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US leagues cashing in on sports betting they once fought

Nov. 28, 2018 11:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Professional sports leagues, which once vehemently fought the prospect of legal sports betting, are now scrambling to get in on it. In a pact announced Wednesday morning, the National Basketball Association is partnering with Sportradar and Genius Sports to distribute NBA betting data to...

A year later, the New York Liberty still for sale

Nov. 16, 2018 2:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been a year since James Dolan announced his intent to sell the New York Liberty, and the team is still on the market. There have been several potential buyers and a few have gotten close to purchasing the team, but for various reasons all the potential deals fell through. Even without...

NBA promotes 5 refs, including 2 women, to full-time status

Nov. 15, 2018 3:14 PM EST

Ashley Moyer-Gleich is eight years removed from playing in the NCAA Division II tournament. Natalie Sago officiated her first game six years ago, and the players were sixth-grade girls. They're in the NBA now — as part of one of the most elite sororities in the game. Moyer-Gleich and Sago are among five...

Hernangomez, Paul Millsap lead Nuggets past Cavs 110-91

Nov. 1, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Denver Nuggets aren't getting too excited about their early season success. Denver moved to 7-1 with a 110-91 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, the Nuggets' best start since going 8-0 in 1976-77. The Nuggets are keeping their feet on the ground despite having the...

WNBA cut short labor contract after 2019 season

Nov. 1, 2018 8:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA players have exercised their right to terminate their collective bargaining agreement after the 2019 season, cutting the deal short by two years. The current labor contract started on March 5, 2014, and had been scheduled to run through October 2021 or the day after the last playoff...

Shining moment: Cavaliers awarded 2022 NBA All-Star Game

Nov. 1, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The NBA's spotlight faded from Cleveland last summer. It will shine brilliantly again in four years. After numerous "passionate" discussions between the team and league, Commissioner Adam Silver announced Thursday that the Cavaliers will host the 2022 All-Star Game at Quicken Loans Arena....

Borrego: Hiring female coaches shows NBA trending right way

Oct. 22, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women throughout the league. He's getting his wish. In recent days, two significant moves were made, with Kristi Toliver being added to Washington's staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin getting hired as an assistant coach with Charlotte's G League affiliate in...

G League to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects

Oct. 18, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The G League will begin offering "select contracts" worth $125,000 next year to elite prospects who are not yet eligible for the NBA, a move that could slightly lessen the handful of one-and-done players at the college level. There is no determination yet on how players will be identified as...

As NBA season opens, is it Warriors-Celtics when it ends?

Oct. 16, 2018 2:07 AM EDT

Opening night last year delivered a good forecast of how the NBA season would turn out. Cleveland edged Boston in the opening game before Houston ruined Golden State's championship ring celebration with a victory over the Warriors in the nightcap. Those teams ended up as the last four standing in the 2017-18...

'He changed the world' - Reaction to Paul Allen's death

Oct. 15, 2018 10:29 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Reaction to the death of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who died Monday: Paul Allen's contributions to our company, our industry and to our community are indispensable. As co-founder of Microsoft, in his own quiet and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and...