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  • Paul Allen's passions: Rock n' roll, sports and philanthropy

    Paul Allen's passions: Rock n' roll, sports and philanthropy

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 2:15 AM EDT2018-10-16 06:15:48 GMT
    Tuesday, October 16 2018 5:18 AM EDT2018-10-16 09:18:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file). 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. Alle...(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file). 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. Alle...
    Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen pursued a wide range of philanthropic interests and passions after making his early mark co-founding Microsoft with...
    Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen pursued a wide range of philanthropic interests and passions after making his early mark co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates.
  • As NBA season opens, is it Warriors-Celtics when it ends?

    As NBA season opens, is it Warriors-Celtics when it ends?

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 2:15 AM EDT2018-10-16 06:15:35 GMT
    Tuesday, October 16 2018 2:19 AM EDT2018-10-16 06:19:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gregory Bull). FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) grabs a rebound over Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap (4) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in San Diego. The NB...(AP Photo/Gregory Bull). FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) grabs a rebound over Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap (4) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in San Diego. The NB...
    Opening night last year delivered a good forecast of how the NBA season would turn out.
    Opening night last year delivered a good forecast of how the NBA season would turn out.
  • Paul Allen was major part of sports landscape in Northwest

    Paul Allen was major part of sports landscape in Northwest

    Monday, October 15 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-10-16 01:05:56 GMT
    Tuesday, October 16 2018 2:11 AM EDT2018-10-16 06:11:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File). FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2014 file photo, Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen celebrates after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. Allen, billion...(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File). FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2014 file photo, Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen celebrates after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. Allen, billion...
    Paul Allen was the owner of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers but he usually shied away from the spotlight sought by others in his same position.
    Paul Allen was the owner of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers but he usually shied away from the spotlight sought by others in his same position.
  • NBA Preview: It's the Warriors, and then everyone else

    NBA Preview: It's the Warriors, and then everyone else

    Monday, October 15 2018 1:08 PM EDT2018-10-15 17:08:18 GMT
    Tuesday, October 16 2018 2:10 AM EDT2018-10-16 06:10:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File). FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James looks on during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Los Angeles. The only certainty in the NBA ...(AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File). FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James looks on during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Los Angeles. The only certainty in the NBA ...
    NBA Preview: It's the Warriors, and then everyone else.
    NBA Preview: It's the Warriors, and then everyone else.
  • Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

    Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

    Monday, October 15 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-10-16 01:05:25 GMT
    Tuesday, October 16 2018 2:10 AM EDT2018-10-16 06:10:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). 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-fo...(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). 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-fo...
    Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates and went on to become a billionaire philanthropist, has died.
    Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates and went on to become a billionaire philanthropist, has died.
  • Krzyzewski, Duke reload with another strong freshman class

    Krzyzewski, Duke reload with another strong freshman class

    Monday, October 15 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-10-15 21:15:16 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-10-16 03:27:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski speaks to members of the media during an NCAA college basketball media day press conference in Durham, N.C., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski speaks to members of the media during an NCAA college basketball media day press conference in Durham, N.C., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.
    Krzyzewsi, Duke reload with another strong freshman class, national title realistic goal once again.
    Krzyzewsi, Duke reload with another strong freshman class, national title realistic goal once again.
  • Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

    Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

    Monday, October 15 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-10-15 22:25:19 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-10-16 01:10:29 GMT
    Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died.
    Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died.
  • Butler practices again with Wolves, as opener nears

    Butler practices again with Wolves, as opener nears

    Sunday, October 14 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-10-14 23:04:43 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 3:27 AM EDT2018-10-15 07:27:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File). 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 ...(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File). 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 ...
    Jimmy Butler is still practicing with the Timberwolves, with the opener just 3 days away.
    Jimmy Butler is still practicing with the Timberwolves, with the opener just 3 days away.
  • Patrick Baumann, rising star in Olympic circles, dies at 51

