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Rose impresses on first day of Team USA training camp

Derrick Rose says he feels old. The 25-year-old point guard’s rigorous play on Monday during the U.S. basketball team’s first practice dictated otherwise. “I was joking with Kyle Korver, I told him ‘I’m getting old, man. I’ve got to stretch, I’ve got to use rollers and stuff.’ He looked at ...

Jul 28, 2014

Scott claims he will coach Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday that no ...

Love withdraws from Team USA

Jul 27, 2014

Love withdraws from Team USA

Kevin Love still doesn’t know where he will play next season, his NBA future hanging in the air while a seldom-used league rule complicates a potential trade to Cleveland. The only thing certain from a basketball standpoint for Love is that he won’t be ...

Jul 26, 2014

Wizards' Wall joins U.S. team roster

Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been added to the U.S. player pool for this summer’s World Cup of Basketball. The 19 players on the list will be trimmed to 12 for the tournament in Spain in late August. Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake ...

Jul 26, 2014

FIBA set to review ban on headgear

Facing claims that Muslim and Sikh players are being discriminated against, basketball’s governing body will review its ban which prevents players wearing headgear for religious reasons. FIBA said Friday that its policy-making board will review the issue at an Aug. 27 meeting in Seville, ...

Jul 25, 2014

Veteran guard Murry joins Hamamatsu

by Ed Odeven

Nile Murry, a dependable backcourt leader for four bj-league franchises, has joined his fifth club in the fledgling circuit. The Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix on Thursday announced Murry had finalized a contract with the club for the 2014-15 season. The 193-cm Murry spent the past ...

Lin calls time on 'Linsanity '

Jul 25, 2014

Lin calls time on 'Linsanity '

Two years ago, Jeremy Lin lit up the NBA with his explosive play for the New York Knicks but he has no desire to recreate “Linsanity” in his new career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Instead, the 25-year-old point guard is looking forward to ...

Jul 25, 2014

Cavaliers sign top pick Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. The Cleveland Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days. Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for ...

T-Wolves ponder best deal for Love

Jul 24, 2014

T-Wolves ponder best deal for Love

The summer of LeBron has quickly turned into the summer of Love. When it ends is anybody’s guess. The Minnesota Timberwolves are weighing their options when it comes to trading All-Star Kevin Love, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls both trying to land ...

Jul 24, 2014

Testimony ends in Sterling trial

Testimony ended Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling’s estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers in a proposed $2 billion deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Shelly Sterling, who had testified early in the trial, was expected to be ...

Ochiai hoping to lift Japan's 1-on-1 profile

Jul 23, 2014

Ochiai hoping to lift Japan's 1-on-1 profile

by Jason Coskrey

Japan isn’t exactly a place where one expects to find world-renowned streetball players. While there have been some — notably Yuichiro “Samurai” Morishita who had a stint with the famed And1 stable — Japan’s cupboard has remained mostly bare in terms of global recognition. ...