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  • NBA Calendar

    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 — Training camps open…

  • France hopes to retain title with Tony Parker back in team

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Tony Parker is back and France will be looking to retain the title at the European Basketball Championship that starts over the weekend in four cities across the continent. Originally scheduled…

  • 2015 NBA Preseason Schedule

    All Times EDT Friday, Oct. 2 Denver at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 Charlotte at Orlando, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Indiana, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4 Charlotte at Miami, 6 p.m. LA…

  • Hawks to retire Dikembe Mutombo’s No. 55 next season

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks will retire Dikembe Mutombo’s No. 55 next season, about two months after he is enshrined into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Mutombo, the shot-blocking, finger-wagging center, spent five…

  • Update on the latest in sports:

    MLB-SCHEDULE Jays, Yanks fall…Keuchel gets 16th…Cards top Nats, help Mets UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays had won eight of nine before the Cleveland Indians prevented them from stretching their lead in the American…

  • LA Clippers sign veteran free agent Chuck Hayes

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers have signed free agent veteran Chuck Hayes. The center-power forward averaged 1.7 points and 1.8 rebounds in 29 games for Toronto last season. The 10-year NBA veteran also has…

  • 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…