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  • Lynx's Moore wins WNBA MVP award

    Lynx's Moore wins WNBA MVP award

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:14:15 GMT
    By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award after leading the league in scoring.
    By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Maya Moore put up incredible numbers all season for Minnesota. Now she's got her first WNBA MVP award.
  • Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

    Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:24:33 GMT
    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, bringing to a close 34 years with the software giant. Ballmer says he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles...
    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant.
  • AP source: Lynx's Moore has won WNBA MVP award

    AP source: Lynx's Moore has won WNBA MVP award

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:53:30 GMT
    By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer A person close to the situation says Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award.
    By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.
  • US routs Dominicans in exhibition as Rose rests

    US routs Dominicans in exhibition as Rose rests

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:23:29 GMT
    Kyrie Irving made all five shots and scored 12 points starting in place of Derrick Rose, and the U.S. national basketball team beat the Dominican Republic 105-62 on Wednesday night in an exhibition game.
    Derrick Rose heard the fans chanting his name, and yes, he would've loved to give them what they wanted.
  • Rose sits out US exhibition vs Dominican Republic

    Rose sits out US exhibition vs Dominican Republic

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:23:48 GMT
    Derrick Rose is sitting out the U.S. national's team exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night, with coach Mike Krzyzewski saying he wants to look at other guards.
    Derrick Rose is sitting out the U.S. national's team exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night, with coach Mike Krzyzewski saying he wants to look at other guards.
  • As Durant steps back, US team is moving forward

    As Durant steps back, US team is moving forward

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:45:35 GMT
    Kevin Durant says he needed a break this summer, though withdrawing from the U.S. national team was "definitely tough."
    While Kevin Durant takes a step back, the U.S. national team is moving forward.
  • Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis knows hoops, too

    Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis knows hoops, too

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:14:21 GMT
    Fans have lined the grassy hills beyond the playing field at the Little World Series to see Mo'ne Davis. The concession stands have sold out of the powder-blue T-shirts of her Mid-Atlantic team.
    Fans have lined the grassy hills beyond the playing field at the Little World Series to see Mo'ne Davis. The concession stands have sold out of the powder-blue T-shirts of her Mid-Atlantic team.
  • MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

    MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:25:02 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to...
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the...
  • Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

    Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:33:43 GMT
    On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus.
    On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus.
  • Steve Ballmer debuts as LA Clippers owner

    Steve Ballmer debuts as LA Clippers owner

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:03:14 GMT
    Steve Ballmer has introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team.
    Sweating, clapping and shouting until he was nearly hoarse, Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally on Monday celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team.
  • Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

    Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:35:33 GMT
    On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus.
    On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus.
  • Griner helps Mercury set WNBA record with 29th win

    Griner helps Mercury set WNBA record with 29th win

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-08-18 04:52:31 GMT
    Brittney Griner had 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Phoenix Mercury set a WNBA record with their 29th win, beating the Seattle Storm 78-65 in the season finale Sunday night.
    Brittney Griner isn't surprised by the Phoenix Mercury's success this season. Not even her team's record-setting 29 wins.
  • AP Source: Marion to sign with Cavaliers

    AP Source: Marion to sign with Cavaliers

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:42:59 GMT
    Shawn Marion wanted another shot at an NBA title. He'll get it playing with LeBron James.
    Shawn Marion wanted another shot at an NBA title. He'll get it playing with LeBron James.
  • Griner helps Mercury beat Sparks for 28th win

    Griner helps Mercury beat Sparks for 28th win

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:12:54 GMT
    Brittney Griner scored 19 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 76-69 Saturday night, tying the WNBA record for wins.
    It's already been a special weekend for Brittney Griner, and if things go well on Sunday, that's just a bonus.
  • Rose hears cheers as US beats Brazil 95-78

    Rose hears cheers as US beats Brazil 95-78

    Sunday, August 17 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-08-17 05:20:44 GMT
    Derrick Rose heard the cheers and showed some of his old explosiveness, fellow Chicago product Anthony Davis scored 20 points, and the U.S. beat Brazil 95-78 on Saturday night in a tuneup for the World Cup of...
    The roars for Derrick Rose started with the pregame introductions and did not fade until the final buzzer.
  • Stars clinch playoff spot, extend Hammon's career