    Patrick Baumann, rising star in Olympic circles, dies at 51

    Sunday, October 14 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-10-14 16:34:43 GMT
    Sunday, October 14 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-10-14 21:45:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file). FILE - In this Monday May 15, 2017 file photo, International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission Chair Patrick Baumann smiles as he visits the Stade de France stadium, in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. Patrick Baumann, t...(AP Photo/Michel Euler, file). FILE - In this Monday May 15, 2017 file photo, International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission Chair Patrick Baumann smiles as he visits the Stade de France stadium, in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. Patrick Baumann, t...
    Patrick Baumann, the CEO-like secretary general of basketball's world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics.
    Patrick Baumann, the CEO-like secretary general of basketball's world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics.
  • Knicks waive Joakim Noah after just 2 seasons

    Knicks waive Joakim Noah after just 2 seasons

    Saturday, October 13 2018 2:54 PM EDT2018-10-13 18:54:16 GMT
    Saturday, October 13 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-10-13 19:05:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, New York Knicks' Joakim Noah (13) walks to the bench during a time out in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. Noah’s disappointing ...(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, New York Knicks' Joakim Noah (13) walks to the bench during a time out in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. Noah’s disappointing ...
    New York Knicks waive Joakim Noah, ending his disappointing stint after just 2 seasons.
    New York Knicks waive Joakim Noah, ending his disappointing stint after just 2 seasons.
  • Butler misses T-Wolves shootaround amid trade-demand drama

    Butler misses T-Wolves shootaround amid trade-demand drama

    Friday, October 12 2018 3:13 PM EDT2018-10-12 19:13:25 GMT
    Saturday, October 13 2018 11:58 AM EDT2018-10-13 15:58:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File). 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 ...(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File). 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 ...
    Jimmy Butler was absent when the Minnesota Timberwolves arrived for their morning shootaround ahead of a preseason road game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
    Jimmy Butler was absent when the Minnesota Timberwolves arrived for their morning shootaround ahead of a preseason road game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • Spurs' White out 6-8 weeks as injuries plague backcourt

    Spurs' White out 6-8 weeks as injuries plague backcourt

    Friday, October 12 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-10-12 17:13:49 GMT
    Friday, October 12 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-10-12 21:27:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Danny Karnik). San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich stands on the sideline during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Danny Karnik). San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich stands on the sideline during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.
    Spurs point guard Derrick White will miss six-to-eight weeks after injuring his left heel in his first game as a starter since replacing sidelined Dejounte Murray.
    Spurs point guard Derrick White will miss six-to-eight weeks after injuring his left heel in his first game as a starter since replacing sidelined Dejounte Murray.
  • Fixer says he made cash payment in college hoops scheme

    Fixer says he made cash payment in college hoops scheme

    Thursday, October 11 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-10-11 16:47:36 GMT
    Friday, October 12 2018 2:55 PM EDT2018-10-12 18:55:52 GMT
    A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial claims he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit.
    A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial claims he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit.
  • Pac-12 coaches paying close attention to corruption trial

    Pac-12 coaches paying close attention to corruption trial

    Thursday, October 11 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-10-11 21:17:19 GMT
    Thursday, October 11 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-10-11 21:54:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Risberg). Stanford head coach Jerod Haase smiles at reporters during the Pac-12 NCAA college basketball media day Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in San Francisco.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg). Stanford head coach Jerod Haase smiles at reporters during the Pac-12 NCAA college basketball media day Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in San Francisco.
    Stanford coach Jerod Haase believes that in due time college basketball will get past its recruiting corruption scandal and regain its credibility.
    Stanford coach Jerod Haase believes that in due time college basketball will get past its recruiting corruption scandal and regain its credibility.
  • Kerr, Wright, McMillan to be US basketball assistant coaches

    Kerr, Wright, McMillan to be US basketball assistant coaches

    Thursday, October 11 2018 9:01 AM EDT2018-10-11 13:01:49 GMT
    Thursday, October 11 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-10-11 21:26:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin). Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan signals to his players during the second quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers during a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Cleveland. .(AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin). Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan signals to his players during the second quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers during a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Cleveland. .
    A person with knowledge of the details says Steve Kerr and Jay Wright have been chosen as assistant coaches for the U.S. national basketball team, putting the coaches of the NBA and NCAA championship teams on Gregg...
    A person with knowledge of the details says Steve Kerr and Jay Wright have been chosen as assistant coaches for the U.S. national basketball team, putting the coaches of the NBA and NCAA championship teams on Gregg Popovich's staff.
  • Tex Winter, innovative basketball coach, dead at 96

