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Kings' De'Aaron Fox removes himself from World Cup plans

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:01pm

De'Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings surprisingly withdrew from USA Basketball's national team Saturday, meaning the Americans now have 13 candidates for the 12-man World Cup roster.

Bonner leads Mercury over Dream 77-68

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:12pm

DeWanna Bonner had 27 points and 13 rebounds to help the short-handed Phoenix Mercury snap a three-game skid with a 77-68 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Friday night.

Quigley scores 26, Sky beat Sparks 91-81

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:51pm

Allie Quigley scored 26 points to help the Chicago Sky beat Los Angeles 91-81 to pull into a tie for fourth place with the Sparks on Friday night.

Wings hold off Liberty 83-77, win third straight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:32pm

Allisha Gray scored 22 points and the Dallas Wings took the lead in the final minute to win their third straight, beating New York 83-77 on Friday night.

Mystics use late run to beat Lynx 86-79, clinch playoff spot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:21pm

Ariel Atkins scored 18 points, Emma Meesseman added 17 points and the Washington Mystics clinched a playoff berth with an 86-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night.

Stricklen, Sun rally to beat Storm 79-78

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:15pm

Shekinna Stricklen scored 24 points and made a pair of free throws with 4.3 seconds left to help the Connecticut Sun rally from a late seven-point deficit and beat the Seattle Storm 79-78 on Friday night.

AP sources: Alibaba exec to buy Nets, arena for $3.4 billion

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:08am

In a record sale for a U.S. sports franchise, the co-founder of Alibaba agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center for about $3.4 billion, two people with knowledge of the details said Friday.

Canada beats Australia 90-70 in FIBA World Cup warmup game

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:26am

Canada never trailed and outscored Australia 23-13 in the final quarter for a 90-70 win over the home side in a FIBA World Cup warmup basketball game Friday.

Collier having stellar rookie season for the Minnesota Lynx

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 1:02am

Napheesa Collier wanted to make her mark as a rookie for the Minnesota Lynx. With nine games left in the regular season, she's done just that, putting herself on the short list of candidates for the WNBA Rookie of the Year award.

USA, Spain set to meet in a World Cup warmup

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 5:18pm

The U.S. and Spain are facing off Friday night, a matchup of the two top-ranked basketball teams in the world and a possible precursor to a medal-round meeting next month at the World Cup.

Lakers' Cousins tears ACL in left knee, awaiting surgery

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 11:46am

DeMarcus Cousins is facing rehab from another major injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers have endured their first big problem of a season with championship expectations.

Sam Kerr focused on leading Red Stars to NWSL title

Jay Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:45am

Sam Kerr sat down on a metal bench after taking a few extra shots after practice. Chicago Red Stars coach Rory Dames poked fun at her competitive streak, and Kerr just laughed it off.

Thomas scores 18 points, Sun defeat Mercury 78-71

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:34pm

Jasmine Thomas scored 18 points and the Connecticut Sun held off the short-handed Phoenix Mercury 78-71 on Wednesday night after giving up almost all of a 20-point lead.

Ogunbowale scores 35, Wings stop Sparks streak 84-78

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:38pm

Rookie Arike Ogunbowale scored a career-high 35 points, Glory Johnson added a season-high 20 and the short-handed Dallas Wings ended the Los Angeles Sparks' five-game winning streak 84-78 on Wednesday night.

Mystics use 29-8 4th quarter to beat Storm 88-59

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:03pm

Aerial Powers led six Washington players in double figures with 16 points and the Mystics beat the Seattle Storm 88-59 on Wednesday night.

King's court: LeBron dedicates court at his hometown school

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 3:08pm

LeBron James went back to school and back in time on Wednesday.

Wizards hire Antwan Jamison as director of pro personnel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:52am

The Wizards are continuing their front office overhaul by hiring Antawn Jamison as director of pro personnel.

Stephen Curry embraces Warriors' change, praises Durant

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:07am

Someday, years or even decades from now, at one of those celebratory reunions teams like to do, Stephen Curry knows he and Kevin Durant will reminisce with fondness about their three insanely successful years together on the Golden State Warriors.

Hamby, Cambage combine for 41 points, 26 boards in win

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 10:18pm

Dearica Hamby had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Liz Cambage added 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and the Las Vegas Aces held off the Atlanta Dream 94-90 on Tuesday night.