Three Way Deal Brings Big Man To Blazers

People familiar with the trade say Sacramento, New Orleans and Portland have agreed to a three-team deal sending guard Tyreke Evans to the Pelicans, center Robin Lopez to the Trail Blazers and guard Greivis Vasquez to the Kings. The people, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because NBA rules prevent confirmation of trades until July 10, say PortlaRead More »

Wednesday Headlines: Wimbledon, Tour De France, Manu Ginobili, NHL

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd July SportsNBATour de FranceWimbledon
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Manu Ginobili has tweeted that he'll return to the San Antonio Spurs for the next two seasons. The 35-year old battled injuries during the season and said he would think about retirement after the playoffs.Read More »

NBA To Go Overseas For Pair of Regular Season Games

By Jim McCoy Tue 25th June SportsNBAschedule
The NBA says regular-season games will be played next season in London and Mexico City. The San Antonio Spurs are set to play the Minnesota Timberwolves at Mexico City Arena on Dec. 4, and the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets will meet at The O2 in London next Jan.Read More »

Ex-Blazers Coach Will Coach Kyle Singler In Detroit

By Jim McCoy Thu 13th June SportsDetroit PistonsMaurice CheeksNBA
Nearly two months after Lawrence Frank was fired, the Detroit Pistons introduced their new coach - Maurice Cheeks. The search took awhile because the Pistons have been mediocre for a few years and need this decision to work. Cheeks becomes the franchise's fourth coach in six seasons - following Frank, John Kuester and Michael Curry. He is the ninth since the 1999-2000 season.Read More »

Spurs' Parker Has Hamstring Concerns For Game 4

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th June SportsNBASan Antonio SpursTony Parker
- San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker has a mild right hamstring strain and hopes he can play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. Parker had an MRI on Wednesday that revealed the Grade 1 strain. He is listed as day-to-day. He says he views the diagnosis as good news. He was concerned that the hamstring could have been torn, which would have made it very difficult for him to play.Read More »

Spurs' Great Duncan Says He Appreciates Success More Now

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th June SportsNBASan Antonio SpursTim Duncan
Six years between trips to the NBA Finals may not seem like a long time to most players. To Tim Duncan, it felt like an eternity. Finally back in the championship round after the longest finals drought of his career, Duncan says he is appreciating his latest trip more than ever. His performance on the court is backing that up.Read More »

After 19 years, Jason Kidd Is Retiring from the NBA

By Jim McCoy Mon 3rd June SportsJason KiddNBANew York Knicks
The New York Knicks say Jason Kidd has decided to retire from the NBA after 19 seasons. Kidd is one of the greatest point guards in league history but struggled in the playoffs shortly after turning 40. He had two years left on the deal he signed last summer. Kidd won an NBA title and two Olympic gold medals and is second on the career list in assists and steals.Read More »

Thunder Star Pledges Help To Tornado Victims

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is pledging $1 million for tornado relief through his family foundation. The American Red Cross announced Tuesday that the gift from The Durant Family Foundation is meant to match other donations and be an incentive for more people to give. Red Cross' regional CEO Janienne Bella said the organization was thankful for Durant's "generosity."Read More »

Kobe Bryant Says His Mother Has No Right To Sell His Memorabilia

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th May SportsKobe Bryantmemorabilia salesNBA
Kobe Bryant says in a court filing that he never gave his mother permission to sell mementos from his high school days and early professional basketball career. Bryant is in a court battle over whether hundreds of items can be auctioned off. Pamela Bryant says the NBA star told her the memorabilia was hers.Read More »

NBA: Heat- Bulls, Warriors- Spurs Preview

By Jim McCoy Mon 6th May SportsNBA
The opening games of two NBA conference semifinals are taking place this evening as Miami plays host to Chicago and San Antonio is home to Golden State. The Heat advanced with a four-game sweep of the Bucks in their first-round series while the Bulls took seven games to dispatch the Nets. Miami enters tonight's game with a week off while the Bulls took until Saturday night to finRead More »


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