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Raptors' Marc Gasol accept one-year player option

Jun. 26, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol accepted a one-year player option Wednesday for next season. The value is approximately $25.6 million, marking the final year of a five-year contract Gasol signed with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2015. Had the 34-year-old Spaniard not accepted prior to the...

Oklahoma State adds Dutch forward Hidde Roessink

Jun. 26, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State announced Wednesday it has added Dutch basketball player Hidde Roessink to its 2019 recruiting class. Roessink, a 6-foot-10 stretch forward, represented the Netherlands at the FIBA U16 European Championships. He spent the last two years playing as an amateur under...

Analysis: For Durant and Leonard, the move is to stay put

Jun. 26, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

Toronto's Kawhi Leonard and Golden State's Kevin Durant are both very difficult to figure out. They seem to enjoy giving cryptic answers, a minimum of clues, and clearly relish having enigmatic status. It makes free agency tough to forecast. Luckily for Toronto and Golden State, the math should be very simple....

It's been one big celebration for Toronto coach Nick Nurse

Jun. 26, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

Nick Nurse has been in a parade, mingled with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and played guitar onstage with the Arkells since leading the Toronto Raptors to the NBA championship. Now the Raptors coach tells PodcastOne Sports Now co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg that he has one more item to make sure he gets...

Vogelbach's homer lifts Mariners to first interleague win

Jun. 26, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners felt right at home at Miller Park even though it had been nine years since their last visit. "The ball does fly here. It's a very hitter-friendly ballpark," Mariners manager Scott Servais said. "It's a new place for us and our guys were anxious to get up there...

Bucks' Horst wins Executive of the Year, heads back to work

Jun. 25, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst took a break from his busy schedule Monday night to collect the 2018-19 NBA Executive of the Year Award. Horst won the honor during the league's awards show in Santa Monica, California, four days after he and his staff put a bow on the draft and...

Smith revitalized for Cal coaching job after Liberty stint

Jun. 25, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer once told Charmin Smith coaching would absolutely be in her future. Smith didn't see it at the time. Pursuing an engineering career had become her backup plan after Smith got cut from the WNBA when "someone named Sue Bird came in to the...

Timberwolves hire Pablo Prigioni as assistant coach

Jun. 25, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have hired Pablo Prigioni as an assistant coach, after the native of Argentina spent last season on staff with the Brooklyn Nets. Prigioni spent the majority of his 20-year playing career in the Spanish League. He became the NBA's oldest rookie at age 35 in the...

Raptors president 'confident' Leonard will return to champs

Jun. 25, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Still absorbing the magnitude of his team's accomplishment, Raptors President Masai Ujiri is confident Kawhi Leonard and the rest of Toronto's core will reunite next season in a bid for another title. "We're on to the next issue, which for us is coming back and being champions again," Ujiri...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jun. 25, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FEDS MOVE MIGRANT KIDS AFTER AP EXPOSES BAD TREATMENT Most of the children were removed from a Border Patrol station near El Paso, Texas, following reports that more than 300 children were detained in...