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In this May 19, 2012, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, left, and his wife Shelly, watch during the second half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference semifinal against the San Antonio Spurs in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Lawyer: Clippers sale could miss August deadline

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 […]

07/19/2014

Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem (40) and LeBron James (6) watch action against the San Antonio Spurs from the bench during the second half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals, on Sunday, June 15, 2014, in San Antonio. The Spurs won the NBA championship 104-87. (David J. Phillip)

Heat sign Udonis Haslem to 2-year deal

Udonis Haslem has signed a two-year, $5.6 million contract with the Miami Heat. Haslem has spent all 11 of his NBA seasons with the Heat and is the franchise’s all-time rebounds leader. He and Dwyane […]

07/18/2014

FILE - In this March 31, 2014, file photo, Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) reacts after a slam dunk over San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (4) and forward Tim Duncan (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis.   A person familiar with the contract says free-agent shooting guard Lance Stephenson has agreed to a $27 million, three-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets. The deal includes a team option for the third season.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Stephenson: Ear-blowing incident doesn’t define me

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lance Stephenson doesn’t want to be known as the guy who blew in LeBron James’ ear. Stephenson said during his introductory news conference Friday in Charlotte he’s “a little upset” that […]

07/18/2014

In this June 24, 2014 photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbook looks through clothes at Barneys New York in New York. Westbrook has partnered with Barneys New York to create an exclusive collection of menswear called  Westbrook–XO-Barneys New York, available on Thursday, July 17. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)

Westbrook: Basketballs and baskets of clothes

NEW YORK (AP) — 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. […]

07/17/2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver answers questions during a news conference before Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Silver: No guarantee Sterling out by season start

LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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. So […]

07/16/2014

Graphic designer Alvin Smith holds up a poster across the street from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Friday, July 11, 2014, heralding the return of NBA basketball star LeBron James. James, who left the Cleveland Cavaliers four years ago to join the Miami Heat, announced earlier he would return to the Cavaliers. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Joy fills streets of Cleveland as LeBron returns

CLEVELAND (AP) — The oft-maligned city of Cleveland is on quite a roll. Cheers broke out, car horns tooted and the whoops of joyous fans filled the city’s streets Friday as word spread quickly that […]

07/11/2014

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)

Clippers trial put on hold past Tuesday deadline

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trial that could determine the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers was delayed Thursday until after a deadline to conclude a $2 billion sale — and a scheduled NBA vote […]

07/10/2014

FILE - This May 13, 2014 file photo shows Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, left, shooting over Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert during the first half of game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis. Gortat has signed his five-year, $60 million contract to remain with the Washington Wizards. The Wizards announced Thursday that the Polish center had signed the deal on the first day permitted under NBA free agency rules. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

Signing day has arrived in the NBA, though the biggest free agents aren’t rushing to grab their pens. Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh might be waiting on LeBron James -€” isn’t everybody? -€” […]

07/10/2014

LeBron James, the first pick in the NBA draft by Cleveland, holds up his jersey during a news conference, June 27, 2003, at Gund Arena in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The courting of LeBron James

LeBron James, who opted out of the final two years of his Miami contract, will meet with the Heat before making a decision about where to play next season. A reunion with the Cleveland Cavs […]

07/08/2014

FILE - In this June 17, 2014 file photo, Miami Heat's LeBron James gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in Miami. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that James has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract with the Heat and become a free agent on July 1. Opting out does not mean James has decided to leave the Heat, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the four-time NBA MVP nor the team had made any public announcement. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

LeBron tells Heat he will become free agent

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James delivered his message loud and clear, without actually saying a word. He’s willing to leave Miami, if that’s what it will take to win more championships. And what happens next […]

06/24/2014

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