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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...

Suns match Pacers' offer for Ayton, keeping nucleus intact

Jul. 14, 2022 21:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Deandre Ayton finally has his new deal from the Phoenix Suns, who simply weren’t willing to let him get away for nothing. A person with knowledge of the situation said the Suns quickly decided to match a $133 million, four-year offer sheet that Ayton agreed to...

NBA Summer Surprises: 5 players who have stood out in Vegas

Jul. 14, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As NBA summer league winds down in Las Vegas and teams begin making plans to finish up and leave this coming weekend, some players might have done better than most in showing their potential. This list doesn't include the biggest names. Paolo Banchero was stellar...

Mann leads Thunder past Kings 86-80 in Summer League play

Jul. 14, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tre Mann had 15 points and seven assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to an 86-80 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night in the NBA Summer League. Oklahoma City's three first-round picks draft all contributed to the victory. No. 2...

Warriors assistant Ron Adams wins NBCA's Tex Winter Award

Jul. 12, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Golden State assistant coach Ron Adams is the winner of this year’s Tex Winter Assistant Coach Lifetime Impact Award, presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association. Adams has spent more than 50 years in coaching and is entering his 30th year in the...