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Players reject NBA’s offer, begin to disband union

The NBA players rejected the league’s latest offer today and have begun the process to disband the union.


NBA season could be saved or sunk in coming days

NEW YORK – The time for talk in the NBA is over. David Stern made that clear Thursday, saying the league is done negotiating. The next time he hears from …


NBA owners-players talks break off

NEW YORK – A 72-game season starting Dec. 15 is there for NBA players. All they have to do is say “yes” to a revised proposal. If not, they get …


Players dismiss Stern, NBA’s current offer

NEW YORK – NBA players made it clear Tuesday: No deal. No fear of Commissioner David Stern’s ultimatum, either.


Nuggets coach Karl lends voice to fight against cancer

DENVER – With no basketball to coach, George Karl is tending to his other passion in life: fighting cancer, a disease he’s beaten twice. The Denver Nuggets’ coach lent his …


Busch fined $50,000, put on probation for rest of NASCAR season

Auto racing: NASCAR fined Kyle Busch $50,000 on Monday and placed him on probation through the end of the year for wrecking Ron Hornaday under caution in the truck race …


Slouch looks in as NBA commish finds ways to pass the time

David Stern’s NBA – the only NBA many of us have ever known – is teetering momentarily, locked in a labor-management dispute marked by greed, power, lust and, I’m sure, …


NBA owners may be willing to shut down season

NEW YORK – NBA owners have their priorities, and playing games isn’t first on that list. Instead, the league is looking beyond this month – and maybe beyond this season, …


Mediator steps in today to try to help salvage NBA season

NEW YORK – The NBA and players’ association are ready to try mediation, and commissioner David Stern wants results quickly. Stern said last week during an interview with WFAN radio …


NBA sides split far apart

NEW YORK – Some questions and answers about the NBA’s labor impasse: Q: What’s the damage so far?


NBA cancels first two weeks of season

NBA Commissioner David Stern has canceled the first two weeks of the season after owners and players were unable to reach a new labor deal and end the lockout.


Flyers spoil Bruins’ banner-raising celebration

Hockey: Jaromir Jagr returned after three years in Russia and scored his 1,600th career NHL point on Thursday night, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 victory over host Boston …


NBA cancels all preseason games amid stalemate

NEW YORK – Commissioner David Stern floated it as an idea more than a firm proposal: a 50-50 revenue split. Even so, the union’s reply was unequivocal.


NBA plans to cancel training camps, some exhibitions

NEW YORK – No labor deal, no training camps and no telling what else the NBA could lose. The lockout is about to start inflicting damage on the preseason schedule …


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.


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 …


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 …


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, …


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 …


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 …


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 – …