Basketball

For Bulls, blockbuster trade is all about…

The Chicago Bulls set a clear direction by trading All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night last week

Michael Jordan, Taylor Swift salute MVP Russell…

Russell Westbrook has earned kudos from Michael Jordan and Taylor Swift after being honored with his first league MVP trophy at the NBA Awards Monday night

Growing up quick: Big spurt turns Patton into 1st-rounder

Justin Patton almost grew too fast for his own good, but he is now a first-round pick of the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Latest: Westbrook caps historic season with…

Russell Westbrook has won the NBA's MVP award after setting a record with 42 triple-doubles last season

8-time All-Star Dwight Howard: I have a lot left…

Dwight Howard is 31 and entering his 14th NBA season, yet the eight-time All-Star said his best basketball is ahead of him.

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Dallas soaring in AP WNBA power poll, climb to sixth

It was a busy week off the court many WNBA teams as it was a relatively light schedule

Big3 begins: 3-on-3 league has close games, not…

Basketball's newest league started with a game-winning basket and an injured former NBA player

Liberty to have a float in New York pride parade

Shavonte Zellous is thrilled that the New York Liberty will have a float in Sunday's pride parade for the first time

Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers' grand…

Magic Johnson welcomed Lonzo Ball back home to Los Angeles by calling him the new face of the Lakers

Frustrated fan: McEnroe says Knicks a 'total…

John McEnroe was sitting just feet away when Charles Oakley was arrested during a Knicks game last season

It's time for No. 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into…

Markelle Fultz made his official welcome to Philadelphia

AP Source: Blake Griffin opts out, becomes free agent

A person with knowledge of the decision says Blake Griffin has told the Los Angeles Clippers he is becoming a free agent

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Ice Cube has big expectations for his Big3 3-on-3…

Ice Cube promises serious basketball for his new 3-on-3 basketball league

Fewer players with international ties picked in…

There was a distinct international feel to the NBA Draft, as usual, but nowhere near as impactful as the record haul of 27 a year ago

NBA draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

The NBA draft averaged more than 3.5 million viewers

Splash! Timberwolves get All-Star Jimmy Butler…

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau is getting his sought-after reunion with Jimmy Butler

The Latest: Butler trade, freshmen picks…

The Philadelphia 76ers did what everyone expected, and picked Markelle Fultz with the first pick of the NBA draft

Butler trade sets the stage for looming free agency

The Minnesota Timberwolves made the biggest splash on draft night, acquiring Jimmy Butler in a trade with Chicago

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Cavaliers watch NBA draft as Billups watch…

AP sources: Cavaliers and Chauncey Billups still in contact, but no offer made for front-office position.

Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after…

Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball are expected to be the top two picks in the NBA draft

Former NBA player Marcus Camby sued over nephew's drowning

Former NBA player Marcus Camby has been named defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit over the drowning of his 9-year-old autistic nephew in a pond on Camby's Houston-area property last Thanksgiving