    Tex Winter, innovative basketball coach, dead at 96

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-10-11 03:09:38 GMT
    Thursday, October 11 2018 2:04 PM EDT2018-10-11 18:04:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Fred Jewell, File). 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 th...(AP Photo/Fred Jewell, File). 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 th...
    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.
    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.
  • Jimmy Butler to ESPN: I was 'brutally honest' with Wolves

    Jimmy Butler to ESPN: I was 'brutally honest' with Wolves

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-10-10 22:49:53 GMT
    Thursday, October 11 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-10-11 16:32:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File). 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 ...(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File). 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 ...
    Butler returns to practice with the Timberwolves in an emotionally charged session.
    Butler returns to practice with the Timberwolves in an emotionally charged session.
  • College basketball fixer describes 'black op' payments

    College basketball fixer describes 'black op' payments

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-10-10 22:49:33 GMT
    Thursday, October 11 2018 12:31 PM EDT2018-10-11 16:31:50 GMT
    A former consultant for Adidas has testified he arranged cash payments to the families of top college basketball prospects in a scheme to steer them to major programs.
    A former consultant for Adidas has testified he arranged cash payments to the families of top college basketball prospects in a scheme to steer them to major programs.
  • LeBron, Lonzo take the floor together for first time

    LeBron, Lonzo take the floor together for first time

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 10:19 PM EDT2018-10-11 02:19:09 GMT
    Thursday, October 11 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-10-11 15:39:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File). 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 basket...(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File). 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 basket...
    LeBron James and Lonzo Ball getting a chance to work on their in-game chemistry.
    LeBron James and Lonzo Ball getting a chance to work on their in-game chemistry.
  • LeBron in LA: Superstar begins next chapter with Lakers

    LeBron in LA: Superstar begins next chapter with Lakers

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-10-10 22:50:03 GMT
    Thursday, October 11 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-10-11 13:34:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File). 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 basket...(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File). 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 basket...
    LeBron James says he didn't join the Los Angeles Lakers to be closer to Hollywood in his burgeoning career as an entertainment mogul.
    LeBron James says he didn't join the Los Angeles Lakers to be closer to Hollywood in his burgeoning career as an entertainment mogul.
  • Warriors vow to cherish moment, knowing window may be short

    Warriors vow to cherish moment, knowing window may be short

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 4:20 PM EDT2018-10-10 20:20:22 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 11:35 PM EDT2018-10-11 03:35:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this May 28, 2018, file photo, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates with teammate Draymond Green during the second half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this May 28, 2018, file photo, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates with teammate Draymond Green during the second half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against...
    Coach Steve Kerr knows Warriors dominance won't last forever, trying to enjoy moment.
    Coach Steve Kerr knows Warriors dominance won't last forever, trying to enjoy moment.
  • Jayhawks begin as questions swirl around sophomore De Sousa

    Jayhawks begin as questions swirl around sophomore De Sousa

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-10-10 21:58:58 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-10-10 23:36:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File). FILE - In this March 10, 2018, file photo, Kansas players celebrate after winning the Big 12 NCAA college basketball championship game against West Virginia, in Kansas City, Mo. With a bunch of transfers becoming eligib...(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File). FILE - In this March 10, 2018, file photo, Kansas players celebrate after winning the Big 12 NCAA college basketball championship game against West Virginia, in Kansas City, Mo. With a bunch of transfers becoming eligib...
    Kansas began practice a couple weeks ago amid some questions about Silvio De Sousa, whose name has popped up in the investigation into corruption in college basketball.
    Kansas began practice a couple weeks ago amid some questions about Silvio De Sousa, whose name has popped up in the investigation into corruption in college basketball.
  • Spurs enter new season battling the same uncertainties

