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Jul 20, 2015

NBA stars prepare to investigate league claims

NBA commissioner Adam Silver insists a “significant number” of teams are losing money. But several players waking the red carpet Sunday night at the National Basketball Players Association’s Players Awards insist they need to see proof before they believe Silver’s claim. “I’ve got to ...

Jul 17, 2015

Jordan awaits FIBA Hall of Fame induction

Michael Jordan, who won two Olympic gold medals, will be inducted in the FIBA Hall of Fame. Basketball’s governing body announced Friday that Jordan will be part of class of nine players who will be enshrined Sept. 19. The six-time NBA champion won gold ...

Hamamatsu dumping star Murry

| Jul 17, 2015

Hamamatsu dumping star Murry

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As the summer marches on and the start of training camp gets closer and closer, it appears that the defending champion Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix will not have a roster resembling the one that captured the title in May. Star guard Nile Murry, the playoff ...

Jul 17, 2015

Popovich to guide Team Africa

Gregg Popovich will coach Team Africa with captain Luol Deng, while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for Team World in the NBA’s first game in Africa. Popovich, the five-time champion from the San Antonio Spurs, will guide Team Africa in the Aug. ...

Jul 17, 2015

Ussery leaves Mavericks for Under Armour

Mavericks president and CEO Terdema Ussery is leaving for a position with sports apparel company Under Armour. Ussery has been with Dallas for 18 years — three years before owner Mark Cuban bought the team. In his first year, Ussery was part of a ...

TV deal sending NBA salaries soaring

Jul 16, 2015

TV deal sending NBA salaries soaring

To understand how the business model of NBA salaries is unlike ever before, consider the cases of Reggie Jackson, Khris Middleton and DeMarre Carroll. They’re not All-Stars. They’re not exactly household names, either. Nonetheless, the trio got a combined $210 million in deals this ...

Mavericks land Dallas native Williams in free agency

Jul 15, 2015

Mavericks land Dallas native Williams in free agency

Deron Williams is joining his hometown Mavericks and will try to help salvage a failed bid in free agency similar to three years ago, when he spurned Dallas to stay with the Brooklyn Nets. Williams, who grew up in the Dallas suburb of The ...

NBA commissioner Silver expects changes to playoffs

Jul 15, 2015

NBA commissioner Silver expects changes to playoffs

Changes to the NBA playoffs are almost certainly coming. Changes to the league’s much-discussed moratorium and Hack-a-Shaq aren’t, at least not now. After meeting with the league’s Board of Governors on those and other topics Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that — as ...

Lin looking to find stability with Hornets

Jul 14, 2015

Lin looking to find stability with Hornets

Point guard Jeremy Lin is in search of some stability with the Charlotte Hornets. Lin said he has no regrets about leaving the New York Knicks after the 2012 season to sign with the Houston Rockets during his introductory news conference Monday. But the ...

Jul 13, 2015

Thunder decide to keep big man Kanter

The Thunder will keep Enes Kanter after matching an offer sheet by the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. Oklahoma City acquired the center in a trade with the Utah Jazz last season, and he helped the Thunder while Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka battled ...

LeBron signs two-year contract with Cavs

Jul 11, 2015

LeBron signs two-year contract with Cavs

The Cavaliers can exhale for another year. They’ve got LeBron James’ signature on a contract. The four-time MVP, who brought the Cavs back from irrelevancy to the brink of an NBA championship this season, signed his two-year, $47 million deal on Friday. The commitment ...