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NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting. More>>

Lakers finally confirm Byron Scott is new coach

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The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed Byron Scott is their new coach Monday night. More>>

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

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Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. More>>

Rose returns as US basketball team opens camp

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Derrick Rose says he feels old. More>>

Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers' new coach

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The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. More>>

LeBron deep-sixes number; will be No. 23 with Cavs

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By The Associated Press LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland. More>>

Griner leads Mercury to 15th straight victory

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Old Detroit Pistons "Bad Boy" Bill Laimbeer and his New York Liberty tried to rough up the streaking Phoenix Mercury - with little success. More>>

Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA

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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer Kevin Love still doesn't know where he will play next season, his NBA future hanging in the air while a seldom-used league rule complicates a potential trade to... More>>

Penn State hires former Cal AD to lead program

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Penn State hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley. More>>

Cavs sign Wiggins, who can't be traded for 30 days

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Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. More>>

Testimony ends in trial over $2B Clippers sale

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Testimony ended Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers in a proposed $2 billion deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. More>>

NBA player seeks tips on suspect in aunt's death

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes is asking for the public's help to track down the man police say killed his aunt in Northern California. More>>

Mavericks' Felton pleads guilty in NYC gun case

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Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail. More>>

LeBron James humbled by fans in Hong Kong

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LeBron James was honored by the appearance of hundreds of fans who clutched his jersey or held up life-size cutouts of his face at a store in Hong Kong on Wednesday. More>>

Mercury win 13th straight, clinch playoff berth

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Diana Taurasi isn't focused on winning streaks. She's just trying to get the Phoenix Mercury to keep improving. More>>

CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays

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The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. More>>

Moore has 48 points in the Lynx's 112-108 2OT win

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Maya Moore put on one of the best scoring displays in the history of the WNBA and it was barely enough to lift Minnesota. More>>

AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

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Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them. More>>

Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

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The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to... More>>

Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change

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Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now. More>>

LeBron James begins tour of China

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LeBron James began his tour of China on Monday by exchanging gifts with another former child prodigy. More>>

Dream coach Michael Cooper has tongue cancer

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Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team. More>>

Slumping LA Sparks fire Carol Ross as coach

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Carol Ross has been fired as coach of the slumping Los Angeles Sparks, and will be replaced by general manager Penny Toler for the rest of the season. More>>

Schimmel's 29 leads East over West 125-124 in OT

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Showtime Shoni had quite the All-Star debut. More>>

Leslie headlines 2015 women's Hall of Fame class

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday. More>>

Lawyer: Clippers sale could miss August deadline

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A lawyer for the man offering to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion told a judge Friday that Donald Sterling's stalling tactics are threatening to doom the sale by pushing it past a contractual deadline. More>>

LeBron James undecided on jersey No. 6 or 23

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LeBron James has to make another big decision. More>>

Fox bid for Time Warner sparks content merger race

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Even though Rupert Murdoch's $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. has been rejected, that doesn't mean how you watch TV shows and movies will stop changing any time soon. More>>

Wiggins, Cavs hounded by Love trade rumors

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Andrew Wiggins came to summer league to get an early education on the NBA game, from playing against better competition to learning about what his new coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers will demand of him as a pro. More>>

Stephenson: Ear-blowing incident doesn't define me

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Lance Stephenson doesn't want to be known as the guy who blew in LeBron James' ear. More>>

Elaine Stritch mourned as a feisty, funny broad

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Elaine Stritch was more than a Broadway actress. She was a New York institution, strolling around in a fur coat, pork pie hat or oversized sunglasses. She often wore shorts and ties, or just black stockings and a white... More>>

No charges against 2 Providence College players

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An investigation into an alleged sexual assault by two Providence College basketball players has concluded with no charges, the Rhode Island attorney general's office said Wednesday. More>>

AP Source: Hornets land SG Stephenson

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Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte. More>>

Westbrook: Basketballs and baskets of clothes

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Go shopping with powerhouse basketball player Russell Westbrook - whose colorful style has made headlines outside of sports - and you'll probably be surprised by his favorite section: the sale rack. More>>

Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

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Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the... More>>

Silver: No guarantee Sterling out by season start

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Eyebrow-raising testimony, abrupt changes of plans, courtroom delays. If there is one thing NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has learned during the Donald Sterling saga, it's that there are no guarantees. More>>

Griner blossoming in WNBA after rough 1st year

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After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth. More>>

AP source: Wolves, Warriors restart Love talks

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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have reopened trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. More>>

Griner dunks again as Mercury beat Mystics 90-78

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With a spark from Brittney Griner, in the form of her second dunk of the year, the Phoenix Mercury continued on its roll. More>>

Dwyane Wade re-signs with Miami Heat

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By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the... More>>

Bulls use amnesty clause to cut F Boozer

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The Chicago Bulls said goodbye to forward Carlos Boozer on Tuesday, using the amnesty clause to cut the veteran forward after four seasons with the team. More>>

Balanced NBA field will make title chase tougher

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Patrick Ewing sees the parallels between then and now. More>>

Rookie Schimmel owns WNBA's top-selling jersey

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Rookie Shoni Schimmel of the Atlanta Dream has the top-selling jersey in the WNBA. More>>

Rookie Schimmel owns WNBA's top-selling jersey

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Rookie Shoni Schimmel of the Atlanta Dream has the top-selling jersey in the WNBA. More>>

Akron plans party for LeBron's homecoming

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LeBron James' hometown is planning a big party for his homecoming. More>>

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