Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Basketball

In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo, Hall of Fame inductees Jeff Bagwell, left, Tim Raines, center, and Ivan Rodriguez, poses for a photo during a news conference, in New York.

BY JOHN KEKIS COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Raines played in the major leagues for more than two decades, and yet one at-bat still sticks in his mind. Nervous about ...
New Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman, left, and chairman Dan Gilbert take questions during an NBA basketball news conference at the team's training facility in Independence, Ohio, Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

BY TOM WITHERS INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert spent more than 30 minutes presenting a positive portrait of his franchise. The reality is that the Cavs are ...
In this March 3, 2017, file photo, New York Knicks' Derrick Rose drives down court during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, in Philadelphia.

BY TOM WITHERS CLEVELAND (AP) — For the moment, the Cavaliers have one content, proven point guard. Free agent Derrick Rose agreed Monday to sign with Cleveland, a person familiar ...
In this May 12, 2017, file photo, Washington Wizards guard John Wall celebrates as he stands on the scorer's table after Game 6 against the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball second-round playoff series in Washington.

BY HOWARD FENDRICH and JON KRAWCZYNSKI WASHINGTON (AP) — All-Star point guard John Wall and the Washington Wizards have agreed to a $170 million, four-year contract extension that will start ...
In this Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving talks with a teammate in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Cleveland.

BY TOM WITHERS CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving wants the stage for himself. Cleveland’s All-Star point guard has asked the Cavaliers to trade him, two people familiar with the situation ...
In this June 29, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves new point guard Jimmy Butler, right, pats Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau on the back during a press conference at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.

BY JON KRAWCZYNSKI LAS VEGAS (AP) — As star after star headed West this summer either in free agency or via trade, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers became more ...
This April 26, 2017 photo shows Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo sitting on the bench during the second quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston.

BY BRETT MARTEL A person with knowledge of the situation of tells The Associated Press that the New Orleans have agreed in principle on a one-year deal with Rajon Rondo. ...
In this July 7, 2017 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball shoots over Los Angeles Clippers' Brice Johnson (10) during overtime of an NBA summer league basketball game, in Las Vegas.

BY KAREEM COPELAND Lonzo Ball had another strong performance in the NBA Summer League, this time in another brand of footwear. Ball’s Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 94-83 ...
In this July 7, 2017 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball shoots over Los Angeles Clippers' Brice Johnson (10) during overtime of an NBA summer league basketball game, in Las Vegas.

Lonzo Ball’s dud of a debut is long forgotten. And on Wednesday night, so were his Big Baller Brand sneakers. Now he has the best game of the NBA Summer ...
In this March 24, 2017, photo, Detroit Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope takes a shot against the Orlando Magic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla.

BY GREG BEACHAM and JON KRAWCZYNSKI LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a one-year, $18 million contract, a person with ...
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