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Team USA's NBA stars shocked Dwyane Wade left Heat for Bulls

The Bulls will introduce Dwyane Wade at 2 p.m. Friday, six hours before Team USA faces Venezuela in a scrimmage at the United Center as part of its multi-city Olympic tuneup tour. More than three weeks have passed since Wade sent shock waves through the NBA on July 6 when he committed to the Bulls,...

  • Creating the NBA schedule is a complex task

    Creating the NBA schedule is a complex task

    Tom Carelli and his colleagues begin their most difficult project every December and typically finish in August. Carelli compares the work to cooking a complicated meal. The final product must yield exactly 1,230 servings, but the recipe changes constantly. The ingredients often disappear, only...

  • New-look U.S. Olympic men's basketball team is a hit in rout of Argentina

    New-look U.S. Olympic men's basketball team is a hit in rout of Argentina

    No matter how insistently Paul George tried to banish reminders of the ghastly broken right leg he suffered here two years ago, while he was playing in a Team USA intrasquad scrimmage before the World Cup, someone would bring it up — usually a reporter — and make him relive the horror all over...

  • Sparks end two-game losing streak with big win in Washington

    Sparks end two-game losing streak with big win in Washington

    Nneka Ogwumike had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Candace Parker added 18 points and six assists and the Los Angeles Sparks ended a two-game skid with a 95-75 win over the Washington Mystics on Friday night.  Ogwumike was six of seven from the field and 11 of 12 from the free-throw line. Rookie Evgeniia...

  • NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law

    NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law

    The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. The league had expressed its opposition to the law known as HB2 since it was enacted in March, and its...

  • WNBA fines 3 teams and players over black warmup jerseys

    WNBA fines 3 teams and players over black warmup jerseys

    Three WNBA teams and their players have been fined by the league for wearing plain, black T-shirts before games in response to recent national events. The New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever were docked $5,000, and their players have to pay $500 each after wearing the shirts during...

  • Mike Krzyzewski seeks one last Olympic gold as U.S. basketball coach

    Mike Krzyzewski seeks one last Olympic gold as U.S. basketball coach

    Mike Krzyzewski’s last journey as coach of the U.S. men’s national team doesn’t include a detour down Memory Lane on the way to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. There’s too much work to do, too many elements for him and his staff to fuse together in a short period for him to lapse into being sappy...

  • 'We have to stand united': Carmelo Anthony seeks more than Olympic gold

    'We have to stand united': Carmelo Anthony seeks more than Olympic gold

    Carmelo Anthony wants more than a better U.S. basketball team leading into the Olympics. He wants a better U.S. Anthony wants an end to the gun violence, the killing of blacks and the targeting of police, and right now his quest for that seems bigger than his desire for would what be a record third...

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