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Dwight Howard returns to Lakers 6 years after departure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dwight Howard rejoined the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, six seasons after his acrimonious departure.

The eight-time All-Star center and 15-year NBA veteran is the Lakers' improbable choice to fill the sudden roster vacancy created by DeMarcus Cousins' knee injury.

Howard spent one memorable season with ...

Nets sign guard Caris LeVert to contract extension

NEW YORK (AP) - The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard Caris LeVert to a contract extension after his remarkable recovery from injury last season.

The 2016 first-round pick was averaging a team-best 18.4 points in his first 13 games before sustaining a dislocated right foot, a gruesome-looking injury that had ...

Everywhere she looks, McGraw sees changes at Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Muffet McGraw can't wait to get started on what some believe could be her most challenging season at Notre Dame.

Three days after her defending NCAA champions suffered an 82-81 setback to Baylor in the NCAA championship game in April, McGraw saw all five starters, ...

Community advocate fatally shot in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Acquaintances of a woman fatally shot near a Milwaukee park describe the victim as a strong community advocate.

Police say 20-year-old Quanita "Tay" Jackson was killed Sunday about 8:30 p.m. near Moody Park. Investigators are looking for a suspect.

Vaun Mayes tells the Journal Sentinel she worked ...

Order restored: US beats Canada in pre-World Cup basketball

SYDNEY (AP) - The United States rebounded from a rare loss two days earlier to outclass Canada 84-68 in a pre-World Cup exhibition basketball game Monday.

At the same arena where the Americans won Olympic gold at the Sydney 2000 Games the U.S. never trailed, leading 20-9 after the first ...

Safe Bet: Vegas set to bid to host numerous NCAA events

NEW YORK (AP) - Las Vegas is going to take a chance on hosting major college sporting events.

The city is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA championship events, including women's basketball.

The NCAA will start accepting bids Monday on nearly two dozen sports championships over ...

McCowan leads Fever over Storm 63-54

SEATTLE (AP) - Teaira McCowan had 22 points and 19 rebounds and the Indiana Fever kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 63-54 win over the Seattle Storm on Sunday.

Seattle clinched a playoff spot earlier on Sunday with the benefit of the New York Liberty's 101-72 loss to ...

Hot-shooting Lynx beat Aces 98-77

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Napheesa Collier and Danielle Robinson scored 23 points each and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Las Vegas Aces 98-77 on Sunday.

Sylvia Fowles added 14 points for the Lynx (15-15), who shot 59 percent from the field and reduced their playoff-clinching magic number to one with four ...

Sky pull away late to beat Mercury 94-86

PHOENIX (AP) - Allie Quigley scored 24 points and passed 1,000 career made field goals to help the Chicago Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury 94-86 on Sunday.

Courtney Vandersloot added nine points, nine rebounds and 13 assists for the Sky (18-11), who have won three straight and are in the ...

Sparks knock Sun out of WNBA top spot 84-72

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Riquna Williams scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Sparks beat Connecticut 84-72 on Sunday, knocking the Sun out of the top spot in the WNBA standings.

Nneka Ogwumike added 16 points and reached the 4,000 point milestone early in the game. She is 38th player ...

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