    Stars clinch playoff spot, extend Hammon's career

    Saturday, August 16 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-08-16 16:40:06 GMT
    Becky Hammon's historic new career will have to wait. Her teammates with the San Antonio Stars are not ready to let their beloved teammate exit the WNBA just yet.
    Becky Hammon's historic new career will have to wait. Her teammates with the San Antonio Stars are not ready to let their beloved teammate exit the WNBA just yet.
  • WNBA players Griner, Johnson engaged

    WNBA players Griner, Johnson engaged

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-16 02:32:56 GMT
    Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has proposed to the Tulsa Shock's Glory Johnson and posted it on social media.
    Women's basketball stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are engaged.
  • For Rose, new journey starts at home

    For Rose, new journey starts at home

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:30:30 GMT
    For Derrick Rose, it is a new beginning. And it starts on his home court.
    For Derrick Rose, it is a new beginning. And it starts on his home court.
  • Paul George still hopeful of returning this season

    Paul George still hopeful of returning this season

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:00:20 GMT
    Paul George hopes to make it back on the court next season despite the "freak accident" that caused a compound fracture in his right leg.
    Paul George beat the odds to become an NBA star. He'll have to do it all over again to play next season.
  • US Basketball: No Africa trip after Ebola outbreak

    US Basketball: No Africa trip after Ebola outbreak

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-08-15 19:30:17 GMT
    By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer The U.S. national team has canceled a trip to Senegal after the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
    By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer The U.S. national team has canceled a trip to Senegal after the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
  • Kings sign 1st NBA player of Indian descent

    Kings sign 1st NBA player of Indian descent

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:51:12 GMT
    Sim Bhullar has signed a contract to join the Sacramento Kings in training camp, becoming the first player of Indian descent to ink a deal with an NBA team.
    Sim Bhullar became the first player of Indian descent to sign a contract with an NBA team Friday, inking a deal to join the Sacramento Kings in training camp.
  • Cousins hurts knee in US practice, not serious

    Cousins hurts knee in US practice, not serious

    Thursday, August 14 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-08-15 00:29:34 GMT
    DeMarcus Cousins has injured his right knee while practicing with the U.S. national team.
    DeMarcus Cousins had a big bag of ice on his right knee while he watched the end of practice Thursday. He briefly covered his face with a towel as trainers milled around his table next to the folded gym bleachers.
  • Sun Devils lineman tells magazine he's gay

    Sun Devils lineman tells magazine he's gay

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:48:54 GMT
    Arizona State senior offensive lineman Edward Sarafin has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out.
    Arizona State offensive lineman Edward Sarafin has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out.
  • Sterling loses appeal to block LA Clippers sale

    Sterling loses appeal to block LA Clippers sale

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:30:19 GMT
    A California appeals court has shot down Donald Sterling's latest effort to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
    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.
  • NBA schedule sends LeBron to Miami for Christmas

    NBA schedule sends LeBron to Miami for Christmas

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-08-13 23:08:54 GMT
    LeBron James will play his first game since rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers at home on Oct. 30 against New York, then return to Miami for the first time on Christmas.
    LeBron James will play his first game since rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers at home Oct. 30 against New York, then return to Miami for the first time on Christmas.
  • Oden faces October trial on battery charges

    Oden faces October trial on battery charges

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:49:11 GMT
    Former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden is free to leave Indiana while he awaits trial on charges he punched his ex-girlfriend in the face as long as he remains on GPS monitoring, a judge ruled Wednesday.
    Former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden is free to leave Indiana while he awaits trial on charges he punched his ex-girlfriend in the face as long as he remains on GPS monitoring, a judge ruled Wednesday.
  • Pacers believe Paul George will make full recovery

    Pacers believe Paul George will make full recovery

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:18:36 GMT
    The Indiana Pacers expect Paul George to make a full recovery from his gruesome injury - they're just not planning on having him in the lineup next season.
    The Pacers expect Paul George to make a full recovery from the compound fracture in his right leg. They're just not expecting that to happen this season.
  • Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

    Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:29 AM EDT2014-08-13 07:29:14 GMT
    Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
    Steve Ballmer finally has an NBA outlet for his rah-rah displays of emotion as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Schools invest millions preparing for SEC Network

