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NBA suspends Ingram, Rondo, Paul in Lakers-Rockets dustup

Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul of the Rockets were suspended without pay Sunday for an on-court fight, with Paul taking the heaviest financial hit. Ingram …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

NBA capsules: Hernangomez’s block helps Nuggets hold off Warriors

Gary Harris scored 28 points, Juancho Hernangomez blocked a tying layup just before the buzzer and the Denver Nuggets beat the Golden State Warriors 100-98 on Sunday night.


NBA Capsules: Fight breaks out as Rockets spoil LeBron James’ L.A. home debut

LeBron James scored 24 points for the Lakers in his wild home debut, which included three players getting ejected for fighting late in the fourth quarter, as the Rockets won …


NBA roundup: Kawhi Leonard has 31 points to lead Raptors past Celtics

Kawhi Leonard had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Serge Ibaka added 21 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics 113-101 on Friday night in an early matchup between …


NBA Capsules: DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Aldridge lead Spurs past Timberwolves

DeMar DeRozan had 28 points in his San Antonio debut, LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points and 19 rebounds and the Spurs overcame a 23-point performance by Minnesota’s Jimmy Butler in …


NBA Capsules: Warriors get rings, then beat Thunder on opening night

Stephen Curry had 32 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Kevin Durant added 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors opened their quest for a …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Future of Paul Allen’s sports holdings remains unclear

Paul Allen’s death has raised questions about the future of his sports holdings, the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. For now, Allen’s teams will continue to …


Jimmy Butler to join Wolves in opener at San Antonio, despite asking out

Just like last season, Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves traveled to San Antonio for their opener. After all the disruption caused by Butler’s trade request that became public a …


Vinsanity grinds into a 21st season, rare company in the NBA

Vince Carter almost feels like a rookie on opening day, which is why he’s still playing in the NBA at age 41. The player once known as “Vinsanity” is heading …


Warriors prepare for bittersweet arena move across the bay

The NBA champion Warriors will try to defend their title in their last season at Oracle Arena. Next season, they move into Chase Center in San Francisco. The Warriors’ pending …


WNBA All-Star Kristi Toliver hired by NBA’s Wizards as assistant

WNBA All-Star Kristi Toliver will be an assistant coach for player development for the NBA’s Washington Wizards this season. Toliver’s job was one of several changes to coach Scott Brooks’ …


As NBA season opens, is it Warriors-Celtics when it ends?

Opening night last year delivered a good forecast of how the NBA season would turn out. The four teams who played ended up the last four standing in the 2017-18 …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

NBA Preview: It’s the Warriors, then everyone else

The NBA’s 73rd season starts Tuesday night, beginning a year where LeBron James will play for the Los Angeles Lakers, where Carmelo Anthony will aim to push the Houston Rockets …


Norman Chad’s NBA preview, such as it is

Today, through the magnanimous support of Nike, Sprite, Kia Motors, Blaze Pizza and Beats by Dre, we are able to bring you a LeBron James-free preview of the impending NBA …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Johnathan Williams brings strong work ethic from Gonzaga to the Los Angeles Lakers

Now, the former Bulldog who went undrafted in June and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in July is hoping it’s been enough to land him a roster spot when …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Tex Winter, innovative basketball coach, dead at 96

Tex Winter, the innovative “Triangle Offense” pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Kansas State …


Phoenix Suns fire general manager Ryan McDonough

The Phoenix Suns fired general manager Ryan McDonough on Monday, eight days before the season begins.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 6:51 p.m.

Spurs guard Dejounte Murray has torn ACL

Dejounte Murray was driving past James Harden and on his way to the basket, showing one of the skills that made the San Antonio Spurs convinced he’s the right point …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

A Sonic’s homecoming: Fans pack KeyArena to see Kevin Durant play again

Kevin Durant got nostalgic when he came out for player introductions wearing green-and-gold sneakers and an old-school No. 40 Shawn Kemp jersey before addressing the soldout crowd that also wore …


As NBA training camps open, many stories worth noting

Training camps for most NBA teams open Tuesday, and with the season fast approaching, Jimmy Butler’s situation in Minnesota is among 10 items of note as the league heads into …


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 …


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. …


Easier gambling has sports worried about fighting the fix

The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA have argued for years in court that expanding legal betting will lead to more game-fixing. The pro leagues have sought, unsuccessfully …


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. …


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 …


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: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Thirteen join Basketball Hall of Fame

Lefty Driesell had the crowd laughing. Dino Radja fought back tears. Blue Devils and Tar Heels brought their rivalry to the Basketball Hall of Fame, and Ray Allen made a …


AP source: Udonis Haslem, Heat agree on 1-year deal for 16th season

A person with knowledge of the negotiations said Udonis Haslem and the Miami Heat have agreed on a one-year, $2.4 million contract that will keep him with his hometown team …