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Former Gonzaga forward Sam Dower Jr. resuming pro career in Poland

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Sam Dower Jr. is resuming his professional basketball career with his former team in Poland.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Former Gonzaga stars Kevin Pangos, Kyle Wiltjer clash in EuroLeague playoffs

Former Gonzaga point guard Kevin Pangos and his Zalgiris teammates are trying to add a few more chapters to their historic season.


Kings’ fate remains in limbo

NEW YORK – A decision on whether to relocate the Sacramento Kings to Seattle, once expected to come this week, now may not arrive until early May, NBA commissioner David …


Seattle investor pursues NBA’s Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After saying for years they would never sell their basketball team, members of the Maloof family now appear close to unloading the Sacramento Kings to a group …


NBA’s Stern scolds Christie on sports bet effort

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — NBA Commissioner David Stern takes Gov. Chris Christie to task for his efforts to allow sports gambling in New Jersey. Stern made his comments in a …


Lynx star speaks out against MN marriage amendment

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seimone Augustus has always preferred to stay out of the public eye even as her basketball career has taken her to the heights of an Olympic gold …


Decades later, Brooklyn has its own pro team again

NEW YORK (AP) — It was like a death in the family for Brooklyn baseball fans when their beloved Dodgers left the borough behind in 1957 for the California coast. …


Obama salutes WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has welcomed the reigning WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx to the White House. It’s been nearly a year since the Lynx won the championship, but …


Vandersloot gets warm reception in Seattle

SEATTLE – There were a couple of minutes left in the first half when Courtney Vandersloot gathered in a long outlet pass and took off for the opposite end of …


Bass, Orlando end Boston’s 14- game win streak

ORLANDO, Fla. – The remolded Magic are the NBA’s new streak-busters. Brandon Bass scored 21 points, Hedo Turkoglu had 15 and the Orlando Magic ended the Boston Celtics’ winning streak …


LeBron’s triple-double leads way for Miami

LOS ANGELES – LeBron James and Kobe Bryant ran their mouths while they jogged downcourt, not quite making eye contact during an unpleasant conversation in the closing minutes. “Just asked …


Durant scores 44 as OKC knocks off Denver

OKLAHOMA CITY – With one quarter to go, the first 50-point game of Kevin Durant’s career seemed within his grasp. That he chose not to force the issue meant he …


New York pulls away in end to beat Chicago

NEW YORK – Amare Stoudemire and Raymond Felton each scored 20 points, and the New York Knicks limited the Chicago Bulls to two baskets in the first 10 minutes of …


Ellis’ 39-point effort too much for Trail Blazers

OAKLAND, Calif. – Monta Ellis scored 39 points and the Golden State Warriors scored 11 straight points to erase a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter and beat the Portland …


Big day for Lakers: Meeting Obama, and greeting Bynum

WASHINGTON – Not much can upstage a visit with President Barack Obama, but in the Los Angeles Lakers’ world, the announcement of Andrew Bynum’s return comes close. The Lakers were …


James ignores fans’ catcalls in virtuoso return

CLEVELAND – He tuned out the boos. He smiled at the derisive chants. He embraced all the negativity Cleveland could muster. LeBron James wasn’t fazed by anything. He brought his …


Oft-injured Oden won’t play this season

PORTLAND – Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden, the former No. 1 draft pick whose short career has been marred by injuries, will have microfracture surgery on his left knee …


James, Wade, Bosh have 15 turnovers in loss

BOSTON – LeBron James and the Miami Heat were showered with chants of “overrated!” They sure looked that way in their debut as a team formed to win a championship. …


NBA notes: Heat, Celtics get things started

The Miami Heat will take what they hope is their first step toward the NBA championship when a season of title expectations finally opens tonight in Boston. Miami squares off …


Austin Daye draws start for Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – After making more 3-pointers than any of his Detroit teammates this preseason, Austin Daye will be in the Postons’ starting lineup on Wednesday – at power …


Slouch counts out Miami Heat

In regard to the Miami Heat, let me first say this: “Miami Vice” was championship- caliber for years with just Tubbs and Crockett; they won their time period season after …


NBA overview: Miami’s ‘Big Three’ aims to stop L.A. threepeat

Kobe Bryant had just finished with a Big Three when LeBron James and friends got to work building another. Dwyane Wade soon announced he was staying in Miami, flanked by …


Heat patiently wait on Wade

MIAMI – Dwyane Wade worked out Sunday afternoon. So did his Miami Heat teammates. They just weren’t together, and there’s no clear indication yet when the Heat will be whole …


James all business as Heat start training camp

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. – On Day 1, LeBron James looked perfectly comfortable in new surroundings. He pumped his fist after passing over a double-team and setting Joel Anthony up for …


Seattle Storm sweep for second title

ATLANTA – Sue Bird jumped into Lauren Jackson’s arms to celebrate the Seattle Storm’s second WNBA championship and admitted that, after six years of waiting, this title was sweeter than …


Storm squeak by in opener of WNBA finals

SEATTLE – Different game. Different venue. Same old Sue Bird. Same result for the Seattle Storm, too.


Game-ending 15-0 run seals Storm’s trip to WNBA finals

Sue Bird wanted no part of a deciding game with a spot in the WNBA finals on the line. Thanks to her clutch shooting, the Seattle Storm won’t have to …


Seattle Storm eye West title, Taurasi

They call them chips, and no one stacks them better than Diana Taurasi. The Phoenix guard has won so many championships – or chips – that Seattle guard Svetlana Abrosimova …


Storm sweep L.A. Sparks

With 1:13 remaining in Game 2, Storm star Lauren Jackson was substituted out of the matchup. As she happily slapped high-fives with teammates, leading by 15, the 6-foot-5 Australian released …


Blanchette: Disappearing helps Turiaf find self

This is the summer Ronny Turiaf got lost. And found. All this since he was last in Spokane in May, collecting his degree from Gonzaga University in possibly the most …