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Towns agrees with Timberwolves on $224 million extension

Jul. 01, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns is under contract for six more years, after agreeing to an extension Friday to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It's a huge commitment from the Timberwolves, and one they made as quickly as they possibly could: Starting in 2024-25, Towns...

5 players, $1.1 billion: NBA free agency starts with a bang

Jul. 01, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

The NBA generated more basketball-related income than ever this past season, the total number coming up just short of $9 billion. Business is good. The first night of free agency underscored how good. Nikola Jokic agreed to the biggest contract in NBA history, Bradley...

Ex-agent: Braves fostering 'false narrative' about Freeman

Jun. 30, 2022 21:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former agent of Los Angeles Dodgers star Freddie Freeman says the Braves are presenting a “false narrative” about the first baseman's parting with Atlanta in March. “I will not stand by as the circumstances surrounding Freddie Freeman’s departure from...

AP source: Jokic, Nuggets agree on record $264M extension

Jun. 30, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic has gone from draft pick No. 41, to two-time MVP, and now the holder of the largest contract in NBA history. Jokic and the Denver Nuggets agreed Thursday to a $264 supermax extension, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations who...

Beal agrees to 5-year, $251M contact with Washington

Jun. 30, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards have agreed on a five-year contract that could pay him as much as $251 million — one of the largest contracts in NBA history. Beal’s announcement was made by his agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports. The decision came almost...

Kentucky QB Levis balances NIL gains with long-term goals

Jun. 30, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Heading into last season, the most notable moment of Will Levis' career as a college football player just might have been eating an unpeeled banana. A year later, the Kentucky quarterback with the active and entertaining TikTok account has become an intriguing NFL...

One year into NIL era, fresh questions about its future

Jun. 30, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

The first year of the athlete compensation era in college sports evolved into almost everything the NCAA didn't want when it gave the green light last summer. What was envisioned as a way for college athletes to make some pocket money based on their celebrity has turned into bidding...

Hornets forward Miles Bridges arrested on eve of free agency

Jun. 30, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles after a warrant was issued, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. LAPD spokeswoman Lizeth Lomeli confirmed Bridges was arrested, but did not release details on the charges. TMZ reported that...

Sabres re-sign goalie Craig Anderson to 1-year contract

Jun. 30, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Goalie Craig Anderson is putting off retirement for now, returning to the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday for a one-year contract. The 41-year-old Anderson also played for Buffalo last season, going 17-12-2 and leading the team in wins despite missing a lengthy...

AP source: Timberwolves, Prince reach 2-year, $16M extension

Jun. 29, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are bringing back reserve forward Taurean Prince, who became a vital part of the second unit in his first season with the club. Prince and the Timberwolves have agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract extension, according to a person...