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McCallie won't return as Duke's women's basketball coach

McCallie led the Blue Devils to a 330-107 record in her 13 seasons and was a three-time Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year. Duke won three ACC Tournament titles and reached 10 NCAA Tournaments, including four straight trips to the Elite Eight from 2010-13. "Here at Duke, Joanne's extraordinary passion for excellence produced championship-level success and provided many timeless, captivating moments for both our student-athletes and fans," athletic director Kevin White said in a statement.

NCAA case against Kansas hoops taken for independent review
NCAA case against Kansas hoops taken for independent review

Kansas has entered the independent review process for complex NCAA cases.

Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge
Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge

Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes follow Maya Moore in fighting for social justice.

Lakers, Clippers hope old NBA habits translate into wins when season resumes
Lakers, Clippers hope old NBA habits translate into wins when season resumes

As the NBA gears up to resume play, the Lakers and Clippers believe they can recapture the form that made them title contenders. Others are not so sure.

Jaylen Brown shares how Kevin Garnett motivated 2017 Celtics with colorful voice memos
Jaylen Brown shares how Kevin Garnett motivated 2017 Celtics with colorful voice memos

Kevin Garnett is a one-of-a-kind motivator who sent several inspirational (and NSFW) voice messages to the Celtics during Jaylen Brown's rookie season.

Damian Lillard on players keeping strict bubble:
Damian Lillard on players keeping strict bubble: 'My confidence ain't great'

The NBA is creating a bubble for its players at Disney World.

Doc Rivers: Lou Williams expected to join Clippers for restart
Doc Rivers: Lou Williams expected to join Clippers for restart

Williams has described himself as "50-50."

Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge
Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge

Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform. ''I had no idea,'' Hayes said on a Zoom call last week. Hayes and Montgomery are following Moore's example with both deciding to take the upcoming WNBA season off to help with social justice reform and voter registration.

LeBron James
LeBron James' voting rights group converting arenas into polling places

Both the Hawks and Pistons arenas will be polling places.

Why Warriors
Why Warriors' Draymond Green enjoys playing with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson

The benefits of playing with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are still fresh in Draymond Green's mind.

Missouri man freed from prison with help from WNBA
Missouri man freed from prison with help from WNBA's Moore

A Missouri man was freed from prison Wednesday after a county prosecutor declined to retry his case, punctuating years of work by WNBA star Maya Moore and other supporters who argued he was falsely convicted of burglary and assault charges. Moore was on hand when Jonathan Irons, 40, walked out of the Jefferson City Correctional

Zion Williamson, Pelicans enter NBA restart as most compelling team
Zion Williamson, Pelicans enter NBA restart as most compelling team

The Zion Williamson-led Pelicans have a real shot at the playoffs at full strength but face some uncertainty in the lead-up to the restart.

Missouri man freed from prison with help from WNBA's Moore

A Missouri man was freed from prison Wednesday after a county prosecutor declined to retry his case, punctuating years of work by WNBA star Maya Moore and other supporters who argued he was falsely convicted of burglary and assault charges. Moore was on hand when Jonathan Irons, 40, walked out of the Jefferson City Correctional Center. The Missouri attorney general's office unsuccessfully appealed the judge's decision, and the lead prosecutor in St. Charles County decided against a retrial.

Hassan Whiteside isn
Hassan Whiteside isn't one of the league's best defenders, according to NBA coaches

This is a joke, right?

Warriors
Warriors' Draymond Green gets votes for NBA defensive awards in coaches poll

Even in a down year, Draymond Green was recognized as one of the top defenders in the NBA.

Season Restart: Los Angeles Lakers Top Plays
Season Restart: Los Angeles Lakers Top Plays

Check out NBATV's season restart show featuring the Los Angeles Lakers top plays.

Adam Silver: Restart broadcasts may need delay to keep cussing off air
Adam Silver: Restart broadcasts may need delay to keep cussing off air

NBA players trash talk and swear more during a game than a Samuel L. Jackson character.

Carmelo Anthony fishing in Bend or boating on Lake Oswego, is comfortable here
Carmelo Anthony fishing in Bend or boating on Lake Oswego, is comfortable here

Trail Blazer forward seems to be enjoying his summer vacation in Oregon

Lakers sign J.R. Smith to replace Avery Bradley
Lakers sign J.R. Smith to replace Avery Bradley

Lakers coach Frank Vogel discussed how veteran guard J.R. Smith will fit in with the team as a replacement for Avery Bradley.

