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NBA notebook: Cavs GM optimistic after talks with Team LeBron
NBA notebook: Cavs GM optimistic after talks with Team LeBron

Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman senses positive momentum as Cleveland prepares to pitch LeBron James on sticking around. Altman entered the NBA draft Thursday without knowledge of James' intentions in free agency. James has until midnight on June 29 to exercise the 2018-19 season option in

Cambage scores 20 points, Wings cruise past Sparks 101-72

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Liz Cambage scored 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting and Aerial Powers had 16 points and eight rebounds to help the Dallas Wings beat the Los Angeles Sparks 101-72 on Friday night.

Angel McCoughtry scores 25 points, Dream beat Sun 75-70

ATLANTA (AP) -- Angel McCoughtry scored 25 points, Layshia Clarendon hit two free throws with 9.4 seconds left and the Atlanta Dream overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to beat the Connecticut Sun 75-70 on Friday night.

Ayton arrives as symbol that Suns are on the rise
Ayton arrives as symbol that Suns are on the rise

PHOENIX (AP) - Since the heady days of Steve Nash came to an end, there have been few signs of joy from a dwindling fan base that watched the Phoenix Suns tumble to the bottom of the NBA standings and miss the playoffs for the eighth year in a row.

Nebraska women add Fla International guard as grad transfer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Kristian Hudson of Florida International is joining the Nebraska women's basketball team as a graduate transfer.

Five undrafted players to keep your eye on
Five undrafted players to keep your eye on

At any given point, about 15 to 20 percent of the players in the NBA were not drafted.

Photo of NBA draft pick Lonnie Walker IV
Photo of NBA draft pick Lonnie Walker IV's hat goes viral

A photograph of NBA draft pick Lonnie Walker IV has gone viral and has been turned into several memes because the rookie couldn't place his new team's cap directly on his head due to his sky-high hairstyle. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard out of Miami was chosen by the San Antonio Spurs in the 18th overall pick.

Trump Leaves GOP Leaders Out To Dry On Immigration
Trump Leaves GOP Leaders Out To Dry On Immigration

WASHINGTON ― Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and other Republican leaders thought

Hawks GM: We might have traded up with Bucks if their draft pick didn
Hawks GM: We might have traded up with Bucks if their draft pick didn't leak first

Travis Schlenk dishes on maneuvering with Nos. 17 and 19 picks

The Kings are the Kings, Myers can
The Kings are the Kings, Myers can't swindle in second round and thesaurus reigns supreme

Thus ends another NBA show, with minimal effervescence or lasting effect. In short, as entertainment, this NBA Draft was that rare flatliner.

The next Clint Capela? Plenty of parallels with Robert Williams
The next Clint Capela? Plenty of parallels with Robert Williams

There's a number of reasons to be cautiously optimistic with Robert Williams, who compares to another certain former No. 27 overall pick.

Top Undrafted Draft Prospects
Top Undrafted Draft Prospects

Raphielle Johnson looks at some undrafted players who will look to fill spots on teams' summer league rosters.

Puma Inks Sponsorship Deal With The Basketball Tournament
Puma Inks Sponsorship Deal With The Basketball Tournament

Puma continues to make waves in the world of basketball, inking a sponsorship deal with The Basketball Tournament, which begins June 29th.

Who will follow Donte DiVincenzo
Who will follow Donte DiVincenzo's breakout path to the NBA next?

The next to go from the fringe of the NBA to the first round will be ... ?

NBA Draft Winners, Losers: Big nights for Phoenix, Dallas
NBA Draft Winners, Losers: Big nights for Phoenix, Dallas

It was a rough night for Michael Porter Jr. and Robert Williams.

Fatal fight sets off anti-India protests, clashes in Kashmir
Fatal fight sets off anti-India protests, clashes in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) - At least four rebels, a counterinsurgency police official and a civilian were killed during a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir on Friday, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in which several people were injured.

NBA Free Agency Rumors: LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard Back in Focus After Draft Night
NBA Free Agency Rumors: LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard Back in Focus After Draft Night

Draft day has come and gone, and the picks are in.

