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Ryukyu Golden Kings won't re-sign league icon Newton

by Ed Odeven

Big man Jeff Newton, who has played on a bj-league record six championship teams, will not be back with the Ryukyu Golden Kings for the 2014-15 season, his longtime agent Wallace Prather told The Japan Times on Friday. Newton spent the past six seasons in a Golden Kings uniform and ...

Jul 11, 2014

Cavaliers give Irving $90 mil. extension

The Cavaliers didn’t wait. They announced Kyrie Irving’s contract extension the moment they were allowed. While the team, Cleveland’s fans and most of the NBA anxiously awaited a decision from LeBron James about where the free agent megastar will play next, Irving signed his ...

Jul 10, 2014

Sterling says he'll never sell Clips

A raging Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand Wednesday, saying he would never sell the Los Angeles Clippers and vowing a lifetime of lawsuits against the league. “Make no mistake today,” Sterling shouted toward the end ...

Jul 10, 2014

Wiggins garners deal with Adidas

Andrew Wiggins will wear Adidas with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The No. 1 overall pick in the draft, Wiggins wore the apparel company’s gear while starring last season for Kansas. He chose to stick with Adidas rather than sign with a rival such as Nike ...

LeBron, Riley meet as decision looms

Jul 10, 2014

LeBron, Riley meet as decision looms

Miami Heat president Pat Riley has had his chance at convincing LeBron James to stay in Miami, said two people familiar with the situation. Riley met with the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player on Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas, the person told AP. James, ...

FIBA outlines big ambitions for 3x3 basketball

Jul 9, 2014

FIBA outlines big ambitions for 3x3 basketball

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Formerly recognized as more of a fun, casual sport played on the streets, FIBA, basketball’s world governing body, is now trying to develop 3×3 into another legitimate form of basketball. In order to achieve that goal, FIBA has targeted a place for the sport ...

LeBron remains silent about future

Jul 9, 2014

LeBron remains silent about future

LeBron James worked out and had a meeting agenda Tuesday. In another summer of NBA Free Agent Frenziness, if James knows where he will be playing next season, he still isn’t saying. Asked by AP how free agency was going when his afternoon meeting ...

Jul 9, 2014

Sterling contentious during trial

Donald Sterling, challenging the sale of his Los Angeles Clippers, gave testy, bombastic testimony Tuesday, contending he’s mentally sound, sparring with his wife’s lawyer and repeatedly drawing laughter from spectators. “Tell me what you want to accuse me of. . . . Stand up ...

Frye gets $32 mil. deal with Magic

Jul 8, 2014

Frye gets $32 mil. deal with Magic

Forward Channing Frye has agreed to a four-year, $32 million offer sheet to sign with the Orlando Magic on Monday, according to a person familiar with the deal. Frye can fill leadership and scoring holes created by the recent jettisoning of guards Jameer Nelson ...

Jul 7, 2014

LeBron plans meeting with Riley

Before LeBron James makes his next decision, Pat Riley will get a chance to convince him to stay in Miami. Two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press late Sunday night that James will meet with the Heat president this week before ...