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Playoff MVP Ravenel to join Israel's Maccabi Haifa

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After being named playoff MVP in May and helping the Ryukyu Golden Kings secure their fourth championship in the bj-league’s 11th and final season, Evan Ravenel is taking his hoop talents to Israel. Instead of remaining with Ryukyu during the inaugural B. League campaign, the 26-year-old post player will ply ...

Aug 6, 2016

Rodman rejects hit-and-run claim

The California Highway Patrol has recommended that Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman face charges in a freeway incident, but the former basketball player denied Friday that anything happened. “Guess what? Nothing happened, there was no wreck, there was no injuries, there was no nothing, ...

Aug 5, 2016

Thunder give Westbrook $85.7 million, three-year contract extension

A month after Kevin Durant bolted for Golden State, All-Star guard Russell Westbrook signed a contract extension to stay in Oklahoma City. The team confirmed Thursday that Westbrook signed the extension. A person with direct knowledge of the terms said the two sides agreed ...

Star Burns a man without a team

| Aug 4, 2016

Star Burns a man without a team

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Sixth man extraordinaire Draelon Burns is a man without a team. The DePaul University alum parted ways with the Ryukyu Golden Kings after his contract expired following the team’s fourth title-winning season ended in May by beating the Toyama Grouses 86-7. Now, just weeks ...

LeBron motivated by 'ghost' of Jordan

Aug 3, 2016

LeBron motivated by 'ghost' of Jordan

LeBron James has often avoided talking about trying to match Michael Jordan’s accomplishments. Now he’s chasing “the ghost” of arguably the greatest player in NBA history. Fresh off leading the Cavaliers to an NBA championship and bringing Cleveland its first title since 1964, James, ...

Aug 2, 2016

Stoudemire joins Hapoel Jerusalem on two-year deal

Amare Stoudemire isn’t done yet. After retiring from the NBA on July 26, Stoudemire signed a two-year contract Monday to play for Israeli team Hapoel Jerusalem. Stoudemire says it was a very emotional decision for him and his family. The six-time NBA All-Star has ...

Team USA routs Nigeria in final Olympic tuneup

Aug 2, 2016

Team USA routs Nigeria in final Olympic tuneup

There were no bumps on this road to Rio. Next up for the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team is the trip to Brazil, where the Americans think they can play even better now that they’re done having to go place to place. “As a ...

U.S. trounces Venezuela in exhibition

Jul 30, 2016

U.S. trounces Venezuela in exhibition

Moments after his successful return to Chicago with the U.S. national team, Jimmy Butler pulled on a T-shirt with a picture of Brazilian soccer star Pele on the front. Yup, it’s almost time. Kyrie Irving scored 13 points, DeMarcus Cousins powered a dominant performance ...

Wade reflects on move to Bulls

Jul 30, 2016

Wade reflects on move to Bulls

When Dwyane Wade was a free agent in 2010, he got a Chicago Bulls jersey when he met with his hometown team. He took it home, put it on and took a picture. Then he deleted it. He got another Bulls jersey Friday, and ...

Jefferson re-signs with Cavaliers for two years

Jul 29, 2016

Jefferson re-signs with Cavaliers for two years

Richard Jefferson’s planned retirement didn’t last long. The valuable veteran forward, who played a critical role in Cleveland winning an NBA championship this season, re-signed with the Cavaliers on Thursday. Shortly after the Cavs rallied from a 3-1 deficit to stun the Golden State ...