Basketball

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks president Peter Feigin (FAY'-gun) says he did not intend to characterize Milwaukee as "overtly racist." Feigin said in a statement Tuesday that Milwaukee is "a terrific community with wonderful people" and he is "proud to be a part of it." Last...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lindsay Whalen hobbled through the regular season last year. She hobbled through the playoffs. She even hobbled through the Minnesota Lynx championship celebration. And so when it came time to head overseas for an 11th straight winter to go cash in on a can't-...
DALLAS (AP) — Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut are in, Chandler Parsons and Zaza Pachulia are out and Dallas coach Rick Carlisle has a retooled roster for the sixth consecutive time since winning a championship. "Well, we love it," Carlisle said at media day this week as someone...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The mayor of Milwaukee says he's eager to work with Bucks president Peter Feigin to improve the city's race relations. Mayor Tom Barrett says he told Feigin (FAY'-gun) on Monday that he's happy the team executive is "engaged in trying to improve our community."...
NEW YORK (AP) — NBA players aren't just worried about their teams as they start a new season. They're concerned for their country. The usual basketball clichés that dominate media days gave way to serious talk about social injustice and violence in communities, with players...
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Now that LeBron James has won a championship for the ages, he's set a loftier goal: Catching Michael Jordan. Long flattered to be mentioned in the same company with Jordan and other NBA legends, James has been hesitant to publicly acknowledge that he...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Life without Tim Duncan has officially begun for the San Antonio Spurs, even if they aren't quite ready to accept it. For the first time since Bill Clinton was in the White House and "Men In Black" was a box office hit, the Spurs will open training camp...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird spent most of his offseason trying to stitch together a championship contender. He made two trades to create versatility. He added bulk by signing free agent Al Jefferson. He watched the Pacers' biggest star, Paul George,...
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James says he plans to stand during the national anthem, but he supports San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to kneel in protest. James has always been outspoken on social issues. He said Monday he intends to stand while "The...