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Sky snap Mystics' 6-game winning streak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:36pm

Diamond DeShields scored 22 points, Stefanie Dolson added 18 points and the Chicago Sky beat the Washington Mystics 85-78 on Friday night.

Dream beat Liberty 90-87, snap 12-game losing streak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:15pm

Tiffany Hayes scored 19 points to lead five Atlanta starters in double figures, and the Dream beat the New York Liberty 90-87 on Friday night to snap a 12-game losing streak.

AP Source: Lakers plan to sign Dwight Howard

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 4:02pm

The Los Angeles Lakers intend to sign center Dwight Howard after he completes a buyout with Memphis, a person familiar with the decision says.

Kings, NBA taking no action against Walton in assault case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:29pm

The Sacramento Kings and the NBA have announced they are taking no action against Luke Walton after not finding enough evidence during an investigation into allegations that the coach sexually assaulted a woman.

Former NBA, ABA coach Tom Nissalke dead at 87

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:51pm

Tom Nissalke, who won coach of the year honors in the NBA and ABA, has died. He was 87.

Sparks win 10th straight at home, top Fever 98-65

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 10:43pm

Nneka Ogwumike had 17 points, seven rebounds and five steals as the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 98-65 on Thursday night for their 10th straight win at home.

US-Australia basketball: Not all in crowd happy with seating

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 9:19pm

Not everyone was happy in the biggest crowd to watch a basketball game in Australia.

Collier's 19 points, 4 steals lead Lynx past Wings 86-70

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 8:29pm

Napheesa Collier scored 19 points, Damiris Dantas had 17 points and a career-high eight assists, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 86-70 on Thursday night.

Cavs owner Gilbert back home following stroke

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 8:19pm

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has been home for nearly a week in Detroit as he continues to recover from a stroke suffered in May.

Trump awards Medal of Freedom to NBA star Bob Cousy

Kali Robinson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 12:27pm

President Donald Trump presented 91-year-old basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday, praising the Boston Celtics star as "one of the all-time greats in the history of sports."

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.