2020 NBA season restart: Teams, format, schedule, location and odds
2020 NBA season restart: Teams, format, schedule, location and odds

The NBA's return is just around the corner. Here is what you need to know.

Report: Rockets signing Luc Mbah a Moute
Report: Rockets signing Luc Mbah a Moute

Rockets forward Thabo Sefolosha is sitting out the NBA's resumption at Disney World.

Asterisk on the NBA title? Coaches, players say not a chance
Asterisk on the NBA title? Coaches, players say not a chance

The 2020 NBA champion, if one is crowned, will have emerged as the ultimate winner from a season that lasted more than a full year from start to finish. A season that saw political unrest between the NBA and China, the deaths of David Stern and Kobe Bryant,racial issues across the nation and, if that wasn't enough, a pandemic. To the teams in the NBA, this championship might be the toughest one ever claimed.

Guy Fieri shares flavorful NBA 2K21 cover with him in Warriors jersey
Guy Fieri shares flavorful NBA 2K21 cover with him in Warriors jersey

Fieri must have spent plenty of time on basketball courts in Flavortown.

Mavs add Burke after Cauley-Stein opts out of resumed season
Mavs add Burke after Cauley-Stein opts out of resumed season

The Dallas Mavericks signed guard Trey Burke on Wednesday after center Willie Cauley-Stein decided not to rejoin the team for the planned resumption of the season. Burke spent part of the 2018-19 season with the Mavericks after coming over in the blockbuster trade that also brought Kristaps Porzingis from the New York Knicks. The 27-year-old Burke played 25 games this season with Philadelphia before he was waived in February, about a month before the NBA shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Report: Thabo Sefolosha won
Report: Thabo Sefolosha won't play for Rockets in NBA resumption

These have been heavy times for Rockets forward Thabo Sefolosha, who was a victim of police brutality in 2015.

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De'Aaron Fox feels disrespected by coverage of Kings' playoff chances

De'Aaron Fox thinks the Kings are being overlooked, disrespected.

How Kings can make history making playoffs when NBA restarts season
How Kings can make history making playoffs when NBA restarts season

The Kings can end a 13-year playoff drought and make history in Orlando.

Brett Brown is
Brett Brown is 'shocked' his pitch worked on Ryan Broekhoff, who had a lot to consider

Brett Brown said Wednesday he's "shocked" his recruiting pitch worked on Ryan Broekhoff, who had a lot of factors he needed to weigh. By Noah Levick

NCAA case against Kansas hoops taken for independent review
NCAA case against Kansas hoops taken for independent review

The NCAA's infractions case against the University of Kansas men's basketball program has been accepted into a newly created independent investigation process that was created to handle especially complex cases. The Infractions Referral Committee said Wednesday that the case against the Jayhawks and coach Bill Self would go through the Independent Accountability Resolution Process. Kansas has been accused by the NCAA of committing five Level I violations, which are considered the most egregious, as part of the fallout of an FBI investigation into college basketball corruption.

Lakers add veteran J.R. Smith for Orlando championship push
Lakers add veteran J.R. Smith for Orlando championship push

J.R. Smith has joined LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers for their championship push. The Lakers announced their long-anticipated signing of Smith as a substitute player Wednesday, the first day allowed under the rules of the NBA's summer restart. Smith is the Lakers' replacement for Avery Bradley, who cited family reasons last week for his decision not to finish the season with his team in Orlando.

Rivers: Lou Williams expected to join Clippers for restart
Rivers: Lou Williams expected to join Clippers for restart

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers says Lou Williams is expected to join the team for the NBA's restart in Florida. Williams has described himself as "50-50" on whether he would finish out the pandemic-interrupted season because he didn't want to distract from the ongoing push for social justice in the wake of George Floyd's death while in police custody. "Obviously, up until we get on the plane, anything can happen," Rivers said during a video conference with media Wednesday.

Lakers
Lakers' Alex Caruso understands his role in social justice campaign

Alex Caruso is in a unique place with the Lakers as a white player who has made it his mission to stand with his Black brothers in the fight for social justice.