    Spurs enter new season battling the same uncertainties

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-10-10 21:13:59 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-10-10 22:05:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darren Abate). San Antonio Spurs' DeMar DeRozan (10) tangles with Houston Rockets' Carmelo Anthony (7) and James Harden during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in San Antonio.(AP Photo/Darren Abate). San Antonio Spurs' DeMar DeRozan (10) tangles with Houston Rockets' Carmelo Anthony (7) and James Harden during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in San Antonio.
    More uncertainty for Spurs after injuries, departures.
    More uncertainty for Spurs after injuries, departures.
  • Celtics healthy, eager to embrace favorites tag in East

    Celtics healthy, eager to embrace favorites tag in East

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-10-10 18:23:27 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-10-10 21:18:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, file). FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017 file photo Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving, left, and Gordon Hayward look on from the bench during the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Boston....(AP Photo/Winslow Townson, file). FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017 file photo Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving, left, and Gordon Hayward look on from the bench during the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Boston....
    No pressure: With Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward healthy, Celtics ready to wear tag of favorites in the Eastern Conference.
    No pressure: With Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward healthy, Celtics ready to wear tag of favorites in the Eastern Conference.
  • Basketball player's father: Louisville assistant gave cash

    Basketball player's father: Louisville assistant gave cash

    Tuesday, October 9 2018 1:17 PM EDT2018-10-09 17:17:49 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 1:25 AM EDT2018-10-10 05:25:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). THIS CORRECTS THE IDENTIFICATION TO BRIAN BOWEN SR., AND NOT MERL CODE, AS ORIGINALLY SENT - Brian Bowen Sr. arrives at federal court, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in New York. When Brian Bowen Jr., one of America's brightest high ...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). THIS CORRECTS THE IDENTIFICATION TO BRIAN BOWEN SR., AND NOT MERL CODE, AS ORIGINALLY SENT - Brian Bowen Sr. arrives at federal court, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in New York. When Brian Bowen Jr., one of America's brightest high ...
    The father of a blue-chip college basketball recruit has testified that an assistant coach at the University of Louisville gave him a secret cash payment of $1,300.
    The father of a blue-chip college basketball recruit has testified that an assistant coach at the University of Louisville gave him a secret cash payment of $1,300.
  • Next step for NBA is hiring women in positions of power

    Next step for NBA is hiring women in positions of power

    Tuesday, October 9 2018 3:17 AM EDT2018-10-09 07:17:27 GMT
    Tuesday, October 9 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-10-09 21:51:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File). 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 ag...(AP Photo/Darren Abate, File). 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 ag...
    Job opportunity? Next step for NBA to improve its good marks in diversity is by hiring women in positions of power.
    Job opportunity? Next step for NBA to improve its good marks in diversity is by hiring women in positions of power.
  • Dennis Rodman benched by Yao Ming at Pyongyang friendly?

    Dennis Rodman benched by Yao Ming at Pyongyang friendly?

    Tuesday, October 9 2018 9:27 AM EDT2018-10-09 13:27:36 GMT
    Tuesday, October 9 2018 10:41 AM EDT2018-10-09 14:41:25 GMT
    Has Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star-turned pal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, been benched for Chinese hoop legend Yao Ming?.
    Has Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star-turned pal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, been benched for Chinese hoop legend Yao Ming?.
  • Spurs setback: Point guard Dejounte Murray lost to torn ACL

    Spurs setback: Point guard Dejounte Murray lost to torn ACL

    Monday, October 8 2018 1:40 PM EDT2018-10-08 17:40:39 GMT
    Tuesday, October 9 2018 3:23 AM EDT2018-10-09 07:23:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darren Abate). San Antonio Spurs' Dejounte Murray (5) grabs a rebound next to teammate Bryn Forbes, left, and Houston Rockets' Chris Paul (3) during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in San Antonio.(AP Photo/Darren Abate). San Antonio Spurs' Dejounte Murray (5) grabs a rebound next to teammate Bryn Forbes, left, and Houston Rockets' Chris Paul (3) during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in San Antonio.
    The San Antonio Spurs have lost point guard Dejounte Murray to a torn ACL.
    The San Antonio Spurs have lost point guard Dejounte Murray to a torn ACL.
  • Phoenix Suns fire general manager Ryan McDonough

