NBA summer of reunions for coaches, players

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Mike Brown first got into coaching in the early 1990s, veteran Bernie Bickerstaff would pull him aside for little chats on climbing the ladder in the NBA. One lesson stood out more than any other."He told me, 'Young buck, don't ever burn any bridges in this business or in life,'" Brown … [Read more...]

New faces gather for Team USA camp

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski arrived in Las Vegas with a group of 28 players ready to participate in a four-day camp that will mark the beginning of preparations for next summer's World Cup in Madrid.LeBron James isn't on the list. Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant aren't … [Read more...]

LeBron James wins 3 trophies at ESPY Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James padded his trophy collection, receiving three at the ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year for helping the Miami Heat win a second straight NBA championship.James also won in the championship performance and NBA player categories, completing a sweep of the three … [Read more...]

6 current football players join suit against NCAA

NEW YORK (AP) — Six current college football players were added as plaintiffs Thursday to a high-profile anti-trust lawsuit that claims the NCAA owes billions of dollars to former players for allowing their likenesses to be used without compensation.The players are: Vanderbilt linebacker Chase Garnham; … [Read more...]

6 current football players join O’Bannon lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — Six college football players have been added as plaintiffs to a high-profile lawsuit that claims the NCAA owes billions of dollars to former players for allowing their likenesses to be used without compensation.The players are: Vanderbilt linebacker Chase Garnham; Clemson cornerback Darius … [Read more...]

NBA approves Hornets name returning to Charlotte

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Charlotte is the home of the Hornets once again.The NBA unanimously approved Charlotte's nickname change from Bobcats to Hornets on Thursday at the league's Board of Governors meeting. The original Hornets built a supportive fan base in Charlotte from the time they entered the league in 1988 … [Read more...]

UNC tells company not to use McDonald on website

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina athletic officials have ordered a company that makes designer mouth guards to stop using a Tar Heels basketball player to promote its brand.The university has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Iceberg Guards about rising senior guard Leslie McDonald, who until recently had … [Read more...]

NCAA to stop putting name, logo on EA video game

NEW YORK (AP) — Hang on to NCAA Football 2014, all you video game fans. It will be a collector's edition.The NCAA said Wednesday it will bar Electronic Arts Inc. from using its logo and name beginning next year. The move ends a lucrative, eight-year business deal with the gaming industry giant and it comes as … [Read more...]

Garnett, Pierce on way out on night of NBA draft

BOSTON (AP) — The names that Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge didn't mention said all anyone needed to know about how he views the team's future.After trading up three spots to get Gonzaga 7-footer Kelly Olynyk in the NBA draft on Thursday night, Ainge described him as a complementary player who … [Read more...]

Grizzlies promote Dave Joerger to replace Hollins

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dave Joerger's road through professional basketball's minor leagues has finally landed him in an NBA head coaching seat.His first job is at a familiar spot, with a team he has been a part of for six seasons.Joerger (YAY-gehr) was introduced as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday … [Read more...]