G League to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects 2018-10-18T21:53:29Z 2018-10-18T17:19:12Z 2018-10-18T21:53:29Z G League announces plan to offer 'select contracts' to elite prospects who want to bypass college. Pistons play recording of Aretha Franklin singing anthem 2018-10-18T15:28:55Z 2018-10-18T00:28:24Z 2018-10-18T15:28:55Z The Detroit Pistons honored Aretha Franklin before their season opener by playing a recording of her singing the national anthem.
DeRozan leads Spurs past Wolves 112-108; Butler scores 23 2018-10-18T12:41:01Z 2018-10-18T03:28:30Z 2018-10-18T12:40:52Z DeMar DeRozan had 28 points in his San Antonio debut, LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points and 19 rebounds the Spurs defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-108 on Wednesday night.
Paul Allen's passions: Rock n' roll, sports and philanthropy 2018-10-18T11:43:13Z 2018-10-16T06:15:48Z 2018-10-18T11:42:58Z Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen pursued a wide range of philanthropic interests and passions after making his early mark co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates.
Knicks overwhelm Young, Hawks 126-107 in Fizdale's debut 2018-10-18T08:46:23Z 2018-10-18T02:18:27Z 2018-10-18T08:46:23Z Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 31 points, sparking the Knicks during their franchise-record, 49-point second quarter, and New York beat the Atlanta Hawks 126-107 in their first game under coach David Fizdale.
Newcomer Leonard scores 24 as Raptors beat Cavaliers 116-104 2018-10-18T04:00:40Z 2018-10-18T02:28:29Z 2018-10-18T04:00:39Z Newcomer Kawhi Leonard scores 24 points in Toronto debut, Kyle Lowry adds 27 as Raptors beat Cavaliers 116-104 to win season-opener. Jury hears closing arguments at college hoops fraud trial 2018-10-18T02:52:12Z 2018-10-17T22:28:41Z 2018-10-18T02:52:12Z Lawyers at a trial exploring corruption in big-time college basketball have clashed over the question of whether major programs were harmed by secret cash payments to top recruits.
SEC banking on some veteran stars _ even Kentucky 2018-10-18T00:51:32Z 2018-10-17T22:48:31Z 2018-10-18T00:51:32Z SEC mens's basketball teams banking on some veteran stars _ even Kentucky.
Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Thunder in festive opener 2018-10-17T12:01:37Z 2018-10-17T05:38:28Z 2018-10-17T12:01:37Z Stephen Curry had 32 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Kevin Durant added 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors opened their quest for a three-peat by holding off the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-100.
Celtics beat 76ers 105-87 as Hayward, Irving make returns 2018-10-17T12:01:25Z 2018-10-17T02:47:54Z 2018-10-17T12:01:25Z Jayson Tatum had 23 points, Boston Celtics outlast the Philadelphia 76ers 105-87.
Butler to join Wolves in opener at Spurs, despite asking out 2018-10-17T02:14:16Z 2018-10-16T23:09:41Z 2018-10-17T02:14:16Z Butler to play with Timberwolves in opener at Spurs despite desire to be elsewhere.
NBA Preview: It's the Warriors, and then everyone else 2018-10-17T01:53:38Z 2018-10-15T17:08:18Z 2018-10-17T01:53:38Z NBA Preview: It's the Warriors, and then everyone else. Testimony ends at trial on payments in college basketball 2018-10-16T22:32:59Z 2018-10-16T21:36:07Z 2018-10-16T22:32:59Z A New York City jury is done hearing testimony at a federal trial about secret payments in college basketball.
Coach Kobe: Bryant shares philosophies on how to reach kids 2018-10-16T19:46:22Z 2018-10-16T19:40:08Z 2018-10-16T19:46:18Z Kobe Bryant holds court on his coaching philosophy and state of youth sports.
Paul Allen was major part of sports landscape in Northwest 2018-10-16T19:21:46Z 2018-10-16T01:05:56Z 2018-10-16T19:21:46Z Paul Allen was the owner of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers but he usually shied away from the spotlight sought by others in his same position.
Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65 2018-10-16T15:21:44Z 2018-10-16T01:05:25Z 2018-10-16T15:21:27Z Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates and went on to become a billionaire philanthropist, has died.
As NBA season opens, is it Warriors-Celtics when it ends? 2018-10-16T06:19:15Z 2018-10-16T06:15:35Z 2018-10-16T06:19:15Z Opening night last year delivered a good forecast of how the NBA season would turn out.
Krzyzewski, Duke reload with another strong freshman class 2018-10-16T03:27:18Z 2018-10-15T21:15:16Z 2018-10-16T03:27:15Z Krzyzewsi, Duke reload with another strong freshman class, national title realistic goal once again. Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65 2018-10-16T01:10:53Z 2018-10-15T22:25:19Z 2018-10-16T01:10:29Z Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died.
Butler practices again with Wolves, as opener nears 2018-10-15T07:27:50Z 2018-10-14T23:04:43Z 2018-10-15T07:27:25Z Jimmy Butler is still practicing with the Timberwolves, with the opener just 3 days away.
Patrick Baumann, rising star in Olympic circles, dies at 51 2018-10-14T21:45:53Z 2018-10-14T16:34:43Z 2018-10-14T21:45:53Z Patrick Baumann, the CEO-like secretary general of basketball's world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics.
Knicks waive Joakim Noah after just 2 seasons 2018-10-13T19:05:55Z 2018-10-13T18:54:16Z 2018-10-13T19:05:46Z New York Knicks waive Joakim Noah, ending his disappointing stint after just 2 seasons.
Butler misses T-Wolves shootaround amid trade-demand drama 2018-10-13T15:58:23Z 2018-10-12T19:13:25Z 2018-10-13T15:58:23Z Jimmy Butler was absent when the Minnesota Timberwolves arrived for their morning shootaround ahead of a preseason road game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Spurs' White out 6-8 weeks as injuries plague backcourt 2018-10-12T21:27:16Z 2018-10-12T17:13:49Z 2018-10-12T21:27:12Z Spurs point guard Derrick White will miss six-to-eight weeks after injuring his left heel in his first game as a starter since replacing sidelined Dejounte Murray. Fixer says he made cash payment in college hoops scheme 2018-10-12T18:55:53Z 2018-10-11T16:47:36Z 2018-10-12T18:55:52Z A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial claims he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit.
Pac-12 coaches paying close attention to corruption trial 2018-10-11T21:54:58Z 2018-10-11T21:17:19Z 2018-10-11T21:54:58Z Stanford coach Jerod Haase believes that in due time college basketball will get past its recruiting corruption scandal and regain its credibility.
Kerr, Wright, McMillan to be US basketball assistant coaches 2018-10-11T21:26:00Z 2018-10-11T13:01:49Z 2018-10-11T21:26:00Z A person with knowledge of the details says Steve Kerr and Jay Wright have been chosen as assistant coaches for the U.S. national basketball team, putting the coaches of the NBA and NCAA championship teams on Gregg Popovich's staff.
Tex Winter, innovative basketball coach, dead at 96 2018-10-11T18:04:57Z 2018-10-11T03:09:38Z 2018-10-11T18:04:57Z Tex Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died.
Jimmy Butler to ESPN: I was 'brutally honest' with Wolves 2018-10-11T16:32:04Z 2018-10-10T22:49:53Z 2018-10-11T16:32:04Z Butler returns to practice with the Timberwolves in an emotionally charged session. College basketball fixer describes 'black op' payments 2018-10-11T16:31:50Z 2018-10-10T22:49:33Z 2018-10-11T16:31:50Z A former consultant for Adidas has testified he arranged cash payments to the families of top college basketball prospects in a scheme to steer them to major programs.
LeBron, Lonzo take the floor together for first time 2018-10-11T15:39:21Z 2018-10-11T02:19:09Z 2018-10-11T15:39:21Z LeBron James and Lonzo Ball getting a chance to work on their in-game chemistry.
LeBron in LA: Superstar begins next chapter with Lakers 2018-10-11T13:34:26Z 2018-10-10T22:50:03Z 2018-10-11T13:34:26Z LeBron James says he didn't join the Los Angeles Lakers to be closer to Hollywood in his burgeoning career as an entertainment mogul.
