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AP Source: Lakers plan to sign Dwight Howard

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers intend to sign center Dwight Howard after he completes a buyout with Memphis, a person familiar with the decision says.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal hasn't been completed for Howard to make an improbable return to ...

Kings, NBA taking no action against Walton in assault case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Sacramento Kings and the NBA have announced they are taking no action against Luke Walton after not finding enough evidence during an investigation into allegations that the coach sexually assaulted a woman.

The team and league began a joint investigation in April following a lawsuit ...

Former NBA, ABA coach Tom Nissalke dead at 87

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Tom Nissalke, who won coach of the year honors in the NBA and ABA, has died. He was 87.

Nissalke passed away at his home in Salt Lake City on Thursday after facing a "series of health-related problems" in recent years, according to the Deseret ...

Mississippi State placed on 3 years’ probation by NCAA

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - While Mississippi State's basketball and football programs dodged postseason bans, the NCAA has put the school on three years' probation as part of a slew of penalties after an investigation into academic violations.

A review of the self-reported violations determined a part-time student tutor completed coursework ...

Sparks win 10th straight at home, top Fever 98-65

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nneka Ogwumike had 17 points, seven rebounds and five steals as the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 98-65 on Thursday night for their 10th straight win at home.

The Sparks, 11-2 at Staples Center this season, became the fourth WNBA team to clinch a ...

Collier’s 19 points, 4 steals lead Lynx past Wings 86-70

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Napheesa Collier scored 19 points, Damiris Dantas had 17 points and a career-high eight assists, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 86-70 on Thursday night.

Minnesota scored the first five points of the game, never trailed and led by as many as 23 points to ...

Cavs owner Gilbert back home following stroke

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has been home for nearly a week in Detroit as he continues to recover from a stroke suffered in May.

Gilbert had spent the past two months in a rehabilitation center in Chicago. On Thursday, Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner provided a brief ...

Hoosiers hire former player Roberts as assistant coach

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana coach Archie Miller says he has hired former Hoosiers player Mike Roberts as an assistant coach.

Roberts coached previously at UNC Greensboro, Rice and California. He fills the void left by Ed Schilling's departure.

His Indiana roots run deep.

He returned to his home state ...

Gilgeous-Alexander prepares to help fill Westbrook’s role

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander wants to temper expectations. Maybe that is understandable.

He is preparing to step into the point guard position Russell Westbrook held for 11 years for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 10.8 points and 3.3 assists as a rookie for the Los Angeles Clippers ...

Celtics great Bob Cousy receives Medal of Freedom

President Trump awarded the nation's highest civilian honor Thursday to NBA great Bob Cousy for his achievements on the court and solidarity with black teammates affected by racial segregation.

Mr. Cousy was known to take an overnight train or bus with black teammates who were forced into other accommodations.

"Bob ...

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