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Wolves' Beasley charged with threatening strangers with gun

Oct. 29, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley is charged with using a rifle to threaten a family who was house hunting in his neighborhood in suburban Minneapolis. Beasley was charged Thursday in Hennepin County District Court with threats of violence and drug possession. His wife, Montana Yao, was...

Baseball fans celebrate in downtown after the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series over the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles celebrations of Dodgers win mostly peaceful

Oct. 28, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A World Series win by the Los Angeles Dodgers left the team’s hometown fans celebrating in the streets and setting off fireworks late into the night, but some people used the occasion to smash store windows and loot merchandise, overshadowing a largely happy night of revelry. At...

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) throws against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Rams want to join Lakers, Dodgers on LA's championship run

Oct. 28, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Jared Goff texted congratulations to Cody Bellinger and Joc Pederson right after the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series on Tuesday night. “Cody actually texted me back and said, ‘It’s your turn now,’” the Los Angeles Rams quarterback...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) locks arms with teammates during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Cleveland's teams push for meaningful wins, lasting change

Oct. 28, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians, Browns and Cavaliers are used to being judged by their win-loss records. These days they're eyeing more meaningful victories. The city's professional sports franchises, which partnered in a unique alliance in August to address social and economic injustices across Northeast...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, Charlotte Hornets associate head coach Stephen Silas argues a call during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in Charlotte, N.C. The Houston Rockets and Silas have an agreement for the Dallas assistant to replace Mike D'Antoni as coach, multiple people with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

AP sources: Rockets hiring Stephen Silas to replace D'Antoni

Oct. 28, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

The Houston Rockets and Stephen Silas have an agreement for the Dallas assistant to replace Mike D'Antoni as coach, multiple people with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday. The hiring of the son of former NBA player and coach Paul Silas completes a significant change in the leadership of the team with the...

Raptors' Davis charged with assaulting girlfriend in NYC

Oct. 28, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Raptors rookie Terence Davis was arrested in New York on charges including assault after police say he hit his girlfriend in the face. The incident occurred Tuesday night at a luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan, where a 20-year-old woman told police she went to visit her...

FILE - This is a July 26, 2019, file photo showing Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey during an NBA basketball news conference in Houston. The Philadelphia 76ers are in advanced negotiations with Morey to become president of basketball operations as part of the overhaul of the front office that began after an underachieving season. The deal is expected to be finalized as early as this weekend, multiple people with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it has not been made official. Morey and the Rockets split a little over a year after he sparked a rift between the NBA and Chinese government. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

AP sources: Morey in advanced talks to lead 76ers

Oct. 28, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are in advanced negotiations with former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to become president of basketball operations as part of their front-office overhaul that began after an underachieving season, multiple people with direct knowledge of the...

FILE - In this June 7, 2014, file photo, Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller speaks during a news conference introducing Quin Snyder as the new Utah Jazz head coach, in Salt Lake City. The majority interest of the Utah Jazz is being sold to technology entrepreneur Ryan Smith, a move that when formally approved by the NBA will end the Miller family’s 35-year run as owners of the franchise. The Jazz said Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, that “definitive agreements” have been struck with Smith on the sale of the team, Vivint Arena, the team’s G League affiliate and management of a Triple-A baseball club. Part of those agreements call for the team to remain in Utah.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Miller family says they're selling Jazz to Ryan Smith

Oct. 28, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The majority interest of the Utah Jazz is being sold to technology entrepreneur Ryan Smith, a move that when formally approved by the NBA will end the Miller family’s 35-year run as owners of the franchise. The Jazz said Wednesday that “definitive agreements” have...

Joshua Wilson, left, a junior at Winston-Salem State University, speaks with NBA star and current Winston-Salem State University student Chris Paul about where Paul can pick up his student ID on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C.  Paul led nearly 2,500 people on a march to an early-voting site at a university in North Carolina where he also takes classes.  (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Chris Paul leads march to voting site at N. Carolina college

Oct. 28, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — NBA star Chris Paul led nearly 2,500 people on a march to an early-voting site at a historically Black college in North Carolina where he also takes classes. Paul was part of the “March to the Polls Part 2” event held Tuesday at Winston-Salem State University,...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy gestures during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. Two people with knowledge of the situation say Stan Van Gundy has agreed to become the next coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, where he'll get the chance to work with No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson. Van Gundy agreed to a four-year contract, according to one of the people who spoke Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the hiring has not been announced. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Pelicans' Van Gundy talks teaching, commitment to defense

Oct. 27, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy sees a New Orleans roster brimming with young players who have obvious talent, but still have plenty to learn about the way basketball is played in the NBA. Van Gundy has a track record of bridging that gap between knowledge and talent with younger...