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Togashi turning heads at NBA Summer League

Jul 18, 2014

Togashi turning heads at NBA Summer League

by Ed Odeven

Yuki Togashi’s big ambitions have captivated a city filled with endless attractions. The 167-cm point guard, who’s on a quest to latch on with an NBA team for the upcoming season, is the talk of the town in Las Vegas. A short sample of ...

Griner blossoming in second WNBA season

Jul 17, 2014

Griner blossoming in second WNBA season

After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth. “We need more people in the LGBT community to step up ...

Hornets land Stephenson

Jul 17, 2014

Hornets land Stephenson

Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte. The controversial shooting guard has agreed to a $27 million, three-year deal with the Hornets, according to a person familiar with the contract. The deal includes a team option for the third season. The person spoke ...

Merger talks going slowly

Jul 17, 2014

Merger talks going slowly

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan Basketball Association officials said that they would actively keep discussing how to overcome the differences between the nation’s top two leagues in order to establish a new professional hoops circuit in two years. Hopefully they will really be able to unite the two ...

Wade agrees to Heat deal

Jul 16, 2014

Wade agrees to Heat deal

Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he’s ever known some flexibility in the coming years. Wade signed a new contract with the Heat on Tuesday. It’s a ...

Jul 16, 2014

Silver hopeful Sterling will go soon

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he is hopeful that the proposed $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers will be completed before next season begins. But he could not guarantee that will happen because the deal is held up in the courts. Silver ...

U.S. revamps hoops roster

Jul 15, 2014

U.S. revamps hoops roster

Kevin Durant and three returnees from the 2012 Olympic men’s basketball champions are among the 19 players selected for this summer’s U.S. national team roster. Durant, Kevin Love, James Harden and Anthony Davis were the four holdovers announced Monday, along with new additions DeMar ...

Jul 15, 2014

Klotz, Globetrotters sidekick, dies at 93

The basketball barnstormer who owned the Washington Generals and other teams that lost thousands of games to the Harlem Globetrotters has died. Louis “Red” Klotz was 93. The Press of Atlantic City reports Klotz died in his sleep Saturday at his home in Margate. ...

'Melo chooses to stay in New York with Knicks

Jul 14, 2014

'Melo chooses to stay in New York with Knicks

Carmelo Anthony wanted to be a Knick a few years ago, and nothing has changed now. Anthony is staying in New York, announcing his decision Sunday in a posting titled “My City, My Heart” on his website. “This organization has supported me and in ...

LeBron's contract with Cavaliers only for two years

Jul 13, 2014

LeBron's contract with Cavaliers only for two years

First, the Cavaliers got LeBron James’ word. Then they got his signature. James signed a two-year, $42.1 million contract with the Cavs on Saturday, a day after he announced he was returning to play in Cleveland and try to end the city’s 50-year championship ...