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FILE - In this July 17, 2001 file photo, Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen appears in a suite in the team's stadium in Seattle. Allen, billionaire owner of the Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks and Microsoft co-founder, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 at age 65. Earlier this month Allen said the cancer he was treated for in 2009, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, had returned. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 15, 2018 - 7:09 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65. He died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James looks on during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Los Angeles. The only certainty in the NBA this season is that James won't win the East _ ending an eight-year run of that, four in Miami and four in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)
October 15, 2018 - 1:54 pm
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will be at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night, handing the Golden State Warriors what will be their third set of championship rings from the last four seasons. A banner will be displayed. Highlights will be shown. And then the Warriors will have to start all over again. The...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler, center, drives to the basket ahead of Denver Nuggets' Paul Millsap, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. Butler joined the Timberwolves for practice again on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, with the season opener just three days away despite his request to be traded. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
October 14, 2018 - 7:53 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmy Butler is still suiting up for the Minnesota Timberwolves, with the opener three days away. Despite his preference to play elsewhere, signs have begun to point to him staying with the Timberwolves at least to start the season. Butler took part in practice on Sunday, the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, New York Knicks' Joakim Noah (13) walks to the bench during a time out in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. Noah’s disappointing Knicks career is over after just two seasons. Unable to find a trade, the Knicks waived the center Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, with two years and $37.8 million remaining on his contract. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
October 13, 2018 - 2:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joakim Noah's disappointing Knicks career is over after just two seasons. Unable to find a trade, the Knicks waived the 33-year-old center Saturday with two years and $37.8 million remaining on his contract. Noah had been away from the team since clashing with former coach Jeff...
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October 11, 2018 - 10:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial testified Thursday that he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit through an assistant coach at the school. Testifying in federal court in Manhattan, self-described recruitment...
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FILE - In this May 18, 1995, file photo, Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson argues a call against his team, as he sits next to assistant coach Tex Winter during the second quarter of an NBA basketball playoff game against the Orlando Magic in Chicago. Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Jackson on 11 NBA championship teams with the Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Kansas State University said Winter died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell, File)
October 10, 2018 - 11:29 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Tex Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Winter's family said he died Wednesday in Manhattan, where he began his coaching career at Kansas...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, dunks as Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap, center, and guard Monte Morris watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. James says he didn’t choose the Lakers as his free-agent destination because of his burgeoning career as a Hollywood producer and performer. He remains focused on basketball, and he wants to create a winning team to end the Lakers’ franchise-record five years without a playoff berth. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
October 10, 2018 - 11:19 pm
LeBron James watched Lonzo Ball play in Las Vegas during the 2017 NBA Summer League, taking in a Los Angeles Lakers' game from a baseline seat as a spectator. He was getting a better view Wednesday. James and Ball were on-court teammates for the first time when the Lakers and the Golden State...
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FILE - In this May 18, 1995, file photo, Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson argues a call against his team, as he sits next to assistant coach Tex Winter during the second quarter of an NBA basketball playoff game against the Orlando Magic in Chicago. Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Jackson on 11 NBA championship teams with the Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Kansas State University said Winter died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell, File)
October 10, 2018 - 11:19 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Tex Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Kansas State University said Winter died Wednesday in Manhattan. "I learned so much from Coach Winter...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, right, watches from the bench during the second half in Game 5 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets, in Houston. With Butler's status still unresolved, coach Tom Thibodeau and the Timberwolves head toward the season coming off the franchise’s first playoff appearance in 14 years but carrying yet a still-cloudy outlook despite the super-max contract Karl-Anthony Towns.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
October 10, 2018 - 8:21 pm
Jimmy Butler is back with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and his first practice of the season had fireworks. He caused them — with his words and his play. Butler, who asked for a trade more than three weeks ago, practiced with the Timberwolves for the first time this season Wednesday. ESPN reported...
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October 09, 2018 - 9:36 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Has Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star-turned pal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, been benched for Chinese hoop legend Yao Ming? The former Houston Rockets center and eight-time NBA all-star took center court in Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, on Tuesday as...
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