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Trial for WNBA star Brittney Griner opens in Russian court

Jul. 01, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner went on trial Friday, 4 1/2 months after her arrest on charges of possessing cannabis oil while returning to play for a Russian team, in a case that unfolded amid tense relations between Moscow and Washington. The Phoenix...

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

Jul. 01, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent point guard Ricky Rubio has agreed to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers on a multiyear contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday. Rubio, who was instrumental in Cleveland's turnaround last season before...

Tiffany Hayes helps Dream beat Liberty 92-81 in overtime

Jul. 01, 2022 08:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany Hayes made the most of her first game of the season, providing the spark in overtime to lift the Atlanta Dream over the New York Liberty. Hayes, who missed the first 19 games with a right knee injury, scored nine of her 21 points in OT to give the Dream a...

American basketball star Brittney Griner has arrived at a Russian court for the beginning of her trial on drugs charges

Jul. 01, 2022 05:19 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner has arrived at a Russian court for the beginning of her trial on drugs charges.

Booker secures $224M, four-year extension from Suns

Jul. 01, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

Devin Booker helped Phoenix to the NBA Finals in 2021, then played a huge role in helping the Suns to the league’s best record this past season. They can’t wait to see what he does next. To no surprise, the Suns gave Booker a four-year extension early Friday that...

Towns agrees with Timberwolves on $224 million extension

Jul. 01, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns is under contract for six more years, after agreeing to an extension Friday to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It's a huge commitment from the Timberwolves, and one they made as quickly as they possibly could: Starting in 2024-25, Towns...

Grizzlies, All-Star Ja Morant agree to 5-year supermax deal

Jul. 01, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

The Memphis Grizzlies are making sure All-Star point guard Ja Morant is going nowhere anytime soon. Morant agreed to a five-year supermax rookie extension Friday. Tandem, the company home to Morant's agent, Jim Tanner, congratulated the guard on the contract on social media minutes...

5 players, $1.1 billion: NBA free agency starts with a bang

Jul. 01, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

The NBA generated more basketball-related income than ever this past season, the total number coming up just short of $9 billion. Business is good. The first night of free agency underscored how good. Nikola Jokic agreed to the biggest contract in NBA history, Bradley...

AP source: Kevin Durant asks for trade from Brooklyn Nets

Jun. 30, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

Kevin Durant may be taking his quest for more titles elsewhere. Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, according to a person with direct knowledge of the decision that undoubtedly will have teams scrambling to put together offers for the perennial All-Star. ...

AP source: Jokic, Nuggets agree on record $264M extension

Jun. 30, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic has gone from draft pick No. 41, to two-time MVP, and now the holder of the largest contract in NBA history. Jokic and the Denver Nuggets agreed Thursday to a $264 supermax extension, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations who...