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As training camps open, here's 10 NBA stories worth noting

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 12:53am

Training camps for most NBA teams open Tuesday, and with the season fast approaching, here's 10 items of note as the league heads into the 2018-19 campaign:

LeBron 'humbled' to join Lakers, expects 'something special'

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 6:14pm

LeBron James realizes the size of the challenge he accepted when he joined the Los Angeles Lakers. After eight consecutive NBA Finals appearances, he knows his new team isn't a true contender with Golden State and the NBA's elite just yet.

Big Five? Talent-rich Celtics embracing lofty expectations

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 5:05pm

Last summer, new Boston Celtics arrivals Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward beamed just imagining what it would be like to share the court together.

Rockets hope 'Melo can help them to 1st title since 1995

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 4:59pm

Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta didn't waste any time telling Carmelo Anthony why he wanted him on his team.

Kawhi Leonard says he is ready to go after quadriceps injury

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:14pm

Kawhi Leonard spoke publicly in his first appearance as a Toronto Raptor and said he is physically ready to play.

'He has more to give': Wade's last dance with Heat begins

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 9:59am

Dwyane Wade doesn't know how this whole notion of his final season being called "The Last Dance" even started.

Senegal, Nigeria end Africa's drought at Women's World Cup

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:29am

It was a historic day for African teams in the Women's Basketball World Cup.

Stewart, Wilson propel US to 100-88 win over China

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:40pm

After a quiet first half, Breanna Stewart felt she needed to be more assertive on both ends of the court.

The Latest: Nigeria gets 1st World Cup win, tops Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 6:08am

The Latest on the Women's Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local):

Second day of FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup set to begin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 3:03am

The second day of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup gets going on Sunday with eight games. Australia and Argentina tip off to get the day started.

Spanish soccer divided over league plan to hold game in US

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:26am

A feud has erupted in Spanish soccer over the league's unprecedented plan to hold a regular-season match in the United States.

The Latest: US beats Senegal 87-67 in World Cup

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 6:20am

The Latest on the FIBA Women's World Cup (all times local):

Women's World Cup gets underway in Spain

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 3:13am

The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup gets underway on Saturday with eight games. The U.S. will tip off against Senegal in its quest for a third consecutive championship, something the Americans have never done in their storied history.

World Cup Diary: A'ja Wilson talks USA Basketball

A'By Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:51am

Here we are on the eve of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup getting started and I'm so excited to wear the USA jersey again.

Dynamic Warriors big man Jordan Bell ready for second season

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:39am

First, his right forearm cramped turning his arm into the shape of a V as his hand bent back, and Jordan Bell could not move it for several minutes as he sat in the bathtub as he recovered post-workout. He yelled for his girlfriend's help. The cramp briefly released, then quickly returned. Soon, his quads, calves, hamstrings, biceps, hands and feet followed suit.

Silver defends penalty to Cuban for Mavericks' misconduct

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:03pm

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver defended his decision not to suspend Mark Cuban on Friday, noting that the Mavericks owner was never directly implicated in the misconduct toward women within his organization.

Jordan, Hornets pack food boxes for hurricane relief

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:29pm

Michael Jordan, Charlotte Hornets players and members of the organization spent the day packing 5,000 food boxes that will be sent to those impacted by Hurricane Florence.

14-second clock after offensive rebound among new NBA rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:34pm

The shot clock will be reset to 14 seconds after offensive rebounds next season, down from 24, and the NBA has made alterations to two other rules.

US women basketball team heavy favorite to win World Cup

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:31pm

It would be easy to think it's a forgone conclusion that the U.S. women's basketball team will win a third straight World Cup.