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Top pick Simmons injured

Ben Simmons has a broken bone in his right foot and its unknown how long the No. 1 overall pick will be sidelined for the Philadelphia 76ers. Simmons was injured Friday during the final training camp scrimmage at Stockton University in New Jersey. The Sixers said Simmons rolled an ankle, ...

Riley says Bosh likely finished playing for Heat

Sep 27, 2016

Riley says Bosh likely finished playing for Heat

Chris Bosh has almost certainly played his final game for Miami, with the All-Star forward’s latest health setback convincing the Heat that his plan to play again is no longer feasible. Just like that, the last remaining piece of Miami’s “Big Three” grouping is ...

Garnett retires after 21 seasons

Sep 24, 2016

Garnett retires after 21 seasons

No fire burned hotter, no mouth was fouler, no opponent was in for a longer night than Kevin Garnett’s. In more than two decades in the NBA, Garnett opened the door for a new wave of young talent to enter the league, was partly ...

Bosh's career in jeopardy again

Sep 24, 2016

Bosh's career in jeopardy again

Chris Bosh’s plan to resume playing is now in jeopardy, after medical examinations performed in recent days convinced the Miami Heat that he is not healthy enough to return to the court. And Bosh may have provided a clue why. The Heat announced Friday ...

Sep 23, 2016

Sacramento mayor punches pie thrower

A man took a coconut cream pie from a grocery bag, grabbed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson from behind and smacked him in the face with it at a charity event, leading the former NBA star to start swinging and then tackle the man who ...

Kerr speaks out on police shootings

Sep 22, 2016

Kerr speaks out on police shootings

Steve Kerr fully expects NBA players to take up their own version of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s stand against racial oppression. Whether his own Golden State players show some kind of support or opt to protest during the national anthem once the season begins, ...

Sep 22, 2016

Timberwolves working on Garnett buyout

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves are working on a buyout with Kevin Garnett. The two sides have been engaged in talks for some time. When completed it will assure that Garnett will not return ...

Curry calls for change to LGBT law

Sep 16, 2016

Curry calls for change to LGBT law

Stephen Curry said he is disappointed to see sporting events pulled from his home state of North Carolina over a law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. And the two-time NBA MVP hopes lawmakers make changes to the so-called “bathroom ...

Shaq, Iverson headline Basketball Hall of Fame class

Sep 10, 2016

Shaq, Iverson headline Basketball Hall of Fame class

When Shaquille O’Neal was 10 years old, his father made a prediction. Friday night when his son became a Hall of Famer, it was realized. Shaq and Allen Iverson headlined the 10-member Class of 2016 enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. ...

Wade wants tougher gun laws after cousin's murder

Sep 3, 2016

Wade wants tougher gun laws after cousin's murder

Dwyane Wade has lashed out against Chicago’s gun laws, calling them weak and saying he’s urged officials in his hometown to enact changes to make the city safer. The Chicago Bulls star, whose cousin was shot to death last week, also said his children ...

Sep 2, 2016

Heat's Bosh releases videos of workouts

Miami Heat star Chris Bosh sought to give public proof of his fitness on Thursday, sharing videos of on-court workouts online as he targets the new season. The 11-time All-Star finished the last two seasons sidelined after undergoing treatment for blood clots. Bosh was ...

Aug 27, 2016

Wade's cousin fatally shot: pastor

A family spokesman said a cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade has been fatally shot while pushing a baby in a stroller on the city’s South Side. Pastor Edward Jones said 32-year-old Nykea Aldridge was walking to register her children for school Friday ...

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, ...