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Durant rocks NBA in move to Warriors

Jul 5, 2016

Durant rocks NBA in move to Warriors

Kevin Durant decided his best chance for “growth” means leaving his beloved Oklahoma City behind for a big move out West to join the star-studded, record-setting Golden State Warriors and play alongside Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. In the most anticipated move ...

Mavericks setting sights on Barnes

Jul 3, 2016

Mavericks setting sights on Barnes

The Mavericks have informed representatives of Golden State’s Harrison Barnes that they intend to sign the restricted free agent to an offer sheet for a four-year, $95 million contract, two people with knowledge of Dallas’ plans said Saturday. The people spoke to AP about ...

Memories all that remain of bj-league

| Jul 2, 2016

Memories all that remain of bj-league

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First in a two-part series Six weeks after the bj-league’s final game, it’s now a good time to dust the cobwebs off the memory bank . . . Hoop Scoop chronicled the highlights and lowlights of the final 10 seasons of the bj-league’s wild ...

Players cash in on free agency

Jul 2, 2016

Players cash in on free agency

A person with knowledge of the situation says Dwight Howard has agreed to join the Atlanta Hawks, who will re-sign Kent Bazemore. Howard received a three-year contract worth $70.5 million, while Bazemore will get $70 million over four years, the person told AP on ...

Jul 1, 2016

Superstar Durant embarks on free agency tour

Kevin Durant started his free agency tour in a familiar place. Video from Fox 25 in Oklahoma City shows Durant arriving at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Thursday and being greeted by general manager Sam Presti. Durant still hasn’t made it clear whether he’s going ...

Jul 1, 2016

Private funeral held for Summitt

A private funeral service for former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt was held Thursday. Erin Freeman, who has been acting as a spokeswoman for the Summitt family this week, confirmed that the funeral took place Thursday in Clarksville, Tennessee. When Summitt died Tuesday ...

Jun 30, 2016

Ex-USF bench boss Walters lands D-League coaching position

The Grand Rapids Drive have hired Rex Walters as their new coach, the Detroit Pistons announced on Wednesday. The Drive are the Pistons’ D-League affiliate. Walters, a Japanese-American, starred at the University of Kansas before a seven-season career as an NBA guard. He coached ...

Players, coaches pay tribute to Summitt

Jun 29, 2016

Players, coaches pay tribute to Summitt

Dozens of Pat Summitt’s former Tennessee players and coaches descended on Knoxville over the weekend, making the basketball pilgrimage to say their final goodbyes to the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history. Summitt, who died Tuesday morning at age 64, was much ...

Matsui happy to be Japan's sixth man

Jun 29, 2016

Matsui happy to be Japan's sixth man

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Keijuro Matsui isn’t quite like the rest of the 12 players on the Japan men’s national team for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade. While his teammates are starters for their respective clubs, that is not the case for Matsui. The 30-year-old shooting ...

Legendary women's basketball coach Summitt dies at 64

Jun 28, 2016

Legendary women's basketball coach Summitt dies at 64

Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women’s game from obscurity to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, has died. She was 64. With an icy glare on the sidelines, Summitt led the Lady Vols ...

Jun 28, 2016

T-Wolves to bring in Chinese part-owner: report

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor will bring in the NBA’s first part-owner from China in a deal to add two new investors to his ownership group, ESPN reported Monday. Citing unnamed sources, ESPN said the deal will allow Taylor to remain the club’s controlling ...