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An early list of NBA games to watch this season

Aug. 12, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

The NBA released its upcoming schedule Monday and here's some rematches, homecomings and other games to watch during this 2019-20 NBA season : FINALS REMATCHES Toronto at Golden State, March 5 Golden State at Toronto, March 16 It may be a while for the Raptors and Warriors to get back together and recreate...

NBA 2019-20: Some tip-offs earlier, back-to-backs down again

Aug. 12, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

The NBA schedule is a little bit easier on players. Fans might be catching a break — and some more sleep — as well. The league announced its 2019-20 schedule on Monday, featuring another dip in back-to-back games for teams and a major change in the number of nationally televised games starting at...

For Popovich, finding a team quickly will be a challenge

Aug. 6, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich typically has a month of NBA training camp and a half-dozen or so preseason games before he picks a San Antonio team, and then gets a few more months of the regular-season grind to mold those Spurs into playoff shape. These aren't the Spurs. These are...

10 things to know about the FIBA World Cup

Aug. 5, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball opened training camp Monday for the FIBA World Cup, which starts Aug. 31 in China. Here are 10 things to know about the tournament and the Americans' quest for an unprecedented third gold medal in the event. ___ WHAT IS IT? The World Cup is a 32-team tournament running from...

Tatis Jr. homers to lead Padres to 5-1 win over Giants

Jul. 28, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. keeps finding new ways to impress the San Diego Padres. One minute, he was hitting the deck to avoid a knockdown pitch. The next minute, he was swatting a two-run home run to help the Padres cool off the San Francisco Giants 5-1 Saturday night to snap an...

Clippers unveil images, plans for lavish new Inglewood arena

Jul. 25, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers unveiled the first renderings Thursday for the lavish arena complex they hope to build in Inglewood. While significant hurdles remain, the Clippers are hoping to break ground by 2021 on an 18,500-seat arena and a surrounding 26-acre, billion-dollar development...

Thunder GM Sam Presti shies away from term "rebuilding"

Jul. 25, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The words rebuilding and tanking don't sit well with Thunder general manager Sam Presti. He prefers the terms repositioning and replenishing. No matter what he calls it, he has quite a task in front of him after trading Oklahoma City's two best players __ All-Stars Paul George and...

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George want to make history for Clippers

Jul. 24, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George laughed and cheered along with the crowd when the multibillionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers waved his arms, stomped his feet and screamed his new players' praises in a cracking voice. "Pretty cool! Pretty cool!" Steve Ballmer shouted with glee....

Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

They'll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in the NBA. Maybe. And probably not for long. It's been a hectic month since Toronto won the NBA championship and the...

AP source: Russell Westbrook going to Rockets for Chris Paul

Jul. 11, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Russell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Paul in a swapping of top point guards. The Thunder...