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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.

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

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:44pm

Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.

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.

Simmons, Mitchell unanimous picks for NBA All-Rookie team

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:52pm

Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Utah's Donovan Mitchell are unanimous selections to the NBA's All-Rookie team.

LA moves to top of AP WNBA power poll after win vs Lynx

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

Los Angeles has jumped over Minnesota to the top spot in The Associated Press WNBA power poll following the Sparks' season-opening victory over the Lynx.

BIG3 league to conduct youth 3-on-3 tournaments this season

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:40am

The BIG3 will host 3-on-3 tournaments and skills clinics for children in the cities where it plays games this season.