Warriors vow to cherish moment, knowing window may be short 2018-10-11T03:35:28Z 2018-10-10T20:20:22Z 2018-10-11T03:35:28Z Coach Steve Kerr knows Warriors dominance won't last forever, trying to enjoy moment.
Jayhawks begin as questions swirl around sophomore De Sousa 2018-10-10T23:36:24Z 2018-10-10T21:58:58Z 2018-10-10T23:36:24Z Kansas began practice a couple weeks ago amid some questions about Silvio De Sousa, whose name has popped up in the investigation into corruption in college basketball.
Spurs enter new season battling the same uncertainties 2018-10-10T22:05:23Z 2018-10-10T21:13:59Z 2018-10-10T22:05:23Z More uncertainty for Spurs after injuries, departures.
Celtics healthy, eager to embrace favorites tag in East 2018-10-10T21:18:37Z 2018-10-10T18:23:27Z 2018-10-10T21:18:37Z No pressure: With Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward healthy, Celtics ready to wear tag of favorites in the Eastern Conference.
Basketball player's father: Louisville assistant gave cash 2018-10-10T05:25:33Z 2018-10-09T17:17:49Z 2018-10-10T05:25:33Z The father of a blue-chip college basketball recruit has testified that an assistant coach at the University of Louisville gave him a secret cash payment of $1,300.
Next step for NBA is hiring women in positions of power 2018-10-09T21:51:42Z 2018-10-09T07:17:27Z 2018-10-09T21:51:42Z Job opportunity? Next step for NBA to improve its good marks in diversity is by hiring women in positions of power. Dennis Rodman benched by Yao Ming at Pyongyang friendly? 2018-10-09T14:42:40Z 2018-10-09T13:27:36Z 2018-10-09T14:41:25Z Has Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star-turned pal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, been benched for Chinese hoop legend Yao Ming?.
Spurs setback: Point guard Dejounte Murray lost to torn ACL 2018-10-09T07:23:12Z 2018-10-08T17:40:39Z 2018-10-09T07:23:12Z The San Antonio Spurs have lost point guard Dejounte Murray to a torn ACL. Phoenix Suns fire general manager Ryan McDonough 2018-10-09T03:42:03Z 2018-10-08T16:47:26Z 2018-10-09T03:42:00Z Phoenix Suns fire GM Ryan McDonough barely a week before season begins. Federal trial pulls back curtain on basketball recruiting 2018-10-08T06:48:51Z 2018-10-07T21:17:08Z 2018-10-08T06:48:28Z The curtain to college basketball's worst-kept secret pulled back even more in a New York federal court last week, revealing a shady world of bagmen, secret payments and bags of cash.
Kevin Durant feels the love in NBA's return to Seattle 2018-10-06T18:32:02Z 2018-10-06T03:35:32Z 2018-10-06T18:32:02Z Kevin Durant got off the bus inside the loading dock of KeyArena about two hours before tipoff and made a quick glance toward the court visible through the tunnel.
'We're trying': Thibodeau offers update on Butler situation 2018-10-06T03:15:54Z 2018-10-05T20:05:20Z 2018-10-06T03:15:52Z Jimmy Butler is still with the Minnesota Timberwolves, at least in an official sense.
Redick perfect, 76ers top Mavs 120-114 in China Games 2018-10-05T19:56:03Z 2018-10-05T14:40:06Z 2018-10-05T19:55:58Z JJ Redick hits all 10 shots and scores 28 points, leading 76ers past Mavs 120-114 in China Games. Father testifies on pay for play at college hoops programs 2018-10-05T04:37:45Z 2018-10-04T22:24:52Z 2018-10-05T04:37:41Z The fathers of a top college basketball prospect said his son was offered tens of thousands of dollars to play at major programs.
Witness details secret payments in college hoops recruiting 2018-10-04T08:46:08Z 2018-10-03T21:24:08Z 2018-10-04T08:46:08Z A financial adviser has testified at a college basketball corruption trial about a clandestine mission last year to deliver an envelope with $19,400 in cash to the father of a prospect.
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