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US closes in on basketball World Cup, tops Puerto Rico 83-75

Jul. 01, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Justin Jackson scored 26 points, Langston Galloway added 18 and the U.S. men's basketball team took another step toward qualifying for next year’s World Cup by topping Puerto Rico 83-75 on Friday night. John Jenkins scored 13 for the Americans, who...

AP source: Payton II to join Blazers on $28M, 3-year deal

Jul. 01, 2022 22:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gary Payton II is returning to his Pacific Northwest roots, agreeing to a $28 million, three-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. A person with direct knowledge of the deal confirmed on Friday that Payton would depart the NBA champion Golden State...

AP source: Cavaliers, Ricky Rubio agree to 3-year contract

Jul. 01, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ricky Rubio helped return the Cavaliers to contention. He'll try to keep them there. The veteran point guard agreed Friday to come back for another stint with Cleveland, agreeing on a multiyear contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated...

AP source: Celtics get Pacers' Brogdon, bolster backcourt

Jul. 01, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Brad Stevens thought the Boston Celtics needed another playmaker and more depth to win their first NBA title since 2007-08. He may have found both with one big move Friday. Boston's president of basketball operations acquired combo guard Malcolm...

AP source: Rudy Gobert traded by Jazz to Timberwolves

Jul. 01, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

For Utah, one era is ending. For Minnesota, one seems to be beginning. The Jazz have agreed to trade Rudy Gobert — a three-time defensive player of the year — to the Timberwolves for a massive package of players and draft picks, according to a person with knowledge...

LAPD: Hornets' Bridges charged with felony domestic violence

Jul. 01, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges has been charged with felony domestic violence stemming from an incident earlier this week, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Friday. The LAPD posted on Twitter that Bridges was arrested for “intimate partner violence with...

Day 2 of free agency: LaVine, Nurkic decide to stay put

Jul. 01, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

Zach LaVine is staying in Chicago. Same goes for Jusuf Nurkic in Portland. Day 2 of NBA free agency on Friday brought another max deal — this time, going to LaVine, who secured the richest contract in Bulls history when he agreed to a $215 million, five-year contract. ...

NBA says take-foul penalty will change at summer leagues

Jul. 01, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

The NBA has sent another strong indicator that the penalty for transition take fouls is about to change. Such fouls will result in a penalty of one free throw, plus retention of the ball, at all three summer leagues this season — first the two smaller ones in San Francisco and Salt...

AP source: Hawks trading Kevin Huerter to Sacramento

Jul. 01, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

The Atlanta Hawks are trading Kevin Huerter to the Sacramento Kings for Justin Holiday, Mo Harkless and a future conditional draft pick, according to a person with direct knowledge of the agreement. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because...

Villanova-Michigan St highlight Gavitt Games in BEast-BTen

Jul. 01, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coming off a Final Four appearance, Villanova and new coach Kyle Neptune will face Tom Izzo's Michigan State in one of the major attractions of the seventh Gavitt Tipoff Games. The Big East and Big Ten Conferences announced the eight men’s basketball contests on...