    Schools invest millions preparing for SEC Network

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-12 20:31:50 GMT
    By DAVID BRANDT and STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writers The Southeastern Conference's new network debuts Thursday, promising more than 1,000 live events this year and a reach that includes most...
    By DAVID BRANDT and STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writers The Southeastern Conference's new network debuts Thursday, promising more than 1,000 live events this year and a reach that includes most major...
  • Charlotte bids to host future NBA All-Star game

    Charlotte bids to host future NBA All-Star game

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:30:39 GMT
    The Charlotte Hornets, in conjunction with the Charlotte Sports Foundation, have announced plans to submit a bid to host the NBA All-Star Weekend in 2017 or 2018.
    Hornets owner Michael Jordan, a 14-time NBA All-Star, is pushing to bring the big game back to Charlotte.
  • Pharrell curates soundtrack for 'NBA 2K15' game

    Pharrell curates soundtrack for 'NBA 2K15' game

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-08-12 12:47:45 GMT
    Pharrell is teaming up with the world's best-selling basketball video game franchise as a music curator.
    Pharrell is teaming up with the world's best-selling basketball video game franchise as a music curator.
  • Emmert says NCAA will appeal O'Bannon ruling

    Emmert says NCAA will appeal O'Bannon ruling

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-08-11 16:07:33 GMT
    By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Mark Emmert said Sunday that college sports' largest governing will appeal Friday's federal court decision that gives athletes a right to some of the...
    By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Mark Emmert said Sunday that the NCAA will appeal a ruling that opens the door for college athletes to receive some of the money they help generate in major sports.
  • O'Bannon ready to keep fighting after beating NCAA

    O'Bannon ready to keep fighting after beating NCAA

    Sunday, August 10 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-10 23:27:18 GMT
    Ed O'Bannon knows it's not over, far from it. He's ready for the appeals, and welcomes a challenge to the ruling that could change big-time college sports forever.
    Ed O'Bannon knows it's not over, far from it. He's ready for the appeals, and welcomes a challenge to the ruling that could change big-time college sports forever.
  • Self: Wiggins wants to be traded to Minnesota

    Self: Wiggins wants to be traded to Minnesota

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:06:50 GMT
    Andrew Wiggins told Kansas coach Bill Self that he wants to be traded from Cleveland to Minnesota because the No. 1 overall pick believes it will be better for his long-term future.
    Andrew Wiggins told Kansas coach Bill Self that he wants to be traded from Cleveland to Minnesota because the No. 1 overall pick believes it will be better for his long-term future.
  • Taurasi lifts Phoenix to 82-80 win over Lynx

    Taurasi lifts Phoenix to 82-80 win over Lynx

    Sunday, August 10 2014 1:26 AM EDT2014-08-10 05:26:15 GMT
    Diana Taurasi hit a 20-footer with 2.9 seconds left and Brittney Griner blocked a last-second layup by Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen to lift the Phoenix Mercury over the Minnesota Lynx 82-80 on Saturday night,...
    The matchup of the best two teams in the WNBA came down to the final seconds and Diana Taurasi got the win for the Phoenix Mercury.
  • Mourning thanks doctors, kidney donor at hoop Hall

    Mourning thanks doctors, kidney donor at hoop Hall

    Saturday, August 9 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-08-09 14:26:25 GMT
    Alonzo Mourning first thanked all of the usual people when he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: His coaches, his teachers, and the foster mother who raised him.
    Alonzo Mourning first thanked all of the usual people when he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: His coaches, his teachers, and the foster mother who raised him.
  • Things to know about NCAA antitrust ruling

    Things to know about NCAA antitrust ruling

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:45 AM EDT2014-08-09 06:45:51 GMT
    By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer A federal judge has ruled that some college athletes can receive payments when they leave school for the rights to their names, images and likenesses, opening the...
    By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer A federal judge has ruled that some college athletes can receive payments when they leave school for the rights to their names, images and likenesses, opening the door for...
  • Sterling appeals ruling that OK'd Clippers sale

    Sterling appeals ruling that OK'd Clippers sale

    Saturday, August 9 2014 12:35 AM EDT2014-08-09 04:35:47 GMT
    Deposed Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has asked an appellate court to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
    An appellate court caught in an extraordinary legal snafu refused Friday to consider Donald Sterling's request to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer but said he could file it...
  • Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

    Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-08-09 03:18:08 GMT
    By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer A federal judge has ruled that the NCAA can't stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the...
    By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer College football and basketball players could be in line for paydays worth thousands of dollars once they leave school after a landmark ruling Friday that may change the...
  • LeBron tells Ohio crowd: "I love you. I'm back."

