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Lawmakers access impact of NBA All-Star move

The NBA All-Star Game’s exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the worst publicity yet for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s re-election campaign, even as he dismisses the move as political correctness gone too far. The 2017 event’s departure from Charlotte deprives ...

NBA All-Star Game pulled from Charlotte

Jul 22, 2016

NBA All-Star Game pulled from Charlotte

The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. The league had expressed its opposition to the law known as HB2 since it ...

Jul 19, 2016

Bucks' Plumlee gets four-year deal

Restricted free agent center Miles Plumlee is returning to the Milwaukee Bucks on what agent Mark Bartelstein said Monday is a four-year deal worth $52 million. The 211-cm Plumlee averaged 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in 61 games in 2015-16, his fourth season in ...

Team USA starts prepping for Rio

Jul 19, 2016

Team USA starts prepping for Rio

Coach Mike Krzyzewski got his first glimpse at the new-look U.S. national team, as the squad opened camp in Las Vegas with just two players back from the 2012 national team that won the gold medal in London. Carmelo Anthony returns for his fourth ...

Hall of Famer Thurmond dies at 74

Jul 17, 2016

Hall of Famer Thurmond dies at 74

Nate Thurmond, the tenacious defensive center who played with Wilt Chamberlain and was an iconic figure in two cities, died Saturday after a short battle with leukemia. He was 74. The Golden State Warriors announced the death of one of the team’s most respected ...

Jul 15, 2016

Green's pre-trial conference rescheduled

A Michigan judge agreed on Wednesday to bring forward a pre-trial conference for Draymond Green, the Golden State Warriors star and U.S. Olympic team member accused of striking a university football player at a restaurant last weekend. Documents posted on Thursday on the webpage ...

Spurs sign star forward Pau Gasol

Jul 15, 2016

Spurs sign star forward Pau Gasol

The San Antonio Spurs signed Pau Gasol, beefing up a front line that will be without Tim Duncan next season for the first time in 19 years. The 213-cm Gasol has won two NBA titles and is a six-time All-Star. Gasol is one of ...

Jul 14, 2016

Speaking at ESPY Awards, LeBron leads call to end gun violence

LeBron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night when frivolity gave way to a James-led call to end gun violence and racial profiling. The show honoring the year’s best athletes and sports ...

Duncan gives thoughts on reason behind retirement

Jul 14, 2016

Duncan gives thoughts on reason behind retirement

When Tim Duncan decided to reflect on his outstanding 19-year NBA career, the understated star did it in the most Timmy way possible: seated at a table with a friend from the islands. Two days after the San Antonio Spurs announced his retirement, Duncan ...

Jul 12, 2016

Casson named Timberwolves' new CEO

The Minnesota Timberwolves have hired San Francisco 49ers executive Ethan Casson to be the team’s new chief executive officer. The team announced the hiring on Monday. Casson will replace Rob Moor, who stepped down from his post and will start on Aug. 8. Casson ...

NBA legend Duncan retires after 19 years

Jul 12, 2016

NBA legend Duncan retires after 19 years

Tim Duncan never wanted the spotlight, only the trophies. He never wanted the endorsements, only the camaraderie. He never wanted the accolades, only the collective achievement. So when one of the most understated superstars in sports decided to finally call it a career after ...