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Fans of NBA could feel impact of China trade wars

Sep. 16, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — That LeBron James jersey could get a little more expensive. Companies that make clothing and shoes for the National Basketball Association players are in the crosshairs of President Donald Trump's escalating China trade wars. So, the question is, will American fans of sports stars like Los...

Gasol, Spain to meet Argentina in World Cup final

Sep. 14, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Lamar Odom, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Those are the only five players to win an NBA title and a gold medal in the same year, whether it was in FIBA or Olympic competition, with Pippen doing it twice. It is an exclusive club — one that Marc Gasol is...

California college athlete 'fair pay' bill goes to governor

Sep. 11, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Athletes at California colleges could hire agents and sign endorsement deals under a bill the state Legislature sent to the governor Wednesday, setting up a potential confrontation with the NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of powerhouse programs like USC, UCLA and...

Dwight Howard eager to make most of 2nd chance with Lakers

Sep. 4, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwight Howard says he is returning to the Los Angeles Lakers with a new outlook on basketball and his place in it. The veteran center hopes the Lakers fans— and a couple of retired Lakers superstars — who learned to loathe the old Dwight over the past six years will give...

Dwight Howard returns to Lakers 6 years after departure

Aug. 26, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwight Howard rejoined the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, six seasons after his acrimonious departure. The eight-time All-Star center and 15-year NBA veteran is the Lakers' improbable choice to fill the sudden roster vacancy created by DeMarcus Cousins' knee injury. Howard spent one...

Order restored: US beats Canada in pre-World Cup basketball

Aug. 26, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Order restored. After losing for the first time in nearly 13 years two days earlier, the United States rebounded to outclass Canada 84-68 in a pre-World Cup exhibition basketball game Monday. At the same arena where the Americans won Olympic gold at the Sydney 2000 Games the U.S. never...

AP Source: Lakers plan to sign Dwight Howard

Aug. 23, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers intend to sign center Dwight Howard after he completes a buyout with Memphis, a person familiar with the decision says. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal hasn't been completed for Howard to make an improbable return to the Lakers...

Lakers' Cousins tears ACL in left knee, awaiting surgery

Aug. 15, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is facing rehab from another major injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers have endured their first big problem of a season with championship expectations. Cousins was diagnosed Thursday with a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury that could sideline the six-time...

King's court: LeBron dedicates court at his hometown school

Aug. 14, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James went back to school and back in time on Wednesday. Joined by four high school teammates, the NBA superstar dedicated a multicolored outdoor basketball court at the I Promise School, which he founded last year for underprivileged children in his hometown. James took a break...

NBA 2019-20: Some tip-offs earlier, back-to-backs down again

Aug. 12, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

The NBA schedule is a little bit easier on players. Fans might be catching a break — and some more sleep — as well. The league announced its 2019-20 schedule on Monday, featuring another dip in back-to-back games for teams and a major change in the number of nationally televised games starting at...