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Lillard, Kemba, LeBron among noteworthy All-NBA picks
Lillard, Kemba, LeBron among noteworthy All-NBA picks

NEW YORK (AP) - Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced.

Guard Marta Sniezek transfers from Stanford to Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Guard Marta Sniezek has announced her transfer from Stanford and is immediately eligible to play for national runner-up Notre Dame next season.

NBA cancels 2019 Global Camp, showcase for international prospects
NBA cancels 2019 Global Camp, showcase for international prospects

It takes away a chance for some international prospects to be seen up close by teams.

Marcus Mariota speaks on his heritage for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Marcus Mariota speaks on his heritage for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Marcus Mariota talks about his Polynesian heritage and growing up in Hawai'i during interviews after receiving the 2014 Heisman Trophy. Mariota, who was born in Honolulu and is of Samoan descent, was named the 2016 Polynesian pro player of the year by the Polynesian Football hall of Fame. In an interview with ESPN in 2018 Mariota spoke about his heritage, saying "It's always about us, it's always about the community. It's never about I or what you're doing. When you carry yourself that way, it's important that you remember that you represent much more than yourself." The Pac-12 celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May by recognizing and acknowledging the...

Durant, Cousins set to feature
Durant, Cousins set to feature 'at some point' in NBA Finals

Having been missing since the first round of the playoffs, Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins continue to work towards a return.

Antetokounmpo, Harden in NBA team of the year, but no LeBron
Antetokounmpo, Harden in NBA team of the year, but no LeBron

Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden led the voting for the NBA's First Team of the Year but LeBron James missed out on a spot for the first time since 2007, results showed Thursday. Milwaukee Bucks forward Antetokounmpo and Houston Rockets guard James Harden advanced to the NBA's Most Valuable

Giannis, Harden unanimous selections in All-NBA First Team
Giannis, Harden unanimous selections in All-NBA First Team

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Houston Rockets guard James Harden both made the All-NBA First Team on Thursday.

NC State gives women's hoops coach Wes Moore 6-year deal

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State has given women's basketball coach Wes Moore a new six-year contract.

Warriors: Kevin Durant likely to miss start of NBA Finals
Warriors: Kevin Durant likely to miss start of NBA Finals

DeMarcus Cousins is expected to be able to play at some point during the NBA Finals.

Why ref assignment could favor Raptors over Bucks in Game 5 of East finals
Why ref assignment could favor Raptors over Bucks in Game 5 of East finals

The referee assignments for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals appear to favor the Raptors.

Gilbert Arenas doesn
Gilbert Arenas doesn't like bench mobs, gives very on-brand reason

Gilbert Arenas is back in the news for controversial comments on his podcast. This time, he's going after bench mob celebrations.

A History of Drake
A History of Drake's Most Memorable NBA Courtside Moments

Drake is making headlines for his antics at NBA games. Here's a history of his most memorable courtside moments.

A history of the Bulls moving up and down in the NBA Draft
A history of the Bulls moving up and down in the NBA Draft

The Bulls have moved up or down in the NBA draft seven times since 2001. Here's a look at the ones that panned out (Lauri Markkanen, Nikola Mirotic) and the ones that didn't (Tyrus Thomas, Tyson Chandler).

Fever-Liberty Preview

The New York Liberty and Indiana Fever are each tasked with trying to bounce back from the worst season in the history of their respective franchises. After three consecutive seasons finishing atop the Eastern Conference in the regular season, New York went 7-27 in 2018. The Liberty produced the fewest

Fever-Liberty Preview

The New York Liberty and Indiana Fever are each tasked with trying to bounce back from the worst season in the history of their respective franchises. After three consecutive seasons finishing atop the Eastern Conference in the regular season, New York went 7-27 in 2018. The Liberty produced the fewest

Wings-Dream Preview

Facing another season of high expectations but without their best player, the Atlanta Dream look to begin the process of winning sans Angel McCoughtry on Friday night when they open their 2019 campaign against the revamped Dallas Wings. The Dream (23-11) set a club record for wins in 2018, finishing

Wings-Dream Preview

Facing another season of high expectations but without their best player, the Atlanta Dream look to begin the process of winning sans Angel McCoughtry on Friday night when they open their 2019 campaign against the revamped Dallas Wings. The Dream (23-11) set a club record for wins in 2018, finishing

Pacers
Pacers' Myles Turner says it's "blatant disrespect" he didn't make All-Defensive Team

There were three deserving centers but only two slots available.

