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  • Stephen Curry supports women's game by hosting girls camps

    Just like Steph, seventh-grader Amanda Kerner stood before a big crowd and knocked down shot after shot from five different spots on the court — 20 makes in 2 1/2 minutes, complete with a buzzer-beater. For one afternoon, Stephen Curry ensured that 200 girls in his camp had as real a chance...

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  • WNBA set for wild dash to regular season finish

    The WNBA's final week of the regular season is shaping up to be a wild dash to the finish. Playoff seeding and the final playoff spot are still up for grab. About the only thing that has been decided when it comes to the postseason is Seattle will have a bye to the semifinals. Atlanta...

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  • Anthony signs 1-year, $2.4 million deal with Houston Rockets

    Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him. Houston general manager Daryl Morey announced the signing and the Rockets posted a...

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  • Lynx star Lindsay Whalen says she'll retire at end of season

    Minnesota Lynx star Lindsay Whalen says she'll retire at the end of the season. Whalen has been balancing a new job as coach of the Minnesota Gophers with playing point for the Lynx. Her retirement will end a 15-year career that includes four championships with the Lynx, where the former...

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  • Russian star Maria Vadeeva enjoying time in WNBA with Sparks

    Maria Vadeeva dreamed of playing in the WNBA after growing up watching Diana Taurasi and Lauren Jackson compete in the Russian Basketball League. It fueled her love of the sport. Now the 20-year-old Russian star is living out those childhood hopes with the Los Angeles Sparks, who...

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  • Krzyzewski: No 'plan of execution' for NCAA hoops reforms

    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn't believe the NCAA went far enough with its reforms when it comes to how the changes were coordinated. Speaking two days after the governing body announced numerous changes following a high-profile corruption scandal in college basketball, Krzyzewski...

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  • James, Warriors, Rockets, Celtics highlight NBA TV schedule

    NBA fans will get a smorgasbord of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, the All-Star laden lineup of the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the up-and-coming Boston Celtics as part of the league's national television schedule. The NBA released its TV...

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  • The Latest: NCAA approves changes to enforcement process

    The Latest on reforms adopted Wednesday by the NCAA (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The NCAA is adopting changes it hopes will improve its enforcement process when handling cases of rules violations. The policies adopted by the NCAA's Board of Governors and Division I Board of...

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  • NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for draft, recruiting

    College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school and play as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The NCAA announced Wednesday that its Board of Governors and Division I Board of Directors adopted a "series of...

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  • Las Vegas Aces lose 2 games in 1 day _ on and off the court

    Talk about a tough day. The Las Vegas Aces lost two games — one on the court, another for refusing to take the court. The WNBA ruled the Aces must forfeit last weekend's contest against Washington, which was called off when the Las Vegas players decided not to play because of...

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  • Elena Delle Donne’s 30 points help Mystics clinch playoff spot

    Kristi Toliver adds 25 as Washington secures a playoff spot — and its second win of the day after being awarded a forfeit victory — with a 103-98 triumph in Phoenix.

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  • Disney says its new streaming service won't rival Netflix

    Disney's upcoming streaming service won't try to compete directly with Netflix and Amazon, but will focus instead on quality — namely original programs from Disney's "Star Wars," Pixar and Marvel brands. The details from Disney CEO Bob Iger came as Disney reported a growth in earnings for...

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  • Column: Advice to Aces should be to show up and play

    The WNBA's Las Vegas Aces thought they'd make a statement by refusing to play a game because they were tired from a long day of travel. It didn't quite turn out like they planned. The team ended up forfeiting the game, which could very well cost it a spot in the playoffs. And the...

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  • NBC has best ratings week for a network in 2 months

    NBC cut through the summer doldrums with the best week for a television network since the NBA Finals were seen on ABC two months ago. NBC was led, as is typical during the summer months, by "America's Got Talent." The competition show was seen by 11.8 million people last week, more than...

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  • WNBA: Aces forfeit game against Mystics that was canceled

    The WNBA has ruled that Las Vegas will forfeit its game against Washington that was canceled Friday night when the Aces players decided not to play because of concerns about their health and safety after 26 hours of travel. The league announced its decision Tuesday in a one-sentence email. ...

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  • NBC has best ratings week for a network in 2 months

    NBC cut through the summer doldrums with the best week for a television network since the NBA Finals were seen on ABC two months ago.

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  • NJ senator calls Trump's attack on LeBron James racist

    New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump's attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior. Menendez wrote in a tweet Monday that Trump wouldn't have questioned James' intelligence or charity work if he were white. Trump...

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  • LeBron James adds Showtime doc to his small-screen portfolio

    LeBron James has yet to play a minute for the Los Angeles Lakers, yet the NBA superstar is already busy in Hollywood. James is behind the three-part documentary series, "Shut Up and Dribble," announced Monday by Showtime. Set to debut in October, the same month James suits up for his...

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  • NJ senator calls Trump's attack on LeBron James racist

    New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump's attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior. Menendez wrote in a tweet Monday that Trump wouldn't have questioned James' intelligence or charity work if he were white. Trump...

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  • Stephen Curry ready to see LeBron James even more often

    Stephen Curry can only imagine the intensity level of the Lakers-Warriors rivalry now that LeBron James has landed in L.A. After four straight NBA Finals against James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, two-time defending champion Golden State will get four matchups against James during the...

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  • ‘Charmed’ makers defend reboot, tout its ethnic diversity

    A roundup of news Monday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.

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  • LeBron James adds Showtime doc to his small-screen portfolio

    LeBron James has yet to play a minute for the Los Angeles Lakers, yet the NBA superstar is already busy in Hollywood.

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  • Shaq's son, Shareef O'Neal, to play basketball at UCLA

    UCLA has landed forward Shareef O'Neal. The son of retired NBA great Shaquille O'Neal signed a grant-in-aid to attend UCLA this fall. He will enroll in summer school this month. The 6-foot-10, 220-pounder from Los Angeles played the last two seasons at Crossroads High in nearby Santa...

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  • Iran’s Ahmadinejad opines on Trump, James spat

    Iran’s former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s quest to return to the spotlight now includes weighing in on a spat between President Donald Trump and basketball star LeBron James.

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