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Fred Hoiberg’s Huskers getting acquainted before heading overseas

New Nebraska basketball coach Fred Hoiberg is preparing his team for a nine-day trip to Italy starting Aug. 3. The Cornhuskers will play four games against club and professional teams. …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 12:41 p.m.

BYU guard Nick Emery announces retirement from basketball

BYU guard Nick Emery says he is retiring from basketball following a college career that began with high expectations but that ended with him at the center of an NCAA …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 2:29 p.m.

NCAA punishes DePaul for basketball recruiting violation

The NCAA has suspended men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao for the first three games of the regular season, saying he should have done more to prevent recruiting violations by his …


Around the WNBA: Sun rise to top of standings ahead of All-Star break

Connecticut has returned to the top of the standings behind solid play from Jonquel Jones and Alyssa Thomas. The Sun own a 12-6 record and received major contributions from the …


Storm sponsor 3-on-3 team to help U.S. qualify for Olympics

Alexis Peterson and her Force 10 teammates see themselves as the “Founding Mothers.” They are the first group of women to be sponsored by a WNBA team to play 3-on-3 …


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 3:17 p.m.

Tim Duncan returning to Spurs as an assistant coach

Tim Duncan is returning to the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach. The longtime Spurs great and five-time NBA champion retired after the 2015-16 season. The Spurs also promoted …


Natasha Howard has 21 points and 10 rebounds, Storm beat Aces

Natasha Howard had 21 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks and four steals and the Seattle Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 69-66 for their fourth straight victory. Howard is playing …


Ex-Tar Heel Seventh Woods comfortable back home at South Carolina

Former North Carolina guard Seventh Woods is fitting back in at home since arriving at South Carolina. Woods joined the Gamecocks last month after three seasons as a backup with …


Natasha Howard scores career-high 33, Storm close stong in win at Minnesota

Natasha Howard scored a career-high 33 points, Sami Whitcomb made five of Seattle’s 12 3-pointers and the Storm closed the game on a 10-0 run to beat the Minnesota Lynx …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

Kemba Walker, Enes Kanter join Celtics

Even as the Boston Celtics were introducing new point guard Kemba Walker at their practice facility, there was still a lot of attention on the old one. The Celtics and …


Storm’s Natasha Howard denies abusing her wife

Natasha Howard denies allegations she abused her wife in a statement provided by her lawyer. The Seattle Storm All-Star was accused by her wife on social media Saturday of physically …


New Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram says he’s ‘close’ to normal

Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram says he’s “pretty close” to resuming normal workouts as he continues to recover from surgery to address a blood clot in his right arm. Ingram says …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Suns re-sign forward Kelly Oubre Jr.

Forward Kelly Oubre Jr. re-signed with the Phoenix Suns. Oubre was acquired in a trade with the Washington Wizards for veteran Trevor Ariza last December. He averaged 16.9 points and …


Ben Simmons, 76ers agree to $170 million, 5-year deal

The Philadelphia 76ers and All-Star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract. Simmons will make about $8.1 million this season, the last of his four-year rookie …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence

The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident in Florida. Williams was arrested on April 29 and charged with two felony …


Around the WNBA: Surging Aces have won 5 straight, sit atop power poll

Kayla McBride’s eyes light up when talking about the Las Vegas offense. With the addition of 6-foot-8 Liz Cambage in the offseason to join 6-5 A’ja Wilson in the frontcourt, …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 6:03 p.m.

Oklahoma City Thunder’s rebuild will take some time

The Oklahoma City Thunder are heading into a major transition. Russell Westbrook was the last remaining player from the team that moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City in 2008. Kevin …


Natasha Howard plays amid abuse allegation, Storm beat Liberty

Natasha Howard scored 14 points a day after abuse allegations were raised against her to help the Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 78-69. The team said it is …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Rui Hachimura begins his NBA career as the future of the Washington Wizards and ‘the hope of Japan’

The Rui Hachimura era is underway.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Large Japanese media contingent make trip to cover Washington’s Rui Hachimura at NBA Summer League

More than 1,000 media credentials were distributed for the 15th NBA Summer League, and the league’s communication department confirmed it was the largest contingent of international media ever.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Brandon Clarke, Tyler Harvey lift Memphis past top-seeded Boston

Brandon Clarke tipped in a rebound with 18 seconds left to extend the Grizzlies’ lead to three, before Paris Lee and Bruno Caboclo hit three late free throws to ice …


Storm looking into abuse allegations against Natasha Howard

The Seattle Storm say they are looking into allegations on social media that Natasha Howard physically threatened and abused her wife. Howard’s wife posted a minute-long video on Twitter from …


AD3: Anthony Davis joins Lakers with championship plans, new number

Anthony Davis has finally joined the Los Angeles Lakers after several months of courtship between the superstar and the 16-time NBA champions. Davis believes the Lakers can become an immediate …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:56 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Run ends for international teams

The NBA’s decision to invite a pair of international teams to the Summer League showed promise, even as it also demonstrated the competitive challenges facing the host team for the …


Balanced, and depleted, Storm cruise past Wings, 95-81

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 18 points and the injury-plagued Seattle Storm cruised to a 95-81 victory over the Dallas Wings to snap a three-game skid. The defending-champion Storm were without three-fifths …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Brandon Clarke holds himself to the highest standards as NBA career begins with Memphis Grizzlies

Clarke has been playing with the Grizzlies in the NBA Summer League, impressing everyone from Tayshaun Prince, to head coach Taylor Jenkins.


76ers unveil Al Horford & Co. as upgrades in championship chase

The Philadelphia 76ers have a new look as they make a championship push. Jimmy Butler and JJ Redick are out. All-Star Al Horford and Josh Richardson are in. Tobias Harris …


Analysis: Russell Westbrook, James Harden will need to change their games

Everyone knows that Russell Westbrook and James Harden played together before, which automatically makes their reunion in Houston seem like the right fit. It won’t be that easy. They’ve both …


NBA ref Jason Phillips to oversee league’s replay center

Longtime NBA referee Jason Phillips has been announced as the new operations principal for the league’s replay center. Phillips was an on-court referee for 19 seasons and worked more than …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Zach Norvell Jr. leaving everything on the court in hopes of seeing his NBA dreams come true

Norvell and the Lakers played seven games over 11 days, in two summer league events in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, making it quite easy to bond with a …