Basketball

NEW YORK | Kyrie Irving fined $25K for throwing ball into stands

NEW YORK — Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for throwing a basketball into the stands after a game. The fine was handed down Tuesday by league discipline executive Kiki VanDeWeghe. The incident occurred at the end of the Celtics’ 115-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday … Continue reading NEW YORK | Kyrie Irving fined $25K for throwing ball into stands

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. | The Latest: Hoops Hall opens doors to point guards

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The latest on the Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Wayne Gretzky made an appearance at a different Hall of Fame on Friday night — in the video introducing fellow Canadian Steve Nash. The hockey great credited Nash with spreading the love of basketball across the country. … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Mass. | The Latest: Hoops Hall opens doors to point guards

NEW YORK | Rick Pitino tells AP he knows his coaching days are in past

NEW YORK — Rick Pitino knows his coaching days are most likely behind him. He still wants to be involved in basketball, where he’s spent a lifetime. “I think my time has passed, I really do,” Pitino said of coaching again on Tuesday from the headquarters of The Associated Press. “I’m young. I’m physically very … Continue reading NEW YORK | Rick Pitino tells AP he knows his coaching days are in past

CHICAGO | Drake visits patient, 11, who invited him to her birthday

CHICAGO— A suburban Chicago girl awaiting a heart transplant has danced her way into a meeting with Drake. The Canadian rapper visited 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez on Monday at the Lurie Children’s Hospital during his tour’s stop in Chicago. He shared photos on Instagram, saying they had talked about Justin Bieber and basketball. Drake visited Sanchez … Continue reading CHICAGO | Drake visits patient, 11, who invited him to her birthday

MINNEAPOLIS | Moore wins third MVP award as Parker beats Delle Donne

MINNEAPOLIS  — Lynx star Maya Moore won her third straight All-Star MVP award to lead Team Parker past Team Delle Donne 119-112 in the WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday. Moore scored 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out six assists to win the MVP award on her home court. She joined Lisa Leslie as … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Moore wins third MVP award as Parker beats Delle Donne

UNCASVILLE, Connecticut | Shavonte Zellous hits 3 at buzzer, Liberty beat Sun 79-76

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Shavonte Zellous banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the New York Liberty past the Connecticut Sun 79-76 on Wednesday. Tina Charles led New York with 19 points and 11 rebounds, Epiphanny Prince scored 15 and Zellous finished with 14. Brittany Boyd found Prince for a 3-pointer in the corner … Continue reading UNCASVILLE, Connecticut | Shavonte Zellous hits 3 at buzzer, Liberty beat Sun 79-76

LAS VEGAS | Moving Day: Parker, Howard pick new spots, Melo may be next

LAS VEGAS — Tony Parker went to San Antonio as a teenager nearly two decades ago, quickly became part of the Spurs’ legendary Big Three and celebrated four championships while wearing silver and black. He’s not done playing. He’s just done in San Antonio. Parker agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with the Charlotte … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Moving Day: Parker, Howard pick new spots, Melo may be next

NBA | The Latest: Tony Parker leaving San Antonio for Charlotte

NBA – The Latest on NBA Free Agency (all times EDT): 3:50 p.m. Tony Parker‘s time in San Antonio is over, after 17 seasons and four NBA championships. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Parker has agreed to sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets. The person spoke to AP … Continue reading NBA | The Latest: Tony Parker leaving San Antonio for Charlotte