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Kansas-Missouri hoops series to resume next season in KC

Oct. 21, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Border War is returning to college basketball. The acrimonious rivalry between Kansas and Missouri, once the longest continually played series west of the Mississippi River, will resume next season in Kansas City. The schools have agreed to play six times, with four of those...

Pacers give Sabonis 4-year deal to keep core group together

Oct. 21, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have signed power forward Domantas Sabonis to a four-year contract extension. Team officials completed the deal Monday, less than two hours before an NBA deadline would have allowed players with rookie contracts to become restricted free agents next summer. The Pacers...

Sacramento Kings give guard Buddy Hield contract extension

Oct. 21, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fourth-year guard Buddy Hield has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the Sacramento Kings. The team didn't provide details of the contract in announcing Hield's extension Monday and planned a news conference for Tuesday. The Kings open the season Wednesday at Phoenix....

Nets sign Prince to contract extension after good preseason

Oct. 21, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taurean Prince quickly showed the Brooklyn Nets he was worth keeping around. The Nets signed Prince to a multiyear contract extension Monday, just a few months after acquiring him in an offseason trade. Prince came to Brooklyn in a July 6 trade with Atlanta and has quickly stepped into the...

Pelicans' Zion Williamson out 6-8 weeks after knee scope

Oct. 21, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson will miss the start of the season after the No. 1 overall draft pick by the New Orleans Pelicans had right knee surgery, sidelining the hyped rookie for nearly two months. Williamson had his torn right lateral meniscus repaired on Monday. The club says his recovery will...

NBA '19-20: Suspense returns; LA teams seek Hollywood ending

Oct. 21, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

For five years the NBA Finals have returned to the same spot, the longest run ever in one Western Conference location. LeBron James and Anthony Davis want to bring them back to Los Angeles. So do Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. With the Warriors weakened and powerhouse pairs popping up all over the place, the...

Grizzlies exercise options on Jaren Jackson, Grayson Allen

Oct. 21, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have exercised their third-year options on contracts for Jaren Jackson Jr. and guard Grayson Allen. The Grizzlies announced the moves Monday. Jackson was the fourth overall draft pick in 2018, and he averaged 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 58 games to earn NBA...

Detroit Pistons waive veteran Joe Johnson

Oct. 21, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have waived veteran Joe Johnson. The Pistons announced the move Monday, setting their 15-man roster for Wednesday night's season opener at Indiana. Detroit signed Johnson last month, but the Pistons maintained that he would be competing for a roster spot, and there was no...

Celtics sign F Brown to extension worth up to $115 million

Oct. 21, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have signed forward Jaylen Brown to a contract extension, beating a Monday deadline to extend the player who has emerged as a key part of the team's future. The four-year deal could pay Brown as much as $115 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The...

Michigan's Franz Wagner out 4-6 weeks with fractured wrist

Oct. 21, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan freshman Franz Wagner is expected to miss four to six weeks with a fractured right wrist. The school said Monday a full recovery is anticipated. The 6-foot-8 Wagner is the younger brother of former Michigan standout Moe Wagner. He's expected to be a key newcomer in the...