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FIBA outlines big ambitions for 3x3 basketball

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Formerly recognized as more of a fun, casual sport played on the streets, FIBA, basketball’s world governing body, is now trying to develop 3×3 into another legitimate form of basketball. In order to achieve that goal, FIBA has targeted a place for the sport at the Summer Olympics. Alex Sanchez, ...

LeBron, Riley meet as decision looms

Jul 10, 2014

LeBron, Riley meet as decision looms

Miami Heat president Pat Riley has had his chance at convincing LeBron James to stay in Miami, said two people familiar with the situation. Riley met with the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player on Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas, the person told AP. James, ...

LeBron remains silent about future

Jul 9, 2014

LeBron remains silent about future

LeBron James worked out and had a meeting agenda Tuesday. In another summer of NBA Free Agent Frenziness, if James knows where he will be playing next season, he still isn’t saying. Asked by AP how free agency was going when his afternoon meeting ...

Jul 9, 2014

Sterling contentious during trial

Donald Sterling, challenging the sale of his Los Angeles Clippers, gave testy, bombastic testimony Tuesday, contending he’s mentally sound, sparring with his wife’s lawyer and repeatedly drawing laughter from spectators. “Tell me what you want to accuse me of. . . . Stand up ...

Frye gets $32 mil. deal with Magic

Jul 8, 2014

Frye gets $32 mil. deal with Magic

Forward Channing Frye has agreed to a four-year, $32 million offer sheet to sign with the Orlando Magic on Monday, according to a person familiar with the deal. Frye can fill leadership and scoring holes created by the recent jettisoning of guards Jameer Nelson ...

Jul 7, 2014

LeBron plans meeting with Riley

Before LeBron James makes his next decision, Pat Riley will get a chance to convince him to stay in Miami. Two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press late Sunday night that James will meet with the Heat president this week before ...

Hawks to sign Sefolosha

Jul 5, 2014

Hawks to sign Sefolosha

The Atlanta Hawks have reached an agreement with small forward Thabo Sefolosha on a deal that leaves the team sufficient salary cap room for additional offseason moves. The Hawks and Sefolosha have agreed to a three-year, $12 million contract, a person with knowledge of ...

Backcourt dynamo Takeno takes talents to Akita

Jul 4, 2014

Backcourt dynamo Takeno takes talents to Akita

by Ed Odeven

Veteran guard Akitomo Takeno, a perimeter marksman with an explosive first step, has left the Rizing Fukuoka and OK’d a contractual agreement to play for the Akita Northern Happinets for the 2014-15 season. The Happinets, last season’s championship runnerup team, announced the deal on ...

Jul 4, 2014

Mills has shoulder surgery: source

A person with knowledge of the details said San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills has had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. The procedure was done on Thursday in Dallas, a source said on condition of anonymity because no ...

Nowitzki to stay with Mavs in three-year, $30 million deal

Jul 4, 2014

Nowitzki to stay with Mavs in three-year, $30 million deal

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed on what could be the final NBA contract for the big German. A person with knowledge of the deal told AP on Thursday that Nowitzki would get a three-year contract worth roughly $30 million. The person ...