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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 —…

  • Mavericks sign 7-2 Tunisian center Salah Mejri

    DALLAS (AP) — The Mavericks have signed Tunisian center Salah Mejri from Real Madrid in the Spanish League. The 7-foot-2 Mejri averaged 4.3 points and 2.1 rebounds in 34 games for Real Madrid last season.…

  • Hawks F Mike Scott arrested on drug charges in NE Georgia

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott has been arrested on drug charges. The Banks County sheriff’s office says deputies attempted to stop an SUV driven by Scott’s 20-year-old brother, Antonn, for following too…

  • Suns make series of coaching, front-office moves

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have added Nate Bjorkgren and former NBA players Earl Watson and Corey Gaines to Jeff Hornacek’s coaching staff and shifted Mark West from the bench back to the front…

  • Knicks sign 1st-round picks Porzingis, Grant

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have signed first-round draft picks Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant. The team announced the signings Thursday, along with the re-signing of forward Lou Amundson. The 7-foot-3 Porzingis…