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert on Kyrie Irving trade: "We killed it in that trade"
Cavs owner Dan Gilbert on Kyrie Irving trade: "We killed it in that trade"

"Killed it?" To quote Inigo Montoya, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

Bradley Beal
Bradley Beal's potential All-NBA scenario leads league sources toward trade route

The Wizards might not have much of a choice when it comes to Bradley Beal's future if the two-time All-Star suddenly becomes an All-NBA player.

Basketball: Simmons, Bogut, Mills head Australia squad for World Cup
Basketball: Simmons, Bogut, Mills head Australia squad for World Cup

Ben Simmons, Andrew Bogut and Patty Mills were among nine NBA players included in Australia's the 17-man squad for this year's basketball World Cup on Thursday. The Boomers, who were fourth at the Rio Olympics, have been drawn against Canada, Senegal and Lithuania in the opening round group

Basketball: Simmons, Bogut, Mills head Australia squad for World Cup
Basketball: Simmons, Bogut, Mills head Australia squad for World Cup

Ben Simmons, Andrew Bogut and Patty Mills were among nine NBA players included in Australia's the 17-man squad for this year's basketball World Cup on Thursday. The Boomers, who were fourth at the Rio Olympics, have been drawn against Canada, Senegal and Lithuania in the opening round group

WNBA's new season ready to tip off

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's been a busy offseason for the WNBA with big names changing places, a new commissioner and sadly a few injuries to some of the games' greatest players.

Reuters Sports News Summary

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organizers FIFA said on Wednesday. FIFA President Gianni Infantino had proposed expanding the tournament and explored the idea of adding additional host nations. Two-time winner and local favorite Stan

Why the Bulls should take Dedric Lawson with the No. 38 pick
Why the Bulls should take Dedric Lawson with the No. 38 pick

Dedric Lawson posted big numbers over his two years at Memphis and lone year at Kansas under Bill Self, but concerns about his position and defensive intensity have scouts mixed on his NBA potential. Could he be there for the taking for the Bulls at pick 38? And would he be the right choice?

Australia name NBA star-studded Basketball World Cup squad
Australia name NBA star-studded Basketball World Cup squad

Philadephia 76ers star Ben Simmons headlines an NBA player-dominated preliminary Australia squad announced Thursday for this year's Basketball World Cup in China. Nine US-based players form the core of the 17-man Boomers squad, including Andrew Bogut of NBA champions Golden State Warriors, Joe Ingles

Simmons, Mills in extended Boomers squad for FIBA World Cup
Simmons, Mills in extended Boomers squad for FIBA World Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Ben Simmons, Andrew Bogut, Patty Mills and Aron Baynes are among the NBA players picked in an extended Australia squad to prepare for the FIBA World Cup.

2019 Pac-12 Rowing Championships: Washington
2019 Pac-12 Rowing Championships: Washington's Isabelle Corriere says third straight title is 'the most incredible feeling'

Pac-12 Networks' Jill Savage catches up with Isabelle Corriere, who analyzes Washington's third straight Pac-12 Rowing title on Saturday at the Pac-12 Championships.

2019 Pac-12 Rowing Championships: Ben Davison credits Washington
2019 Pac-12 Rowing Championships: Ben Davison credits Washington's depth in three-peat of conference crown

Pac-12 Networks' Jill Savage interviews Ben Davison following Washington's title defense on Saturday at the Pac-12 Rowing Championships. The Husky men won all five of their events to win their 39th all-time Pac-12 title, accumulating 72 points.

Gobert, George, Giannis headline NBA All-Defensive teams
Gobert, George, Giannis headline NBA All-Defensive teams

NEW YORK (AP) -- Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and MVP finalists Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George were the leading vote-getters for the All-Defensive first team.

Reuters Sports News Summary

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organizers FIFA said on Wednesday. FIFA President Gianni Infantino had proposed expanding the tournament and explored the idea of adding additional host nations. Two-time winner and local favorite Stan

Don
Don't be surprised if Durant joins Clippers - Perkins

Kevin Durant appears like he may consider the Los Angeles Clippers via free agency, according to Kendrick Perkins.

Sixers Talk Podcast: Is Tobias Harris worth a max contract?
Sixers Talk Podcast: Is Tobias Harris worth a max contract?

