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Durant, US women's hockey win at Sports Humanitarian Awards

Jul. 18, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and the U.S. women's hockey team were honored Tuesday night at the Sports Humanitarian Awards. Durant won the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award, the U.S. women won the team award, and the WWE won the League Leadership Award at the fourth...

Lakers' Ball has surgery on left knee, to be ready by camp

Jul. 17, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. The team said the procedure on Tuesday was successful and Ball is expected to be fully recovered by the start of training camp in September. Ball averaged 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.2...

Hayes sinks half-court shot at buzzer in Dream's win

Jul. 17, 2018 9:22 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Tiffany Hayes sank a shot from beyond halfcourt at the buzzer to help the Atlanta Dream win their fifth straight game with an 86-83 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday night. Connecticut's Alyssa Thomas made two free throws with 31.9 seconds remaining to tie it at 83. After...

Delle Donne, Parker to captain WNBA All-Star Game

Jul. 17, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elena Delle Donne and Candace Parker will captain the WNBA All-Star teams. Maya Moore was the top vote-getter, but told the league she was unable to perform the captain duties giving Parker the chance as the third-place finisher in the voting done by fans, players, coaches and the media....

Warriors coach Steve Kerr receives contract extension

Jul. 17, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has received a contract extension following the franchise's repeat championship and third title in four years during his tenure. Kerr and general manager Bob Myers, who are close friends and colleagues, said when the season ended that something...

Pelicans sign Bluiett to 2-way contract

Jul. 17, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Trevon Bluiett to a two-way contract after the rookie guard averaged 18.3 points in four NBA Summer League games. The contract, announced by the club on Tuesday, means Bluiett will spend most of the season in the developmental G League, but can be...

Grizzlies acquire Temple; McLemore returns to Sacramento

Jul. 17, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have acquired guard Garrett Temple from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for guard Ben McLemore, center Deyonta Davis, a future second-round pick and cash considerations. Temple, 32, scored a career-high 8.4 points per game and shot 39.2 percent from 3-point...

Cambage scores WNBA-record 53 points for Wings over Liberty

Jul. 17, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Elizabeth Cambage scored 53 points to set a WNBA record Tuesday, leading the Dallas Wings to a 104-87 victory over the New York Liberty. The 6-foot-8 Australian reached 50 points on a three-point play with 2:19 remaining and broke Riquna Williams' WNBA record of 51 points, set Sept. 8, 2013,...

College Football Playoff hires Big Sky commissioner as COO

Jul. 17, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The College Football Playoff has hired Big Sky Commissioner Andrea Williams to be its chief operating officer. Williams has led the Big Sky for the past two years. She has also been a member of the College Football Playoff's advisory committee and stadium operations team. Williams...

Bentley returns to Atlanta, happy for change of scenery

Jul. 17, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Bentley is happy to be back in familiar surroundings following her surprising trade to Atlanta from Connecticut last week. The former All-Star guard had spent the past five seasons with the Sun after getting traded there from Atlanta following her rookie season. She'll get a chance to...