    Phoenix Suns fire general manager Ryan McDonough

    Monday, October 8 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-10-08 16:47:26 GMT
    Monday, October 8 2018 11:42 PM EDT2018-10-09 03:42:00 GMT
    Phoenix Suns fire GM Ryan McDonough barely a week before season begins.
    Phoenix Suns fire GM Ryan McDonough barely a week before season begins.
  • Federal trial pulls back curtain on basketball recruiting

    Federal trial pulls back curtain on basketball recruiting

    Sunday, October 7 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-10-07 21:17:08 GMT
    Monday, October 8 2018 2:48 AM EDT2018-10-08 06:48:28 GMT
    The curtain to college basketball's worst-kept secret pulled back even more in a New York federal court last week, revealing a shady world of bagmen, secret payments and bags of cash.
    The curtain to college basketball's worst-kept secret pulled back even more in a New York federal court last week, revealing a shady world of bagmen, secret payments and bags of cash.
  • Kevin Durant feels the love in NBA's return to Seattle

    Kevin Durant feels the love in NBA's return to Seattle

    Friday, October 5 2018 11:35 PM EDT2018-10-06 03:35:32 GMT
    Saturday, October 6 2018 2:32 PM EDT2018-10-06 18:32:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant listens to a question from a reporter before the team's NBA preseason basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Seattle.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant listens to a question from a reporter before the team's NBA preseason basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Seattle.
    Kevin Durant got off the bus inside the loading dock of KeyArena about two hours before tipoff and made a quick glance toward the court visible through the tunnel.
    Kevin Durant got off the bus inside the loading dock of KeyArena about two hours before tipoff and made a quick glance toward the court visible through the tunnel.
  • 'We're trying': Thibodeau offers update on Butler situation

    'We're trying': Thibodeau offers update on Butler situation

    Friday, October 5 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-10-05 20:05:20 GMT
    Friday, October 5 2018 11:15 PM EDT2018-10-06 03:15:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File). FILE - In this April 21, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler plays against the Houston Rockets in the first half during Game 3 of an NBA basketball first round playoff series in Minneapolis. With Butler's t...(AP Photo/Jim Mone, File). FILE - In this April 21, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler plays against the Houston Rockets in the first half during Game 3 of an NBA basketball first round playoff series in Minneapolis. With Butler's t...
    Jimmy Butler is still with the Minnesota Timberwolves, at least in an official sense.
    Jimmy Butler is still with the Minnesota Timberwolves, at least in an official sense.
  • Redick perfect, 76ers top Mavs 120-114 in China Games

    Redick perfect, 76ers top Mavs 120-114 in China Games

    Friday, October 5 2018 10:40 AM EDT2018-10-05 14:40:06 GMT
    Friday, October 5 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-10-05 19:55:58 GMT
    (Randy Belice/NBAE via AP). In a photo provided by NBAE, Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri, of Tunisia, lifts a participant during the NBA Cares Special Olympics Basketball Clinic, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai. At lef...(Randy Belice/NBAE via AP). In a photo provided by NBAE, Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri, of Tunisia, lifts a participant during the NBA Cares Special Olympics Basketball Clinic, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai. At lef...
    JJ Redick hits all 10 shots and scores 28 points, leading 76ers past Mavs 120-114 in China Games.
    JJ Redick hits all 10 shots and scores 28 points, leading 76ers past Mavs 120-114 in China Games.
  • Father testifies on pay for play at college hoops programs

    Father testifies on pay for play at college hoops programs

    Thursday, October 4 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-10-04 22:24:52 GMT
    Friday, October 5 2018 12:37 AM EDT2018-10-05 04:37:41 GMT
    The fathers of a top college basketball prospect said his son was offered tens of thousands of dollars to play at major programs.
    The fathers of a top college basketball prospect said his son was offered tens of thousands of dollars to play at major programs.
  • Witness details secret payments in college hoops recruiting

