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Bucks: Player reported knee pain while training in Greece
Bucks: Player reported knee pain while training in Greece

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Bucks say Giannis Antetokounmpo was training briefly with the Greek national team when he reported to his NBA team that he was experiencing knee pain, an injury that will keep him out of the European championship.

Watch the Stephen Curry
Watch the Stephen Curry's best play from every game last year (VIDEO)

Summer can seem to drag on, but seeing back-to-back plays like this just makes you thirsty for the winter.

Sky host Storm in must-win situation

The Chicago Sky had little time to rest after an exhausting double-overtime loss Friday to the reigning WNBA champion the Los Angeles Sparks. Friday's 115-106 setback left the Sky (11-17) in ninth place -- 1 1/2 games behind Seattle for the final playoff spot. "We just can't take any steps

Mystics go for season sweep of Fever

The Washington Mystics will try to complete a four-game season sweep over the Indiana Fever when the teams meet for the final time of the regular season Sunday evening in Indianapolis. Washington (16-12) has won its first three matchups with the Fever by a combined total of 52 points, or an average

Greek federation accuses Bucks of staging player
Greek federation accuses Bucks of staging player's absence

Greece's basketball federation has accused the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA of hatching a plan to prevent All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo from playing in the European championship. The NBA denied the allegation. The saga started Saturday about an hour after Antetokounmpo posted on Facebook

Maryland women to represent US in World University Games
Maryland women to represent US in World University Games

After dominating the Big Ten for three straight years, the Maryland women's basketball team is ready to take on the world. Maryland was selected by the United States International University Sports Federation to represent the U.S. in Taiwan at the World University Games. The Terrapins will open

Griner back for Mercury's rematch at Sun

It was just two weeks ago that the Connecticut Sun edged the visiting Phoenix Mercury despite 33 points by returning hometown hero Diana Taurasi. Then, she had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Taurasi scored 14 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter as the Mercury opened a three-game road trip with a win

Stewart scores 22 points, Storm escape with 79-78 win
Stewart scores 22 points, Storm escape with 79-78 win

Breanna Stewart had 22 points and nine rebounds and the Seattle Storm escaped with a 79-78 victory over the San Antonio Stars on Friday night when Kelsey Plum's basket with 0.8 seconds left was ruled a 2-pointer after a review showed her toe on the 3-point line. Alysha Clark made two free throws

Ogwumike, Parker lead Sparks in 115-106 2OT win over Sky
Ogwumike, Parker lead Sparks in 115-106 2OT win over Sky

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Nneka Ogwumike scored 32 points and Candace Parker added 29 in the Los Angeles Sparks' 115-106 double-overtime victory over the Chicago Sky on Friday night.

Kevin Durant gets into Twitter debate with reporter over White House comments
Kevin Durant gets into Twitter debate with reporter over White House comments

There is no one correct way to protest a person/policy/action, Durant has chosen to stay away.

Lynx shatter WNBA margin record, blasting Fever 111-52
Lynx shatter WNBA margin record, blasting Fever 111-52

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Sylvia Fowles scored 25 points and the Minnesota Lynx shattered the WNBA record for margin of victory at 59 points, beating the Indiana Fever 111-52 on Friday night.

Taurasi scores 14 of 25 points in 4th in Mercury
Taurasi scores 14 of 25 points in 4th in Mercury's 89-79 win

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Diana Taurasi scored 14 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter to help the Phoenix Mercury pull away for an 89-79 victory over the Washington Mystics on Friday night.

Liberty ends Sun
Liberty ends Sun's winning streak at 6 with 82-70 win

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Tina Charles had 24 points and seven rebounds and the New York Liberty beat Connecticut 82-70 on Friday night to extend their winning streak to four and end the Sun's run at six.

Celtics to Retire Paul Pierce
Celtics to Retire Paul Pierce's Number Next Season

The Boston Celtics have announced that they will retire Paul Pierce's number on February 11th at the TD Garden.

Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: Five terrorists shot dead in Spanish resort - latest news
Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: Five terrorists shot dead in Spanish resort - latest news

Second terror attack in Spain at coastal resort of Cambrils Five terrorists shot dead by police after ramming civilians Attack comes after 13 people killed in van attack in Barcelona Manhunt under way for driver who targeted Las Ramblas Investigators fear terror cell had planned gas canister attack Who are the victims? Three-year-old reported among dead Who are the suspects in the Spanish terror attacks? Everything we know about first attack on Spain in 13 years Five terrorists wearing fake suicide belts have been shot dead by police after ramming civilians with a car in a Spanish seaside town in a second attack to hit the country, as officials revealed they believe a gas canister...

