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NBA teams approve stiffer penalties for tampering

Sep. 20, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

The NBA's board of governors was unanimous Friday in its approval of a plan to stiffen potential penalties for tampering with players and employees under contract with other clubs, hoping for increased compliance in existing league rules. Fines of up to $10 million are now possible in the most egregious...

Finally, an easy one: US rolls by Japan 98-45 at World Cup

Sep. 5, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — The U.S. finally got to enjoy an easy night at the World Cup. There might not be many more of those. Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Kemba Walker added 15 and the U.S. rolled past Japan 98-45 Thursday in the Group E finale. And now, the stakes get higher with the Americans set to face Greece...

NCAA amends agent rules to no longer require college degree

Aug. 12, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has backtracked on new certification standards and will no longer require a bachelor's degree for a sports agent to represent Division I men's basketball players who declare for the NBA draft while maintaining college eligibility. The requirement drew criticism last week when...

Mavericks sign Isaiah Roby, rookie acquired on draft night

Aug. 7, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have signed Isaiah Roby, the 45th overall pick acquired by the club on draft night. The Mavericks drafted Deividas Sirvydis at No. 37 overall in the second round and sent his rights to Detroit for the rights to Roby and two future second-round picks. Dallas didn't have a...

NCAA's agent certification process draws concern, criticism

Aug. 7, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

There are concerns about the NCAA's new requirements allowing men's basketball players to sign with an agent during the NBA draft process while maintaining their college eligibility. The measures — which notably now include requiring agents to have a bachelor's degree — have drawn criticism from an...

Zion Williamson signs with 2K, adding to whirlwind summer

Jul. 30, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

The past few weeks have been a blur to Zion Williamson. Picked No. 1 in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. Signed his first pro contract that could be worth as much as $45 million over the next four years. Went to summer league and got hurt after nine minutes. Considered playing for USA Basketball in...

Zion Williamson dabbles in football fun with Saints

Jul. 29, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says Zion Williamson's athleticism and physical stature would make the Pelicans rookie and top NBA draft choice an intriguing NFL prospect at a handful of positions, starting with the defensive line or tight end. But Williamson is making a case for quarterback...