Basketball

CLEVELAND (AP) — Soccer star Alex Morgan will be the first athlete profiled on Disney's inspirational "Becoming" series produced by LeBron James. Morgan helped the United States win the FIFA Women's World Cup this summer. Her path from childhood to Olympic gold medalist will be...
Darryl Dawkins, whose backboard-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania coroner's office said Dawkins died Thursday morning at a hospital. No cause of death was...
Darryl Dawkins, whose backboard-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania coroner's office said Dawkins died Thursday morning at a hospital. No cause of death was...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets, a person familiar with the situation said Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the move hasn't been...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because the move...
MOSCOW (AP) — After spending more than a decade in the NBA, former All-Star Andrei Kirilenko is taking on what may be his biggest challenge yet — rescuing basketball in his native Russia. Since Kirilenko helped his national team win Olympic bronze in 2012, Russian basketball has...
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says free-agent forward J.R. Smith has agreed to re-sign with the Cavaliers. Smith declined his $6.8 million player option following the season. He looked at other teams before deciding to return to Cleveland, said the person...
Coming off a season in which star after star was lost to serious injury, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBA Players' Association executive director Michele Roberts have made player health one of the top priorities to address this offseason. With that in mind, the union hired...
NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Williams and the Tulsa Shock are smiling again. Tulsa ended a 10-game skid, winning its first game since July 11, on Saturday when it beat the New York Liberty. Despite the recent skid, the Shock are still sitting in third place in the Western Conference and...