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Aug 16, 2017
LeBron calls for love, unity before taking swipe at Trump

LeBron calls for love, unity before taking swipe at Trump

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Along with getting good grades and listening to their parents, LeBron James has encouraged kids in his foundation's educational program to stand up for their beliefs.On Tuesday night, the superstar gave a lesson in how it's done.Concluding a day of fun and games at an amusement park, James turned serious when speaking about the recent violence and tragedy in Charlottesville. James also took a pointed swipe at President Donald Trump, calling him the "so-called president."While holding his young daughter, Zhuri, James stood on stage before an excited crowd of students,...
Aug 14, 2017
Mark down the dates: NBA unveils full 2017-18 schedule

Mark down the dates: NBA unveils full 2017-18 schedule

NEW YORK — DeMarcus Cousins will make an early season trip back to Sacramento, while Gordon Hayward will wait almost all season to see Utah again.Chris Pauls return to his old Clippers home is part of a Martin Luther King Jr. day tripleheader that includes another NBA Finals rematch, while Paul George and Jimmy Butler also learned the dates of their return games Monday when the NBA released its full 2017-18 schedule — which for the first time in history features no teams playing four games in five nights.The league had unveiled its opening-week national TV games and its five-game...
Aug 14, 2017
How the schedule was made: NBA taking hard look at metrics

How the schedule was made: NBA taking hard look at metrics

MIAMI — Larry Bird made his plea years ago.His request to the NBA was not unique: Bird wanted the league to eliminate the dreaded stretches of four games in five days. What made Birds pitch memorable was that it didnt just cite the demand of so many games in such a short amount of time, but also pointed out how the anxiousness caused by such tests can hurt a team beforehand and how the fatigue lingers long afterward.What he said to me has been ringing in my head ever since, said Tom Carelli, the NBAs senior vice president for broadcasting.Carelli and the rest of the NBA schedule-making...
Aug 13, 2017
NBA heads to the Holy Land to develop talent, promote values

NBA heads to the Holy Land to develop talent, promote values

JERUSALEM — The NBA is heading to the Holy Land this week, bringing together some of the top emerging talent from across Europe as part of the leagues push to attract more foreign players and expand its global reach.An NBA delegation, led by Commissioner Adam Silver, is in Israel as part of Basketball Without Borders, a program that hosts training camps for top teenage players throughout the world. The visit comes at a time when Silver is seeking ways to make improvements to a league that, while enjoying a surge in popularity, has seen its product impacted by the dominance of a handful of...
Aug 12, 2017

Teal Bunbury goal lifts Revolution over Whitecaps

FOXBORO — Home cooking continued to be the magic elixir for the Revolution, who rode a second-half goal by forward Teal Bunbury to a 1-0 victory against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC before a Gillette Stadium crowd of 19,911 last night.The Revs (8-10-5) had to endure six minutes of stoppage time before the win was entered into the record book as keeper Cody Cropper provided a timely punchout of a shot to cement matters.The victory was the Revolution’s third straight at home and upped their Gillette record to 8-2-2.
Aug 11, 2017
New defender Claude Dielna eager to compete for Revolution

New defender Claude Dielna eager to compete for Revolution

FOXBORO — The Revolution had a vibrant training session on Thursday, an atmosphere that certainly made an impression on newcomer Claude Dielna.The French central defender, who is expected to contend for minutes and fortify the Revs defense, spent much of the session in one-on-one drills with coaches and training staff to help immerse himself into the system.
Aug 10, 2017
NBA's Randolph arrested on pot charge at LA housing project

NBA's Randolph arrested on pot charge at LA housing project

LOS ANGELES — Veteran NBA star forward Zach Randolph was arrested on a marijuana charge after several police cars were vandalized when a large gathering became unruly at a Los Angeles housing project, authorities said Thursday.Randolph, 36, was taken into custody late Wednesday on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to sell, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Liliana Preciado.The charges are false and misleading, Randolphs agent and attorney Raymond Brothers told The Associated Press on Thursday. Were looking at all options to resolve this matter.Police on patrol...
Aug 10, 2017
The Latest: NBA star Zach Randolph arrested on pot charge in Los Angeles

