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Basketball great Bill Russell released from hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 5:51pm

Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell was released from a Seattle hospital Saturday after an overnight stay for an unknown condition.

Warriors eager to get back on the court, respond from loss

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 4:21pm

One good beating per series is plenty for Draymond Green and Golden State.

Quigley, DeShields lead Sky over Fever 82-64

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 3:23pm

Allie Quigley scored 19, Diamond DeShields added 18 points in her WNBA debut, and the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 82-64 in the season opener for both teams Saturday.

Weary king: LeBron says he loses sleep after playoff losses

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 11:29am

LeBron James knows the odds are stacked against the Cavaliers. He's lost sleep over it.

Taurasi reaches 1,000 career 3s, Mercury win WNBA opener

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 10:25pm

Diana Taurasi scored 20 of her 26 points in the first half and became the first WNBA player with 1,000 career 3-pointers, helping the Phoenix Mercury beat the Dallas Wings 86-78 on Friday night in the league's season opener.

Stephen Curry, Warriors unconcerned about MVP's shooting

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 6:29pm

Stephen Curry has absolutely no concerns about his 3-point touch, so he's counting on the first one he takes going in.

Rockets head into Game 3 confident after big win in Game 2

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 4:25pm

The Rockets have reason to feel good, tied with Golden State after winning Game 2 in a rout in the Western Conference finals.

Bulls F Zipser has surgery to repair broken left foot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 4:18pm

Chicago Bulls forward Paul Zipser has had surgery to repair a broken left foot.

For some players, changes to draft rules may come too late

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 10:38am

Mo Bamba is fully convinced that he's ready for the NBA.

Cal fires athletic department employee after investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 10:29am

The University of California at Berkeley fired a longtime member of the athletic department after an investigation found he violated the university's sexual violence and sexual harassment policy with former student-athletes, including women's basketball player Layshia Clarendon.

WNBA set to begin 22nd season after busy offseason

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 12:50am

It's been a busy offseason in the WNBA since the Minnesota Lynx won the championship last year, beating Los Angeles in another thrilling final.

Houston's P.J. Tucker's unique style a hit on, off the court

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 12:44am

P.J. Tucker wasn't a high draft pick and actually is undersized by NBA standards.

Duke's Allen understands he has to address concerns head-on

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 12:40am

The way Grayson Allen sees it, he might as well attack this full-court press head-on.

Celtics hope to put road woes aside vs. Cavs in Cleveland

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 17th - 4:54pm

Home-court advantage has proven to be a valuable commodity for the Celtics so far this postseason.

Bucks officially announce hiring of coach Mike Budenholzer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 17th - 3:46pm

The Milwaukee Bucks have officially announced the hiring of Mike Budenholzer as their new coach.

It happens every spring: LeBron forced to carry Cavaliers

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 17th - 3:00pm

LeBron James recovered quickly from his neck strain. There's still too much stress on his back.

WNBA donating portion of ticket sales to women's groups

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 17th - 1:24pm

The WNBA is teaming up with several organizations that support women and girls.

Minnesota Lynx sit atop preseason AP WNBA power poll _ again

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 17th - 12:28pm

The defending champion Minnesota Lynx begin the season atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll — again.

Pace car for Pacer: NBA's Victor Oladipo to start Indy 500

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 17th - 7:53am

Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo will drive the pace car in the Indianapolis 500.