Sixers Talk Podcast: Danny Pommells and Paul Hudrick discuss what the Sixers need to do during this offseason.

Ja Morant, top NBA draft prospect, chooses Kevin Durant over LeBron James
Ja Morant, top NBA draft prospect, chooses Kevin Durant over LeBron James

If he could build a dream starting five, top NBA draft prospect Ja Morant would choose KD over LeBron at the 3.

Marcus Smart
Marcus Smart 'ecstatic' about All-Defensive selection, but wants a championship even more

Marcus Smart appreciates his NBA All-Defensive nod, but he remains focused on a much more important goal.

Explained: What is an NBA supermax contract and how does it work?
Explained: What is an NBA supermax contract and how does it work?

As All-NBA teams are announced and franchises have to make decisions about contract extensions, fans will see the term "supermax contract" thrown around a lot.

Notre Dame's Brey: Transferring players need 'deterrent'

The NCAA is granting too many waivers allowing players who transfer to compete immediately, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said Wednesday, calling the requirement that players sit out a year a useful ''deterrent'' to players switching schools. Brey made his comments at a meeting of the Knight

Giannis makes NBA All-Defensive First Team
Giannis makes NBA All-Defensive First Team

The NBA All-Defensive First Team was named on Wednesday, with Giannis Antetokounmpo one of two Milwaukee Bucks stars.

Draymond Green, Klay Thompson voted NBA All-Defensive Second Team
Draymond Green, Klay Thompson voted NBA All-Defensive Second Team

The Warriors have two stars on the NBA All-Defensive Second Team this season.

The Warriors dynasty is bigger than Kevin Durant
The Warriors dynasty is bigger than Kevin Durant

SportsPulse: Yes, Kevin Durant has been an instrumental part in the Warriors last two titles. No, he was never needed for the Warriors dynasty to become a dynasty.

Latest on Knicks target Kevin Durant: Knicks players react to KD/Broussard feud

Warriors star Kevin Durant can be a free agent after the season, and the idea that he could team up with fellow free agent Kyrie Irving on the Knicks this summer has picked up steam since the Kristaps Porzingis trade cleared two max slots for New York. Here are the latest rumors...May 22, 1:20 PMAs the

A first: Washington Mystics top AP WNBA preseason poll

The Washington Mystics sit atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll for the first time. The runner-up from last season's WNBA Finals received five first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Wednesday. It's the first time in the four-year history of the poll that Washington

2019 NBA Mock Draft, Volume Two
2019 NBA Mock Draft, Volume Two

In the first post-Combine mock, the first change doesn't come until Phoenix with the sixth overall pick. (Getty Images)

Sam Mitchell leaves Memphis coach Penny Hardaway
Sam Mitchell leaves Memphis coach Penny Hardaway's staff

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis coach Penny Hardaway says former NBA coach of the year Sam Mitchell is no longer part of his staff. Mitchell worked as an assistant coach for Memphis in 2018-19 during Hardaway's debut season. Hardaway said Tuesday at a news conference that Mitchell has "decided to go in

Mark Cuban on shooters jumping forward:
Mark Cuban on shooters jumping forward: 'Just have some guts and say it's not a foul'

Cuban thinks it's simple for officials: "Just have some guts and say it's not a foul."

Scenarios where Knicks can trade for Anthony Davis, including one where they add 2 max free agents
Scenarios where Knicks can trade for Anthony Davis, including one where they add 2 max free agents

The Pelicans still hope to convince Anthony Davis to stay in New Orleans. "We feel confident that we can create the right, and are creating the right, environment for Anthony," Pelicans top executive David Griffin said Tuesday.Those hopes aside, it's fair to assume at this point that Davis

NBA rumors: Kings will go after Tobias Harris once free agency starts
NBA rumors: Kings will go after Tobias Harris once free agency starts

The Kings have roughly $35 million in cap space, and could pursue a big time free agent this summer.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Toyota Motor's Japan Taxi, born in a government committee and designed to be an all-things-to-all-people cab, has become a high-priced icon of Tokyo's budget-busting 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Launched in 2017, the indigo car is the realization of a government project to put a taxi on

Michigan's Brazdeikis staying in draft

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan's Iggy Brazdeikis is staying in the NBA draft.

Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett leaving for NBA

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett has decided to keep his name in the NBA draft and won't return for his junior year.

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