LeBron James' group touts sports venues as mega-voting sites

If basketball icon LeBron James gets his way, NBA arenas and other sports venues around the country will be mega polling sites for the November general election. James and his voting rights group, formed this spring with other black athletes and entertainers, are joining with other professional basketball leaders and Michigan's top elections official to push for mega voting sites to accommodate in-person balloting amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More Than A Vote, the James organization dedicated to maximizing Black turnout in November, shared its plans with The Associated Press on Wednesday after the Detroit Pistons became the second NBA franchise to announce plans to use its arena for...

Report: Disney World campus will cost NBA more than $150 million
Report: Disney World campus will cost NBA more than $150 million

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, citing the high cost of operating the Disney World campus, said his league's resumption is not as financially beneficial as people think.

NBA free agency: Warriors could target these forwards for next season
NBA free agency: Warriors could target these forwards for next season

The Warriors are in serious need of more wing depth on their current roster.

Charles Barkley not sold on Warriors returning to NBA title contention
Charles Barkley not sold on Warriors returning to NBA title contention

The NBA landscape looks a lot different than when the Warriors reigned. So does their roster.

Bradley Beal, Victor Oladipo both unsure if they will play in Orlando
Bradley Beal, Victor Oladipo both unsure if they will play in Orlando

Both players cited health concerns.

76ers coach Brown says Embiid, Simmons healthy for restart
76ers coach Brown says Embiid, Simmons healthy for restart

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown says All-Star guard Ben Simmons is "good to go" for the NBA restart after sitting out the final games before the shutdown with a back injury. Brown, whose contract runs through 2021-22, also expected fellow All-Star Joel Embiid to start the season in the best shape of his professional career. The Sixers need their franchise stars at full strength if one of the early favorites to win the East Conference can shake off both an ordinary regular season (39-26; 6th in the East) and a nearly five-month layoff to return contenders for their first NBA championship since 1983.

2020 NBA restart: No Celtics have opted out of Orlando, Brad Stevens says
2020 NBA restart: No Celtics have opted out of Orlando, Brad Stevens says

It appears the Boston Celtics will be at full strength when they enter the NBA bubble in Orlando.

Bradley Beal undecided on playing in Orlando
Bradley Beal undecided on playing in Orlando's NBA restart

Bradley Beal has yet to make a decision on whether or not hee plans on playing in the NBA's restart at Disney World.

This Wizards-Disney logo mashup couldn
This Wizards-Disney logo mashup couldn't have been done better

Someone made NBA-Disney mashup logos and the Wizards one is perfect.

A fun Kevin Calabro memory: Sitting down with the TV voice of the Blazers on The Scoop Podcast
A fun Kevin Calabro memory: Sitting down with the TV voice of the Blazers on The Scoop Podcast

One of my favorite memories was sitting down with Calabro on The Scoop Podcast in Jan. of 2019.

Lou Williams is expected to play when NBA restarts, Clippers coach Doc Rivers says
Lou Williams is expected to play when NBA restarts, Clippers coach Doc Rivers says

Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday he expects guard Lou Williams to play when the NBA resumes its season later this month.

Zion Williamson on cover of NBA 2K21 for Next-Gen
Zion Williamson on cover of NBA 2K21 for Next-Gen

People can't get enough Zion, which is why NBA 2K21 has him on the cover.

NBA Power Rankings: 22 teams hoping their bubble won
NBA Power Rankings: 22 teams hoping their bubble won't burst

With 22 teams ready to re-start the NBA season in Orlando later this month, which teams are best positioned to make a championship run? A. Sherrod Blakely stacks up the contenders.

Scott Brooks hopes NBA players can utilize platform in Orlando to create social justice change
Scott Brooks hopes NBA players can utilize platform in Orlando to create social justice change

Wizards head coach Scott Brooks is on the side that believes the NBA's return could be good for social justice reform.

Social media reacts to Kevin Calabro stepping down as Blazers TV voice
Social media reacts to Kevin Calabro stepping down as Blazers TV voice

Thanks for the good times!

Draymond Green, Warriors won
Draymond Green, Warriors won't use Kevin Durant's exit as title motivation

The Warriors were champions long before Kevin Durant arrived. His exit won't drive them next season.

Joe Borgia, longtime NBA referee, recent face of replay center, retires
Joe Borgia, longtime NBA referee, recent face of replay center, retires

Joe Borgia, who spent 32 years in the NBA as a referee and executive, announced his retirement Tuesday.

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Why Obi Toppin isn
NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Why Obi Toppin isn't worth the No. 1 pick

Obi Toppin is not worth the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, but the reigning college hoops Player of the Year is the favorite to win Rookie of the Year?


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