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Magic already excited by LeBron's offseason impact on Lakers

Sep. 20, 2018 11:27 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Magic Johnson can already see LeBron James' impact on the young Los Angeles Lakers before they've even had a regular practice together. After just a few weeks of unusually competitive offseason scrimmages, the Lakers' basketball boss can't wait to see how James' leadership will...

Atlanta Hawks dig in for another long slog

Sep. 20, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There is almost certainly pain coming for the Hawks, or at least their fans, yet first-time NBA head coach Lloyd Pierce and second-year general manager Travis Schlenk refuse to notarize that word while in charge of Atlanta's only woebegone pro team. Training camp begins Tuesday for the team...

Knicks won't rush Porzingis or future building plans

Sep. 20, 2018 3:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis is back with his teammates, though the New York Knicks don't know when he'll be back on the court. Joakim Noah won't be back, though the terms of his departure still are being negotiated. So while there are questions, the Knicks also feel they have certainty with the way...

On Basketball: Butler made his move _ now it's Wolves' turn

Sep. 20, 2018 2:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler knows that NBA players can force their way into trades. Forcing their way into a trade that suits the player, that's an entirely different story. Butler has told the Minnesota Timberwolves that he has no intentions of re-signing with the club next summer, his way of saying "trade...

From G League to GM, 76ers turn franchise over to Brand

Sep. 20, 2018 1:27 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Only two years out of the NBA, Elton Brand is set to return to the league as a 39-year-old general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. For a franchise that underwent the painful "Process" for a few seasons and had its last GM caught up in a Twitter scandal, a youth movement in the front...

Highlights from Dallas Mavericks workplace investigation

Sep. 19, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

Highlights from an independent investigation of workplace conditions at the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, according to a 46-page report released Wednesday some seven months after a Sports Illustrated article included detailed allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct: The Sports Illustrated article...

Mavs owner Mark Cuban donates $10M after workplace probe

Sep. 19, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to help further the cause of women in sports and raise awareness about domestic violence after an investigation released Wednesday substantiated numerous incidents of sexual harassment and improper workplace conduct within...

Trail Blazers unveil jersey sponsorship

Sep. 19, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have announced a multi-year jersey sponsorship deal with Performance Health, an Illinois-based company that manufactures products for the rehabilitation and sports medicine markets. A logo for the company's product Biofreeze will be featured on the left...

Owner Mark Cuban agrees to contribute $10 million to women's causes after workplace investigation of Dallas Mavericks

Sep. 19, 2018 2:42 PM EDT
DALLAS (AP) — Owner Mark Cuban agrees to contribute $10 million to women's causes after workplace investigation of Dallas Mavericks.

The Latest: 2 die in rising flood waters that overtook a van

Sep. 18, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence's lingering impact (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Two people have died after a van was overtaken by rising flood waters in South Carolina. Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson tells The Associated Press that two women drowned at around 6 p.m. Tuesday when a...