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76ers veteran Elton Brand announces retirement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 11:40am

Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand has announced his retirement.

Even with healthy Embiid, 76ers face another lousy season

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 11:30am

Brett Brown sticks a depth chart on a sizable TV before every game that's patterned more like a traffic light than a simple in/out list scrawled on most NBA team chalkboards.

Antetokounmpo poised to handle ball, bigger load, for Bucks

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 11:10am

Giannis Antetokounmpo has a new contract extension and likely a lot more responsibility once the Milwaukee Bucks open the season.

Wade, Rondo bring intrigue if not title hopes to Bulls

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 10:50am

No matter how this season plays out, this much is clear about the Chicago Bulls: They're worth watching.

LeBron, Cavs start NBA season in new role as champions

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 10:40am

LeBron James took one last look over his shoulder at the scoreboard in Oracle Arena just to be sure.

Derrick Rose wins big off the court, cleared in rape lawsuit

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 3:10am

Derrick Rose is at a crossroads in his basketball career and one of the biggest moments in what could be a make-or-break year for the former NBA MVP didn't happen on the court.

Kyrgios skips tennis event in favor of NBA celebrity game

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 6:50pm

Controversial tennis player Nick Kyrgios will be free to participate in an NBA celebrity game in February after being released from his contract with an ATP event in the Netherlands.

Pistons C Aron Baynes has surgery to repair broken nose

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 5:11pm

Detroit Pistons center Aron Baynes has had surgery to repair a broken nose.

Michigan State forward Gavin Schilling needs knee surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 5:00pm

Michigan State's basketball roster has taken another hit.

The Latest: APNewsBreak: Derrick Rose thankful for verdict

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 2:52pm

The Latest on the Derrick Rose rape lawsuit trial (all times local):

Los Angeles jury clears NBA's Derrick Rose, 2 friends in lawsuit claiming gang rape of unconscious ex-girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 2:30pm

Los Angeles jury clears NBA's Derrick Rose, 2 friends in lawsuit claiming gang rape of unconscious ex-girlfriend.

Hornets lose F Williams for preseason to broken finger

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 12:20pm

Hornets forward Marvin Williams will miss the remainder of the preseason with a non-displaced fracture of his left middle finger.

Haula, Pominville spark Wild in 6-3 win over Kings

Dave Campbell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 18th - 10:20pm

There's hardly a better way to create momentum in hockey than killing penalties at home, as the Minnesota Wild did so well.

Hawks' Budenholzer leveled in collision near team bench

Charles Odum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 18th - 8:50pm

Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was escorted to the locker room late in the first half of Tuesday night's preseason win over New Orleans after being bowled over by Pelicans guard Langston Galloway, who was chasing a loose ball.

Sexual consent, debated across US, key to Derrick Rose case

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 18th - 7:31pm

Months before Derrick Rose took the stand to defend himself in a lawsuit claiming he and two friends raped an ex-girlfriend while she was intoxicated, the NBA star was asked if he understood the word "consent."

The Latest: Rose defense says accuser lied, faked tears

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 18th - 6:52pm

The Latest on the trial of a lawsuit accusing NBA star Derrick Rose and two others of gang rape (all times local):

Silver: NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte in 2019 'a priority'

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 18th - 3:50pm

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday that returning the All-Star Game to Charlotte in 2019 is "a high priority," provided there's a resolution to a North Carolina law that restricts the rights of LGBT people.

Barkley says Warriors still a flawed team even with Durant

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 18th - 3:00pm

Charles Barkley didn't want Kevin Durant to join the Golden State Warriors and isn't sure Durant changes things now that he's there.

Hornets' Frank Kaminsky trolls Cubs with Bartman jersey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 18th - 7:20am

Charlotte Hornets center Frank Kaminsky has done his best to bring some bad luck to the Chicago Cubs as they look to continue their playoff run.