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Trial in former NBA player's slaying postponed by judge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 9:36am

A trial in the fatal shooting of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been postponed to allow defense attorneys to review additional evidence presented in the case.

CC Sabathia relishes final baseball trip through Bay Area

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:19pm

CC Sabathia spent a day off handing out his 50,000th backpack to first-graders and second-graders at home in Vallejo as kids returned to school.

Not a 'tattooed guy': Larry Bird mural will be changed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:16am

Larry Bird likes the mural but not the tats.

Sparks beat Lynx 81-71 for 9th straight home win

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:53pm

Candace Parker had 20 points and 10 rebounds for her third double-double, Chelsea Gray added 17 points, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 81-71 on Tuesday night.

Aces close on 6-0 run, beat Mercury 84-79 in overtime

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:46pm

Liz Cambage had 19 points and 15 rebounds, A'ja Wilson scored 19 points in her return from injury, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 84-79 in overtime on Tuesday night.

Charles climbs blocks, field goals lists, Liberty beat Fever

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:45pm

Tina Charles had 23 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks to help the New York Liberty beat the Indiana Fever 82-76 on Tuesday night.

The Latest: Cleaves thanks jury for 'giving me my life back'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:51pm

The Latest on the trial of Mateen Cleaves (all times local):

Syracuse basketball star perseveres in breast cancer fight

Michael McCleary, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:39pm

The question "Why me?" has entered her mind, but Tiana Mangakahia knows these things happen all the time.

Hawks promote GM Schlenk to president of basketball ops

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 3:17pm

The Atlanta Hawks have given general manager Travis Schlenk an extra title: president of basketball operations.

Mercury guard Diana Taurasi medically cleared to play

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:22pm

Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has been medically cleared to play after missing most of the season with a back injury.

NBA's Steph Curry helps Howard U. start Division I golf team

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:04am

What started as an innocuous conversation during a public event has evolved into a golf partnership between NBA star Stephen Curry and Howard University.

Former Cleveland coach David Blatt diagnosed with MS

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:53am

Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Balanced attack leads Storm to 82-74 win over Lynx

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:15pm

Jordin Canada scored 14 points to and the Seattle Storm never trailed in an 82-74 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.

Bonner has 30 points, 10 rebounds; Mercury beat Liberty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:27pm

DeWanna Bonner scored 17 of her 30 points in the fourth quarter and had 10 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury beat New York 78-72 on Sunday, extending the Liberty's losing streak to eight games.

Jones, Sun beat Wings 78-68, clinch playoff spot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 3:50pm

Courtney Williams scored 18 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 78-68 on Sunday to clinch a playoff berth.

Mystics break WNBA record with 18 3s, beat Fever 107-68

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 3:31pm

Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points and hit three of Washington's WNBA-record 18 3-pointers in the Mystics' 107-68 victory over the Indiana Fever on Sunday.

Analysis: Popovich faces tough numbers game for World Cup

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:42pm

When Gregg Popovich was cut from the 1972 U.S. Olympic basketball roster, those making the decision took the easiest way out.

Kings' De'Aaron Fox removes himself from World Cup plans

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:01pm

De'Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings surprisingly withdrew from USA Basketball's national team Saturday, meaning the Americans now have 13 candidates for the 12-man World Cup roster.

Bonner leads Mercury over Dream 77-68

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:12pm

DeWanna Bonner had 27 points and 13 rebounds to help the short-handed Phoenix Mercury snap a three-game skid with a 77-68 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Friday night.