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Benkert TDs rescue Virginia against Central Michigan, 49-35

Hank Kurz Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 3:30pm

Kurt Benkert threw five touchdown passes, the last three after Virginia had squandered all of a 28-0 lead, and the Cavaliers gave coach Bronco Mendenhall his 100th career victory, 49-35 over Central Michigan on Saturday.

Kevin Garnett says 'farewell' after 21 seasons in the NBA

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 9:10pm

No fire burned hotter, no mouth was fouler, no opponent was in for a longer night than Kevin Garnett's.

LA Lakers re-sign Metta World Peace for 17th NBA season

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 5:30pm

The Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed veteran forward Metta World Peace, who will attempt to win a roster spot for his 17th NBA season.

Around NBA, teams already discussing need for social change

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 5:10pm

Whatever the Detroit Pistons decide to do when it comes to protests that call for societal change this season, they'll have the support of coach Stan Van Gundy.

Pistons announce promotions, new hires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 4:40pm

The Detroit Pistons have promoted Pat Garrity, Adam Glessner and J.R. Holden to senior leadership positions.

Westbrook on police shootings: "Something has to change"

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 4:30pm

Russell Westbrook is a multi-millionaire basketball player, far removed from the rough community he came from in the Los Angeles area.

Harden focused on helping Rockets improve after tough season

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 4:00pm

James Harden was second in the NBA with 29 points per game last season and his 7.5 rebounds were a career high.

Knicks not concerned about possible Rose rape trial

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 3:20pm

Derrick Rose apparently isn't worried about a potential rape trial, and neither are the New York Knicks.

Man who hit Sacramento mayor with pie to face felony charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 2:30am

A man who hit Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson in the face with a pie is expected to be formally charged with felony assault on Friday.

Sacramento mayor tackles protester who hit him with pie

Alison Noon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 6:40pm

A man took a coconut cream pie from a grocery bag, grabbed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson from behind and smacked him in the face with it at a charity event, leading the former NBA star to start swinging and then tackle the man who was left battered and facing assault charges.

NBA refs to more closely monitor groin hits, walking calls

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 6:00pm

NBA referees will be cracking down this season on the kind of hits to the groin area that resulted in Draymond Green's suspension during the NBA Finals.

Hawks' Paul Millsap has procedure to reduce swelling in knee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 5:30pm

Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap will be rested for three weeks and will miss the first two preseason games following a procedure to reduce swelling in his right knee.

Bucks acquire Michael Beasley from Rockets for Tyler Ennis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 4:03pm

The Bucks have acquired forward Michael Beasley from the Houston Rockets for backup point guard Tyler Ennis in a deal that beefs up Milwaukee's frontcourt depth.

NBA announces new deal for stats, player tracking

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 3:12pm

The NBA will have a new distributor for its statistical information and its player tracking data starting in the 2017-18 season under a deal that will also spread real-time statistics to legal betting houses around the world.

Michael Jordan calls for peaceful demonstration in Charlotte

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 11:50am

Michael Jordan has called for peaceful demonstration and conversation in the wake of the violent protests in Charlotte.

Wolves preparing for life without Kevin Garnett

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 9:01am

Less than a week before the Minnesota Timberwolves open training camp, they still have not heard if franchise icon Kevin Garnett wants to follow Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant into retirement.

NBA, NBPA send players memo seeking ideas for social changes

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 8:40am

NBA players are being urged to reach out to league and union officials to try and come up with ways to create "positive change" in communities around the country, a move that comes in response to protests in other sports about racial oppression and other social matters.

AP source: Timberwolves working on Kevin Garnett buyout

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 7:41pm

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves are working on a buyout with Kevin Garnett.

Clippers reach agreement to extend TV deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 7:40pm

The Los Angeles Clippers and Fox Sports Prime Ticket have reached an agreement to extend their television deal.