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Agent: Williamson agrees to 5-year, $193M extension

Jul. 02, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson’s lost season to injury and unusual absence from the New Orleans Pelicans during his recovery didn’t stop the club from betting big on their long-term future together. The star forward agreed Saturday to a five-year, $193 million extension...

Lakers top Heat, Kings top Warriors at California Classic

Jul. 02, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mac McClung scored 17 points in 16 minutes, Paris Bass added 15 and the Los Angeles Lakers opened the California Classic with a 100-66 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday. Scotty Pippen Jr. scored 14 points and Cole Swider added 13 for the Lakers, who never...

Pistons sign guard Buddy Boeheim to 2-way contract

Jul. 02, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons announced Saturday that former Syracuse guard Buddy Boeheim has signed a two-way contract with the team. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Boeheim led the ACC in scoring during the 2021-22 season, averaging 19.2 points,...

Garland, Cavaliers agree to 5-year, $193 million extension

Jul. 02, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Darius Garland's rapid rise to elite NBA status is complete. Cleveland's All-Star point guard agreed Saturday to a five-year, $193 million contract extension, his agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports told the Associated Press. Garland's deal is the...

Diamondbacks cruise 9-3 as Rockies lose another pitcher

Jul. 02, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — David Peralta, Alek Thomas and Carson Kelly homered, and Merrill Kelly pitched seven strong innings Friday night to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies, who lost a starting pitcher to injury for the second straight game. Peralta...

Looney returning to Warriors on 3-year deal, Payton gone

Jul. 01, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors wanted to keep their roster together to make a run at a repeat. As the NBA's free agency period began, Golden State retained center Kevon Looney when he agreed to a $25.5 million, three-year contract, but lost several other key faces....

AP source: Payton II to join Blazers on $28M, 3-year deal

Jul. 01, 2022 22:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gary Payton II is returning to his Pacific Northwest roots, agreeing to a $28 million, three-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. A person with direct knowledge of the deal confirmed on Friday that Payton would depart the NBA champion Golden State...

Brock Boeser re-signs with Vancouver Canucks

Jul. 01, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Restricted free-agent forward Brock Boeser re-signed with the Vancouver Canucks on Friday, agreeing to three-year deal worth $6.65 million a season. The 25-year-old right wing from Burnsville, Minnesota, had 23 goals and 23 assists in 71...

AP source: Cavaliers, Ricky Rubio agree to 3-year contract

Jul. 01, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ricky Rubio helped return the Cavaliers to contention. He'll try to keep them there. The veteran point guard agreed Friday to come back for another stint with Cleveland, agreeing on a multiyear contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated...

Mets' Max Scherzer to return from IL Tuesday vs. Reds

Jul. 01, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer is scheduled to return to the New York Mets’ rotation Tuesday in Cincinnati after missing over a month with a strained left oblique muscle. Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, has been sidelined since straining his oblique while pitching...