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AP Source: Towns getting $190 million extension from Wolves

Sep. 22, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

Karl-Anthony Towns is getting a new deal from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Jimmy Butler is still waiting to get a new address. Towns announced Saturday night that he is recommitting to the Timberwolves, securing his future there while Butler's remains a mystery. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The...

The Latest: Belgium routs Puerto Rico 86-36 in World Cup

Sep. 22, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the FIBA Women's World Cup (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Belgium turned its first-ever World Cup game into a quick rout, beating Puerto Rico 86-36 on Saturday night. Puerto Rico, which was also playing in its first World Cup game, missed its first 19 shots and by the...

UNC Wilmington opening practice at UNC due to Florence

Sep. 22, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence. The school announced the move for both the men's and women's teams on Saturday. The Seahawks men's program will have a brief workout Monday in Chapel Hill...

Women's World Cup gets underway in Spain

Sep. 22, 2018 5:12 AM EDT

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup gets underway on Saturday with eight games. The U.S. will tip off against Senegal in its quest for a third consecutive championship, something the Americans have never done in their storied history. While the U.S. has been the dominant force in...

World Cup Diary: A'ja Wilson talks USA Basketball

Sep. 22, 2018 3:49 AM EDT

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Here we are on the eve of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup getting started and I'm so excited to wear the USA jersey again. It's been a fun few weeks since the WNBA season ended training with USA Basketball and my coach Dawn Staley. I'm glad I can be along on this journey with...

World Cup Diary: A'ja Wilson talks USA Basketball

Sep. 22, 2018 3:41 AM EDT

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Here we are on the eve of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup getting started and I'm so excited to wear the USA jersey again. It's been a fun few weeks since the WNBA season ended training with USA Basketball and my coach Dawn Staley. I'm glad I can be along on this journey with...

Dynamic Warriors big man Jordan Bell ready for second season

Sep. 22, 2018 3:38 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — First, his right forearm cramped turning his arm into the shape of a V as his hand bent back, and Jordan Bell could not move it for several minutes as he sat in the bathtub as he recovered post-workout. He yelled for his girlfriend's help. The cramp briefly released, then quickly...

Silver memo: Hire more women, improve workplace conditions

Sep. 21, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates that the Dallas Mavericks must now adhere to as an impetus to improve working conditions within their own organizations. Silver, in a memo sent to...

Silver defends penalty to Cuban for Mavericks' misconduct

Sep. 21, 2018 8:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver defended his decision not to suspend Mark Cuban on Friday, noting that the Mavericks owner was never directly implicated in the misconduct toward women within his organization. Silver believed a suspension for Cuban, therefore, would have set a dangerous...

DeAndre Jordan joins Mavs, treats touchy history with humor

Sep. 21, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — DeAndre Jordan took off his warmup jacket, tossed it aside and declared that his decision to join the Dallas Mavericks didn't mean he also would be playing for his favorite NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys. Humor was the center's way of easing into all the questions about his infamous jilting of...