NBA notebook: Spurs will listen to Leonard offers
NBA notebook: Spurs will listen to Leonard offers

Kawhi Leonard is not on the block, but the San Antonio Spurs are all ears should any NBA team want to float a trade offer to acquire the soon-to-be-27-year-old All-Star. Leonard and the Spurs are reportedly at odds, and a meeting with coach Gregg Popovich days after reports of Leonard's trade demand

NBA notebook: Spurs will listen to Leonard offers
NBA notebook: Spurs will listen to Leonard offers

Kawhi Leonard is not on the block, but the San Antonio Spurs are all ears should any NBA team want to float a trade offer to acquire the soon-to-be-27-year-old All-Star. Leonard and the Spurs are reportedly at odds, and a meeting with coach Gregg Popovich days after reports of Leonard's trade demand

Reporters tweet NBA draft picks, defying embargo request
Reporters tweet NBA draft picks, defying embargo request

As NBA front-office executives made high-pressure decisions in Thursday's draft, another compelling drama unfolded in front of fans on social media. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania defied a reported request by the league to restrict real-time online coverage of

Sixers
Sixers' 1st-round trade all about flexibility to chase star players

The Sixers' draft night trade in the first round was less about the difference in players and more about the team's hot pursuit of assets to add a star. By Jessica Camerato 

NBA Draft Team Grades
NBA Draft Team Grades

There weren't any earth-shattering moves on draft night, but the Hawks passing on Luka Doncic for Trae Young was a bit eye opening.

Raptors make no picks in NBA draft

TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Raptors did not make a pick in Thursday night's NBA draft, having traded a first- and second-round selection to Brooklyn along with forward DeMarre Carroll in July 2017.

Thursday's Sports In Brief

The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar. Shortly after the Suns took Deandre Ayton to start the NBA draft, the Mavericks traded up two spots for the rights to

A mom
A mom's fairytale draft spoiled by employer _ the 76ers

NEW YORK (AP) - Tyneeha Rivers walked into Barclays Center for the NBA draft with her son, Mikal Bridges.

Aces on upswing heading into meeting with Liberty

The Las Vegas Aces are just 4-9, but they have a couple things going for them heading into Friday's home game against the New York Liberty. For one thing, they beat the Liberty recently, winning on New York's home court 78-63 on June 13. "They run a lot of the same stuff we did last year

Aces on upswing heading into meeting with Liberty

The Las Vegas Aces are just 4-9, but they have a couple things going for them heading into Friday's home game against the New York Liberty. For one thing, they beat the Liberty recently, winning on New York's home court 78-63 on June 13. "They run a lot of the same stuff we did last year

Behind the scenes of Kevin Huerter's draft moment

The hardest part of NBA draft night for Kevin Huerter was keeping a straight face. Dozens of friends and family flanked him, all their eyes intently on the television screens as they waited for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to stand at his lectern in New York and give the word that they all came to hear

2019 NBA Mock Draft
2019 NBA Mock Draft

Everything you need to know about the 2019 NBA Draft.

Report: Sixers send pair of 2nd-rounders to Mavericks, end up with Shake Milton
Report: Sixers send pair of 2nd-rounders to Mavericks, end up with Shake Milton

The Sixers reportedly dealt picks Nos. 56 and 60 to the Dallas Mavericks for No. 54, which was used on SMU guard Shake Milton. By Matt Haughton

Internationals Musa, Okobo selected in NBA Draft
Internationals Musa, Okobo selected in NBA Draft

Luka Doncic, Dzanan Musa and Elie Okobo were the internationals drafted in the NBA.

Sixers trade No. 38 pick Khyri Thomas to Pistons; No. 39 Isaac Bonga reportedly to Lakers
Sixers trade No. 38 pick Khyri Thomas to Pistons; No. 39 Isaac Bonga reportedly to Lakers

The Sixers sent pick No. 38 Khyri Thomas to the Pistons, while their No. 39 selection Isaac Bonga was reportedly already dealt to the Lakers. By Matt Haughton

Storm wrap up homestand vs. Fever

Twice this season, the Seattle Storm have given 37-year-old point guard Sue Bird a game off in an effort to keep her fresh for a playoff run. The Storm (8-4) dropped to 0-2 without Bird, who is tied for the WNBA lead with 5.9 assists per game, with an 89-77 defeat Tuesday against Las Vegas. Seattle

Storm wrap up homestand vs. Fever

Twice this season, the Seattle Storm have given 37-year-old point guard Sue Bird a game off in an effort to keep her fresh for a playoff run. The Storm (8-4) dropped to 0-2 without Bird, who is tied for the WNBA lead with 5.9 assists per game, with an 89-77 defeat Tuesday against Las Vegas. Seattle

