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Greg Lee, UCLA guard under coach John Wooden, dies at 70

Sep. 23, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greg Lee, who helped UCLA to consecutive national championships in 1972 and ’73 as a starting guard under coach John Wooden, has died. He was 70. Lee died at a San Diego hospital on Wednesday from an infection related to an immune disorder, the university said...

Celtics suspend coach Ime Udoka for 2022-23 season

Sep. 22, 2022 22:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have suspended Ime Udoka for a full year, banning the coach who led them to the NBA Finals last spring for the entire 2022-23 season over what two people with knowledge of the matter said was an improper relationship with a member of the organization. ...

Clippers say Kawhi Leonard is cleared for 5-on-5 play

Sep. 22, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

Kawhi Leonard has been cleared for 5-on-5 basketball again, more than a year since his last NBA game. Los Angeles Clippers President Lawrence Frank said Thursday that the team will proceed with some caution with Leonard, the two-time NBA Finals MVP and five-time All-Star who tore the...

AP source: Jazz trade Bogdanovic to Detroit for Olynyk, Lee

Sep. 22, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

Utah continued to revamp its roster continued Thursday with the Jazz agreeing to send forward Bojan Bogdanovic to the Detroit Pistons for forward Kelly Olynyk and guard Saben Lee, according to a person with knowledge of the trade. The person confirmed the trade Thursday to The...

Suspended Sarver says he's decided to sell Suns, Mercury

Sep. 21, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

Robert Sarver says he has started the process of selling the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, a move that came barely a week after he was suspended by the NBA over workplace misconduct that included racist speech and hostile behavior toward employees. The decision was quickly...

Suspended owner Robert Sarver says he has started the process of selling the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury

Sep. 21, 2022 12:59 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Suspended owner Robert Sarver says he has started the process of selling the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury.

T-wolves' Edwards fined $40K by NBA for homophobic remark

Sep. 20, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards was fined $40,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for homophobic comments he made on social media. The league announced the punishment for Edwards' use of “offensive and derogatory language" in a since-deleted Instagram video he...

Dennis Schröder returning to Lakers with 1-year deal

Sep. 16, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Point guard Dennis Schröder is returning for a second stint with the Los Angeles Lakers. Schröder's agency, Priority Sports, announced the deal on social media Friday. Schröder confirmed it with an Instagram post. The German guard spent...

France tops Poland, Spain beats Germany in EuroBasket semis

Sep. 16, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — France sent a message on its way to grabbing a spot in the EuroBasket championship game and a showdown with Spain. Guerschon Yabusele scored 22 points, and France rolled past Poland 95-54 in the semifinals of the European championships on Friday. “We...

PayPal says if Sarver stays, it won't remain Suns sponsor

Sep. 16, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

PayPal said Friday that the company will no longer sponsor the Phoenix Suns if owner Robert Sarver remains part of the franchise when his suspension ends. And the National Basketball Players Association later made its stance clear, with executive director Tamika Tremaglio telling...