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Seattle Storm's Natasha Howard, right, and Dallas Wings' Glory Johnson (25) reach for the ball during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 12, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
July 14, 2019 - 1:43 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Storm say Natasha Howard will play Sunday night against the New York Liberty, a day after her wife posted a video that alleged abuse. The team issued a statement hours before the game that the All-Star forward would be in the lineup. Seattle is still looking into...
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Seattle Storm's Natasha Howard, right, and Dallas Wings' Glory Johnson (25) reach for the ball during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 12, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
July 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Storm say they are looking into allegations on social media that Natasha Howard physically threatened and abused her wife. Howard's wife posted a minute-long, expletive-filled video on Twitter from March on Saturday in which she yelled at Howard about being threatened by...
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Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team general manager Rob Pelinka, left, and Head Coach Frank Vogel, right, introduce Anthony Davis at a news conference at the UCLA Health Training Center in El Segundo, Calif., Saturday, July 13, 2019 (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
July 13, 2019 - 3:01 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Davis' year of uncertainty finally felt finished when he stood in the Los Angeles Lakers' training complex and proudly held up his new gold jersey while LeBron James looked on approvingly. After months of upheaval around his departure from New Orleans, the...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 5, 2014 file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives against Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) in the first quarter of Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, a shake up of top point guards and a move that reunites Westbrook with James Harden, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
July 11, 2019 - 6:08 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, a shake up of top point guards and a move that reunites Westbrook with James Harden. The Thunder also are getting first-round picks in 2024...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, left, looks to pass the ball around Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Portland, Ore. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Los Angeles Clippers will be landing Kawhi Leonard as a free agent after they acquire Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a massive trade for players and draft picks. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
July 10, 2019 - 11:01 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are officially members of the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers completed their blockbuster trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, acquiring George for guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, forward Danilo Gallinari and five first-round draft...
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FILE - At left, in a March 20, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving is shown during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. At right, in a May 8, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant is shown during the first half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif. Just three seasons ago, the Brooklyn Nets were the worst team in the NBA. On Sunday, June 30, they were the story of the league. They agreed to deals with superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as part of a sensational start to free agency, giving the longtime No. 2 team in New York top billing in the Big Apple. (AP Photo/File)
July 09, 2019 - 6:32 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NBA knows that its rules on teams talking to free agents are not being followed, and says it will spend the next few months figuring out a better system. Commissioner Adam Silver, speaking after the league's board of governors meeting Tuesday, says the league is aware "that...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2015, file photo, New York Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer during a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. The WNBA is looking into dates to finish up the Washington and Las Vegas game that was suspended at the half Friday, July 5, 2019, because of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake in California. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
July 08, 2019 - 11:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is looking into dates to finish up the Washington and Las Vegas game that was suspended at the half Friday because of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake in California. Washington has already played in Las Vegas twice this season and isn't scheduled to play there again. The teams...
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July 07, 2019 - 5:28 pm
The San Antonio Spurs' draft picks are stepping up in the NBA Summer League. Second-round picks Keldon Johnson and Quinndary Weatherspoon each scored 19 points and first-rounder Luka Samanic added 16 to lead the Spurs to a 106-96 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Ben Moore scored 17 points...
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New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson (1) reacts during the team's NBA summer league basketball game against the New York Knicks on Friday, July 5, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)
July 06, 2019 - 1:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zion Williamson's summer league is over. The New Orleans Pelicans say the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft will not play any more at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas because of a bruised left knee. The team stressed the move is precautionary. Williamson scored 11 points in...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019 file photo Golden State Warriors basketball guard Klay Thompson speaks to the media before practice for the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Toronto. Thompson announced Monday, July 1, 2019 his decision to stay with the Golden State Warriors for $190 million over the next five years, meaning the five-time reigning Western Conference champions have their 'Splash Brothers' backcourt of Thompson and Stephen Curry locked up long-term. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, file)
July 06, 2019 - 12:56 pm
The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT): 3:50 p.m. Jimmy Butler is a member of the Miami Heat. The Heat got a four-team trade completed Saturday to acquire Butler from Philadelphia on a four-year, $142 million contract. Miami also gets Meyers Leonard from Portland and cash from the Los...
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