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NBA defends quest for 'integrity fee' payment in sports bets

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:38am

The NBA is defending its quest to receive part of the money that states or gambling companies take in as part of legal sports betting.

NBA players Olynyk, Brewer, LeVert, Powell to coach in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:46am

The NBA is headed to India next week, bringing another Basketball Without Borders camp to Asia.

Celtics beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:42pm

LeBron James is tired. The young Boston Celtics seem to be getting stronger.

Milwaukee chief apologizes for arrest of Bucks guard Brown

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:12pm

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized to Bucks guard Sterling Brown on Wednesday for a January arrest that started with a parking violation and escalated to include the use of a stun gun, and he said some officers were disciplined.

Jewell Loyd scores 29 points, Storm top Mercury 87-71

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:10pm

Jewell Loyd scored 29 points, Breanna Stewart had nine points and 11 rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 87-71 on Wednesday night.

Sylvia Fowles has 23 points, 20 rebounds for Lynx

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:16pm

Sylvia Fowles had 23 points and 20 rebounds for Minnesota's first 20-20 game and the Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 76-68 on Wednesday night.

Celtics, Cavs scuffle in first half of Game 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:36pm

Boston's Marcus Morris and Cleveland's Larry Nance Jr. had to be pulled apart in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night after a hard defensive play by Morris sent Nance to the floor.

Rockets return home for Game 5 against Warriors

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:10pm

The Houston Rockets have a chance to take their first lead in the Western Conference finals with a victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.

Golden State's Iguodala still struggling with bruised knee

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:45pm

Andre Iguodala's bruised left knee improved Wednesday, but he was still listed as questionable for the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.

The Latest: Milwaukee NAACP head: No reason to use stun gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:24pm

The Latest on Milwaukee police releasing body-camera footage showing the arrest of Bucks guard Sterling Brown (all times local):

Dispute highlights North Dakota's tough sell of new nickname

Dave Kolpack, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:32pm

It's been two years since the University of North Dakota unveiled its new Fighting Hawks logo that put it in good standing with the NCAA, but a familiar cheer at its hockey games shows what many students and alumni still think of the switch: "Let's go Sioux!"

Clippers, coach Doc Rivers agree to contract extension

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:42pm

The Clippers and coach Doc Rivers have agreed to a contract extension that will keep him around to oversee the post-Lob City era.

Hayes scores 22 point, leads Dream to 81-63 win vs Sky

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:52pm

Tiffany Hayes scored 22 points and the Atlanta Dream never trailed as they breezed to an 81-63 victory Wednesday over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday afternoon for their first victory of the season.

Rockets to wear patches to honor Santa Fe shooting victims

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:48pm

The Houston Rockets will wear patches on their jerseys to honor the victims of the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, on Thursday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors.

Harden scores 30, Rockets even series at 2 games apiece

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:32pm

Chris Paul pounded the ball down demonstratively on Stephen Curry's home court in sheer delight.

Celtics hope return home can slow LeBron, Cavs in Game 5

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:42pm

The Celtics expected to see a different LeBron James in Cleveland after the Cavaliers fell into a 2-0 hole to open the Eastern Conference finals.

Delle Donne scores 23, Mystics top Aces 75-70

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:38pm

Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Washington Mystics beat the Las Vegas Aces 75-70 on Tuesday night

Shorthanded Sparks keep Fever winless, 87-70

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:19pm

Nneka Ogwumike had 25 points and 10 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 87-70 on Tuesday night.

Dikembe Mutombo to receive Sager Strong Award

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:45pm

Hall of Fame basketball player Dikembe Mutombo will receive the Sager Strong Award at this year's NBA Awards show.