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NBA, union reminds players that mental health help available

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:55pm

NBA players were reminded Tuesday that help for their mental wellness is available if needed, and they were urged to take advantage of that whenever necessary.

Heat say Dion Waiters won't be ready for training camp

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:54pm

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters will begin this season as he finished last season — unable to play.

Timberwolves' Justin Patton again has surgery on broken foot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:43pm

Minnesota Timberwolves center Justin Patton has had surgery for a broken foot for the second straight year and is out indefinitely.

Michael Jordan donates $2M for hurricane relief in NC

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:04pm

Michael Jordan grew up playing high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina. So when the former NBA star watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence to his hometown and surrounding area, he acted quickly to help.

AP source: Pelicans bringing back veteran guard Jarrett Jack

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:55am

A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to terms on a one-year, veteran-minimum contract with guard Jarrett Jack.

One Last Dance: Wade returning to Heat for a final season

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 6:08pm

Dwyane Wade looked into the camera, stood alone in the middle of a darkened room and talked for 10 minutes. He struggled with his words at times, unable to control his emotions. He wept.

Mood electric as Seattle Storm, fans celebrate third title

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 3:33pm

Fans are whooping and cheering as they celebrate the Seattle Storm's third WNBA championship during a parade and rally.

Timberwolves C Justin Patton out with injured right foot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 2:05pm

Minnesota Timberwolves center Justin Patton is sidelined indefinitely after injuring his right foot during a workout.

2 US basketball players stabbed in Romania; 1 seriously hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 8:12am

Two U.S. basketball players have been stabbed in a club in eastern Romania and one is in a serious condition, Romanian authorities said Sunday.

Ginobili content with retirement after 16 seasons with Spurs

Raul Dominguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 1:39pm

Manu Ginobili walked into the San Antonio Spurs practice facility and saw the intense efforts of his young teammates in preseason workouts.

Prosecutor to review club incident involving Rockets' Harden

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 1:46pm

Prosecutors are reviewing allegations that Houston Rockets star James Harden took a woman's cellphone outside a Scottsdale nightclub last month.

Former president, family speak at Amway co-founder's funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 9:59pm

Former President George W. Bush joined family and friends of Amway co-founder and Orlando Magic owner Richard DeVos to celebrate his life.

Milwaukee officer involved in NBA player's arrest fired

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 3:05pm

A Milwaukee officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks' player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts mocking the incident, the city's police chief said Thursday.

The Latest: Celtic Jabari Bird taking time off amid charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 2:27pm

The Latest on Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird (all times local):

Celtics' Jabari Bird taking a break after violence charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 12:32pm

Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird said he's taking a break from the team following charges that he choked and kicked his girlfriend and prevented her from leaving his apartment.

Clippers voice Ralph Lawler to retire at end of season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 8:51pm

Ralph Lawler has announced his intention to retire as the television and radio voice of the Los Angeles Clippers at the end of the season, which will be his 40th with the NBA team.

Stewart, Storm surge past Mystics 98-82 for WNBA title

Benjamin Standig, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 8:27pm

Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart fretted following the regular-season opener after the Seattle Storm lost at home to the Phoenix Mercury.

Seattle Storm win third WNBA title, beating Washington Mystics 98-82 in Game 3 to sweep series

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 8:02pm

Seattle Storm win third WNBA title, beating Washington Mystics 98-82 in Game 3 to sweep series.

Westbrook has procedure on knee; status for opener in doubt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 1:19pm

Thunder All-Star guard Russell Westbrook underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee on Wednesday, putting his availability for the season opener against the Golden State Warriors in doubt.