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10 Things to Know for Today

Jun. 25, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FEDS MOVE MIGRANT KIDS AFTER AP EXPOSES BAD TREATMENT Most of the children were removed from a Border Patrol station near El Paso, Texas, following reports that more than 300 children were detained in...

Teary-eyed Antetokounmpo wins NBA MVP honors

Jun. 25, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals. They won big at the NBA Awards. A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player honors, Mike Budenholzer won Coach of the Year, and Jon Horst took Executive of the Year on Monday night in Santa Monica....

The Latest: Rudy Gobert of Utah wins Defensive Player

Jun. 24, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NBA Awards show in Santa Monica, California (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz has won Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season at the NBA Awards. The 26-year-old center from France beat out Giannis Antetokounmpo of...

Hawks trade Kent Bazemore to Trail Blazers for Evan Turner

Jun. 24, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have traded Kent Bazemore to the Portland Trail Blazers for Evan Turner is a swap of high-priced players heading into the final year of their contracts. Bazemore was the last holdover from the Hawks' 60-win team in 2014-15. The 6-foot-5 swingman lost his starting job midway...

Reddish looks to make new home with Hawks

Jun. 24, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Cam Reddish is looking forward to playing for the Atlanta Hawks after he was hampered by a groin injury during his one season with Duke. The 19-year-old Reddish joins a promising young core with Atlanta that also includes Trae Young and John Collins after he was selected by the Hawks with...

Ex-Sacramento Kings exec gets 7 years for siphoning $13.4M

Jun. 24, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former top Sacramento Kings executive was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for siphoning $13.4 million from the team. Jeffrey David, 44, the team's former chief revenue officer, pleaded guilty in December to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. David diverted the...

Warriors GM to meet soon with Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson

Jun. 24, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State general manager Bob Myers plans to meet with both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson ahead of the start of free agency this weekend. "Yes," Myers answered succinctly Monday when asked about sit-downs with both free agents, each injured for the runner-up Warriors during the...

Pistons owner forming joint venture to redevelop Palace area

Jun. 24, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Pistons owner Tom Gores and Schostak Brothers & Co. are forming a joint venture to redevelop The Palace of Auburn Hills and its surrounding land and the arena is expected to be demolished. The Pistons moved from The Palace and begin playing in their new downtown arena in 2017. They are...

NBA fines Knicks $50,000 over feud with New York Daily News

Jun. 24, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA fined the New York Knicks $50,000 on Monday for violating media rules by not allowing the New York Daily News to cover one of the team's news conferences. The Knicks held a news conference on Friday to introduce their new draft picks, sending out an advisory announcing the details...

Yelich: Giannis winning NBA MVP in Milwaukee would be 'cool'

Jun. 23, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich first met Giannis Antetokounmpo last month in downtown Milwaukee. The encounter happened inside a hallway at Fiserv Forum after Antetokounmpo and the Bucks eliminated the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The meeting of the Milwaukee stars occurred about...