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  • Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka ‘Chocolate Thunder’ has died

    Darryl Dawkins, whose backboard-shattering dunks earned him the moniker “Chocolate Thunder” and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania coroner’s office said Dawkins died Thursday morning…

  • Philadelphia 76ers owner donates $3.5M to local nonprofit

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The owner of the Philadelphia 76ers has pledged a $3.5 million donation to the Philadelphia Police Athletic League — the largest amount ever recorded by the nonprofit youth group. The PAL supports…

  • NBA Calendar

    Aug. 19-30 — AfroBasket. Aug. 31-Sept. 12 — FIBA Americas Championship. Sept. 5-20 — EuroBasket. Sept. 10-12 — Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement weekend. Sept. 23-Oct. 3 — FIBA Asia Championship. Sept. 26…

  • Former Kentucky standout Lou Tsioropoulos dies at 84

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Lou Tsioropoulos, a member of Kentucky’s 1951 NCAA national championship team and the unbeaten ’53-54 squad who went on to win two NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, has died. He…

  • Pacers, St. Vincent join forces on new training facility

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers and St. Vincent, a local health provider, have released more details plans for a $50 million training facility in downtown Indianapolis. At a news conference Wednesday, team officials showed…

  • Clifford: Hornets play better, win more with Kidd-Gilchrist

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte coach Steve Clifford can rattle off a dozen reasons why the Hornets gave small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist a big contract extension. But in Clifford’s mind it all came down to…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Tampa Bay 1B James Loney one game for making contact with an umpire. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Placed C Steve Clevinger on paternity leave. Assigned RHP Eddie Gamboa outright…

  • Iguodala takes NBA championship hardware to tour of Tokyo

    Andre Iguodala has taken his NBA championship hardware to Japan. The Golden State Warriors swingman is on a two-day tour of Tokyo, bringing along the Larry O’Brien trophy and the Bill Russell trophy, which he…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Tampa Bay 1B James Loney one game for making contact with an umpire. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Placed C Steve Clevinger on paternity leave. Assigned RHP Eddie Gamboa outright…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Tampa Bay 1B James Loney one game for making contact with an umpire. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Placed C Steve Clevinger on paternity leave. Assigned RHP Eddie Gamboa outright…

  • NBA fines Clippers $250,000 because of DeAndre Jordan pitch

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has fined the Los Angeles Clippers $250,000 after an investigation found the team had violated league rules while trying to re-sign DeAndre Jordan last month. The league said Tuesday…

  • AP Source: Hornets sign Kidd-Gilchrist to $52M extension

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets, a person familiar with the situation said Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on…

  • Utah Jazz sign center Jeff Withey

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz have signed free agent center Jeff Withey to a multi-year contract. The team announced the deal Monday afternoon. Details of the contract were unavailable, per team policy.…

  • Utah Jazz sign center Jeff Withey

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz have signed free agent center Jeff Withey to a multi-year contract. The team announced the deal Monday but details weren’t released. The 7-foot, 235-pounder was a second-round…

  • Rockets re-sign point guard Jason Terry

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets have re-signed point guard Jason Terry. The 16-year veteran averaged 7 points, 1.9 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 77 games for the Rockets last season. He joined the starting…