The Latest: NBA star Zach Randolph arrested on pot charge in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The Latest on the arrest of NBA star Zach Randolph (all times local):8:30 a.m.Police say veteran NBA star Zach Randolph was arrested on a marijuana charge after several police cars were vandalized when a large gathering became unruly at a Los Angeles housing project.Officer Liliana Preciado says the 36-year-old forward was taken into custody late Wednesday on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to sell. A second man was also arrested.Randolphs agent and attorney Raymond Brothers said Thursday that the charges are false and misleading.Police on patrol saw a crowd...
Aug 10, 2017
76ers to play Celtics in January in London

76ers to play Celtics in January in London

LONDON — The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers will travel to London in January for a game at The O2 arena.The Sixers are the home team for the Jan. 11 game. Tickets for the NBA London Game 2018 game go on sale in October.The game will mark the NBAs eighth regular-season game in London and the Celtics second game in the capital, having played a preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2007.The 76ers will be playing their second game in the UK and first game in London, having previously played a preseason game in Manchester against the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2013.Because...
Aug 9, 2017

Revolution add depth to lineup with signings

FOXBORO — The Revs certainly believe in the old adage that there is strength in numbers.That's why the local MLS entrant signed two players during the recent 'transfer window' period with the latest addition, Hungarian National team member Krisztian Nemeth officially announced Thursday. Nemeth, a 28-year-old striker who owns previous MLS experience from a stint with Sporting Kansas City, joins previous signed center back Claude Dielna.
Aug 9, 2017

Wife of Clippers' Reed wants domestic battery charge dropped

MIAMI — The wife of Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed says she does not wish to press battery charges against her husband.The attorney for Jasmine Reed issued a statement Wednesday saying the situation was blown out of proportion and that she never called police. Willie Reed, who played last year for the Miami Heat, was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge after an argument Saturday night with his wife at their Miami residence.Jasmine Reed also said in an affidavit filed in court that she does not want to be interviewed by police or prosecutors and that she does not fear her...
Aug 8, 2017

Knicks hire Obama's brother-in-law to fill front-office job

NEW YORK — The New York Knicks have hired former President Barack Obama's brother-in-law to a front-office position.Craig Robinson was named vice president of player development Tuesday in a series of restructuring moves that followed the promotion of Steve Mills to president and the hiring of Scott Perry as general manager.Robinson spent last season as Milwaukee's vice president of player and organizational development after serving as head coach at Oregon State (2008-14) and Brown University (2006-08).The Knicks also hired Gerald Madkins as assistant general manager, Harold Ellis as...
Aug 8, 2017

Grizzlies' McLemore out 12 weeks with fractured bone in foot

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Grizzlies guard Ben McLemore has fractured his right foot in a pickup game and likely won't be ready for the start of the season.The Grizzlies announced Tuesday that McLemore underwent surgery and would be out "an estimated 12 weeks."The Grizzlies said McLemore got injured when he landed on another player's foot after driving to the basket during a pickup game in Los Angeles. He was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot.McLemore, 24, signed with the Grizzlies last month after averaging 9.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.2...
Aug 7, 2017
With new contract, Stephen Curry vows to do more off court

With new contract, Stephen Curry vows to do more off court

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — A rich new contract in hand, Stephen Curry is more determined than ever to give back both his time and financial resources wherever he is needed in the Bay Area.The Golden State Warriors superstar has yet to even make a major purchase for himself since finalizing the $201 million, five-year contract in July. While on vacation last month in the Turks and Caicos the day his new deal became official he did have a little fun flying his drone over the hotel to get some special photos.I dont want to get too deep into it but for the last couple years trying to figure out how...
Aug 6, 2017
Clippers' Willie Reed arrested on domestic violence charge

Clippers' Willie Reed arrested on domestic violence charge

MIAMI — Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed has been jailed in Miami on a battery charge, with officials saying it stemmed from a domestic violence incident.Reed spent this past season with the Miami Heat and had been working out in Miami in recent days. He finalized a $1.5 million, one-year contract with the Clippers last week, despite his hopes for a longer-term, more lucrative contract in free agency.He was booked Sunday at 3:06 a.m. His first court appearance was expected to take place later Sunday, and it was unknown if he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.Reed averaged...