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Protester: San Francisco paramedic sedated her involuntarily

Aug. 11, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A protester has filed a federal civil lawsuit against the city of San Francisco claiming that a paramedic, under the direction of a police sergeant, injected her against her will with a sedative while she was handcuffed after being removed from a Golden State Warriors...

Russell’s No. 6 being retired across NBA, a 1st for league

Aug. 11, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

Bill Russell's No. 6 jersey is being retired across the NBA, a first for the league. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced Thursday that the number worn by the 11-time champion, civil rights activist and person good enough to be enshrined in the Basketball...

LA man among 3 killed in lightning strike near White House

Aug. 07, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 29-year-old Los Angeles bank executive was one of three people killed last week when lightning struck in a park across from the White House, his employer said. Brooks Lambertson, a vice president for City National Bank, was in Washington, D.C., on business...

Column: NFL lets bad boy owners get off with slap on wrist

Aug. 05, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

After Donald Sterling's racist ramblings were exposed to the world, the NBA moved quickly to banish him from the league. Sure, the forced sale of the Los Angeles Clippers made Sterling even richer, but it sent a clear signal that such behavior would not be tolerated, even from the...

DeMarre Carroll reunites with Budenholzer as Bucks assistant

Aug. 02, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have hired former NBA player DeMarre Carroll and former Utah Jazz assistant coach Vince Legarza as assistant coaches. Carroll will be reunited with Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer after playing for him with the Atlanta Hawks from 2013-15. His...

Suns extend contract of NBA's Coach of the Year Williams

Jul. 27, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have officially agreed to a multi-year contract extension for Monty Williams, the NBA's Coach of the Year last season after leading the franchise to a team-record 64 wins in the regular season. The team announced the extension Wednesday. No other...

Pelicans rookie Liddell has reconstructive knee surgery

Jul. 26, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans second-round draft choice E.J. Liddell has had surgery to repair torn knee ligaments, the team said Tuesday. The injury to the 6-foot-6 forward from Ohio State occurred during a Summer League game on July 11 against the Atlanta Hawks in Las...

Federal judge again rules in favor of Williamson in lawsuit

Jul. 22, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge in North Carolina has again ruled in favor of NBA All Star Zion Williamson, this time in connection with a lawsuit he filed against a marketing agent two years ago in an attempt to break a contract. U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Biggs...

Aspiring female Yao: 6-10 Han Xu making mark in WNBA, China

Jul. 22, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Han Xu understandably grew up idolizing Yao Ming, mesmerized by the giant shadow the 7-foot-6 Hall of Famer cast each time he stepped onto an NBA court. Standing 6-10, Han would like to emulate Yao's impact — including his influence on the sport in China. The New...

Timberwolves sign guard Austin Rivers for depth

Jul. 21, 2022 22:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves finalized a contract Thursday with guard Austin Rivers. The 6-foot-4 son of Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers spent last season with Denver, where he averaged 6.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 67 games. Rivers had...