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AP source: Grizzlies in line for 1st game on Christmas

Aug. 15, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

Merry Christmas, Memphis. The Grizzlies are in line to be part of that holiday’s NBA showcase for the first time. Ja Morant and the Grizzlies will face Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and the rest of the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Dec. 25 in San Francisco,...

New this week: 'House of the Dragon,' Lakers doc and Lovato

Aug. 15, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — In the almost 25 years since Princess Diana died, there has never been any shortage of content...

Protester: San Francisco paramedic sedated her involuntarily

Aug. 11, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A protester has filed a federal civil lawsuit against the city of San Francisco claiming that a paramedic, under the direction of a police sergeant, injected her against her will with a sedative while she was handcuffed after being removed from a Golden State Warriors...

Russell’s No. 6 being retired across NBA, a 1st for league

Aug. 11, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

Bill Russell's No. 6 jersey is being retired across the NBA, a first for the league. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced Thursday that the number worn by the 11-time champion, civil rights activist and person good enough to be enshrined in the Basketball...

LA man among 3 killed in lightning strike near White House

Aug. 07, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 29-year-old Los Angeles bank executive was one of three people killed last week when lightning struck in a park across from the White House, his employer said. Brooks Lambertson, a vice president for City National Bank, was in Washington, D.C., on business...

Column: NFL lets bad boy owners get off with slap on wrist

Aug. 05, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

After Donald Sterling's racist ramblings were exposed to the world, the NBA moved quickly to banish him from the league. Sure, the forced sale of the Los Angeles Clippers made Sterling even richer, but it sent a clear signal that such behavior would not be tolerated, even from the...

Suns extend contract of NBA's Coach of the Year Williams

Jul. 27, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have officially agreed to a multi-year contract extension for Monty Williams, the NBA's Coach of the Year last season after leading the franchise to a team-record 64 wins in the regular season. The team announced the extension Wednesday. No other...

Timberwolves sign guard Austin Rivers for depth

Jul. 21, 2022 22:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves finalized a contract Thursday with guard Austin Rivers. The 6-foot-4 son of Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers spent last season with Denver, where he averaged 6.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 67 games. Rivers had...

Steph Curry steps out of comfort zone as host of The ESPYS

Jul. 18, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry lets his play do the talking during the NBA season. Give him a mic as host of The ESPYS and some famous folks might finally be hearing trash talk from one of the league's best-liked players. Just how worried should the audience be Wednesday night...

Clippers use 32-9 4th quarter to beat Jazz at Summer League

Jul. 16, 2022 00:53 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brandon Boston Jr. had 22 points and eight rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers used a 32-9 fourth quarter to beat the Utah Jazz 82-65 on Friday in the NBA Summer League. Los Angeles scored just 11 points in the third quarter before opening the fourth on a 24-4...