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Chasity Melvin joins Hornets' G League team coaching staff

Oct. 19, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chasity Melvin has been hired by the Charlotte Hornets' G League team, the Greensboro Swarm, as an assistant coach. She becomes the first female coach in Hornets and Swarm history. The former North Carolina State standout was the 11th overall selection in the 1999 WNBA draft. She...

First, Olympic gold for sisters, now time to start families

Oct. 17, 2018 3:09 AM EDT

Everything about 2018 is going almost exactly to plan for Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson. The twin sisters scratched off the first item on their to-do list by helping the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the Olympics. Monique scored the tying goal late in regulation and...

WNBA All-Star Toliver hired by NBA's Wizards as assistant

Oct. 16, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — WNBA All-Star Kristi Toliver will be an assistant coach for player development for the NBA's Washington Wizards this season. Toliver's job was one of several changes to coach Scott Brooks' staff announced by the Wizards on Tuesday, two days before they host the Miami Heat to open the...

Pastrnak scored 3 goals, Bruins beat winless Red Wings 8-2

Oct. 14, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored three times, giving him 101 goals in his career, and Patrice Bergeron had three assists as the Boston Bruins kept Detroit winless with an 8-2 victory over the Red Wings on Saturday. It was the second career hat trick for Pastrnak, who has scored seven times in five games...

Turner Sports hires Candace Parker as NBA, NCAA analyst

Oct. 10, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Candace Parker has been hired by Turner Sports as an analyst and commentator for NBA games this season on TNT and NBA TV. Turner announced Wednesday that Parker, who is still playing for the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks, will provide analysis on NBA TV's "GameTime" studio show and will be part...

Vandy staff adds Women's Basketball Hall of Famer DeMoss

Oct. 10, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has added Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Mickie DeMoss to its staff as director of offensive analytics. Commodores coach Stephanie White announced the addition of DeMoss on Tuesday. DeMoss was on Pat Summitt's Tennessee staff from 1985-2003, where she helped the Lady...

Ruth Riley Hunter set to assume Heat radio role

Oct. 7, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — For Ruth Riley Hunter, a new beginning comes in an old spot. Riley Hunter's WNBA career started in Miami, and so will her NBA career. She debuts as a radio and television analyst for the Miami Heat on Monday, when the team begins the home portion of its preseason schedule against Orlando. The...

Kevin Durant feels the love in NBA's return to Seattle

Oct. 6, 2018 1:52 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Kevin Durant got off the bus inside the loading dock of KeyArena about two hours before tipoff and made a quick glance toward the court, visible through the tunnel. He was back where his NBA career began more than a decade ago. "When I woke up from my pregame nap I was nervous," Durant said....

World Cup Diary: Wilson talks winning gold at the World Cup

Oct. 5, 2018 3:39 AM EDT

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — We did it! What a great feeling it was bringing home the gold and winning a World Cup championship. It was an incredible few weeks that I will never forget . I mean every game feels like it's a big time game, but the gold medal game was huge. There was a focus at...

NBA returns just to say goodbye to Seattle's KeyArena

Oct. 4, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — He was a kid at the time, all of 19 years old, about to conclude his first NBA season. He stood on the court in green and gold, waving his arms up and down, asking for more noise from the home crowd begging for another chance to see the home team play. That was more than 10 years ago. Kevin...