Sky brace for defending champion Sparks

The Chicago Sky get to measure their recent improvement against one of the WNBA's best teams Friday. Chicago (11-16) return from an eight-day layoff to host the defending champion Los Angeles Sparks (20-8) at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., in the third and final meeting of the season. The Sky

Lynx look to get well vs. Fever

Two weeks ago, the Minnesota Lynx were 20-2 and burning through their WNBA schedule. Then the team lost point guard Lindsay Whalen to a hand injury and the league's best team is 1-3 since. Things in Minnesota will get a little easier Friday when the Lynx (21-5) host the Indiana Fever (9-19) at

Despite recurring turmoil, Mississippi hasn
Despite recurring turmoil, Mississippi hasn't budged on flag

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - After white nationalists marched with the Confederate battle flag last weekend amid violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, critics said the identical emblem should be removed from Mississippi's flag - just as they did two years ago, when a white fan of the Rebel banner massacred black worshippers in South Carolina.

GOP Rep. Peter King Says Trump Should Fire Steve Bannon
GOP Rep. Peter King Says Trump Should Fire Steve Bannon

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Thursday became the first elected Republican lawmaker to call for the firing of White House strategist Steve Bannon.

Rested Dream forward Angel McCoughtry eyes return to hoops

Angel McCoughtry has no regrets about becoming the latest WNBA player to sit out the season to rest and recover from playing professional basketball year-round. ''I'm not waking up aching, nothing is hurting right now,'' said the 30-year-old Atlanta Dream forward. Having not played

Mystics aim to rebound vs. visiting Mercury

The short-handed Washington Mystics were routed at home on Wednesday. Less than 48 hours later comes an opportunity to push aside the bad loss and gain separation in the WNBA playoff picture against the visiting Phoenix Mercury. The Mystics (16-11) and Mercury (14-13) meet for the second time in two

Report: Kyrie Irving and LeBron James didn
Report: Kyrie Irving and LeBron James didn't meet in Miami

Cavaliers remain divided

Arizona, Clemson, Oregon State, Tulane Basketball Teams Safe After Barcelona Attack
Arizona, Clemson, Oregon State, Tulane Basketball Teams Safe After Barcelona Attack

The Arizona, Oregon State, Clemson and Tulane basketball teams traveling in Barcelona are all safe following a terror attack that took place in Barcelona on Thursday.At least one person is dead and 32 injured after a van struck pedestrians in a crowded area in what police deemed an act of terrorism.

Hawkins, star at Notre Dame, worked for Dodgers, dies at 80
Hawkins, star at Notre Dame, worked for Dodgers, dies at 80

Tommy Hawkins, the first black basketball player to earn All-America honors at Notre Dame and who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year NBA career, died Wednesday. Hawkins died in his sleep at home in Malibu, son Kevin told The Associated Press. Hawkins graduated from Notre Dame in 1959

US men
US men's basketball enters a new world - without its stars

The jerseys say USA, though that's about all that will be recognizable.

Scaramucci Congratulates New Communications Director Hope Hicks, Twitter Reacts
Scaramucci Congratulates New Communications Director Hope Hicks, Twitter Reacts

Many Twitter users also questioned Hicks experience, saying the 28-year-old was not qualified for the job.

US men
US men's basketball enters a new world _ without its stars

The jerseys say USA, though that's about all that will be recognizable.

WNBA players show support for Charlottesville victims
WNBA players show support for Charlottesville victims

The WNBA and its players are showing their support for the victims of racially charged violence in Charlottesville. The Los Angeles Sparks and the Washington Mystics locked arms at center court before the start of their nationally televised game Wednesday night. The Minnesota Lynx and Seattle Storm

Langhorne
Langhorne's late basket lifts Storm over Lynx 62-61

Jewell Loyd scored 16 points and Crystal Langhorne made a go-ahead basket with 11.1 seconds left, helping the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 62-61 on Wednesday night. Loyd had a shot blocked on a drive but it fell to Langhorne in the lane for a layup to give Seattle the lead. After a timeout

Cavs can
Cavs can't trade a legend - Durant on LeBron's future

Responding to American rapper Lil Dicky, Kevin Durant made it clear Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James should not be traded.

Sparks cruise by Mystics 95-62 for 20th victory
Sparks cruise by Mystics 95-62 for 20th victory

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Candace Parker scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Sparks eased by the Washington Mystics 95-62 on Wednesday night.

Drake Goes Full Drake Wearing Kentucky Gear to Play Ball at UCLA
Drake Goes Full Drake Wearing Kentucky Gear to Play Ball at UCLA

It is well known that Drake is a big Kentucky fan. He is such a big Kentucky fan that he is now playing games in a full Kentucky uniform.Drake showed up at UCLA recently in Kentucky gear just in case people forgot his allegiance to John Calipari and Big Blue Nation.It's hard to tell if Drake is

Report: Dwyane Wade to Reach Buyout Agreement With Bulls in "Next Few Months"
Report: Dwyane Wade to Reach Buyout Agreement With Bulls in "Next Few Months"

The Chicago Bulls and 12-time All-Star Dwyane Wade are expected to reach a buyout agreement in the "next few months", according to ESPN's Nick Friedell.

