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Rose watches while U.S. crushes Dominicans

Derrick Rose heard the fans chanting his name, and yes, he would’ve loved to give them what they wanted. But after missing most of the past two years and with still a long summer of basketball ahead, he’s willing to take this return slowly. “Just trying to protect myself, just ...

U.S. moving on from KD

While Kevin Durant takes a step back, the U.S. national team is moving forward. Durant stunned the Americans when he ...

George hopes to return next season

Aug 16, 2014

George hopes to return next season

Paul George beat the odds to become an NBA star. He’ll have to do it all over again to play next season. Two weeks after a gruesome compound fracture of his right leg, George said Friday he remains hopeful that he can make it ...

Cousins suffers minor knee injury in practice

Aug 15, 2014

Cousins suffers minor knee injury in practice

DeMarcus Cousins had a big bag of ice on his right knee while he watched the end of practice Thursday. He briefly covered his face with a towel as trainers milled around his table next to the folded gym bleachers. Just making it to ...

Ballmer's purchase of Clippers complete after judge's ruling

Aug 13, 2014

Ballmer's purchase of Clippers complete after judge's ruling

Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. The team said the record $2 billion sale closed after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise ...

Wiggins deflects questions about being traded

Aug 12, 2014

Wiggins deflects questions about being traded

When training camp begins in October, he’ll be trying to block and deflect shots in the NBA. On Monday, No.1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins was deflecting questions about precisely where he’ll be playing. Last week, Cleveland reportedly reached an agreement in principle to ...

Aug 10, 2014

Ginobili won't play in FIBA World Cup, sees Argentina career end

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has become resigned to not playing for Argentina again after missing the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain due to injury. “Today, I can say for almost certain, 98 percent, that I won’t play any more (for Argentina),” ...

Mourning, Stern headline Hall class

Aug 9, 2014

Mourning, Stern headline Hall class

Alonzo Mourning first thanked all of the usual people when he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: His coaches, his teachers, and the foster mother who raised him. Then he turned to those who made it possible for his unique ...

LeBron says he won't leave Cleveland again

Aug 9, 2014

LeBron says he won't leave Cleveland again

On a night packed with emotion and inspiration, LeBron James saved the biggest moment for last. Surrounded by family, friends and fans in a city welcoming him home, James delivered a line he’s been waiting to say for four years. “I love you,” he ...

T-Wolves, Cavs reach deal on trade for All-Star Love

Aug 8, 2014

T-Wolves, Cavs reach deal on trade for All-Star Love

LeBron James and Kevin Love won Olympic gold medals together. They’re about to team up again, this time to try and end Cleveland’s 50-year championship drought. Love will soon be on his way from Minnesota to Cleveland after the teams reached an agreement in ...

Spurs hire Hammon as NBA's first full-time female coach

Aug 6, 2014

Spurs hire Hammon as NBA's first full-time female coach

As a 168-cm point guard, decorated WNBA veteran Becky Hammon has never had the experience of shattering a backboard with a dunk. She’s busting through the glass ceiling instead. The San Antonio Spurs hired Hammon as an assistant coach on Tuesday, making her the ...

Hall of Fame set to welcome Stern

Aug 5, 2014

Hall of Fame set to welcome Stern

David Stern remembers the days when an NBA staff that numbered about two dozen was just trying to keep some teams in existence long enough to get them on national TV. Now the former commissioner looks at a league whose 1980 championship series was ...

George suffers serious leg injury

Aug 2, 2014

George suffers serious leg injury

Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team’s intrasquad scrimmage Friday night. George leaped to contest a fast-break layup by James Harden with 9:33 left in the fourth quarter and his leg smashed against the ...

Riley certain Heat will be good without LeBron

Jul 31, 2014

Riley certain Heat will be good without LeBron

One of the last things Miami Heat president Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP. And James never made him think otherwise, ...