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Pistons play recording of Aretha Franklin singing anthem

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:17pm

The Detroit Pistons honored Aretha Franklin before their season opener Wednesday night by playing a recording of her singing the national anthem.

Pelicans add Frazier, waive Williams

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:26pm

The New Orleans Pelicans have claimed guard Tim Frazier off waivers.

Pistons without Johnson, Bullock against Nets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:04pm

The Detroit Pistons are without two potential starters for their season opener Wednesday night against the Brooklyn Nets.

Suns sign G Jamal Crawford to 1-year contract

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:50pm

The Phoenix Suns have officially announced the signing of veteran guard Jamal Crawford.

The Latest: Georgia's Tom Crean wants what Saban, Izzo had

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:57am

The Latest on Southeastern Conference media day (all times Eastern):

Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Thunder in festive opener

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:37pm

Stephen Curry is coming off an injury-plagued season and a summer he thought might be among his best yet.

Celtics beat 76ers 105-87 as Hayward, Irving make returns

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:44pm

The Celtics will need time to figure out how to get the most out of their loaded roster this season.

Nets' Carroll has ankle surgery on eve of season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:11pm

Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll has undergone right ankle surgery and will miss the start of the season.

Future of Paul Allen's sports holdings remains unclear

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:56pm

Paul Allen's love was basketball and he delved into professional football out of loyalty to his hometown Seattle.

Butler to join Wolves in opener at Spurs, despite asking out

Dave Campbell, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:56pm

Just like last season, Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves traveled to San Antonio for their opener.

Bulls announce deal with Zenni, will wear sponsorship patch

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 3:25pm

The Chicago Bulls and Zenni Optical have announced a five-year deal that makes the online eyewear retailer the first company to place a sponsorship patch on the franchise's jersey.

Coach Kobe: Bryant shares philosophies on how to reach kids

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:28pm

Call him Coach Kobe.

Warriors prepare for bittersweet arena move across the bay

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:28pm

If anybody understands an arena's link to a city, to a faithful fan base, Kevin Durant does.

Lakers exercise 2019-20 options on Ball, Ingram, Kuzma, Hart

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:14pm

The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their contract options for the 2019-20 season on Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart.

WNBA All-Star Toliver hired by NBA's Wizards as assistant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:10pm

WNBA All-Star Kristi Toliver will be an assistant coach for player development for the NBA's Washington Wizards this season.

NBA rosters have international players from 42 countries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:55am

NBA rosters have players from a record-tying 42 countries and territories to open this season.

Paul Allen's passions: Rock n' roll, sports and philanthropy

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:14am

Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn't have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates.

Paul Allen was major part of sports landscape in Northwest

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 6:58pm

No one had more influence on professional sports in the Pacific Northwest than Paul Allen.

Bucks acquire Meeks from Wizards, teams swap 2nd-rounders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 5:54pm

The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired suspended guard Jodie Meeks, a future second-round draft pick and cash from the Wizards, sending a future second-round pick back to Washington.