appreciates chance with Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY – First-round draft pick Perry Jones III doesn’t feel any pressure to prove he’s one of the missing links to turn the Oklahoma City Thunder into NBA champions. …


NBA players put on dazzling show at Crawford game

They didn’t just raise money Saturday night at the Spokane Arena. They raised the roof. Three minutes into The Jamal Crawford A Plus Classic, former Gonzaga star Jeremy Pargo served …


Mahan cool leader at hot Congressional

Golf: A punishing golf course. Temperatures that topped 100. Hunter Mahan still managed to make Friday at Congressional feel like a breeze. Mahan finally had a good score to match …


NBA, union settle ‘Bird’ rights dispute

NEW YORK – The NBA and the players’ association reached a settlement that clarifies some rights that Jeremy Lin and three other players have entering free agency. The rule will …


Blanchette: Stuckey thrives to drive Detroit

Draft night seems to bring Rodney Stuckey full circle every year.