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  • Milwaukee funding for new Bucks arena goes before public

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee’s top development official and its chief financial officer presented details for the first time Monday about the final piece of a proposed $500 million funding puzzle to build a new arena…

  • 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…

  • Pro teams push California to offer high-stakes raffles

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The pitch is for charity, but the call could favor California’s professional sports teams. California’s major league sports clubs and a leading raffle vendor are lobbying state lawmakers for the exclusive…

  • UNDATED: Add 2015-16 NBA Schedule

    Tuesday, March 1 Phoenix at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Chicago at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Portland at New York, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Atlanta at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Brooklyn at L.A. Lakers, 10:30…

  • 2015-16 NBA Schedule

    Times EDT Tuesday, Oct. 27 Detroit at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 Washington at Orlando, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston, 7:30 p.m.…

  • UNDATED: Add 2015-16 NBA Schedule

    Friday, Jan. 1 Orlando at Washington, 7 p.m. Dallas at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. New York at Chicago, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2 Brooklyn at…

  • Chris Jent to coach Bakersfield Jam in D-League

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Chris Jent will coach the Bakersfield Jam, the Phoenix Suns’ affiliate in the NBA Development League. The Suns and Jam announced the move Thursday. Jent replaced Nate Bjorkgren, now the Suns’…

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

    Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers’ locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking with backboard-breaking force. The guest was Grammy Award winner Stevie…

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

    Darryl Dawkins, whose board-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…

  • 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…