Basketball

In this Dec. 21, 2018 photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball warms up before an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in Los Angeles. Lonzo Ball and his company Big Baller Brand are suing co-founder Alan Foster, alleging he conspired to steal millions of dollars from the shoe and clothing line. The lawsuit filed Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Los Angeles Superior Court says Foster concocted "a fraudulent scheme" to enrich himself with company money and also use it to buy property in Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 03, 2019 - 3:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball and his company Big Baller Brand are suing co-founder Alan Foster, alleging he conspired to steal millions of dollars from the shoe and clothing line. Foster concocted "a fraudulent scheme" to enrich himself with company money and also...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, Washington Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Grunfeld has been fired as president of the Washington Wizards after 16 seasons in charge of the team. The Wizards announced his dismissal on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, with four games left in a disappointing, no-playoffs season.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 02, 2019 - 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ernie Grunfeld was fired as president of the Washington Wizards after 16 seasons in charge of the team, and owner Ted Leonsis said he will oversee a "reboot." Grunfeld's dismissal was announced with four games left in a disappointing, no-playoffs season that began with Leonsis...
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April 02, 2019 - 5:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new documentary about Ron Artest includes an extensive retrospective about the brawl with fans the former NBA star triggered at a game in Detroit. The footage of the melee between Indiana Pacers players and Pistons fans that became known as the Malice at the Palace is one of the...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis stands during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. An attorney for Porzingis acknowledges that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape, but “unequivocally” denies the allegation. Lawyer Roland Riopelle said Saturday, March 30, that the claim against the Dallas Maverick was part of an extortion attempt that is being investigated by the FBI. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 01, 2019 - 4:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police official has confirmed that there is an investigation into a rape allegation against NBA star Kristaps Porzingis. NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said on Monday that the department has an ongoing probe. He declined to give further details. An attorney for...
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Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving is greeted by teammates after making the game-winning shot against the Indiana Pacers in an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 01, 2019 - 2:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For the last two years, they were the final two steps in what had become LeBron James' annual climb to the NBA Finals. Now that he's gone, maybe the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics are done being stepping stones. They are among the teams capable of winning the Eastern Conference...
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March 31, 2019 - 2:34 pm
ATLANTA -- Despite jumping out to a big lead in the first quarter, the shorthanded Bucks coulnd't close out, dropping an overtime game to the up and coming Hawks 136-135. The Bucks were without seven players, and Eric Bledsoe was in uniform but didnt play, so Coach Budenholzer only had eight men at...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis stands during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. An attorney for Porzingis acknowledges that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape, but “unequivocally” denies the allegation. Lawyer Roland Riopelle said Saturday, March 30, that the claim against the Dallas Maverick was part of an extortion attempt that is being investigated by the FBI. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 30, 2019 - 10:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for Kristaps Porzingis acknowledges that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape, but "unequivocally" denies the allegation. Lawyer Roland Riopelle (RYE'-oh-pell) said Saturday that the claim against the Dallas Maverick was part of an extortion attempt that is being...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James laughs as he waits to check in to the team's NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 129-115. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 30, 2019 - 4:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James will sit out the rest of the season, ending his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers said Saturday that holding James out would allow his groin to fully heal. They added that James would accompany the team on its upcoming road trip to New Orleans and...
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Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, right, collides with Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
March 29, 2019 - 2:25 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have banned a fan from its games for two years for being verbally abusive toward the Warriors during their only visit to Boston this season. The team says it didn't enforce a lifetime ban because its investigation couldn't prove that the fan used a racial slur...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) and forward John Collins (20) leave the court after the team's 113-105 loss to the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball game, in Atlanta. The instant camaraderie these two talented youngsters have make the Hawks one of the most intriguing storylines in the NBA losers bracket. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
March 29, 2019 - 11:35 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The first time they took the court together, Trae Young threw up a lob and, somehow, John Collins knew right where the ball would be. What followed was a thunderous dunk that hardly anybody else saw. It was merely a summer workout, held on Atlanta's practice court shortly after Young...
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