Lakers re-sign veteran Jared Dudley to 1-year deal

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed veteran Jared Dudley to a one-year contract. The NBA champions announced the move Tuesday, giving them 13 players unde...

Mavs talk tough by adding protectors for young star Doncic

Luka Doncic's first experience with the playoffs ended with questions about whether Marcus Morris of the Los Angeles Clippers was intentionally trying to hurt the young Dallas sensation in a first-rou...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 1, the 336th day of 2020. There are 30 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 1, ...

Ready or not, NBA training camps are set to open once again

For the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, it was the shortest offseason ever. For the eight teams that haven’t played since March, the offseason dragged for longer than most seasons last. And for all...

Mike Tyson returns to ring, draws in exhibition with Jones

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Tyson showed glimpses of his destructive prime Saturday night during the 54-year-old boxing icon's return to the ring for a lively exhibition bout with 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr...

Amid pandemic, NBA gives teams health protocols for season

NBA players who test positive for the coronavirus this season may have to miss nearly two weeks in some instances before being allowed to return to the court, the league told its teams Saturday. ...

Cavs acquire another second-round pick in trade with Jazz

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers are loading up for the future. Cleveland acquired another second-round pick Friday — this one in 2027 — from the Utah Jazz, who also sent the Cavs shoo...

NBA releases shorter preseason schedule; games start Dec. 11

The NBA released a condensed 49-game preseason schedule Friday, with teams playing between two and four games starting on Dec. 11. Preseason contests will continue through Dec. 19. ...

Retired NBA player Deng coaches South Sudan at tournament

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Luol Deng wants to build up basketball in his native South Sudan and sometimes that means coaching the national team himself. The two-time NBA All-Star, who bec...

Feuding no more, Pelé mourns friend, legend Diego Maradona

The most heated wrangling over the title of soccer's greatest player could be found between Diego Maradona and Pelé themselves. So often, their squabbling would descend into acrimoni...

After opting out of bubble, Bradley ready to play again

MIAMI (AP) — Avery Bradley still has serious concerns about the coronavirus, particularly because one of his children has struggled with respiratory illnesses. Those concerns kept hi...

What an offseason! Hawks bulk up big time in free agency

ATLANTA (AP) — Just like that, the Atlanta Hawks transformed themselves into a playoff contender. A team that averaged less than 25 wins the last three seasons added to its impressiv...

VanVleet says he's excited about Raptors' time in Tampa

Fred VanVleet hasn’t been back to Toronto since March and isn’t sure when he’ll be back to the city that he’ll technically be calling home for at least the next four years. In the in...

Los Angels Lakers sign veteran Spanish center Marc Gasol

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran Spanish center Marc Gasol. The NBA champions confirmed the latest step in their roster reconfiguration Tuesday by announ...

Cavs complete trade for McGee, agree to re-sign Dellavedova

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have found either a temporary replacement for Tristan Thompson or an asset to bring in other talent. Cleveland announced Monday it has acquired center ...