Heat to add former Celtics forward Jordan Mickey

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MIAMI -- The Miami Heat have moved closer the 20-player NBA offseason roster limit, with an agreement with former Boston Celtics forward Jordan Mickey, the Sun Sentinel has confirmed.

With the agreement on a $1.5 million guaranteed veteran-minimum deal, Mickey becomes the 17th player under contract to the Heat. The NBA regular-season limit is ...Read more

UNC's NCAA Committee on Infractions hearing ends after nearly 15 hours of deliberation

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- UNC-Chapel Hill's appearance before the NCAA Committee on Infractions ended on Thursday, after two days of meetings that lasted nearly 15 hours.

University officials, and those from the NCAA, left the hearing without commenting, or offering any indication of how the proceedings went. UNC originally intended to issue a ...Read more

Durant won't visit White House if asked, due to President Trump

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Kevin Durant reportedly will reject any forthcoming invitation to go to the White House as part of a Warriors contingent following Golden State's NBA championship season.

The reason? President Donald J. Trump.

"Nah, I won't do that," KD said when asked by ESPN's Chris Haynes about attending a White House celebration for the Warriors. "I don't ...Read more

Haslem on potential Wade reunion with Heat: 'We'd love to have you'

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MIAMI -- Speculation about Dwyane Wade's future again is reverberating in South Florida.

It started with what appeared to be a benign, non-sourced comment in an ESPN analytical piece on the Chicago Bulls' future that said, "Dwyane Wade isn't long for the organization's future and is expected to reach a buyout agreement at some point in the next...Read more

Kansas' Dedric Lawson denies allegation that he didn't pay for $88 bar tab

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Kansas forward Dedric Lawson was accused of not paying for an $88.20 bar tab in his hometown of Memphis but told a radio station that he was wrongfully given the bill.

According to a police report obtained by the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Lawson, a 6-foot-9 transfer, was at Bar Louie in Memphis at 1:30 a.m. A waitress, who said she went to ...Read more

Nneka Ogwumike has vision to help WNBA reach new fans

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In just six seasons, Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike already has amassed a career's worth of WNBA accomplishments. In the last year alone, she won a most valuable player award and drained a championship-clinching shot in the Finals.

This season she is tops in scoring (18.7 points), shooting percentage (55.8) and free-throw percentage (88.3) for the ...Read more

Bucks' Jabari Parker speaks at anti-racism rally

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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker has been active this summer.

He's spent time in town rehabbing his torn left anterior cruciate ligament, grinding his way back from the same injury that ended his rookie season less than three years ago. Parker, who is hoping to be ready for game action in February, has added strength and for ...Read more

Former Laker and broadcaster Tommy Hawkins dies at 80

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LOS ANGELES -- It was the spring of 1985, and the Los Angeles Lakers stood one victory away from avenging a painful history of playoff losses to the Boston Celtics.

Watching on television from home, the long-retired Tommy Hawkins -- who had played for the Lakers when they moved from Minneapolis to Los Angeles -- couldn't help digging through ...Read more

UNC coaches, and their lawyers, appear before NCAA Committee on Infractions

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- More than three years after the NCAA opened an investigation into how bogus African Studies courses benefited athletes at UNC-Chapel Hill, university officials convened here on Wednesday for UNC's long-awaited hearing before the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

At least two of the coaches brought prominent North Carolina ...Read more

Arena deal for Clippers revised

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LOS ANGELES--Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr.'s voice rose as three big-screen televisions played slow-motion drone footage of the desolate blocks along West Century Boulevard where the Los Angeles Clippers want to explore building an arena.

"That we're even discussing this is like being in the twilight zone," Butts said during Tuesday's ...Read more

Bucks will open season against Celtics in Boston

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The Milwaukee Bucks will begin the regular season Wednesday, Oct. 18, at TD Garden against the Boston Celtics, according to the team. It was announced on Monday evening, along with the complete 2017-18 NBA schedule.

Milwaukee's schedule includes 18 games that will be available to a national audience, including 10 on ESPN and TNT. Those numbers ...Read more

Bulls' 2017-18 schedule released: Six games worth circling

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Not since 2008 has a Bulls schedule release been met with such modest expectations.

And even that summer carried with it the intrigue and potential of No. 1 pick Derrick Rose, who stormed to Rookie of the Year honors as the Bulls finished 41-41 in Vinny Del Negro's first season with an epic seven-game loss to the Celtics in the first round of ...Read more

Duke's Mike Krzyzewski has successful knee replacement surgery

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DURHAM, N.C. -- Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke had a successful total replacement of his right knee on Sunday morning at Duke University Medical Center.

In a statement released by Duke's athletics department on Sunday, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Bolognesi said: "The surgery went very smoothly. Coach is in good spirits. We hope ...Read more

Bruins are turnover-prone, but Alford's OK with it

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LOS ANGELES--The sparkling courts and locker rooms inside UCLA's soon-to-open Mo Ostin Basketball Center should serve as a fitting backdrop for the players who will occupy them starting early next month.

The Bruins are essentially a new team, with a six-man freshman class joining a handful of veterans in pursuit of the school's first trip to ...Read more

Jontay Porter announces he'll play for Missouri this season

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It's official: Jontay Porter has reclassified and will play basketball for Missouri this season. Porter, on schedule to be a senior in high school this fall, committed to join Mizzou's 2018 recruiting class earlier this summer but was open to the idea of coming to college a year early so he could play with his older brother, freshman forward ...Read more

Nets to host Heat, Thunder in Mexico City

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MIAMI -- The Miami Heat will turn to a road less traveled this season, with a Dec. 9 game in Mexico City against the Brooklyn Nets, the first regular-season game in the franchise's 30 seasons outside of the United States and Canada.

The game at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico will count as a home game for Brooklyn, which will also be the home team ...Read more

Willie Reed wife says incident 'blown out of proportion,' won't press charges

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MIAMI -- The attorney representing the wife of former Miami Heat center Willie Reed has issued a statement on her behalf stating she does not plan to press charges in the wake of the Sunday arrest of her husband on domestic-violence misdemeanor battery charges.

The statement released by Miami-based attorney Ivlis Mantilla from Jasmine Reed ...Read more

Big Ten men's basketball leads nation in attendance for 41st straight year

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An average of 12,235 people showed for per Big Ten men's basketball game last season, tops in the country, according to the NCAA.

It marked the 41st straight year the Big Ten led the nation in men's basketball attendance. A total of 3,119,823 showed up for the league's home and conference tournament games, the third straight year that number ...Read more

Former Cavaliers GM praises Irving for trade request

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Former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin lauded Kyrie Irving's courage for going to owner Dan Gilbert and asking to be traded instead of sabotaging the team from within.

Griffin, appearing on ESPN, responded to ex-Cavalier Ron Harper's criticism of Irving Sunday.

Harper, who won five NBA titles in 15 seasons with the Bulls and ...Read more

Clippers center Willie Reed arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

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LOS ANGELES -- Newly signed Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed was arrested early Sunday morning in Miami on suspicion of domestic violence.

Reed, 27, was jailed by police for misdemeanor battery in downtown Miami at a condominium complex, according to Miami-Dade jail records.

The Clippers released a statement saying the club is gathering...Read more


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