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Durant spurns Under Armour to return to Nike

Durant spurns Under Armour to return to Nike

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant spurned overtures from Under Armour and will sign a new shoe deal with basketball giant Nike.

U.S. dominates in second half to beat Turkey at Basketball World Cup

Kenneth Faried had 22 points, Anthony Davis scored all of his 19 in the second half, and the U.S. rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey, 98-...

Rose struggles in U.S. win over Turkey

Derrick Rose played in back-to-back games for the first time since the ill-fated night he tore his right meniscus last Nov. 22 in Portland, Ore.

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Aquille Carr close to signing with Canadian basketball team

Aquille Carr close to signing with Canadian basketball team 

When Aquille Carr was not selected in June’s NBA draft, the one-time Patterson star shopped his services as far overseas as Israel.

NBA ref Bavetta retires

NBA ref Bavetta retires

Longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta is hanging up his whistle after 39 years.

Derrick Rose says rest days no cause for alarm

Derrick Rose says rest days no cause for alarm

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After the USA Basketball practice Tuesday afternoon, Bulls guard Derrick Rose and coach Tom Thibodeau spent...

Steve Ballmer makes high-decibel entrance as Clippers' new owner

Steve Ballmer makes high-decibel entrance as Clippers' new owner

Steve Ballmer's voice tends to rise without warning, often mid-thought, like a verbal volcano.

A bold-school Steve Ballmer steals show at Clippers' Fan Festival

Bill Plaschke: A bold-school Steve Ballmer steals show at Clippers' Fan Festival

He entered from the stands, swaggering into Staples Center through the crowd like a prizefighter in dress slacks, pinstripe shirt and...

Donald Sterling's attorneys ask for more time to respond to NBA suit

An attorney for Donald Sterling once again raised questions Monday about the legality of the inflammatory audio recording of the...

Rose's conditioning continues to improve for Team USA

Rose's conditioning continues to improve for Team USA

Derrick Rose and USA Basketball traveled to New York on Sunday, setting up their base for a week of preparation that includes two more...

Derrick Rose is a crowd pleaser in U.S. victory over Brazil in Chicago

Derrick Rose is a crowd pleaser in U.S. victory over Brazil in Chicago

Derrick Rose heard the cheers and showed some of his old explosiveness, fellow Chicago product Anthony Davis scored 20 points, and the U.S....

Anthony Davis on his performance vs. Brazil

Anthony Davis on his performance vs. Brazil

Anthony Davis on his performance vs. Brazil.

WNBA stars Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson announce they are engaged

WNBA stars Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson announce they are engaged

WNBA standouts Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson have announced they are engaged to be married.

George wants to play in 2016 Olympics

George wants to play in 2016 Olympics

INDIANAPOLIS -- Injured Indiana Pacers forward Paul George said Friday he is not done playing for the USA Basketball Men's National Team.

 Derrick Rose assumes leadership role on Team USA

Derrick Rose assumes leadership role on Team USA

In most ways, Derrick Rose's job with Team USA hasn't changed since Kevin Durant opted out of participating in the World Cup last week.

Justin Timberlake takes parting shot at Donald Sterling

Justin Timberlake takes parting shot at Donald Sterling

Justin Timberlake is not a fan of Donald Sterling.

Derrick Rose not deterred by Paul George injury

Derrick Rose not deterred by Paul George injury

Derrick Rose still hasn't seen the replay. And he doesn't want to.

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