    Witness details secret payments in college hoops recruiting

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-10-03 21:24:08 GMT
    Thursday, October 4 2018 4:46 AM EDT2018-10-04 08:46:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File). FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, standout college basketball recruit Brian Bowen is photographed before an NCAA college basketball game in Columbia, S.C. A recruiter, a coach and a former Adidas executive are sch...(AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File). FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, standout college basketball recruit Brian Bowen is photographed before an NCAA college basketball game in Columbia, S.C. A recruiter, a coach and a former Adidas executive are sch...
    A financial adviser has testified at a college basketball corruption trial about a clandestine mission last year to deliver an envelope with $19,400 in cash to the father of a prospect.
    A financial adviser has testified at a college basketball corruption trial about a clandestine mission last year to deliver an envelope with $19,400 in cash to the father of a prospect.
  • Spoelstra's new challenge: Combining coaching and fatherhood

    Spoelstra's new challenge: Combining coaching and fatherhood

    Tuesday, October 2 2018 2:56 PM EDT2018-10-02 18:56:49 GMT
    Wednesday, October 3 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-10-03 18:01:50 GMT
    Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra became a dad earlier this year, and now he's learning how to combine his two full-time jobs.
    Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra became a dad earlier this year, and now he's learning how to combine his two full-time jobs.
  • Rockets roll in Melo's debut as Harden, Paul each reach 20

    Rockets roll in Melo's debut as Harden, Paul each reach 20

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 1:57 AM EDT2018-10-03 05:57:42 GMT
    Wednesday, October 3 2018 10:48 AM EDT2018-10-03 14:48:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Butch Dill). Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony (7) rubs the ball before the start of the game against the Memphis Grizzlies during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala.(AP Photo/Butch Dill). Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony (7) rubs the ball before the start of the game against the Memphis Grizzlies during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala.
    Carmelo Anthony fit right in and James Harden and Chris Paul picked up right where they left off.
    Carmelo Anthony fit right in and James Harden and Chris Paul picked up right where they left off.
  • Trial puts spotlight on dark side of college basketball

    Trial puts spotlight on dark side of college basketball

    Tuesday, October 2 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-10-02 14:06:34 GMT
    Tuesday, October 2 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-10-02 23:35:36 GMT
    Attorneys are set to give their opening statements in the New York trial of three men charged with orchestrating payments to the families of top U.S. college basketball recruits.
    Attorneys are set to give their opening statements in the New York trial of three men charged with orchestrating payments to the families of top U.S. college basketball recruits.
  • WNBA President Lisa Borders is latest executive to leave

    WNBA President Lisa Borders is latest executive to leave

    Tuesday, October 2 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-10-02 14:06:33 GMT
    Tuesday, October 2 2018 3:58 PM EDT2018-10-02 19:58:11 GMT
    WNBA President Lisa Borders is stepping down; NBA deputy commissioner to fill post for now.
    WNBA President Lisa Borders is stepping down; NBA deputy commissioner to fill post for now.
  • Kyrie Irving on flat-Earth comments: 'I'm sorry'

    Kyrie Irving on flat-Earth comments: 'I'm sorry'

    Monday, October 1 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-10-02 00:06:31 GMT
    Tuesday, October 2 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-10-02 17:57:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving reacts during the first quarter of a preseason basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving reacts during the first quarter of a preseason basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.
    Kyrie Irving tries to put the flat-Earth story to bed, apologizes for what he said.
    Kyrie Irving tries to put the flat-Earth story to bed, apologizes for what he said.
  • Dominant debut for No. 1 pick Ayton in Suns' exhibition game

    Dominant debut for No. 1 pick Ayton in Suns' exhibition game

    Tuesday, October 2 2018 1:16 AM EDT2018-10-02 05:16:20 GMT
    Tuesday, October 2 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-10-02 14:17:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) boxes out Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III, right, during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Phoenix.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) boxes out Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III, right, during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Phoenix.
    Deandre Ayton might be the NBA's next great man in the middle.
    Deandre Ayton might be the NBA's next great man in the middle.
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