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Bucks on brink of elimination after tweaking starting lineup

May. 24, 2019 2:40 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mired in their worst skid of the season at the worst possible time, the Milwaukee Bucks need an answer in the Eastern Conference finals. A lineup change didn't provide one, so the Bucks have to come up with something else in Toronto. The Bucks returned to the starting five they used most...

AP source: Breanna Stewart to be WNBA ambassador this season

May. 24, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart will be a paid ambassador for the WNBA this season. The reigning MVP tore her right Achilles tendon while playing overseas this winter and since the league has no injury list for teams, the Seattle Storm suspended Stewart without pay to free up a roster spot. The WNBA will...

Leonard scores 35, Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 for 3-2 lead

May. 24, 2019 1:28 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kawhi Leonard arrived in Toronto thinking he could pick up another championship to go with the one he already has. One more victory and he'll play for another ring. And dominant performances like he put up Thursday night are a big reason why. Leonard scored 35 points and the Raptors beat...

Lillard, Kemba, LeBron among noteworthy All-NBA picks

May. 23, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced. Those guards can cash in with supermax contracts based on their selections to one of the three All-NBA teams that were announced...

Guard Marta Sniezek transfers from Stanford to Notre Dame

May. 23, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Guard Marta Sniezek has announced her transfer from Stanford and is immediately eligible to play for national runner-up Notre Dame next season. The 5-foot-8 Sniezek, from McLean, Virginia, was injured and didn't play last season for the Cardinal, who were ousted from the NCAA...

Kevin Durant won't return in time for Game 1 of NBA Finals

May. 23, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant won't be ready to play in time for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on May 30. The two-time reigning finals MVP has yet to return to on-court work while recovering from a strained right calf. Big man DeMarcus Cousins might be healthy for Golden State's series opener against...

NC State gives women's hoops coach Wes Moore 6-year deal

May. 23, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has given women's basketball coach Wes Moore a new six-year contract. Athletic director Boo Corrigan announced the new deal Thursday after it received approval from the school's Board of Trustees last month and by the UNC system's board of governors this week....

UCLA hires Michael Lewis as assistant basketball coach

May. 23, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA coach Mick Cronin has hired Michael Lewis as an assistant on his new staff. Lewis spent the last three seasons in the same role at Nebraska, where he worked as the program's offensive coordinator and helped develop the team's guards. He also had assistant jobs at Butler, Eastern...

Suns' Holmes arrested in Florida for Marijuana possession

May. 23, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Phoenix Suns big man Richaun Holmes was arrested for misdemeanor possession of cannabis after a Miami-area traffic stop. Twenty-five-year-old Holmes was arrested Tuesday night along with former Brooklyn Nets forward James Webb III after authorities say the found a recently used marijuana joint...

Former Colorado coach Ricardo Patton joins Vandy's staff

May. 23, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Colorado and Northern Illinois coach Ricardo Patton has joined Vanderbilt's staff as a senior adviser to new coach Jerry Stackhouse. Stackhouse announced the addition of Patton on Thursday. Patton is a Nashville native who played at Belmont. Patton coached Colorado from...