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NBA plans to cancel training camps, some exhibitions

Commissioner David Stern acknowledged that “the calendar is not our friend” when it comes to keeping the season intact.


Michael Jordan, Serena Williams draw fines

Fined Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan has been fined by the NBA for making comments about the league’s ongoing collective bargaining process. NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed the penalty for …


Timberwolves hire veteran NBA coach Adelman

The Minnesota Timberwolves have hired Rick Adelman as their new head coach. Two people with knowledge of the agreement tell the Associated Press the team and the 65-year-old have agreed …


NBA labor talks more frequent

NEW YORK – NBA owners and players met for about 51/2 hours Wednesday, plan to resume negotiations today, and could even sit down again Friday. While neither side would say …


Emotional Rodman caps Hall of Fame ceremony

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Recognized for his basketball talents, Dennis Rodman instead talked about his personal shortcomings. He hasn’t been a very good husband or father. His relationship with his mother …


Meruelo has agreement to buy Hawks

NBA: An emotional Alex Meruelo had to fight back tears as he talked about what it to means to be the NBA’s first Hispanic team owner. His voice cracked as …


Detroit Pistons select Frank

The Detroit Pistons are giving Lawrence Frank another chance to lead an NBA team. A person with knowledge of the situation said Friday that the Pistons have agreed to a …


Seattle Charity Game brings back Sonics memories

SEATTLE – A day to celebrate what Seattle has produced on the basketball court also became a green and gold reminder of what the area lost with no solid idea …


Seattle Charity Game brings back Sonics memories

SEATTLE – A day to celebrate what Seattle has produced on the basketball court also became a green and gold reminder of what the area lost with no solid idea …


Report: Pistons will hire Frank

NBA: The Detroit Pistons will offer Lawrence Frank their coaching position within two days, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to the Associated Press on …


In brief: Manchester United routs Sounders in exhibition

Soccer: Michael Owen beat former Premier League foe Kasey Keller on a header early in the first half, then Wayne Rooney overwhelmed Seattle’s reserves in the second half with three …


Deal to end NFL lockout still out of reach

Football: The NFL Players Association’s executive committee reviewed only portions of a proposed deal to end the lockout and not enough to warrant a vote Tuesday, two people familiar with …


Lockout frustrates Orlando Magic star

FAIRBURN, Ga. – Dwight Howard’s frustration with the NBA lockout has caused the Orlando Magic star to strongly consider playing overseas. In an exclusive interview Sunday with the Associated Press, …


Retired football players want say in negotiations

NFL: Two weeks after they filed a complaint over their lack of involvement in the labor talks between the NFL and players, and as those talks appear to be gaining …


Shaq joins TNT roster for ‘Inside the NBA’

The calls came as soon as Shaquille O’Neal decided to retire, all wanting to hire one of the NBA’s greatest entertainers. TNT’s “Inside the NBA” studio show had been O’Neal’s …


In brief: Prosecutors point to Clemens’ DNA at trial

Baseball: Prosecutors said Wednesday that needles and cotton balls Roger Clemens’ former trainer says he used to inject the star pitcher tested positive for Clemens’ DNA and anabolic steroids – …


Forget the NBA and NFL: Lock out college sports

That noted sports sociologist Dick Vitale took to the Twitter soapbox the other day with his trusty razor to dissect what currently ails us: “Fans once again thrown to the …


NFL, NBA labor disputes compared

In March, NFL owners locked out their players. On Friday, NBA owners followed suit. It’s believed that two of the United States’ major sports leagues have been shuttered at the …


Businessman reportedly wants to build arena in Bellevue

The search for a new sports arena in the Puget Sound has reportedly headed east. Beyond Seattle’s Eastside, even, and all the way to Chicago. Don Levin, an Illinois businessman …


NBA needs to reel in salaries for subpar players

MINNEAPOLIS – The NBA locked out its players Thursday, joining the NFL in shutting down its league to seek a better financial deal for owners. But there’s little reason to …


WSU’s Thompson always had NBA pedigree

OAKLAND, Calif. – Golden State Warriors top draft pick Klay Thompson had your average, run-of-the-mill childhood. He’d hang out at the house of Hall-of-Famer Clyde Drexler. Kobe Bryant would give …


Substitute Levesque powers Sounders to victory

MLS: Second-half substitute Roger Levesque scored twice in the second half to give the Seattle Sounders a 4-2 win over the visiting New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer …


WSU’s Klay Thompson taken 11th over in NBA draft by Warriors

PULLMAN – Klay Thompson said throughout his three years at Washington State his dream was to play in the NBA. He’ll get his chance.


In brief: Vanderbilt eliminates Tar Heels from College World Series

Taylor Hill and Corey Williams combined on four-hitter, Connor Harrell and Curt Casali homered and Vanderbilt eliminated North Carolina from the College World Series with a 5-1 victory Wednesday night …


California stays alive at College World Series

College baseball: California coach David Esquer called on all hands to save his baseball program, and he’s doing the same to keep his team playing in the College World Series …


Concerned that NBA’s resurgence would be lost if lockout

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – NBA players who just finished a season capped by the highest-rated championship series in more than a decade are concerned about how their labor dispute and a …


Mavericks earn finals vindication

MIAMI – For Dirk Nowitzki, the résumé is complete. He’s an NBA champion. For LeBron James, the agonizing wait continues for at least one more year.


LeBron hurt Heat down stretch

MIAMI – Good thing LeBron James had that big party when he arrived here last summer. For now, that’s the only celebration he gets in Miami.


Expect owners to have their way in NFL, NBA negotiations

The NFL lockout drags on, with no indication it will be resolved before training camps are scheduled to open next month. NBA owners are preparing for a lockout of their …


Seattle might have kept Sonics by winning 1996 finals

This time of year is always bittersweet. While the NBA finals dominate the national sports conversation, Nate McMillan is reminded of his greatest accomplishment and disappointment as a professional basketball …