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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich is congratulated after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, June 21, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
June 23, 2019 - 9:26 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich first met Giannis Antetokounmpo last month in downtown Milwaukee. The encounter happened inside a hallway at Fiserv Forum after Antetokounmpo and the Bucks eliminated the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The meeting of the Milwaukee stars...
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June 19, 2019 - 1:46 pm
As expected, Khris Middleton has declined his $13 million player. He will become a free agent when the NBA's new league year begins July 1. Milwaukee Bucks All-Star forward Khris Middleton is declining his $13M player option and will become an unrestricted free agent, his agent, Mike Lindeman of...
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June 18, 2019 - 5:27 pm
MILWAUKEE -- According to a report from The Athletic's Jordan Brenner , Khris Middleton intends to return to the Milwaukee Bucks on a long-term deal. Opting out of his current deal, that new contract is expected to be five years at just under the "max money" available to him. The contract is also...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis brings the ball up during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in New Orleans. Two people familiar with the situation say the Pelicans have agreed to trade Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade cannot become official until the new league year begins July 6. ESPN first reported the trade.(AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)
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June 15, 2019 - 8:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis will wind up with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after all. The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade the disgruntled Davis to the Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices,...
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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, center right, holds Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 14, 2019 - 12:36 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to open next week's draft by announcing that Zion Williamson is the No. 1 overall selection headed to New Orleans. And four months after that, Silver will be in Toronto on opening night to help the Raptors hand out championship rings...
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Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson shoots at practice for the NBA Finals in Oakland on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The Warriors are scheduled to play the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals on Thursday. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 4:54 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry offered a long list of things motivating the Golden State Warriors to extend their season once more and keep alive the chase for a third straight championship. Winning for injured teammate Kevin Durant certainly ranks No. 1 heading into Game 6 of the NBA Finals...
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June 10, 2019 - 2:50 pm
Milwaukee Bucks' forward Khris Middleton and center Brook Lopez have been named finalists for Team USA's FIBA World Cup team. The teammates are two of 20 selected attendees to the Aug. 5-9 training camp; that group will be pared down to 12 player who will compete in the actual tournament starting...
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Rapper Drake, left,, says something to Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) after the Toronto Raptors defeated the Warriors in Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Wendy's Big Show
May 31, 2019 - 4:24 pm
Obnoxious sideline celebrities are as much a part of the NBA as slam dunks and getting away with an extra step or two. From Jack Nicholson to Spike Lee to Jimmy Buffett, we've grown accustomed to boorish, entitled superstars doing their best to make themselves part of the game. Welcome to the club...
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May 31, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Green Bay, WI - Even though the football season is still 100 days away, there is a sense of urgency during the Green Bay Packers OTA practice sessions. "Gosh, I mean, the OTA's are already halfway over," said offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who says the goal is to have covered all, or...
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May 28, 2019 - 11:37 pm
One of the most historic seasons in Bucks' franchise history was cut short in the Eastern Conference Finals. Despite having an MVP contender, a coach of the year nominee, and the most wins in the league, the team was just two wins shy of contending for a championship. Where did it go wrong for the...
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