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Pelicans' Davis agrees to stay put

Jul 1, 2015

Pelicans' Davis agrees to stay put

NBA free agency opened with Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard agreeing to contract extensions to stay where they are, and the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks among the teams looking for a dominant inside force of their own. All-Stars LaMarcus Aldridge of ...

Rookie Tokashiki coming on strong for Storm

Jun 30, 2015

Rookie Tokashiki coming on strong for Storm

by Ed Odeven

Despite her team’s poor start, Seattle Storm forward Ramu Tokashiki has been a bright spot for the WNBA club in the early going this season. The 191-cm forward, who signed with the Storm in April, had consecutive season-high scoring performances over the weekend. On ...

Jun 30, 2015

Wisconsin basketball coach Ryan set to retire

Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights. After 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in last year’s national championship game, the ...

Jun 30, 2015

Heat star Wade becomes free agent

Dwyane Wade will become a free agent Wednesday, and his 12-year stay with the Miami Heat could be ending. The three-time champion and 11-time All-Star announced his decision Monday through a spokesperson. ESPN was first informed of the decision. Wade could have exercised an ...

Jun 29, 2015

Big Bulls name Katsuhisa new head coach

by Ed Odeven

Geoffrey Katsuhisa is the Iwate Big Bulls’ new head coach, the bj-league squad announced on Monday. Katsuhisa steps into the spotlight following Dai Oketani’s departure after three stellar seasons and three playoff appearances at the helm, and the Big Bulls are coming off their ...

LeBron opts out of deal to become free agent

Jun 29, 2015

LeBron opts out of deal to become free agent

For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent. The difference this time is he has no plans to move again. The Cleveland Cavaliers star will not exercise a $21.6 million option on his contract for next season, a ...

Jun 28, 2015

Pierce opts out of contract with Wizards

Paul Pierce is opting out of the final year of his contract with the Wizards and will become a free agent Wednesday. The veteran small forward signed a two-year deal with Washington last summer that included a reported $5.5 million player option for the ...

Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA Draft

Jun 26, 2015

Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA Draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle by selecting Karl-Anthony Towns with the first selection in Thursday’s NBA Draft, while the Los Angeles Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant and New York Knicks fans just got mad — though not ...

Kanazawa signs veteran Yonamine

| Jun 25, 2015

Kanazawa signs veteran Yonamine

by Ed Odeven

The expansion Kanazawa Samuraiz made cerebral backcourt leader Tsubasa Yonamine their first veteran acquisition, reuniting him with his former Oita HeatDevils backcourt mate Yukinori Suzuki, the team’s new coach. Yonamine, 32, spent the past two seasons with the Iwate Big Bulls. He brings a ...

Jun 25, 2015

USBWA plans to honor Dean Smith

All the honors, remembrances and tributes have helped the family of late North Carolina Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith cope with their grief in the months since his death. “I don’t think we could’ve asked for more support from Chapel Hill, from the ...

Jun 25, 2015

FIBA vice president Xiao investigated for graft

A vice president of basketball’s international governing body has been placed under investigation for possible corruption in his native China. The ruling Communist Party’s disciplinary watchdog said on its website Thursday that Xiao Tian was suspected of serious graft. No details were given. Xiao ...