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Gray's shot lifts Sparks past Lynx 77-76 in finals rematch

Dave Campbell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 5:19pm

Chelsea Gray's contested off-balance shot in the lane at the buzzer gave the Los Angeles Sparks a 77-76 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in their season opener Sunday, an intense rematch of last year's WNBA finals.

Tolliver, Delle Donne lead Mystics to 82-75 win over Fever

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 3:54pm

Kristi Toliver hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points and Elena Delle Donne had 13 points and seven assists to help the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 82-75 on Sunday.

Diggins-Smith, Cambage lead Wings past Dream, 101-78

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 3:50pm

Skyler Diggins-Smith scored 25 points, and Liz Cambage had 21 points, nine rebounds and four blocks to help the Dallas Wings beat the Atlanta Dream 101-78 on Sunday.

Thomas' double-double helps Sun cruise past Aces, 101-65

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 2:08pm

Alyssa Thomas had 13 points, 16 rebounds and six assists to help the Connecticut Sun beat the expansion Las Vegas Aces 101-65 on Sunday in the season opener for both teams.

On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 10:39pm

Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland's locker room and pounded his chest with both hands.

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.