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Sacramento Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox and wife Receee expecting their second child

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Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox took to social media Friday to announce he has another baby on the way.

Fox and his wife, Recee, are expecting their second child after welcoming baby Reign into the world in February 2023.

Fox posted a photo to Instagram of himself and Recee, each with one hand on her stomach, with a caption that read: “...Read more

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Chicago Sky fans temper newfound attention with heightened expectations ahead of 2024 home debut: 'It's transformative'

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For longtime Chicago Sky fans, it feels as if women’s basketball finally arrived at its breakthrough moment.

That feeling built up long before the Sky’s home opener Saturday against the Connecticut Sun. Across the WNBA, business is booming — 10 sold-out games during opening week, a 14% increase in attendance across the league, an 181% ...Read more

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Knicks could trade pair of 2024 NBA Draft picks to signal star-hunting summer

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NEW YORK — One way or another, the New York Knicks are going to have to do something with their draft picks.

The Knicks have a pair of first-round picks in the upcoming 2024 NBA Draft: their own at pick No. 25, and pick No. 24, acquired as part of the Kristaps Porzingis trade with the Dallas Mavericks.

What the front office does with those ...Read more

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Nikola Jovic left Heat impressed after productive season: 'I often have to remind myself that Niko is 20'

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MIAMI — For perspective on how productive this season was for Miami Heat forward Nikola Jovic, remember that he was logging more minutes in the G League than in the NBA in November and December.

By the end of Jovic’s second NBA season, the 20-year-old started more regular-season games for the Heat than any other player his age or younger in...Read more

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'A safe space': NBA great Dwyane Wade back in Miami to launch website for trans youth

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MIAMI — Dwyane Wade was back in familiar territory Thursday afternoon.

The retired Miami Heat legend, whose No. 3 jersey hangs in the rafters at the Kaseya Center, was back in town for a good cause that had nothing to do with basketball.

Wade was on stage at the Edition hotel at the Elevate Prize Foundation’s second annual Make Good Famous...Read more

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Is Caitlin Clark behind WNBA's new popularity? Angel Reese says it's more than 'just one person'

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Chicago Sky rookie Angel Reese had a statement game Thursday against the New York Liberty, contributing 13 points and nine rebounds to her team's 90-81 win and going viral during the game for picking the pocket of reigning WNBA MVP Brenna Stewart

After the game, Reese took to X (formerly Twitter) to make a different kind of statement.

"And ...Read more

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Pacers could be without star Tyrese Haliburton as series vs. Celtics shifts to Indiana

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The Indiana Pacers suffered a potentially devastating blow to their championship hopes on Thursday night, as star guard Tyrese Haliburton left with 3:44 remaining in the third quarter because of a sore left hamstring and did not return.

The Boston Celtics went on to win 126-110 in Game 2 and took a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. The...Read more

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As Caitlin Clark makes her L.A. debut, Sparks plan to win over the WNBA's newest fans

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LOS ANGELES — More than 16,000 fans buzzed in Edmonton’s Rogers Place. Christine Monjer scanned the crowd before the Sparks’ preseason game against the Seattle Storm and saw couples on a date night, families with their kids, people who looked like former basketball players and others who appeared to have never played the game. All were ...Read more

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Mark Story: Two teams ruined John Calipari's tenure at Kentucky. They were not Saint Peter's and Oakland.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — In at least two substantial ways, Kentucky has been fortunate in its men’s basketball coaching transition from John Calipari to Mark Pope.

First, the fact that Calipari found an exit route to Arkansas, means that UK men’s hoops has been able to get “the new voice” the program needed without having to pay the almost $...Read more

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Matt Calkins: Caitlin Clark hasn't arrived yet, but WNBA stardom isn't far off

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SEATTLE — It's in there, poking its head out, preparing to announce itself to the world.

Caitlin Clark the player made her WNBA debut days ago, but Caitlin Clark the force? The otherworldly presence that put a 10-million watt spotlight on college women's basketball? That's coming soon to an area near you.

