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Aug 20, 2014

Veteran NBA referee Bavetta retires

NBA referee Dick Bavetta is retiring after a 39-year career in which he never missed an assignment. Bavetta officiated a record 2,635 consecutive regular-season games after starting his NBA career on Dec. 2, 1975. He also worked 270 playoff games, including 27 in the ...

Aug 19, 2014

Ballmer attends Clippers fan rally

Sweating, clapping and shouting until he was nearly hoarse, Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally on Monday celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team. The former Microsoft CEO made his way through the crowd inside Staples Center ...

Aug 18, 2014

Marion set to sign with Cavaliers

Shawn Marion wanted another shot at an NBA title. He’ll get it playing with LeBron James. The free agent forward has agreed to a contract with the Cavaliers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Sunday. The 36-year-old Marion informed ...

Chicago fans cheer Rose as U.S. tops Brazil

Aug 17, 2014

Chicago fans cheer Rose as U.S. tops Brazil

The roars for Derrick Rose started with the pregame introductions and did not fade until the final buzzer. The Chicago Bulls superstar was back on his court, back in his element. Rose showed some of his old explosiveness, fellow Chicago product Anthony Davis scored ...

George hopes to return next season

Aug 16, 2014

George hopes to return next season

Paul George beat the odds to become an NBA star. He’ll have to do it all over again to play next season. Two weeks after a gruesome compound fracture of his right leg, George said Friday he remains hopeful that he can make it ...

Cousins suffers minor knee injury in practice

Aug 15, 2014

Cousins suffers minor knee injury in practice

DeMarcus Cousins had a big bag of ice on his right knee while he watched the end of practice Thursday. He briefly covered his face with a towel as trainers milled around his table next to the folded gym bleachers. Just making it to ...

Wakayama negotiating to bring back Pavlicevic

Aug 15, 2014

Wakayama negotiating to bring back Pavlicevic

by Ed Odeven

After a complete organizational shake-up that included a planned switch to a new coach, veteran bench boss Zeljko Pavlicevic is in discussions with Wakayama Trians ownership to return to lead the team for the 2014-15 season, The Japan Times has learned. The cash-strapped Trians, ...

Ballmer's purchase of Clippers complete after judge's ruling

Aug 13, 2014

Ballmer's purchase of Clippers complete after judge's ruling

Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. The team said the record $2 billion sale closed after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise ...

Wiggins deflects questions about being traded

Aug 12, 2014

Wiggins deflects questions about being traded

When training camp begins in October, he’ll be trying to block and deflect shots in the NBA. On Monday, No.1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins was deflecting questions about precisely where he’ll be playing. Last week, Cleveland reportedly reached an agreement in principle to ...