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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014, file photo, Indiana Pacers' Paul George is taken off the court after he was injured during the USA Basketball Showcase game in Las Vegas. The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety. The new regulations, calling for an extra foot of open space on both sides of the basket stanchion, were sent to teams Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, by league president of operations Rod Thorn in a memo that was obtained by The Associated Press.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

NBA unveils new rules to make baselines safer

  The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety. The new regulations, calling for […]

08/26/2014

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love (42) shoots against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half on an NBA basketball game in San Antonio. The Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a blockbuster trade sending Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland for 2014 No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, a person familiar with the trade said. The Timberwolves are getting Wiggins and former top pick Anthony Bennett from Cleveland and veteran forward Thaddeus Young from Philadelphia. The 76ers get a 2015 first-round draft choice from Cleveland, and guard Alexey Shved and forward Luc Mbah a Moute from Minnesota. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron

CLEVELAND (AP) — Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again. Cleveland has craved a championship for 50 years. One drought over. One to go. On […]

08/23/2014

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Teens who walked into NBA player’s home questioned

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Police say seven teenagers wanted to see how a professional basketball player lives, so they walked through an unlocked door at the home of former Miami Heat player Ray Allen. […]

08/15/2014

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling looks on during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Sterling loses appeal to block LA Clippers sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Donald Sterling’s latest effort to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was rejected Wednesday by a California appeals court. The 2nd […]

08/14/2014

Fans hold up signs in support of the Los Angeles Clippers before Game 5 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

L.A. Clippers Have a New Owner

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – After months of legal wrangling, the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was completed today. In a brief statement, the NBA confirmed the […]

08/12/2014

Indiana Pacers' Paul George is attended to after injuring his right leg during the USA Basketball Showcase Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Sun, Sam Morris)

Pacers’ George has surgery on broken leg

  LAS VEGAS (AP) — Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George has undergone successful surgery on his broken right leg and is expected to remain in the hospital for about three days. The 6-foot-9 George had […]

08/02/2014

FILE - Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James poses during NBA basketball team's media day in this Oct. 3, 2009 file photo taken in Independence, Ohio. An Ohio lawmaker wants to create a specialty license plate celebrating the homecoming of LeBron James. James, an Akron native, announced on July 11, 2014 that he was returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, four years after breaking the city's collective heart by jumping to the Miami Heat. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Ohio lawmaker proposes LeBron license plate

  CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker wants to give the state’s motorists the chance to score a license plate honoring LeBron James. State Rep. Bill Patmon is planning to introduce legislation to permit the […]

08/01/2014

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin dunks against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Clippers’ Blake Griffin withdraws from summer team

Los Angeles Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin today announced that he will not participate on the USA Basketball Men’s National Team this summer. Griffin was one of 19 players selected to the USA roster from […]

07/25/2014

Shelly Sterling, the wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse for a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 […]

07/21/2014

Shelly Sterling, the wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse for a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Sterling trial: CFO says revoke of trust opened Pandora’s box

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Donald Sterling’s decision to revoke a family trust put the company controlling the Sterlings’ real estate holdings on the hook for $500 million in loans that can only be covered by […]

07/21/2014

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