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NBA, players extend deadline for opting out of CBA

Oct. 30, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

The NBA and its players agreed Friday to extend the deadline for opting out of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by one week until Nov. 6, and talks will continue in the interim regarding the numerous issues that have to be decided before next season begins. It is the fourth extension of the opt-out deadline...

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Shawn's Hemp: Former NBA All-Star Kemp enters pot business

Oct. 30, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The line stretched down the block, around the corner and snaked into the alley on the back side of the street. Most people were wearing green and gold. All of them were there for a glimpse, maybe an autograph and maybe some product to take home. Even 23 years after he last played for the...

Raptors to cooperate with Davis probe after assault charge

Oct. 30, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors say they will cooperate fully with the NBA’s investigation into guard Terence Davis following his arrest in New York on charges including assault. The team made its first public comment on the case in a statement Friday. Davis faces several charges after police...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2008, file photo, Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash, left, talks with head coach Mike D'Antoni during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Hornets in Phoenix. D'Antoni and Amare Stoudemire are joining Nash's coaching staff, bringing a glimpse of the old Phoenix Suns to Brooklyn. Nash hired his old coach and pick-and-roll partner as assistants Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, filling out his staff for his rookie season as an NBA coach. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Nash hires D'Antoni, Stoudemire for his Nets coaching staff

Oct. 30, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike D'Antoni and Amare Stoudemire are joining Steve Nash's coaching staff, bringing a glimpse of the old Phoenix Suns to Brooklyn. Nash hired his old coach and pick-and-roll partner as assistants Friday, filling out his staff for his rookie season as an NBA coach. D'Antoni won the first of...

Wolves' Beasley charged with threatening strangers with gun

Oct. 29, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley is charged with using a rifle to threaten a family who was house hunting in his neighborhood in suburban Minneapolis. Beasley was charged Thursday in Hennepin County District Court with threats of violence and drug possession. His wife, Montana Yao, was...

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) throws against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Rams want to join Lakers, Dodgers on LA's championship run

Oct. 28, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Jared Goff texted congratulations to Cody Bellinger and Joc Pederson right after the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series on Tuesday night. “Cody actually texted me back and said, ‘It’s your turn now,’” the Los Angeles Rams quarterback...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) locks arms with teammates during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Cleveland's teams push for meaningful wins, lasting change

Oct. 28, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians, Browns and Cavaliers are used to being judged by their win-loss records. These days they're eyeing more meaningful victories. The city's professional sports franchises, which partnered in a unique alliance in August to address social and economic injustices across Northeast...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, Charlotte Hornets associate head coach Stephen Silas argues a call during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in Charlotte, N.C. The Houston Rockets and Silas have an agreement for the Dallas assistant to replace Mike D'Antoni as coach, multiple people with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

AP sources: Rockets hiring Stephen Silas to replace D'Antoni

Oct. 28, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

The Houston Rockets and Stephen Silas have an agreement for the Dallas assistant to replace Mike D'Antoni as coach, multiple people with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday. The hiring of the son of former NBA player and coach Paul Silas completes a significant change in the leadership of the team with the...

Raptors' Davis charged with assaulting girlfriend in NYC

Oct. 28, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Raptors rookie Terence Davis was arrested in New York on charges including assault after police say he hit his girlfriend in the face. The incident occurred Tuesday night at a luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan, where a 20-year-old woman told police she went to visit her...

FILE - This is a July 26, 2019, file photo showing Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey during an NBA basketball news conference in Houston. The Philadelphia 76ers are in advanced negotiations with Morey to become president of basketball operations as part of the overhaul of the front office that began after an underachieving season. The deal is expected to be finalized as early as this weekend, multiple people with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it has not been made official. Morey and the Rockets split a little over a year after he sparked a rift between the NBA and Chinese government. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

AP sources: Morey in advanced talks to lead 76ers

Oct. 28, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are in advanced negotiations with former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to become president of basketball operations as part of their front-office overhaul that began after an underachieving season, multiple people with direct knowledge of the...