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Different court: Maya Moore dedicated to criminal justice

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 4:23am

Maya Moore startled basketball when she stepped away from the WNBA before the season. She has spent a lot of her time trying to help a family friend overturn a conviction.

Popularity of NBA in China seems to create endless options

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 1:09am

Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working with him didn't know a lot about the game. Barely anyone noticed that an NBA player was in town.

Hamby's steal, 3-pointer help Aces advance, eliminate Sky

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 5:47pm

Dearica Hamby hit a shot from a few steps inside halfcourt with 5 seconds left to lift Las Vegas to a 93-92 win over the Chicago Sky on Sunday in the second round of the WNBA playoffs.

Gray, Parker help Sparks eliminate Storm, advance to semis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 3:16pm

The Los Angeles Sparks, under the guidance of first-year coach Derek Fisher, have battled through adversity all season and leaned on that experience in their single-elimination second-round playoff game with defending-champion Seattle.

Gasol completes historic double, Spain wins World Cup

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 8:07am

Marc Gasol looked to the sky as confetti fell, some sticking to his massive shoulders, and then cradled and kissed the giant golden chalice that goes to the World Cup champions.

FIBA will look to ease travel burdens at 2023 World Cup

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 4:59am

FIBA will look at adjusting travel demands on teams at the next World Cup, after this tournament in China led to many complaints about the distances that nations participating in the knockout stages had to cover without much time to prepare for games.

Michael Jordan says Hornets add 2 partners

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 11:12pm

Michael Jordan is adding two partners to the Charlotte Hornets' ownership group.

AP source: NBA set to vote on raising tampering fines

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 10:30am

NBA teams could be fined up to $10 million for tampering and up to $6 million for entering into unauthorized agreements with players, a person with knowledge of the league's plans told The Associated Press on Saturday.

Gasol, Spain to meet Argentina in World Cup final

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 5:33am

Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Lamar Odom, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.

Staley preps for USA national team camp, FIBA tournament

Pete Iacobelli, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 4:05pm

Dawn Staley is ready to coach the game's best, just not yet.

New Jersey to allow Golden Nugget to take most NBA bets

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 3:12pm

New Jersey's governor has signed a bill allowing Atlantic City's Golden Nugget casino to accept bets on most National Basketball Association games.

Livingston retires after 15 NBA seasons and major comeback

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 2:38pm

Shaun Livingston's career nearly ended 12 years ago far ahead of his schedule because of a gruesome knee injury. Now, he gets to retire on his own terms — and with three championships after playing a key role during the Golden State Warriors' recent title runs.

Kobe Bryant: Easy days for USA Basketball are over

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 6:24am

Kobe Bryant played on the Redeem Team in 2008, the one that delivered a gold medal in Beijing after a series of USA Basketball disappointments in big tournaments.

AP Source: Pistons reach deal with Joe Johnson

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 8:21pm

A person with knowledge of the agreement says the Detroit Pistons have reached a deal with 38-year-old swingman Joe Johnson.

Plenty of NBA talent left among 4 World Cup semifinalists

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 9:22am

There's plenty of NBA talent left among the World Cup semifinalists, even if that foursome does not include the United States.

Canada scores 26, Storm eliminate Lynx 84-74

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 10:23pm

Jordin Canada scored a career-high 26 points and the defending WNBA champion Seattle Storm beat the seventh-seeded Minnesota Lynx 84-74 Wednesday night in a first-round, winner-take-all playoff game.

DeShields leads Sky 105-75 rout of Mercury in playoff opener

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 8:28pm

Diamond DeShields scored 25 points and the fifth-seeded Chicago Sky used a dominating second half for a 105-76 win over the eighth-seeded Phoenix Mercury in a first-round, winner-take-all playoff game on Wednesday night.

Griner returns after injuring knee in first half

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 6:43pm

Phoenix center Brittney Griner returned to start the second half with a brace on her left knee after injuring it in the second quarter against Chicago on Wednesday night.

Counterfeit NBA championship rings seized at LA airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 1:22pm

Twenty-eight counterfeit NBA championship rings have been seized by federal authorities at Los Angeles International Airport.