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Leonard quiet on future as Raptors celebrate with parade

Jun. 18, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's championship parade. For now, however, the two-way star and two-time NBA Finals MVP still isn't saying whether he'll use it to keep a door open, or close it behind him and...

Pelicans extend coach Gentry's contract through 2021

Jun. 17, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin says the club is exercising its option to extend coach Alvin Gentry's contract through the 2020-21 season. Gentry has coached four seasons in New Orleans and made one playoff appearance, when New Orleans swept Portland in...

Upton homers, Trout has 4 hits, Angels beat Blue Jays 10-5

Jun. 17, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Angels outfielder Justin Upton came out swinging in his first game back from injury. Upton homered on the first pitch he saw in his return from the injured list, Mike Trout had a solo homer among his four hits and Los Angeles used a seven-run second inning to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5...

LaMelo Ball, 17, signs with Australian team to prep for NBA

Jun. 17, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — American teenager LaMelo Ball has signed with the Illawarra Hawks for the upcoming National Basketball League season, the second top U.S. prospect to join the Australian league under its Next Stars Program. The 17-year-old guard is rated as one of the best U.S. high school basketball players...

Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Jun. 17, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage. Three people were arrested and two guns...

The Latest: Police: 4 shot at Raptors rally in Toronto

Jun. 17, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors in Toronto (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Toronto police now say four people were shot and wounded at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors, and two people were arrested. Police had initially said two people were shot. Toronto...

Toronto police say 2 people shot and wounded at rally for NBA champion Raptors; 2 people arrested

Jun. 17, 2019 4:35 PM EDT
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto police say 2 people shot and wounded at rally for NBA champion Raptors; 2 people arrested .

Pelicans primed to draft Zion -- and another top-5 prospect

Jun. 17, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis' trade request has been honored, it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise. Duke star Zion Williamson is widely seen as the top pro prospect to enter any NBA draft since Davis in 2012, and...

For fantasy sports players, Harden is the NBA MVP

Jun. 17, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokuonmpo may have helped his team win 60 games and earn the No. 1 seed in the NBA during the regular season. That's just in the real world, though. In fantasy sports, James Harden was the biggest winner, registering the most points over the 2018-19 season to claim NBA Most...

Correction: NBA Draft-International Model story

Jun. 17, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — In a story June 14 about international players and the NBA draft, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Dallas Mavericks took Sarunas Marciulionis in the 1987 draft. It was Golden State that made the pick. A corrected version of the story is below: Mavs illustrate draft's...