Bucks take sharpshooting 'Nova guard Donte DiVincenzo

The Milwaukee Bucks selected guard Donte DiVincenzo of Villanova with the 17th overall pick of the NBA draft on Thursday night, filling a critical need for a perimeter shooter. A breakout performance in the NCAA championship game helped scouts take notice of the 6-foot-5 sophomore, who scored 31 points

Seeking new heights, Suns draft Ayton No. 1 overall

The NBA's lightweights got the message Thursday: If you're going to compete with the heavyweights, you've got to get bigger. The Phoenix Suns chose 7-foot Deandre Ayton of Arizona first overall and the Sacramento Kings selected 6-11 Marvin Bagley III of Duke second, starting a run on big

Timberwolves take Georgia Tech G Josh Okogie with 20th pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie with the 20th overall pick in the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday night, targeting a tough-minded player with defensive versatility as a primary asset. Okogie played two seasons for the Yellow Jackets, averaging 16.9 points

Troy Brown
Troy Brown's reaction to becoming a Wizard was absolutely priceless

Being drafted is a life-changing moment for everybody, but Troy Brown's reaction was amazing.

Mercury go for ninth straight when they host Lynx

The defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx are ecstatic to have won three of four games, including the last two, but their thrill is tempered knowing they are about to face the league's hottest team. The Phoenix Mercury (10-3) enter Friday night's game against the visiting Lynx (5-6) on an eight-game

Mercury go for ninth straight when they host Lynx

The defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx are ecstatic to have won three of four games, including the last two, but their thrill is tempered knowing they are about to face the league's hottest team. The Phoenix Mercury (10-3) enter Friday night's game against the visiting Lynx (5-6) on an eight-game

Buffalo trolls Deandre Ayton with savage tweet
Buffalo trolls Deandre Ayton with savage tweet

Bulls "congratulate" top pick

NBA Draft: Round 1 Pick 3 - Luka Dončić To The Dallas Mavericks
NBA Draft: Round 1 Pick 3 - Luka Dončić To The Dallas Mavericks

The Crossover TV NBA Draft Extravaganza guys react to the Dallas Mavericks taking Luka Dončić with the 3rd pick of the 2018 NBA draft.

Report: 76ers trade Mikal Bridges to Suns for Zhaire Smith, future first-rounder
Report: 76ers trade Mikal Bridges to Suns for Zhaire Smith, future first-rounder

Philadelphia gets 2021 Heat first-rounder

Wings face challenge against Sparks

The Dallas Wings are grasping to reasons for hope heading into their home game Friday night against the WNBA's top team, the Los Angeles Sparks. The Wings outscored the Lynx 25-15 in the fourth quarter and cut the lead to four points with just under 90 seconds to play, but they couldn't get

Wings face challenge against Sparks

The Dallas Wings are grasping to reasons for hope heading into their home game Friday night against the WNBA's top team, the Los Angeles Sparks. The Wings outscored the Lynx 25-15 in the fourth quarter and cut the lead to four points with just under 90 seconds to play, but they couldn't get

NBA Draft 2018: Atlanta Hawks draft Maryland basketball
NBA Draft 2018: Atlanta Hawks draft Maryland basketball's Kevin Huerter with the No. 19 overall pick

The Maryland Terrapins star is headed to Atlanta.

ESPN gives interesting NBA comparisons for Wendell Carter Jr.
ESPN gives interesting NBA comparisons for Wendell Carter Jr.

The Chicago Bulls chose Wendell Carter Jr. with the No. 7 pick in Thursday night's NBA draft. Here are some NBA comparisons for the former Duke center.

NBA notebook: Spurs will listen to Leonard offers

Kawhi Leonard is not on the block, but the San Antonio Spurs are all ears should any NBA team want to float a trade offer to acquire the soon-to-be-27-year-old All-Star. Leonard and the Spurs are reportedly at odds, and a meeting with coach Gregg Popovich days after reports of Leonard's trade demand

Mystics seeks second straight win over Sky

The Washington Mystics will go for back-to-back wins over the Chicago Sky when the teams meet for the second time in less than a week Friday night at Wintrust Arena near Chicago's South Loop. Washington (7-5) enjoyed a dominant 88-60 victory over the Sky on Tuesday night in the nation's capital

Mystics seeks second straight win over Sky

The Washington Mystics will go for back-to-back wins over the Chicago Sky when the teams meet for the second time in less than a week Friday night at Wintrust Arena near Chicago's South Loop. Washington (7-5) enjoyed a dominant 88-60 victory over the Sky on Tuesday night in the nation's capital

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