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Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

Jul. 19, 2018 6:49 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday...

With Leonard gone, a new look for Popovich and the Spurs

Jul. 19, 2018 3:52 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The most tumultuous offseason in Gregg Popovich's two decades with the Spurs ended with the trade of star Kawhi Leonard to Toronto. And Popovich says he is fine with that. The Spurs traded Leonard and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a conditional...

No LeBron, but ESPYs attendees abuzz about newest Laker

Jul. 18, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James was absent from the ESPYs, but was still the talk of the town on the red carpet under a sizzling sun in Los Angeles. "There's a buzz around this city," Lakers teammate Josh Hart said. James was nominated for Best NBA player for the 14th straight year at the ESPYs on...

Mavericks add Jenny Boucek, Stephen Silas to coaching staff

Jul. 18, 2018 8:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have added Jenny Boucek and Stephen Silas as assistant coaches. The club made the announcements Wednesday. Boucek will be an assistant to the team's basketball staff and will be involved with special projects. Boucek spent last season as a player development coach with...

Beilein agrees to extension with automatic rollovers

Jul. 18, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach John Beilein has agreed to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season. The school said Wednesday the five-year deal automatically extends an additional year and repeats each year until either Beilein or the school decides not to renew. The 65-year-old Beilein has...

On Basketball: Toronto will need to work some magic now

Jul. 18, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

Raptors boss Masai Ujiri better have some magic plan. Because if he doesn't, Lakers boss Magic Johnson certainly will. Before Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan — the headline pieces in a four-player trade between San Antonio and Toronto on Wednesday — play a single game for their new teams, this much...

Parker looks to get career back on track with hometown Bulls

Jul. 18, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jabari Parker recalled playing on the court with the Chicago Bulls' logo as a young child. It was at the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club where his dad was a supervisor and not the nearby United Center. But it sure felt big time to him. "It was like our United Center, that gym," he said....

Done deal: Leonard goes to Raptors, DeRozan goes to Spurs

Jul. 18, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is over. So is DeMar DeRozan's time in Toronto. An NBA summer blockbuster got pulled off Wednesday, with the Spurs sending Leonard to the Raptors as part of a four-player deal that has DeRozan heading to San Antonio. The Spurs also got center Jakob Poeltl and a 2019 protected...

Dwyane Wade signs 'lifetime' deal with Li-Ning

Jul. 18, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade has a new contract — with his shoe company. Wade and the Chinese apparel company Li-Ning announced that the three-time NBA champion has signed a lifetime contract with the brand, which he has represented since 2012. The finalizing of that deal coincided with Wade and the...

Josh Hart matures during summer league, wins MVP

Jul. 18, 2018 1:09 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Josh Hart wasn't around to see the conclusion of the summer league as he was ejected from the championship game after criticizing the officials. The Lakers fell short in the title game, losing to Portland 91-73 on Tuesday night. Hart earned league MVP honors for a stellar two-week...