Professional basketball

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, speaks to fans during an awards ceremony to recognize the team's NBA championship prior to a basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 16, 2018 - 10:53 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry is coming off an injury-plagued season and a summer he thought might be among his best yet. On a festive night of celebration as another championship banner went up, Curry brought his usual flair and dazzle. Kevin Durant did all of the little things, too. Curry...
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FILE--In this June 18, 1997, file p photo, Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen joins in with the band and plays electric guitar at an election night victory party in the early morning hours in Seattle. Allen, billionaire owner of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks and Microsoft co-founder, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 at age 65. Earlier this month Allen said the cancer he was treated for in 2009, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, had returned (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
October 16, 2018 - 3:25 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn't have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates. Allen used the fortune he made from...
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In this Dec. 31, 2017 photo, Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen stands near the field before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Seattle. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. He was 65. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
October 15, 2018 - 8:03 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65. He died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2001 file photo, Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen appears in a suite in the team's stadium in Seattle. Allen, billionaire owner of the Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks and Microsoft co-founder, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 at age 65. Earlier this month Allen said the cancer he was treated for in 2009, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, had returned. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 15, 2018 - 4:09 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65. He died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, right, watches from the bench during the second half in Game 5 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets, in Houston. With Butler's status still unresolved, coach Tom Thibodeau and the Timberwolves head toward the season coming off the franchise’s first playoff appearance in 14 years but carrying yet a still-cloudy outlook despite the super-max contract Karl-Anthony Towns.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
October 12, 2018 - 12:19 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jimmy Butler was absent as the Minnesota Timberwolves wrapped up preparations for their preseason finale Friday night. Butler has demanded a trade but returned to practice with the team Wednesday, a session that included him verbally challenging teammates and coaches. He was not...
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October 11, 2018 - 7:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial testified Thursday that he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit through an assistant coach at the school. Testifying in federal court in Manhattan, self-described recruitment...
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FILE - In this May 18, 1995, file photo, Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson argues a call against his team, as he sits next to assistant coach Tex Winter during the second quarter of an NBA basketball playoff game against the Orlando Magic in Chicago. Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Jackson on 11 NBA championship teams with the Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Kansas State University said Winter died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell, File)
October 10, 2018 - 8:01 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — 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. He was 96. Kansas State University said Winter died Wednesday in Manhattan. "I learned so much from Coach Winter...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, dunks as Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap, center, and guard Monte Morris watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. James says he didn’t choose the Lakers as his free-agent destination because of his burgeoning career as a Hollywood producer and performer. He remains focused on basketball, and he wants to create a winning team to end the Lakers’ franchise-record five years without a playoff berth. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
October 10, 2018 - 7:12 pm
LeBron James watched Lonzo Ball play in Las Vegas during the 2017 NBA Summer League, taking in a Los Angeles Lakers' game from a baseline seat as a spectator. He was getting a better view Wednesday. James and Ball were in the starting lineup of a game together for the first time, set to team up...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, right, watches from the bench during the second half in Game 5 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets, in Houston. With Butler's status still unresolved, coach Tom Thibodeau and the Timberwolves head toward the season coming off the franchise’s first playoff appearance in 14 years but carrying yet a still-cloudy outlook despite the super-max contract Karl-Anthony Towns.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
October 10, 2018 - 6:10 pm
Jimmy Butler is back with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and his first practice of the season had fireworks. He caused them — with his words and his play. Butler, who asked for a trade more than three weeks ago, practiced with the Timberwolves for the first time this season Wednesday. ESPN reported...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2016, file photo, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, left, talks to Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, right, on the court during a timeout in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in San Antonio. Popovich sees one simple way for both the NBA and women to mark real progress in the league: hire more women in positions of power. (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)
October 09, 2018 - 1:12 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sees one simple way for both the NBA and women to mark real progress in the league. Hire more women in positions of power. "I think there just has to be more, more of the same," said Popovich, who during the offseason promoted assistant...
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