This is not a TBD situation. It's a ...Read more

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Aces' 1st matchup with Caitlin Clark is one of WNBA's hottest tickets

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LAS VEGAS — The Aces’ first meeting with rookie phenom Caitlin Clark is one of the most in-demand games on the WNBA schedule.

Saturday’s game between the two-time defending champions and the Indiana Fever at Michelob Ultra Arena has an average ticket-selling price of $139 on online ticket broker StubHub. That makes it the second-most in-...Read more

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Chip Scoggins: Flat KAT, tired Ant need jolt for Wolves to win series

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MINNEAPOLIS — Anthony Edwards put his head down and finally attacked the basket with purpose. Multiple defenders converged as he reached the paint, causing Edwards to whip a pass back to Karl-Anthony Towns outside the 3-point line.

The ball sailed out of Towns' reach, a turnover that summed up Wednesday's Game 1 of the Western Conference ...Read more

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Pistons moving to hire Trajan Langdon as new president of basketball operations

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DETROIT — The Pistons' front-office shakeup will bring a new team leader.

Mired in a funk of five straight losing seasons, the team is planning to hire Trajan Langdon as the new president of basketball operations, a league source confirmed Thursday to The Detroit News. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report the Pistons' plan to hire ...Read more

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Behind the Timberwolves' defense: 'Divorced parents trying to co-parent'

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MINNEAPOLIS — When asked to describe the dynamic between Timberwolves assistant coach Elston Turner, the team's de facto defensive coordinator, and center Rudy Gobert, the four-time Defensive Player of the Year, head coach Chris Finch paused for a moment to search for the right analogy.

"Like divorced parents trying to co-parent," Finch said ...Read more

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John Clay: One issue where the critics were wrong about former Kentucky coach John Calipari

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — ESPN analysts Jonathan Givony and Jeremy Woo are out with their post-NBA Draft Combine mock draft for next month’s annual selection show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

With the No. 3 overall pick, the ESPN duo has the Houston Rockets selecting former Kentucky guard Reed Sheppard.

“Sheppard’s unselfishness, feel ...Read more

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Storm hand Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever loss in front of record crowd

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More than a few fans at the Storm’s matchup against the Indiana Fever Wednesday night were on hand to witness Caitlin Clark’s first WNBA game in Seattle.

Sprinkled among the franchise record-setting crowd of 18,343 at Climate Pledge Arena were several fans wearing black and gold No. 22 Iowa shirts on hand to cheer the Fever rookie sensation...Read more

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Mavericks clip Timberwolves, 108-105, gain early advantage in Western Conference finals

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MINNEAPOLIS — For most of the night, the Timberwolves' primary scorers, Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards, struggled to score. Their teammates picked them up for a large portion of the game, but it wasn't enough as Dallas' two stars led the Mavericks to a 108-105 victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

Edwards had 19 points ...Read more

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TNT might be losing the NBA, but adding College Football Playoffs

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ATLANTA — As the NBA is reportedly getting close to signing contracts with a trio of media outlets to air games for the next decade or so, TNT’s parent company is reportedly on the outside looking in. But as NBA basketball on the network is in doubt, TNT is adding College Football Playoff games starting this upcoming season.

TNT said ...Read more

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Knicks' Jalen Brunson, Bojan Bogdanovic undergo successful surgeries

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NEW YORK — Jalen Brunson and Bojan Bogdanovic underwent successful surgeries to address injuries sustained during the Knicks‘ recent playoff run, the team announced on Wednesday. Both will be re-evaluated in six to eight weeks.

Brunson suffered a left-hand fracture in the third quarter of Sunday’s 130-109 Game 7 loss to the Indiana Pacers...Read more

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Nuggets' Nikola Jokic makes All-NBA first team 2024

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DENVER — On the heels of receiving his third career league MVP trophy, Nuggets center Nikola Jokic was unsurprisingly named First Team All-NBA for the 2023-24 season on Wednesday.

Jokic has received All-NBA honors in six consecutive years, including four first-team appearances. He was on the second team last season despite finishing second in...Read more