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Former Nuggets player Richard Jefferson’s father killed in drive-by

The father of veteran NBA player Richard Jefferson has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the Los Angeles area.

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Heat say Dion Waiters won’t be ready for training camp

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters will begin this season as he finished last season – unable to play. Waiters has not recovered sufficiently enough from left ankle surgery to be ready for the start of training camp next week, the team announced Tuesday. Heat President Pat Riley said it’s unlikely that Waiters will be ready for the start of the regular season as well.

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2 U.S. basketball players stabbed in Romania; 1 seriously hurt

Two U.S. basketball players have been stabbed in a club in eastern Romania and one is in a serious condition, Romanian authorities said Sunday.

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Friday’s Sports in Brief

Tennis star Serena Williams talked about her fashion business, not tennis fouls during an appearance before a business convention in Las Vegas. The 23-time Grand Slam champion said not a word Friday about gender equality in sports or an argument she ha…

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Toledo excited for chance to play host to No. 21 Miami

There was honesty from both Toledo and Miami this week. The Rockets aren’t pretending otherwise: Having the 21st-ranked Hurricanes come into their home Glass Bowl stadium in Toledo, Ohio on Saturday represents one of the biggest events in the 101 years of Toledo football, maybe even the one that’ll sit atop the list. ”The game’s not just another game,” Toledo coach Jason Candle said.

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Timber-Bulls: Minnesota signs Deng for another Thibs reunion

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed free agent forward Luol Deng, the latest former Chicago Bulls player to reunite with coach Tom Thibodeau. Deng’s one-year deal is for the minimum salary of $2.4 million for a player with his experience, according to a person with knowledge of the contract who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team does not release terms. Deng will join former Bulls teammates Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Derrick Rose in Minnesota.

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AP Interview: Haslem reveals why he chose to return to Heat

Udonis Haslem arrived at the Miami Heat facility for a workout one day last week, and was told he needed to sign a waiver before he took the court. ”That was a little weird, having to do that,” Haslem said. Haslem officially signed his one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Heat on Monday, a deal that was struck last week and finally became official when he put pen to paper.

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The Latest: Hoops Hall opens doors to point guards

Ray Allen gave a shoutout to former Celtics teammates Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in his Hall of Fame induction speech. Pierce says he’s moved past it. Wayne Gretzky made an appearance at a different Hall of Fame on Friday night – in the video introducing fellow Canadian Steve Nash.

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Atlanta Hawks sign former Ga State star R.J. Hunter

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard R.J. Hunter, bringing him back to the city where he was a college star playing for his father.
The Hawks announced the signing Friday.
Hunter was a first-round pick of the Boston Celtics in 2015 but

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AP source: Haslem, Heat agree on 1-year deal for 16th season

Udonis Haslem is barely given the chance to play anymore, and the Miami Heat wanted him back anyway. A person with knowledge of the negotiations said Haslem and the Heat have agreed on a one-year, $2.4 million contract that will keep him with his hometown team for a 16th season. ”When players come in and we talk to them about what it means to be a Miami Heat player, we point them at Udonis Haslem,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said earlier this offseason.

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Amway founder and Orlando Magic owner Richard DeVos dies at age 92

Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday. He was 92.

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LeBron James says in Colin Kaepernick reference: I stand with Nike

He was referring to Nike’s Colin Kaepernick ad campaign.

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J.R. Smith charged with breaking fan’s phone after allegedly heaving it into New York construction zone

NBA player J.R. Smith is facing charges he broke the cellphone of a fan who tried to take video of him in the middle of the night outside a Manhattan pizzeria.

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Clarkson’s Philippines edged by Zhou’s China at Asian Games

The Philippines was vastly improved with Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson added to the team to face China at the Asian Games. Clarkson returned to play the last few minutes of the quarter, and the Philippines Paul Dalistan missed a 3-point shot with about five seconds left, which could have sealed an upset against the tournament favorites. ”After he cramped, Jordan couldn’t play his 100-percent best,” Philippines coach Joseller Guiao said.

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Jordan Clarkson, Yao Ming keen observers at Asian Games basketball

JAKARTA, Indonesia >> Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson watched from the bench, not quite able to make it to the Asian Games in time to play in the opening game for the Philippines.Yao Ming was there, too, also keeping a close eye on the Philip…

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LeBron James returns to Cleveland with Lakers on Nov. 21

NEW YORK >> LeBron James will make his one and only visit to Cleveland on Nov. 21 when the Los Angeles Lakers play the Cavaliers in the four-time MVP’s home state.The NBA released its complete regular season schedule Friday, two days after announcing t…

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James, Warriors, Rockets, Celtics highlight NBA TV schedule

NBA fans will get a smorgasbord of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, the All-Star laden lineup of the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the up-and-coming Boston Celtics as part of the league’s national television

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Grizzlies unveil new uniforms with FedEx as jersey sponsor

Everything from logos to color schemes to the way their court at FedExForum will have a new look this season , part of the team’s most significant reimaging since 2004. All that and the Grizzlies also added FedEx to the jersey as the team’s corporate sponsor. The unveiling ceremonies Thursday night at FedExForum for the media and key fans even included a FedEx courier delivering packages containing the new jerseys.

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NBA strikes deal with MGM Resorts to provide data to bettors

The NBA and WNBA will now share official data with MGM Resorts International, a major win for the leagues as they prepare for the anticipated growth of sports betting across the country.

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Dwyane Wade still not saying if he will play a 16th season

The Miami Heat guard wouldn’t say Monday if he has decided whether to play this season, which would be his 16th in the NBA. ”In due time,” Wade said. ”This is the purest form of basketball, to be able to be around kids at this age, before it becomes a business,” Wade said.

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