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  • An NBA trailblazer: Becky Hammon breaks a barrier with Spurs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Becky Hammon believes the possibilities are limitless for women coaching in pro sports. One year ago this week, she broke the gender barrier becoming the first full-time paid female assistant coach…

  • NBA Calendar

    Aug. 15-18 — FIBA Oceania Championship (Australia and New Zealand). 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…

  • Loyd starting to feel more comfortable in the WNBA

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jewell Loyd is beginning to pick up the nuances of the WNBA. The league’s top pick in this season’s draft started out the season slowly, only scoring in double figures once…

  • New York Liberty honor Becky Hammon

    NEW YORK (AP) — Becky Hammon got her WNBA start in New York and never has forgotten where she came from. The New York Liberty honored their former star Sunday, putting the San Antonio Spurs…

  • Mavericks sign 1st-round pick Justin Anderson

    DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks signed first-round draft pick Justin Anderson on Saturday. The deal under the rookie wage scale guarantees the former Virginia guard $2.5 million over two years. There are team options…

  • Calipari, Towns impressed by Wildcats’ summer workouts

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari believes his latest class of talented recruits can keep the Wildcats in the national championship discussion. Playing pickup games against those newcomers has No. 1 overall NBA…

  • NBA’s current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday — starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute. That had the…

  • Nuggets sign Emmanuel Mudiay to multiyear deal

    DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets signed top pick Emmanuel Mudiay to a multiyear deal Friday. Taken with the seventh overall selection, the 19-year-old point guard will be counted on heavily by the Nuggets after…

  • Hurley hits the ground running with Sun Devils

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Bobby Hurley’s arrival at Arizona State created a buzz in the desert and drew national attention to a program often overshadowed by its rival to the south. Before the initial fanfare…

  • Pacers’ Jordan Hill arrested in Georgia for reckless driving

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers newcomer Jordan Hill was arrested near Atlanta on charges of reckless driving and speeding after police clocked his car going 107 mph in a 65 mph zone. According to the…

  • Mavs sign free-agent forward Jeremy Evans

    DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks signed free-agent forward Jeremy Evans on Friday. The 2012 slam dunk champion at All-Star weekend averaged 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in five seasons with the Utah Jazz. He…

  • Warriors acquire Jason Thompson from 76ers for Wallace

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward/center Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Gerald Wallace, the player they had just received from Boston in the David Lee deal. NBA…

  • Lieberman hired by Kings as NBA’s second female assistant

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New Sacramento Kings assistant Nancy Lieberman recalls a conversation with Pat Riley a couple of years back when she explained to the Miami Heat executive how much she wanted to keep…

  • NBA in Africa: Visiting Mandela’s house and planning safaris

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Chris Paul keeps waking up in his hotel at 3 a.m. because of jet-lag and is wiped, though it hasn’t stopped him getting out and visiting the house where Nelson Mandela lived.…

  • NBA Calendar

    Aug. 1 — NBA Africa game, Johannesburg. Aug. 15-18 — FIBA Oceania Championship (Australia and New Zealand). Aug. 19-30 — AfroBasket. Aug. 31-Sept. 12 — FIBA Americas Championship. Sept. 5-20 — EuroBasket. Sept. 10-12 —…