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Silver memo: Hire more women, improve workplace conditions

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates that the Dallas Mavericks must now adhere to as an impetus to improve working conditi..

76ers set to turn promising season into must-see TV

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Ben Simmons is set to turn the 76ers into must-see TV. But he hopes to have another smash hit off the court. NBC has given a script commitment to “Brotherly Love,” loosely based on the life of the Aussie-born NBA rookie of the ye..

Pacers sign free agents Moore, Johnson, Stewart

Ben Moore dunks in an NBA Summer League game against the Spurs. The Indiana Pacers beefed up their roster Friday for training camp, signing forwards Ben Moore and Omari Johnson and guard Elijah Stewart to free-agent contracts. The team also..

14-second clock after offensive rebound among new NBA rules

NEW YORK (AP) — The shot clock will be reset to 14 seconds after offensive rebounds next season, down from 24, and the NBA has made alterations to two other rules. The clear-path foul was simplified and the definition of a hostile act expanded for p..

Jordan, Hornets pack food boxes for hurricane relief

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan, Charlotte Hornets players and members of the organization spent the day packing 5,000 food boxes that will be sent to those impacted by Hurricane Florence. Jordan said the food boxes will be shipped to Wilmingt..

Silver defends penalty to Cuban for Mavericks’ misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver defended his decision not to suspend Mark Cuban on Friday, noting that the Mavericks owner was never directly implicated in the misconduct toward women within his organization. Silver believed a suspensio..

DeAndre Jordan joins Mavs, treats touchy history with humor

DALLAS (AP) — DeAndre Jordan took off his warmup jacket, tossed it aside and declared that his decision to join the Dallas Mavericks didn’t mean he also would be playing for his favorite NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys. Humor was the center’s way of ea..

Timber-Bulls: Minnesota signs Deng for another Thibs reunion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed free agent forward Luol Deng, the latest former Chicago Bulls player to reunite with coach Tom Thibodeau. Deng’s one-year deal is for the minimum salary of $2.4 million for a player with his ..

Booker undergoes hand surgery, expected out for 6 weeks

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns star guard Devin Booker has undergone surgery on his right (shooting) hand and is expected to be sidelined for six weeks. That would cause him to miss not only all of training camp but probably the first couple of games o..

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