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Durant, Irving try to move on after Nets' turbulent summer

Sep. 26, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant asked to leave, though figured he wouldn't. Kyrie Irving wanted to stay, but feared he might be gone. As the chaotic Brooklyn Nets' offseason was unfolding, even the key players struggled to make sense of things. “It’s awkward,”...

NYC ending vaccine mandate for private employers on Nov. 1

Sep. 20, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will lift its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private-sector employers on Nov. 1, Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday in another sign of the city’s gradual return to pre-pandemic norms. The city began requiring almost all private businesses to ban...

Steph Curry aims to inspire with 'I Have a Superpower' book

Sep. 06, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On nearly every basketball court around the world —from NBA arenas to elementary school gyms — you’ll see players of all sizes regularly attempting long 3-point shots. There’s one man largely credited with transforming basketball from a must-see above the rim game to box...

Durant, Nets plan to move forward together instead of trade

Aug. 23, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets are staying together. A trade request that jolted the franchise and dominated NBA headlines has been removed. The Nets will return next season with their All-Star forward in uniform — and with their championship hopes intact. ...

Analysis: Lillard shows NBA players have power to stay, too

Jul. 11, 2022 02:14 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — To understand why Damian Lillard is still with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2022, examine why he enrolled at Weber State in 2008. Weber State showed serious interest in Lillard before any other school. That resonated with Lillard, and when higher-profile schools...

Analysis: NBA teams going all-in, and that's what it takes

Jul. 02, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

The 2023 NBA playoffs are more than nine months away, and one thing is already clear. There will be chaos. The Minnesota Timberwolves grabbed a megaphone and announced that to the world when they traded multiple players and several first-round picks — one of them in...

AP source: Kevin Durant asks for trade from Brooklyn Nets

Jun. 30, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

Kevin Durant may be taking his quest for more titles elsewhere. Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, according to a person with direct knowledge of the decision that undoubtedly will have teams scrambling to put together offers for the perennial All-Star. ...

COVID-19 at Wimbledon: 3 top-20 men out after positive tests

Jun. 30, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic famously decided not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 — which prevented him from playing at the Australian Open in January following a legal saga that ended with his deportation from that country, and, as things currently...

NBA free agency opens Thursday, starting deal-making season

Jun. 29, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

Let the talking begin. The trading, too, and eventually the signing. Free agency officially opens Thursday in the NBA, with teams able to begin negotiating at 6 p.m. Eastern with players who are not under contract — although, in reality, free agency and the slew of offseason...