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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 Warriors in the finals, Jefferson said ...

Stoudemire signs with Knicks, retires

Jul 27, 2016

Stoudemire signs with Knicks, retires

Amare Stoudemire’s greatest NBA success was in Phoenix, where as Steve Nash’s pick-and-roll partner he was one of the NBA’s most fearsome finishers. But he chose to leave the league as a member of the Knicks, the franchise that was mired in a lengthy ...

Cavs reward Lue with multiyear extension

Jul 26, 2016

Cavs reward Lue with multiyear extension

Along with a sparkling diamond ring, Tyronn Lue’s getting another reward for an NBA title. Cleveland’s easygoing coach has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the Cavaliers, a person familiar with the deal told AP. Lue, who took over when David Blatt was ...

Jordan gives $2 million to help build trust between blacks, cops

Jul 26, 2016

Jordan gives $2 million to help build trust between blacks, cops

Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement. The NBA great and Charlotte Hornets owner announced he is giving $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and another $1 ...

Lawmakers access impact of NBA All-Star move

Jul 24, 2016

Lawmakers access impact of NBA All-Star move

The NBA All-Star Game’s exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the worst publicity yet for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s re-election campaign, even as he dismisses the move as political correctness gone too far. The ...

Jul 23, 2016

Warriors' Green settles assault case

Lawyers say Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will pay $560 for a noise violation in a deal that gets rid of a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge. David Meyers, an attorney for the city, said the noise violation is not a criminal charge so no ...

NBA All-Star Game pulled from Charlotte

Jul 22, 2016

NBA All-Star Game pulled from Charlotte

The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. The league had expressed its opposition to the law known as HB2 since it ...

Jul 19, 2016

Bucks' Plumlee gets four-year deal

Restricted free agent center Miles Plumlee is returning to the Milwaukee Bucks on what agent Mark Bartelstein said Monday is a four-year deal worth $52 million. The 211-cm Plumlee averaged 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in 61 games in 2015-16, his fourth season in ...

Team USA starts prepping for Rio

Jul 19, 2016

Team USA starts prepping for Rio

Coach Mike Krzyzewski got his first glimpse at the new-look U.S. national team, as the squad opened camp in Las Vegas with just two players back from the 2012 national team that won the gold medal in London. Carmelo Anthony returns for his fourth ...

Hall of Famer Thurmond dies at 74

Jul 17, 2016

Hall of Famer Thurmond dies at 74

Nate Thurmond, the tenacious defensive center who played with Wilt Chamberlain and was an iconic figure in two cities, died Saturday after a short battle with leukemia. He was 74. The Golden State Warriors announced the death of one of the team’s most respected ...

Jul 15, 2016

Green's pre-trial conference rescheduled

A Michigan judge agreed on Wednesday to bring forward a pre-trial conference for Draymond Green, the Golden State Warriors star and U.S. Olympic team member accused of striking a university football player at a restaurant last weekend. Documents posted on Thursday on the webpage ...

Spurs sign star forward Pau Gasol

Jul 15, 2016

Spurs sign star forward Pau Gasol

The San Antonio Spurs signed Pau Gasol, beefing up a front line that will be without Tim Duncan next season for the first time in 19 years. The 213-cm Gasol has won two NBA titles and is a six-time All-Star. Gasol is one of ...