Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Basketball

In this Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz, far left, and Ice Cube, second from right, pose with former NBA players Kenyon Martin, second from left, Allen Iverson, third from left, Rashard Lewis, third from right, and Roger Mason, far right, after a press conference announcing the launch of BIG3, a new 3-on-3 professional basketball league, in New York.

BY BRIAN MAHONEY NEW YORK (AP) — Ice Cube is not planning an old timer’s tour. He isn’t interested in All-Star Game intensity. Players coming out of retirement for his ...
In this March 19, 2017, file photo, Duke's Jayson Tatum, left, drives past South Carolina's Chris Silva during the first half in a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, in Greenville, S.C.

BY BRIAN MAHONEY NEW YORK (AP) — Markelle Fultz is still expected to be the No. 1 pick, though the destination has changed. Lonzo Ball wants to stay home with ...
Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt reacts after swinging and missing a pitch from Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Denver.

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ WEST WINGS The high-flying Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies wrap up their three-game series at Coors Field with a ...
fgcu's christian terrell drives to the hoop against long beach state

NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE SHAPING UP The FGCU men’s basketball team is building quite the non-conference schedule for next season. On December 22, the Eagles will travel to Wichita State to play ...
In this March 29, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Hawks' Dwight Howard prepares to shoot a free throw during the team's NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia.

BY TIM REYNOLDS Dwight Howard and Brook Lopez are on the move. Dwyane Wade is opting in. Pau Gasol is opting out. The Los Angeles Lakers provided the clearest indication ...
In this April 2, 2017, file photo, Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez drives to the basket past Atlanta Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. during an NBA basketball game in New York.

BY GREG BEACHAM and JON KRAWCZYNSKI LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three people with knowledge of the deal say the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade point guard D’Angelo Russell ...
In this April 2, 2017, file photo, Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown dunks during the second half of the NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, in New York.

BY KYLE HIGHTOWER BOSTON (AP) — Sixty NBA draft hopefuls will hear their names called Thursday night as members of the 2017 rookie class. For many of the top picks ...
In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Markelle Fultz speaks with reporters after his private workout with the Los Angeles Lakers in El Segundo, California.

BY TIM REYNOLDS Philadelphia completed its trade for the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, landing the pick from the Boston Celtics on Monday in a move ...
University of California Los Angeles guard Lonzo Ball takes questions from the media after a closed Los Angeles Lakes pre-draft workout in El Segundo, Calif., Wednesday, Jun. 7, 2017.

BY GREG BEACHAM LOS ANGELES (AP) — By now the entire basketball world knows Lonzo Ball is a singular talent with a unique parent. The UCLA product with preternatural court ...
Markelle Fultz, center, speaks with reporters after his private workout with the Los Angeles Lakers at NBA basketball team's training complex Thursday, June 15, 2017, in El Segundo, California.

BY TIM REYNOLDS Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a trade where the 76ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in ...
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