South Carolina adds Maine grad-transfer Myers
South Carolina adds Maine grad-transfer Myers

Six-foot-2 guard averaged 16.9 points last year

Nuggets hire assistant coach, assistant general manager

The Denver Nuggets have hired veteran NBA coach Bob Weiss as an assistant on Michael Malone's staff and announced the hiring of Calvin Booth as an assistant general manager. Weiss has coached 31 seasons in the NBA, including the last four as an assistant with the Charlotte Hornets.

Hawks commit more earnestly to rebuild, but enough?
Hawks commit more earnestly to rebuild, but enough?

Grading the Atlanta Hawks' offseason

Report: Grizzlies about to hire Tayshaun Prince for front office job
Report: Grizzlies about to hire Tayshaun Prince for front office job

He will be a special assistant to GM Chris Wallace.

LeBron blasts Trump, calls him
LeBron blasts Trump, calls him 'so-called president'

LeBron James went after President Donald Trump in an emotional speech on Tuesday night, calling him the ''so-called president'' while calling for unity in light of the Charlottesville tragedy. Standing on stage before students, parents and families connected to his foundation at the

Jabari Parker at anti-racism rally: "We all came here to build, not to destroy"
Jabari Parker at anti-racism rally: "We all came here to build, not to destroy"

Parker joined Lebron James in speaking out about the violence in Charlottesville.

Sun top short-handed Dream 96-75 for 6th straight win
Sun top short-handed Dream 96-75 for 6th straight win

ATLANTA (AP) -- Jonquel Jones had 20 points and 13 rebounds for her seventh straight double-double, and the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Atlanta Dream 96-75 on Tuesday night.

LeBron James flew to New York for a pickup game that included some of the NBA
LeBron James flew to New York for a pickup game that included some of the NBA's biggest stars and one of the top trainers

LeBron James is eager to get back to basketball. Even though he played all the way into May...

Myles Turner on Pacers: "I expect to make the playoffs this year"
Myles Turner on Pacers: "I expect to make the playoffs this year"

Turner isn't crazy.

FA Winners and Losers - Part 2
FA Winners and Losers - Part 2

Tommy Beer highlights Western Conference players that have seen their stock rise and fall this offseason.

What team travels the most miles in new NBA schedule? Sorry Jimmy Butler but…
What team travels the most miles in new NBA schedule? Sorry Jimmy Butler but…

Usually, the most traveled teams are ones on the West Coast (and that is largely true again), but Minny wins this season.

NBA eases schedule for weary stars
NBA eases schedule for weary stars

The NBA announced its full 1,230-game schedule for the upcoming season, complete with tweaks designed to reduce wear-and-tear on players through the grinding 26-week campaign. The 2017-18 season will be the first season in NBA history in which no team plays four games in five days. The issue of keeping

Former UConn Coach Jim Calhoun Mulling Job With D-III School
Former UConn Coach Jim Calhoun Mulling Job With D-III School

Former UConn head coach Jim Calhoun is in talks to return to the college basketball sideline, he told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. The Hartford Courant reported earlier Monday that Calhoun had been offered the head coaching job at Division-III St. Joseph in West Hartford, Conn. Calhoun confirmed to the paper

Former UConn Coach Jim Calhoun Hints at Possible Return to Coaching
Former UConn Coach Jim Calhoun Hints at Possible Return to Coaching

Former UConn men's basketball coach, and three-time NCAA tournament champion, Jim Calhoun is considering a return to the sideline at Division III University of St. Joseph's in Connecticut.

David Duke narrows it to five
David Duke narrows it to five

David Duke, a Rivals top-50 prospect in the 2018 class, narrows his school list to five.

Sun set on continuing momentum in visit vs. Dream

The Connecticut Sun are headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2012. The Atlanta Dream are in danger of missing the postseason for the second time in three years. Connecticut (17-9) clinched a spot in the eight-team playoff with Saturday's 96-88 win over the Dallas Wings.

Virginia Tech Names Josh Jackson As Starting QB
Virginia Tech Names Josh Jackson As Starting QB

Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente has found his quarterback for the opening matchup versus West Virginia on September 3. Redshirt freshman Josh Jackson will get the nod and lead the Hokies to start the season. Jackson beat out AJ Bush and Hendon Hooker in an ongoing battle that began in spring practice. Jackson will be the first freshman to start a game for Virginia Tech since Tyrod Taylor in 2007.

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