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Vandersloot scores 24 points, Sky beat Liberty 91-83

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:09pm

Courtney Vandersloot wanted the ball in her hands with the game on the line.

Dan Hughes set to resume coaching Seattle Storm

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:39pm

Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes is back as the head coach of the team after stepping away for the first month of the season because of cancer.

Zion's time: Williamson the center of attention at NBA draft

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:19pm

Zion Williamson smiled his way through nearly half an hour of questions, trying to portray himself like any player just hoping to be drafted.

Hayes, Montgomery help Dream beat Fever, snap 5-game skid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:33am

Tiffany Hayes scored a season-high 28 points, Renee Montgomery added 16 points and nine assists, and the Atlanta Dream pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Fever 88-78 on Wednesday to snap a five-game skid.

Fever's McCall performs with Carrie Underwood

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:09am

Erica McCall is still in a state of shock. She can't believe that she got to perform on stage with Carrie Underwood at a concert.

Atkins scores 22, Mystics spoil Parker's return, rout Sparks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:43pm

Ariel Atkins hit five 3-pointerss and scored 22 points Tuesday night to lead the Washington Mystics to an 81-52 win over Los Angeles, spoiling the return of former MVP Candace Parker to the Sparks' lineup.

New Jersey may let Golden Nugget casino take some NBA bets

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:34pm

New Jersey lawmakers are considering loosening their sports betting restrictions to allow the owner of the Golden Nugget casino to accept bets on most National Basketball Association teams.

Andy Pope does his best work getting to US Opens

Doug Ferguson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:21pm

For some players, U.S. Open qualifying can be one of the toughest days of the year.

Study: NBA earns overall A grade in diversity hiring

Aaron Beard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:26pm

A diversity report shows the NBA still leads men's professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices.

Attorney: Deputy in clash with Raptors exec has concussion

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:59pm

A deputy suffered a concussion and is on medical leave after an altercation with the president of the Toronto Raptors as he tried to join his team on the court to celebrate their NBA championship, a lawyer said Tuesday.

High 5: Cavaliers mulling options with 5th pick in NBA draft

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:42pm

The Cavaliers barely survived a stormy season and then watched the NBA's postseason from afar.

Connecticut off to hot start, sits atop WNBA standings

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:34pm

No team has gotten off to a hotter start then the Connecticut Sun.

AP source: Celtics' Horford to be unrestricted free agent

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:32pm

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Boston Celtics center Al Horford will decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent.

Toronto police seek 4th person in Raptors rally shooting

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:17am

Police are looking for a fourth person and haven't recovered the gun involved in a shooting at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors that wounded four people and sent thousands fleeing, authorities said Tuesday.

Leonard quiet on future as Raptors celebrate with parade

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:11am

Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's championship parade and rally.

Pelicans extend coach Gentry's contract through 2021

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:42pm

New Orleans Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin says the club is exercising its option to extend coach Alvin Gentry's contract through the 2020-21 season.

LaMelo Ball, 17, signs with Australian team to prep for NBA

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:21pm

American teenager LaMelo Ball has signed with the Illawarra Hawks for the upcoming National Basketball League season, the second top U.S. prospect to join the Australian league under its Next Stars Program.

Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Rob Gillies and Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:04pm

Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage.

Toronto police say 2 people shot and wounded at rally for NBA champion Raptors; 2 people arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:36pm

Toronto police say 2 people shot and wounded at rally for NBA champion Raptors; 2 people arrested .