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U.S. trounces Venezuela in exhibition

Jul 30, 2016

U.S. trounces Venezuela in exhibition

Moments after his successful return to Chicago with the U.S. national team, Jimmy Butler pulled on a T-shirt with a picture of Brazilian soccer star Pele on the front. Yup, it’s almost time. Kyrie Irving scored 13 points, DeMarcus Cousins powered a dominant performance ...

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 ...

Jefferson re-signs with Cavaliers for two years

Jul 29, 2016

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 ...

Jul 28, 2016

Mavericks boost Nowitzki's deal to $50 million

Dirk Nowitzki has signed his contract with Dallas, and a person with knowledge of the deal says it’s worth more than the original agreement. The 38-year-old star who has spent all 18 of his seasons with the Mavericks signed a two-year, $50 million contract ...

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 ...

U.S. routs China in warmup ahead of Olympics

Jul 25, 2016

U.S. routs China in warmup ahead of Olympics

Just two games into the U.S. basketball team’s pre-Olympic tour, coach Mike Krzyzewski already sees the start of something big. Kevin Durant scored 19 points, Klay Thompson added 17 and the Americans rolled to a second straight blowout exhibition victory, 106-57 over China on ...

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 22, 2016

Oklahoma State's Coger collapses in workout, dies

Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger has died after collapsing during a team workout. The school said Thursday that the 21-year-old junior college transfer was pronounced dead at Stillwater Medical Center. Coger, from Raleigh, North Carolina, played last season for Cape Fear Community College in ...