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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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...