    LeBron tells Ohio crowd: "I love you. I'm back."

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-08-09 02:06:53 GMT
    For a chance to see LeBron James, Rodneka Price drove seven hours and stood in line for another six.
    On a night packed with emotion and inspiration, LeBron James saved the biggest moment for last.
  • Judge grants motion in Tennessee-Jennings suit

    Judge grants motion in Tennessee-Jennings suit

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-08-08 23:26:39 GMT
    A judge denied one of Tennessee's motions for protective order and granted another in ex-Lady Vols media director Debby Jennings' lawsuit against the university and athletic director Dave Hart.
    A judge denied one of Tennessee's motions for protective order and granted another in former Lady Vols media director Debby Jennings' lawsuit against the university and athletic director Dave Hart.
  • LeBron James welcomed home by Akron

    LeBron James welcomed home by Akron

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:48:08 GMT
    LeBron James is being welcomed back by the city where he first bounced a basketball.
    LeBron James is being welcomed back by the city where he first bounced a basketball.
  • GOP officially OKs Cleveland for 2016 convention

    GOP officially OKs Cleveland for 2016 convention

    Friday, August 8 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-08 18:55:51 GMT
    The Republican National Committee erased any scintilla of doubt on Friday when its members cast a unanimous vote to make Cleveland the host of its 2016 national convention.
    The Republican National Committee erased any scintilla of doubt on Friday when its members cast a unanimous vote to make Cleveland the host of its 2016 national convention.
  • Duke's Jones: 'Never a rivalry' with senior Cook

    Duke's Jones: 'Never a rivalry' with senior Cook

    Friday, August 8 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-08-08 17:55:30 GMT
    Tyus Jones doesn't view the point guard position at Duke as a competition.
    Tyus Jones doesn't view the point guard position at Duke as a competition.
  • Former top pick Oden released after battery arrest

    Former top pick Oden released after battery arrest

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-08-08 01:15:59 GMT
    Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden has been arrested in Indianapolis on battery charges alleging that he punched a woman in the face.
    Police arrested former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden on battery charges early Thursday, alleging that he punched his ex-girlfriend in the face during a fight.
  • Durant withdraws from US national team

    Durant withdraws from US national team

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-08-07 23:26:01 GMT
    By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Kevin Durant has withdrawn from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American team.
    By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Kevin Durant withdrew Thursday from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American squad that will go to Spain without the leading scorer on...
  • Stern leads 10 in basketball Hall of Fame class

    Stern leads 10 in basketball Hall of Fame class

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-07 22:16:24 GMT
    The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is welcoming its newest group of inductees.
    Former NBA Commissioner David Stern prefers to look at the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers for a record $2 billion and not the decades of Donald Sterling's "interesting" ownership that came before it.
  • NBA suspends new Mavs G Felton for 4 games

    NBA suspends new Mavs G Felton for 4 games

    Thursday, August 7 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-08-07 20:56:55 GMT
    The NBA has suspended new Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton for the first four games of the upcoming season after his guilty plea in a New York gun case.
    The NBA suspended new Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton on Thursday for the first four games of the season after his guilty plea in a New York gun case.
  • AP sources: Cavs, Wolves set for Love-Wiggins deal

    AP sources: Cavs, Wolves set for Love-Wiggins deal

    Thursday, August 7 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-08-07 19:55:03 GMT
    By TOM WITHERS and JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writers Two people with knowledge of the deal tell The Associated Press that Minnesota and Cleveland have agreed to a trade that will send All-Star...
    By TOM WITHERS and JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writers LeBron James and Kevin Love won Olympic gold medals together. They're about to team up again, this time to try and end Cleveland's 50-year...
  • 2007 top NBA pick Oden arrested in Indianapolis

    2007 top NBA pick Oden arrested in Indianapolis

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-08-07 13:35:51 GMT
    Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden has been arrested in Indianapolis on misdemeanor battery charges.
    Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden has been arrested in Indianapolis on misdemeanor battery charges.
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