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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.

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.

Analysis: USA Basketball's World Cup plan went awry long ago

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 11:59am

USA Basketball's plan for a third consecutive World Cup title started going off the rails long before this tournament even began, after just about everyone who was originally asked to play for this team turned down the opportunity.

Delle Donne earns AP player of the year; Collier top rookie

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 10:06am

Elena Delle Donne put together a historic season in Washington and has been named the Associated Press WNBA player of the year.

A shocker: US beaten by France 89-79 in World Cup quarters

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 7:09am

The U.S. has been ousted from medal contention by France at the World Cup, failing to capture gold at a major international tournament for the first time since the 2006 world championships.

WNBA postseason gets underway with pair of first-round games

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 1:24am

After a wild regular season, the WNBA postseason gets underway with a pair of first-round games.

Fred McLeod, broadcaster who called Cavs' title, dies at 67

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 10th - 9:33am

Fred McLeod's passion poured through the TV no matter what game he was covering.

Jordan pledges $1 million for hurricane relief in Bahamas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 10th - 8:37am

Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is pledging $1 million to organizations assisting with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas.

WNBA rescinds technical against Sky's Ndour for ref contact

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 9th - 10:10am

The WNBA has rescinded a technical foul against Chicago forward Astou Ndour, who was ejected for making contact with an official during the Sky's loss to Washington on Sunday.