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DeRozan's 40 leads Raptors to 109-91 win over Pistons

Paul Attfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 8:10pm

DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points and Jonas Valanciunas added a career-high 32 as the Toronto Raptors opened their season with a 109-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

Lakers pick up contract options on Randle, Russell, Nance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 7:20pm

The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their team options for the 2017-18 season on guard D'Angelo Russell and forwards Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr.

'Our 49 Pulse angels': Magic honor those killed in nightclub

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:40pm

There's nothing that can give Mayra Alvear back what she lost, or ease her pain, or calm her anger.

No. 1 pick Simmons says no timetable on 76ers return

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:10pm

Ben Simmons took a spot in the Philadelphia 76ers locker room instead of the starting lineup on opening night.

Nets guard Lin donates $1 million to Harvard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:00pm

Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin is donating $1 million to Harvard that will help pay for renovation of the school's basketball arena and for undergraduate financial aid.

Hawks give 4-year extension to new starting PG Schroder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:32pm

The Atlanta Hawks signed point guard Dennis Schroder a four-year contract extension worth $70 million, a person familiar with the deal said Wednesday.

Gilberts donate $15 million to MSU to help Breslin project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 4:50pm

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and wife Jennifer are donating $15 million from the family's foundation to support renovations at Michigan State's basketball arena.

Leonard, Spurs spoil Durant's Warriors debut with blowout

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:00am

Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs put on such a basketball show they sent the loyal Golden State fans to a rare early exit. What a strange sight at Oracle Arena for opening night and Kevin Durant's long-awaited Warriors debut.

Lillard scores 39, Blazers run home-opening win streak to 16

Anne M Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 11:50pm

Portland's NBA-record streak of home-opening wins provided the inspiration against the Utah Jazz.

Bling and baseball: Cleveland at center of sports storm

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 11:32pm

Blinking back tears, LeBron James extended his right ring finger, the one sparkling with 400 diamonds, and touched the championship banner.

Warriors, Spurs honor TNT's Craig Sager

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 11:00pm

It wasn't a White Out, a Black Out or a Blue Out at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night. It was a Craig Out.

James has triple-double as Cavs rout Knicks 117-88 in opener

Steve Herrick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:52pm

LeBron James took time to reflect as the Cleveland Cavaliers raised their championship banner.

Global game: One-fourth of NBA rosters is international

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 5:30pm

The NBA begins its season Tuesday night with international players making up one-quarter of the league.

Investor group offering to pay for NBA arena in Seattle

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:33pm

The quest to bring the NBA back to Seattle took a significant step Tuesday with investor Chris Hansen and his investment group offering to pay for a proposed arena with private funds.

Biyombo's Magic debut delayed due to 1-game suspension

Terrance Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:43pm

The Bismack Biyombo era in Orlando will be delayed one game.

County rejected $384M offer to buy Palace of Auburn Hills

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 10:11am

Suburban Detroit officials say they rejected a $384 million offer in June to buy the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Best foot forward: 76ers' Embiid set for long-awaited debut

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:51am

With a dunk contest, half court shots and "Juju on that Beat " dancing contest finished, Joel Embiid turned back toward Philadelphia 76ers fans at an open practice.

Next year here: Lovable losers Cubs, Indians meet in Series

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:22am

The last time the Cleveland Indians won the World Series, Dewey led Truman in the polls. The Chicago Cubs' last title was 13 days after the first Ford Model T car was completed.

Saunders family presses on with Wolves after Flip's death

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:00am

The easy thing for the Saunders family to do would have been to walk away.