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Charles moves into 4th in career scoring, Seattle tops Fever

Jul. 02, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 18 of her 20 points in the first half, Tina Charles moved into fourth in WNBA history for career scoring and the Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 73-57 on Friday night. Charles scored nine points to reach 6,902 for her career, passing...

Looney returning to Warriors on 3-year deal, Payton gone

Jul. 01, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors wanted to keep their roster together to make a run at a repeat. As the NBA's free agency period began, Golden State retained center Kevon Looney when he agreed to a $25.5 million, three-year contract, but lost several other key faces....

US closes in on basketball World Cup, tops Puerto Rico 83-75

Jul. 01, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Justin Jackson scored 26 points, Langston Galloway added 18 and the U.S. men's basketball team took another step toward qualifying for next year’s World Cup by topping Puerto Rico 83-75 on Friday night. John Jenkins scored 13 for the Americans, who...

Cambage, Ogwumike each score 21 points in Sparks' 500th win

Jul. 01, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Liz Cambage had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Nneka Ogwumike also scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Dallas Wings 97-89 on Friday night. It was the 500th win in franchise history for Los Angeles, the first WNBA team to reach that mark. ...

Aces beat Lynx for 3rd time this season, 91-85

Jul. 01, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chelsea Gray scored 21 points on 10-of-12 shooting, A’ja Wilson had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Minnesota Lynx 91-85 on Friday night. Minnesota took its first lead of the game with 5:54 remaining in the fourth quarter but Las...

AP source: Payton II to join Blazers on $28M, 3-year deal

Jul. 01, 2022 22:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gary Payton II is returning to his Pacific Northwest roots, agreeing to a $28 million, three-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. A person with direct knowledge of the deal confirmed on Friday that Payton would depart the NBA champion Golden State...

AP source: Cavaliers, Ricky Rubio agree to 3-year contract

Jul. 01, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ricky Rubio helped return the Cavaliers to contention. He'll try to keep them there. The veteran point guard agreed Friday to come back for another stint with Cleveland, agreeing on a multiyear contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated...

AP source: Celtics get Pacers' Brogdon, bolster backcourt

Jul. 01, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Brad Stevens thought the Boston Celtics needed another playmaker and more depth to win their first NBA title since 2007-08. He may have found both with one big move Friday. Boston's president of basketball operations acquired combo guard Malcolm...

AP source: Rudy Gobert traded by Jazz to Timberwolves

Jul. 01, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

For Utah, one era is ending. For Minnesota, one seems to be beginning. The Jazz have agreed to trade Rudy Gobert — a three-time defensive player of the year — to the Timberwolves for a massive package of players and draft picks, according to a person with knowledge...

LAPD: Hornets' Bridges charged with felony domestic violence

Jul. 01, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges has been charged with felony domestic violence stemming from an incident earlier this week, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Friday. The LAPD posted on Twitter that Bridges was arrested for “intimate partner violence with...