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Jefferson re-signs with Cavaliers for two years

Richard Jefferson’s planned retirement didn’t last long. The valuable veteran forward, who played a critical role in Cleveland winning an NBA championship this season, re-signed with the Cavaliers on Thursday. Shortly after the Cavs rallied from a 3-1 deficit to stun the Golden State Warriors in the finals, Jefferson said ...

Jul 28, 2016

Mavericks boost Nowitzki's deal to $50 million

Dirk Nowitzki has signed his contract with Dallas, and a person with knowledge of the deal says it’s worth more than the original agreement. The 38-year-old star who has spent all 18 of his seasons with the Mavericks signed a two-year, $50 million contract ...

Durant shines in first game at new home arena

Jul 27, 2016

Durant shines in first game at new home arena

Oh yeah, Kevin Durant fully planned on putting up the initial shot for the U.S. as he played his first game at Oracle Arena since joining the Golden State Warriors. Kyrie Irving promised to get the ball in his hands to do so, too. ...

Stoudemire signs with Knicks, retires

Jul 27, 2016

Stoudemire signs with Knicks, retires

Amare Stoudemire’s greatest NBA success was in Phoenix, where as Steve Nash’s pick-and-roll partner he was one of the NBA’s most fearsome finishers. But he chose to leave the league as a member of the Knicks, the franchise that was mired in a lengthy ...

Cavs reward Lue with multiyear extension

Jul 26, 2016

Cavs reward Lue with multiyear extension

Along with a sparkling diamond ring, Tyronn Lue’s getting another reward for an NBA title. Cleveland’s easygoing coach has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the Cavaliers, a person familiar with the deal told AP. Lue, who took over when David Blatt was ...

Jordan gives $2 million to help build trust between blacks, cops

Jul 26, 2016

Jordan gives $2 million to help build trust between blacks, cops

Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement. The NBA great and Charlotte Hornets owner announced he is giving $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and another $1 ...

U.S. routs China in warmup ahead of Olympics

Jul 25, 2016

U.S. routs China in warmup ahead of Olympics

Just two games into the U.S. basketball team’s pre-Olympic tour, coach Mike Krzyzewski already sees the start of something big. Kevin Durant scored 19 points, Klay Thompson added 17 and the Americans rolled to a second straight blowout exhibition victory, 106-57 over China on ...

Lawmakers access impact of NBA All-Star move

Jul 24, 2016

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 ...

Jul 23, 2016

Oklahoma State's Coger died from enlarged heart: officials

Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, officials said Friday. While the temperature was 37.2 C, it wasn’t known if the weather played a role in Coger’s ...

Jul 23, 2016

Warriors' Green settles assault case

Lawyers say Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will pay $560 for a noise violation in a deal that gets rid of a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge. David Meyers, an attorney for the city, said the noise violation is not a criminal charge so no ...

Jul 22, 2016

Oklahoma State's Coger collapses in workout, dies

Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger has died after collapsing during a team workout. The school said Thursday that the 21-year-old junior college transfer was pronounced dead at Stillwater Medical Center. Coger, from Raleigh, North Carolina, played last season for Cape Fear Community College in ...