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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.

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.

76ers set to turn promising season into must-see TV

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:57pm

Ben Simmons is set to turn the 76ers into must-see TV.

International players to watch at Women's World Cup

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:23pm

The U.S. women's basketball roster is full of WNBA All-Stars and clearly the 12-member team led by Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart will be fun to watch.

No rest for WNBA champs Bird, Stewart and Loyd

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:33pm

It's been a whirlwind week for Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird and Jewell Loyd. The trio won a WNBA championship with the Seattle Storm and then dashed off to play for USA Basketball in the FIBA Women's World Cup.

From G League to GM, 76ers turn franchise over to Brand

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:27am

Only two years out of the NBA, Elton Brand is set to return to the league as a 39-year-old general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Trail Blazers unveil jersey sponsorship

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:16pm

The Portland Trail Blazers have announced a multi-year jersey sponsorship deal with Performance Health, an Illinois-based company that manufactures products for the rehabilitation and sports medicine markets.

Mavs owner Mark Cuban donates $10M after workplace probe

Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:52pm

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to help further the cause of women in sports and raise awareness about domestic violence after an investigation released Wednesday substantiated numerous incidents of sexual harassment and improper workplace conduct within the franchise going back more than 20 years.

Owner Mark Cuban agrees to contribute $10 million to women's causes after workplace investigation of Dallas Mavericks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:42pm

Owner Mark Cuban agrees to contribute $10 million to women's causes after workplace investigation of Dallas Mavericks.

Bird highlights US women's world cup roster

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:08am

Fresh off winning a third WNBA title, Sue Bird will try to help the U.S. win a third straight FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.

AP source: 76ers name Elton Brand general manager

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:33pm

Elton Brand is in charge of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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.