Aug 1st, 2014

First woman referee will marry partner

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NBA First woman referee will marry partner Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years Friday. Palmer says she came out to her fellow NBA referees in 2007. She has not tried to keep her sexuality a secret from the league since that time. “This […]

Jul 31st, 2014

Pat Riley: No indication of LeBron James leaving

Tweet{lang: 'it'}MIAMI — One of the last things Miami Heat president Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP. And James never made him think otherwise, Riley said — until roughly the same moment […]

Jul 30th, 2014

Michele Roberts is picked to head National Basketball Players Association

Tweet{lang: 'it'}LAS VEGAS – The National Basketball Players Association has elected Michele Roberts as executive director, making her the first woman to lead a North American union in a major sport. Roberts received 32 of 36 votes in a process completed in the early morning hours Tuesday. The Washington, D.C., trial lawyer defeated tech industry […]

Jul 29th, 2014

Lakers finally confirm Byron Scott is new coach

Tweet{lang: 'it'}LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed Byron Scott is their new coach Monday night. The Lakers finally made the long-anticipated announcement in a news release. Scott will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday at the Lakers’ training complex. Scott told reporters last weekend he had been hired by the Lakers, who […]

Jul 29th, 2014

Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls has solid practice with national team

Tweet{lang: 'it'}LAS VEGAS – Derrick Rose says he feels old. The 25-year-old point guard’s rigorous play Monday during the U.S. basketball team’s first practice dictated otherwise. “I was joking with Kyle Korver, I told him, ‘I’m getting old, man. I’ve got to stretch, I’ve got to use rollers and stuff.’ He looked at me kind […]

Jul 29th, 2014

Judge clears way for Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO, to buy Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion

Tweet{lang: 'it'}LOS ANGELES – A judge gave Shelly Sterling a sweeping victory Monday afternoon and cleared the way for former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s record $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers to proceed. In a tentative oral decision, Judge Michael Levanas ruled in Shelly Sterling’s favor on all three counts and rejected virtually […]

Jul 29th, 2014

Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers' new coach

Tweet{lang: 'it'}LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday that no deal has been reached. Scott, who won […]

Jul 28th, 2014

LeBron James decides to wear No. 23 with Cleveland

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NBA James to wear jersey No.23 again LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, after wearing No. 6 in four seasons with the Miami Heat and also for the U.S. Olympic team. James wore No. 23 during his first seven pro seasons, which were […]

Jul 27th, 2014

Because of trade uncertainty, Kevin Love won’t play for U.S. team

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NBA Because of uncertainty, Love won’t play for U.S. Kevin Love has told Team USA officials he will not be able to play for it this summer because of his current unsettled situation with the Minnesota Timberwolves. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo announced the news Saturday, two days before the national team is […]

Jul 26th, 2014

Report: Los Angeles Lakers are negotiating with Byron Scott to be their coach

Tweet{lang: 'it'}LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Lakers are getting closer to hiring their third coach since Phil Jackson left their sideline in 2011, engaging in negotiations with Byron Scott, according to a source familiar with the situation. There has not been a formal contract offer, but the Lakers consider Scott to be their preferred […]

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