Basketball

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ricky Rubio is getting a four-year, $56 million contract extension from the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Timberwolves and Rubio's agents, Dan Fegan and Jarinn Akana of Relativity Sports, have been negotiating for more than two months and had until midnight to...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ricky Rubio is getting a four-year, $56 million contract extension from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Agent Jarinn Akana of Relativity Sports tells The Associated Press the two sides are putting the finishing touches on the deal. The Timberwolves and Rubio's...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks hope a sellout in Saturday night's home opener against Indiana will show the team is moving past offseason controversies in ownership and management. Standing-room tickets were sold Friday. CEO Steve Koonin is hoping for an attendance record at...
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James huddles with teammates before each game, pulling them close to deliver a message. In a new TV commercial, James does the same to bring an entire city together. To celebrate James' homecoming in Cleveland, Nike launched a stirring advertisement on...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his broken right leg. The seventh overall pick out of Kentucky broke his leg in the fourth quarter of his NBA debut in Los Angeles' season-...
CLEVELAND (AP) — This will be a season opener unlike any other — one that also brings closure. Part homecoming, part family reunion, part revival meeting and a huge party rolled into one. When LeBron James takes the court on Thursday night wearing a No. 23 Cavaliers uniform in a...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Hornets fans discovered black tuxedo-themed t-shirts on their seats when they entered the team's downtown arena for the season opener Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. The franchise celebrated the regular season return of the Hornets'...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his broken right leg. The seventh overall pick out of Kentucky broke his leg in the fourth quarter of his NBA debut in Los Angeles' season-...
CLEVELAND (AP) — This will be a season opener unlike any other — one that also brings closure. Part homecoming, part family reunion, part revival meeting and a huge party rolled into one. When LeBron James takes the court on Thursday night wearing a No. 23 Cavaliers uniform in a...